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Having an interesting Miro story?

February 24th, 2009 by Tiffiniy Cheng

Attention: Miro Users, social, cultural and political media/RSS/BitTorrent fans, and all the historicists and ethnographers in us — we’re trying to gather stories on how Miro or video RSS feeds have been or are used in different ways, different places, and different communities. It’s a truism that new media technologies, like RSS feeds, have and continue to change the way people communicate, opening up a digital world of infinite possibilities. Since Miro is distributed throughout the world and enables cross-cultural and social communication across any distance, we hope there are many uses of Miro that we don’t know about or simply need to be reminded of. Do you have a story about how Miro or RSS is used to communicate?

The internet itself makes it possible for lovers to communicate before they even know each other. What has Miro or RSS or BitTorrent enabled — does anyone have a feed of their own life that they share with their family 2-3 continents away? Are there cross-cultural exchanges, connected by language, cultural tradition, social habit?

A teacher named Scott is using Miro to help teach special-education and developmentally disabled students because as he says, “The ideal is to have a video/audio jukebox that can display all of the multimedia resources in one place, and in a format that is most likely to keep the students actively engaged.” Scott and others — we have a big educational initiative coming soon and will be posted about here, would love to hear what works best for you and your students.

Here’s an example that is unrelated to Miro directly, but related to the power of RSS — there is a small town in Europe (somewhere!) that has a community internet portal which broadcasts uploaded content as their local public channel. Can anyone tell me where this small town is?

This is our attempt at a distributed history gathering of Miro stories — if you have any information on how Miro is being used out there, please send them to me directly at tyc at pculture dot org or put them here in the comments for everyone to see (better!).

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