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Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for June, 2011


Miro Community Video Highlights 6/27/11

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Welcome to Week 3 of Miro Community Video Highlights! Miro Community is an open-source video aggregation and presentation service that allows anyone to develop their own video community. If you’re inspired to start your own site, it’s easy to get started & import video from anywhere on the web. Make Your Site Today >>

Wired for Change Remix – Inspiring Technology for Social Good

The Project of Digital Ethnography and the Berkman Center at Harvard invited people to create a short remix video with material from the Ford Foundation’s Wired for Change event that shows what they think about digital culture and Internet rights.

One entry to the The Wired for Change Remix Competition is a remix by So Eun-Park which focuses on the importance of ensuring that technology is accessible for everyone – particularly marginalized populations, such as poor people, rural people, elderly people, and disabled people.

The Have & Have Nots

This short documentary profiles Madena Henderson as she explores the cost of education. Madena went on to be awarded a prize to receive $2000 by POV to build the project into something bigger with the help of professional mentors.

The video was published by Sanctuary TV, the online video channel for The Sanctuary for Independent Media. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.

The Tribe – DC Summer – Parkour and Freerunning

Check out The Tribe as they take on DC this summer! In this awesome video, The Tribe meet in DC for one week to train and tear up the streets of our Nation’s capitol.

We got this video from TXPK Video Beta, a video website for Texas Parkour which is a nonprofit community, service, and teaching organization and more. The site is aimed to create a community around the video that we (that includes you) create.


Miro Community Video Highlights 6/20/11

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Welcome to Week 2 of Miro Community Video Highlights! Miro Community is an open-source video aggregation and presentation service that allows anyone to develop their own video community. If you’re inspired to start your own site, it’s easy to get going & import video from anywhere on the web. Make Your Site Today >>

No women, no peace campaign video

This cool advocacy video lets you find out more about the importance of women’s participation in peace and reconciliation. No women, no peace, a campaign by Gender Action for Peace and Security UK (GAPS), says that women’s voices are not heard and women’s contributions to peace and reconciliation are not taken into account. I think this is a big issue that deserves more attention.

We got this video from nist.tv – collecting feminist videos from across the web and around the world.

The Pace Report: “The Words of a Wise Professor” The Sean Jones Interview

Meet Sean Jones. Brian Pace chats with the talented jazz trumpeter and full-time Assistant Professor at Duquesne University. His latest disc “No Need For Words” – his sixth release for Mack Avenue Records – just came out, a few days shy of his 33rd birthday. Find out more at seanjonesmusic.com

This video comes from Pittsburgh on Video – a community-based video hub that connects Pittsburgh video creators to local viewers.

You and Me, Bess live on Kimmel August 2010

Listen to the sweet notes of a harp – Joanna Newsom performs ‘You and Me’, Bess on Jimmy Kimmel Live in August 2010. Newsom is an American harpist, pianist and singer-songwriter from Nevada City, California.

We got this video from Joanna Newsom TV, which collates and categorizes various Joanna videos from around the Web.


Miro Community Video Highlights 6/13/11

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Welcome to Week 1 of Miro Community Video Highlights! Miro Community is an open-source video aggregation and presentation service that allows anyone to develop their own video community. If you’re inspired to start your own site, it’s easy to get started & import video from anywhere on the web. Make Your Site Today >>

Cross Talk: Arablutionaries

Want to learn more about the revolutions in the Middle East?

Check out this awesome video – in this edition of Peter Lavelle’s Cross Talk: “Arablutionaries” Michael Munger, professor and chair of Duke’s Department of Political Science, Alon Ben-Meir, professor of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University, and Daniel Pipes, author of the Middle East Forum discuss the Arab Awakening and whether the Egyptians have fulfilled their revolutionist aspirations.

We got this video from Duke On Demand, where Duke University uses MC to share many different videos – from interesting speakers to lively events, and much more!

Surfing Minnesota

Watch Pro big wave surfer Jamie Sterling as he takes on Lake Superior in Minnesota! Jamie says that he underestimated the lake, the waves exceeded his expectations, and he really enjoyed it.

We got this video from the Boreal Video Labs – where you can find videos that showcase the communities of Cook County, Minnesota. The Boreal Video Labs site received the Best in Class award in this year’s Minnesota Community Pride Competition.

Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz talks about detention.

Take a look at Dorothy Parvaz as she describes her experience while being detained in Syria and Iran. She was first and interrogated in Damascus, Syria when she arrived to cover anti-government demonstrations on April 29. Parvaz was then deported to Iran, and was freed on Wednesday morning.

We got this video from Globalviews where visionOntv shares news and stories from across the globe.

Sabrina Nelson

Meet Sabrina Nelson, an artist from Detroit, as she talks about how she first started out and expresses her love for Detroit. “I think people think of Detroit as a really ugly city, a lot of the ugliness comes from really beautiful creativity. And you know without struggle, there is nothing, create through the struggle, and then to be able to tell the story that I tell visually is important…”

We got this video from WDET-TV (BETA) – a comprehensive website for Detroit tagged video brought together by WDET 101.9FM, Detroit Public Radio – it is a collaborative effort between the station and anyone who loves or has an interest in the Detroit region.

This post is brought to you by Leen Zada, our new Marketing and Outreach Intern. She is also a guest blogger at Internships.com for Eye of The Intern where she posts weekly about her internship.


Introducing Miro Community Video Highlights Series

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Miro Community, our open-source platform for video aggregation and presentation, is two years old this summer!

We developed Miro Community to make it easy to put videos front and center. The most successful video sites – YouTube, Hulu, TED.com – are centered around videos, and we wanted smaller groups and institutions to have the chance to develop video communities, too.

Since 2009, we’ve seen hundreds of exciting Miro Community sites spring up, making videos easy to find for communities that care about them and providing a way to point people directly to the content they’re looking for.

Users have created such a wide variety of communities:
 Duke on Demand, Pittsburgh on Video, Global Views, Permaculture TV Video Commons, Skiddplayer TV, Boreal Video Labs,  just to name a few! Whether you are a news junkie, a car fanatic, a feminist, or just interested in random online videos you can find a lot on MC sites!

Each week this summer we will be highlighting 3 or 4 videos from different Miro Community sites that we find interesting. We start off on Monday, so be sure to check back! In the meantime, browse the above sites and let us know your favorite videos in the comments. If you’re inspired to start your own site, it’s easy to get started & import video from anywhere on the web. Make Your Site Today >>

This post is brought to you by Anne Jonas, the Miro Community Outreach Coordinator, and Leen Zada, our new Marketing and Outreach Intern




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