Would you like some butter on your graffiti?

This is the trailer edit of a presentation given by Evan Roth about his amazing open source project Graffiti Markup Language (.GML) at the Mozilla Drumbeat festival last fall in Barcelona. I was brought on board by Henrik Moltke to put together this multicam edit as well as help brainstorm about how the popcorn javascript library might be used to enrich the in-browser viewing experience. My first encounter with popcorn was at the Drumbeat festival where I helped to conceive and shoot material for a demo about the future of education.

This weekend the Mozilla Web Made Movies community will be getting together for buttercamp, a weekend long hackathon in New York City to create new demos with popcorn. I’m looking forward to see how the community works with the long cut of the video and the mockup Henrik and I put together!

The World is Just Gonna Get Weirder: Ben Hammersley on the Future of Cities and Networked Society

We interviewed Ben Hammersley this weekend as part of an upcoming Transatlantic Network 2020 event at the British Council Berlin. Incidentally, Ben was the moderator at this past weekend’s Cognitive Cities conference.

You can join the conversation we’ve started with Ben on Twitter (#TN2020) or Quora:

What will make living in a city worthwhile in the future?
What new business opportunities will arise from the networked city?
Why are cities becoming more important than countries?
How can we overcome the generation gap in understanding of networked society?