contagious media

This weekend, I attended a seriously great series of workshops and lectures as part of the Contagious Media Showdown, at Eyebeam, in NYC.

This was a totally inspirational set of workshops, set in an awesome environment. It was great to see some of the Internet's most talented, sharing their stories of creation. I sat in on the following workshops:

Subservient Chicken and the Mini Robot by Jeff Benjamin of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, (that agency from Miami that I worship). Here we learned some of the backroung details around the production of the now infamous Subservient Chicken promotion for Burger King, and the Mini Robot campaign for Mini.

Dirt Style Design by Cory Arcangel, an artist famous for his dirt style production. As a part of the workshop, Cory created a new dirt style website. In about 10 minutes, as the audience participated. Very entertaining.

The Mass Hoax by Paul Berry. Probably my favorite lecture of the day. Paul told the entire story of how he and a friend created The Dog Island, which if you've never seen, you must visit. Some really funny and inspiration background about the success of this fantastic hoax.

Know Your Rights by Wendy Seltzer of The Elecronic Frontier Foundation. I've worshiped the EFF since I first read about them in Wired, and it was great to see Wendy speak. A very informative workshop on how to stay just to the right side of trouble.

What a great organization, and an informative event. Get ready for our next contagious production. I'm psyched.

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