This presentation was entirely unplanned, but luckily Grant Potter had the presence of mind to put together some clips to intersperse throughout. And, to be honest, I was amazed at how well the whole thing went off given the potential for it to crash and burn given the lack of preparation. What carried it was the energy in the room and of the presenters, you can here it in the recording—it is electric! I could say more, but Noise Professor nails it in his tour diary which I excerpted below:
After a short break, it’s time for our #ds106radio4life presentation, and we march in like fucking heroes, like Mardi Gras Indians, like Carnival, ushered in by the clear ringing of silver trumpets, all neon sacred rattles and flower petals and jingle bells, undoubtedly annoying the presenters and audience from the prior session, who haven’t yet vacated the room. @grantpotter and @mikhailg have #ds106radio samples playing, and the room is bubbling with energy as we launch into the presentation, some of us at the front of the room, some of us in the audience. PROTOCOL is mentioned, and I get to say a little bit about it…. the audience is with us and it is beautiful, with @scottlo closing the deal from the Japan. Afterwards there are cheers and hugs and good feelings. We exit the hall, triumphant.
Mardi Gras Indians, indeed, what a blast it was! Here is the recording:
One regret is that it seems Sylvia Currie was at this presentation and i didn’t get to talk with her (she is responsible for the image above) —what a bummer to come that far and miss