Thursday, August 20, 2009
iReport Roundtable: Thursday 2:30 p.m. ET

We hope you'll join us for our weekly roundtable discussion today in the blog. We'll be talking about a collaborative art project we're planning.

 

A lot of iReporters are already working together on their own collaborations, so we want to do something big that harnesses the power of our community to do something awesome.

 

This is a project we've wanted to do for a while and we're excited to hear your ideas.

 

If you think this is something you'd like to do you can sign up at project@iReport.com.

 

We'll open comments at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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August 20, 2009
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Hi everyone, hope you're all having a good week.

August 20, 2009
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Hello fellow iReportarians! :)  Happy Thursday!

August 20, 2009
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Heya everyone!

August 20, 2009
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Hello, what's the new project? :)

August 20, 2009
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It's another hot Thursday in NYC. But hopefully no more storms.

August 20, 2009
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such a slow start today....

August 20, 2009
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@mcintron -- That's what we want to talk about. We've been wanting to do a big project that involves as many iReporters as possible to create something cool.

 

I wanted to get a feel for what sort of things the community would be interested in.

August 20, 2009
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Where is everyone? Am i the only one here? If it wasn't for twitter reminder i would have missed this meeting.

August 20, 2009
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@KyleHD -- I'm sure people will make it in due time. How did your iReport meetups go over the weekend?

August 20, 2009
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It was good, a lot of people canceled last minute for both the city and suburb meetings, but they went good.

August 20, 2009
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hello everyone

August 20, 2009
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It is kind of weird that so many people aren't here yet. I even remembered to post a reminder post last night. Oh well, we can go ahead and get started.

One of our writers did a story on some really cool projects that we've been inspired by.

Here's the link if you haven't had a chance to check it out http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/08/19/online.collaborative.art/index.html

 

August 20, 2009
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@Davidw, you mention that a lot of ireporters are working on their own collaborations, what are some of them?

 

Hi ky42!

August 20, 2009
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Ha, ha, we posted at the same time...great minds think alike, @davidw.

August 20, 2009
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Here's a couple of examples:

We had iReporters in Israel, Paris, New York and Los Angeles work together on a story about falafels http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-305886

 

Here's another example that came in yesterday

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-315503

August 20, 2009
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Those are just two that I could find really quickly, it's been really cool to see people working together

August 20, 2009
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I like the second one's idea...'where i live' as a collaborative it would be amazing to get input from all around the world.

August 20, 2009
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I suppose you'd want to limit the number of photos or video clip time to seconds each person contributes? I always find setting a limit helps me and besides with so many contributors...

August 20, 2009
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@mcintron -- What would we ask people to do, or show?

We want to get everyone to do the same thing so we can see the differences between people.

August 20, 2009
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For example each person contributes ONE picture that defines for them where they live... or a 15 second video clip. That would be quite a challenge.

August 20, 2009
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what about cars,houses,trees

August 20, 2009
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@mcintron -- I'm not sure that made sense, but to give an example: If we said show us your dinner, we would get different responses from someone in Tokyo than you would from a person in Des Moines

August 20, 2009
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Hi, what about connecting iReporters in sister cities around the globe, have them explain how their cities are a like and also show through pictures or video how the cities are a like.

August 20, 2009
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Or... you could decide to highlight almost anything, for instance, photo or video of a social problem where you live that defines it in one shot? I dunno...just thinking out loud.

August 20, 2009
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we talked about it a little when i was down there but what if.........we all took the same object, or maybe we could print it out, and we hold it in front of us and say why we ireport and pass the object along and then someone else "grabs" it.

August 20, 2009
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Maybe something light would be great, since all the news lately is so depressing.

August 20, 2009
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excellent, thinking out loud is what we're going for.

@natashabisho -- That could be really cool. Maybe have them show something about their city?

August 20, 2009
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Hello everyone how are you

August 20, 2009
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KyleHD, the logistics of doing that seems daunting to me. But then again...how about each iReporter poses in front of an object where they live...

August 20, 2009
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@KyleHD -- That would be fun.

August 20, 2009
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Hi larena and natashahibosho.

August 20, 2009
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Yeah, like for example I live in los angeles, apparently we have a ton of sister cities: http://www.lacity.org/sistercities/  So maybe I connect with someone in Busan, South Korea and we explore (together) how our cities are similar through pictures, words and video.  It could also show how deeply connected we all really are.

August 20, 2009
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davidw I want to collaborate as much as I can with the art project how is my question I posted one yesterday a collage and I guess it wan`t what you are looking for

August 20, 2009
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Ky42's idea... photos of modes transportation in your city or town?

August 20, 2009
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Hi mcintron

August 20, 2009
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hi mcintron

August 20, 2009
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I would love to do something with people from different parts of the world

August 20, 2009

Let each per show a few things they think the world show know about the city they live in. Every city has some sort of attraction that people are proud of..

August 20, 2009
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Am i correct in assuming it would be better to make each contribution as short as possible in order to build a more viewable whole? Or it doesn't matter?

August 20, 2009
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@larena -- We haven't settled on an idea yet. There are dozens of cool things that we could do so we're trying to come up with something that will be awesome.

 

 

August 20, 2009
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david thanks please let me know I tried to registered on the link and no luck thanks again

August 20, 2009
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@mcintron -- Once we get the idea firmed up we'll give specific instructions.Right now we're still brainstorming.

 

August 20, 2009
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We have tons of street musicians in NYC, and i suppose there are performers of all kinds elsewhere. How about filming street performers around the world? With their permission, of course.

August 20, 2009
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david I loved Marie Saeger posts art in the streets those are great to me

August 20, 2009
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That would serve two purposes, give the performers exposure and create some cool art.

August 20, 2009

How about doing something with faces?

Each I reporter could make a 5 second or so video of their face, it could shoe going from a frown to a smile, or some thing like that. When you line them up and play them real fast...  The Faces of I-Reporters.

August 20, 2009
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well send you all kisses take care and have a great weekend larena and jeke

August 20, 2009
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Hey everyone. Trevor Dougherty at your service!

August 20, 2009
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@mcintron -- There's been a lot of interest in street performers. We're going to have to do that at some point.

August 20, 2009
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Cute idea, DaElmer! lol

 

August 20, 2009
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@maddogza - Hey Trevor, how's life in your part of the world? Where ever that is these days.

August 20, 2009

An I-Reporter "blowing" a kiss to the world..

August 20, 2009
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daelmer that sounds great to me so everyone can share how they look like without avatars

August 20, 2009
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Anyone else watching Obama's live forum?

http://www.barackobama.com/forum/live.html

August 20, 2009
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Hi Trevor!

August 20, 2009
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@everyone -- Trevor did a really cool project with about a dozen iReporters before the election. I just found the link http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-112972

 

August 20, 2009

They would play so fast you would be able to really make out a face, but you would see the different features of people from around the world.

August 20, 2009
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Then again, many ireporters may prefer to remain anonymous so they couldn't participate...

August 20, 2009
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@DaElmer -- I like that idea. that could be cool.

August 20, 2009

Davidw- something like that but I was thinking if there was a way for the I-Reporters to send you a picture or short vid, you could edit them into each other.

August 20, 2009
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That election collaboration is really neat, Trevor. Nice work.

August 20, 2009
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@DaElmer -- That's what we're planning to do. In fact one of our producers is just finishing up a musical tribute to Les Paul that edits a bunch of guitar players into one song.

 

It's awesome and is scheduled to publish tomorrow.

August 20, 2009
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Was just reading the stuff you guys talked about before I got here...

 

KyleHD - your "object" idea sounds good. It is reminiscent of the big collaborative video which Gmail users created a while back.

Everyone check it out here: http://mail.google.com/mail/help/gmail_video.html

 

Howzabout this idea - let's do a collaborative video, including as many iReporters as possible, with the purpose of it being used in a new intro sequence for "iReport for CNN" on CNN International! No better way to make the show truly interactive.

 

@davidw - I'm in Albuquerque, NM, right now...back to Swaziland in a few weeks.

August 20, 2009

If you could separate 12 faces to one shot on the screen and keep switching faces making faces, that would really be cool.

August 20, 2009
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hi all... i'm new-ish. and interested in collaborating always.

August 20, 2009
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@maddogza that was cool

August 20, 2009
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Hello vectorlyme, welcome!

August 20, 2009
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@vectorlyme -- Welcome. I'm happy to see that there are a lot of new people here today.

As a bit of a side topic, how did y'all hear about today's meeting?

August 20, 2009

Twitter :)

August 20, 2009
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Twitter reminded me. I always forget so this is only my 2nd meeting.

August 20, 2009
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I just know that it is every thur day

August 20, 2009
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Trevor!  That's a really cool video!  I like that.  I'm down for it!

August 20, 2009
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Twitter is the new party line.  Gotta scram ya'll.  Looking forward to seeing what the first colab project with be!

August 20, 2009
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I heard about it via KyleHD twitter... been going to the local meetups he's been having. fun fun. can't wait to do more!

August 20, 2009
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@KyleHD -- Thanks for spreading the word. I saw your tweet too.

 

August 20, 2009
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Well, i have to run too. Places to go, groceries to buy. LOL

August 20, 2009
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@davidw  it's my job right now!  haha.  I really need more to do!

August 20, 2009
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@everyone -- Before I forget -- here's the email address to sign up for this project@iReport.com

August 20, 2009
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See y'all next week and i look forward to the project! :) Byeeeee!

August 20, 2009

I tweeted it too... lol

August 20, 2009
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K' David, thanks! Bye for now!

August 20, 2009
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Thanks mc, ky, and Kyle - it was fun to make that video.

 

So, @everyone, what do we think about giving this big collab project a purpose? David - do you think that the producers would be down to create a new title sequence...created by iReporters?

August 20, 2009
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@everyone -- I'm going to make a list of all of your ideas and send it around to our producers so we can discuss them.

Thanks for your awesome suggestions.

August 20, 2009

My wife is always telling me I'm full of great idea's, just don't know what to do with them. Glad I could help brainstorming...

August 20, 2009
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@DaElmer this is a great place to share your ideas.....lots of creative people to bounce ideas around with!

August 20, 2009
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@maddogza -- It's a great idea, so I'll send it along to our producers. It would be great to do at some point even if we don't do it for this project.

August 20, 2009

@KyleHD Thanks.. I try, sometimes not my best, but I do try. CNN liked my last report for the soldiers so I'm doing something right.

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-312297

August 20, 2009
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Just to remind everyone, the email to sign up for the project is project@ireport.com

August 20, 2009

The email, what info do you want?

August 20, 2009
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Just let us know that you're interested and where you live.

We'll email you when we have more information.

August 20, 2009
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@davidw do you want any info in the email sent to project@ireport.com is it just a mail list server?

August 20, 2009
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I have to go now. Thanks again for all the great ideas.

Take care

David

August 20, 2009

Did it, thanks again. I hope my idea will be used, nice to know I was responsible for something good.

August 20, 2009
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Hope everyone has a great week!

August 20, 2009

@Everyone Have a Great Weekend!

August 20, 2009
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@vectorlyme -- The email goes to a special mailbox. We don't have an automated response, but we'll email you once we're ready to start putting the project together.

August 20, 2009
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sounds great davidw and all! signed up and looking forward to project in the future with you guys!

August 20, 2009

@David See you next week!

August 20, 2009
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Sorry guys.. chores took me off track today.

August 20, 2009
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Sorry I missed had surgery today, was very groggy =(

August 22, 2009
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oh dear! Im late Im late Im late............. time frame different here, so sorry

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