June 2010 Archives
We invite you to listen to the podcast online at http://veryspatial.com/2010/06/a-veryspatial-podcast-episode-257/#more-7346
Thanks to VerySpatial.com for supporting our project!
We are thrilled about the response to our online chat today. Thank you to all of our fans for being so engaged and for supporting our project!
During our online chat today we had a total of 120 participants and a total of 197 questions/comments. We had great questions, suggestions and words of encouragement from the participants.
We had participants from Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, Arizona, California, Illinois, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Florida, Canada, England and many more...
We want the chat to be available to our fans, friends and supporters. Please visit http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/chat/index.html to see the transcript from the chat, and be sure to send the link to others who couldn't join us today.
Please continue to look for our emails, blog posts, Facebook
updates and Tweets with interesting updates on the production, filmmakers, and
Thank you for supporting The Geospatial Revolution Project!
Find out what's happening "behind the scenes" of the Geospatial Revolution Project! Join our online chat on June 16th at 1:00 EST and meet our filmmakers!
Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) is currently in the production phase of the Geospatial Revolution Project, an integrated public media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact. The online series will increase public understanding of the applications of location-based technologies and the issues of privacy and security that they raise. Stories in the series will share the everyday experiences of ordinary people, as well as explore challenging societal and governmental issues in health, crisis management, defense, and the environment.
Our team of award-winning filmmakers is out in the field gathering stories and high-definition footage that will make the Geospatial Revolution Project unique. We want to share the producers' experiences with you as they are developing the project, determining the stories and creating the production plans.
We invite you to join our filmmakers Stephen Stept and Stephanie Ayanian for an online chat on June 16 at 1:00EST at http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/chat
Feel free to ask questions about the producers'
They'll be covering some of the following topics and more:
- Our vision for the project
- How we made the project possible
- Stories planned for the first episode
- Production schedule
- Interesting people and places
- How you can help share the project with friends and colleagues
The Geospatial Revolution team of filmmakers includes:
- Tom Keiter, Executive Producer, with twenty-five years of experience as a documentary filmmaker and former professor-in-charge of the film and video program in the Penn State College of Communication.
- Stephen Stept, Writer-Director, has won major awards, including the Emmy, Writers Guild and Peabody Award, for his documentaries aired on PBS, HBO, ESPN, and other cable and broadcast networks.
- Stephanie Ayanian, Producer, directed/produced the award-winning nationally broadcast documentary "Liquid Assets" about water infrastructure; her work as an independent producer led to awards from the Superfest and Black Maria film festivals.
- Cheraine Stanford, Associate Producer, served as a Production Assistant for Maysles Films on the documentary Muhammad and Larry and as a Production Coordinator for the Peabody Award-winning election roadshow series for Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.
He was in State College, PA to receive a Distinguished Alumni award from Penn State University, so we were able to get an interview with him.
We talked GPS, satellites, all things geospatial. Went great!