August 27th, 2012 • Posted in Conferences, Travel Adventures
I am thrilled about participating in TEDx Transmedia. I’ll be the final speaker there at the end of the day. They have a stellar lineup of speakers, all exploring the future potential for media. It’s happening in Rome on September 28.
Below I’ve posted a preview interview that I did for the event. Personally I find the word “transmedia” inelegant, like new media in drag, but I am a big fan of innovation in television. I am looking forward to seeing some amazing things in Rome.
TEDxTransmedia (TXT): Hi Robert, please can you give a brief overview of your relationship with Transmedia? What do you think of the term?
Robert Tercek (RT): The word “transmedia” may not beautiful, but the concept is deeply appealing. Continue Reading
April 24th, 2012 • Posted in Conferences, General Observations, Video Clips
In my previous post, I shared the first half of the transcript for my opening keynote speech about the future of television at the PrimeTime conference in Ottawa in March. Below you will find the text for the second half of the complete transcript for my speech. This section focuses on Facebook’s impact on social media, Google’s impressive collection of video properties, and it concludes with speculation about how the future media landscape will be controlled. The final section includes a quick survey of the amazing diversity of original video content on digital platforms. Enjoy.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SECOND HALF OF THE TRANSCRIPT.
To read the first half, click here.
April 24th, 2012 • Posted in Conferences, Featured, General Observations
On Thursday, March 1, 2012, I gave the opening keynote speech at the CMPA’s PrimeTime conference in Ottawa. My topic was the future of the television. This talk examines the disruption of the old television industry and the rapid emergence of an entirely new ecosystem for digital video.
This clip includes the full video of the speech. I’ve included the text transcript below.
Topics: second-screen apps, social discovery, over-the-top video OTT, cord-cutting, disruption in cable TV and pay TV, the rise of the new ecosystem, the changes wrought by Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon and other technology giants, and the Motorola acquisition by Google. Also includes discussion about Aereo, Boxee, and other new players.
The following text is the edited transcript of my speech. Continue Reading
August 31st, 2008 • Posted in Conferences, Creative Process
My speech at the Cross Media Lab in Melbourne was broadcast last week on ABC 2 in Australia. The theme of this speech was “Collaborative Creativity”, which refers particularly to my passion for including the audience in the process of creating entertainment. This is harder than it sounds. I selected three examples from my personal experience in TV, web and mobile to illustrate some of the principals of collaboration via two-way networks. Not all of these were successful! Continue Reading