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Pecha Kucha Bangalore

    Pecha Kucha is an event being organized tommorow at CKS, looks pretty interesting. I am hopeful that I can gain/learn something from it. Taking a risk of hoping that it would be worthwhile I am planning to be there.

The Speakers:
Abhishek Hazra
MEDIA ARTIST & DESIGNER
Dominic Dube
ARCHITECT & DESIGNER
Hans Matthew
MATHEMATICIAN & CRITIC
Kiran Venkatesh
ARCHITECT
Yashas Shetty
MUSICIAN & INSTALLATION ARTIST
M K Raghavendra
FILM SCHOLAR
Kiran Subbaiah
SCULPTOR

OTHERS TO CONFIRM

The Venue:
Center for Knowledge Societies
CKS House, 4004, 100 Ft. Road,
HAL 2nd Stage,
Bangalore- 560 038, INDIA

V: 91 80 41254373
F: 91 80 25350181
E-mail: rukshana@cks.in

V ‘Naresh’ Narasimhan of Venkataramanan Associates & Aditya Dev Sood of the Center for Knowledge Societies are pleased to invite you to

PECHA KUCHA BANGALORE #1
29.09.2006 @ 20:20 Hrs.

For further information please also have a look at the website for this event:

www.pechakuchabangalore.com

Please confirm you attendance by 25.09.06 by emailing; rukshana@cks.in

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Did not attend TiE ISB Connect

 No I did not go there though I initially thought that I would be there. A few days before the event I decided to skip it  as something else had cropped up. Anyway as I had suspected the event was drab, friends who attended confirmed. The regular dosage of beating around the bush and a  leading VC self promoting their portfolio investments.

Making it a three day event only derided value as by the third day the complete enthusiasm has drained out for everyone involved.

The only two interesting folks out there who were making a lot of sense were Ajit Deora from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Farhaan of Spokn.

Why no Blogcamp reflection post

      A friend asked me why I did not do any post after returning from blogcamp while I was so excited about the event before it had happened. I did not have time to do a post is only a tiny  part of the reason that I did not blog about it, the real reason being that there was nothing much for me to really blog about. The presentation/talks were very boring to me, people were talking about blogging about their pets & cats and how you get more readers and stuff like that. It is not to say that these conversation’s were not significant in their own sense  but they were of absolutely of no utility to me.  There was some  discussion on how new media is changing the existing media order but much of that meme has been dead beaten elsewhere in the world about 2-3 years ago. Nothing new or nothing that is specific to India.  One of the most ironical that I found was that there were reporters who were reporting the event, including Shailaja of GigaOm. I would have rather liked her to  blog about it and not report it.

The only Interesting points about media 2.0 that I heard was from Jace and that I guess is because he is trying to read this 🙂 Folks out here (India) have woken up to the new media but seem to be living the new media revolution without knowing what are these fundamental changes that are happening. I thought that I am a technologist (coming from a technical/geek/nerd world) and what the hell do I know about media and I should STFU and listen & learn from the those that are better educated at me but I was very disappointed.

Well it is not that it as bad as it may sound from the above. Value add for me was meeting with interesting people many of whom I had only virtually met. As a result of going to blog camp I follow a lot more blogs which I would have not otherwise done.

http://radio.weblogs.com/0121664/ (Dina)

http://labnol.blogspot.com/ (Amit Aggarwal)

http://withinandwithout.com/ (Neha)

http://ouchmytoe.rediffblogs.com/ (Jammy)

I learned about a cool thing called the live writer which has made writing a blog a great experience now , thanks to Amit for introducing this to me. As in his words “this is one product that MS has got it right”. I got an oppurtunity where I could test a little bit of video blogging with N70

One thing that I should mention is that I am extremely impressed with the organization of blogcamp (best organized of all unconference I have ever been to ) and a  special mention goes to 20 or so organizers of blogcamp. The kind of umnbounded energy that was displayed is highly admirable. There is much folks from bangalore or hyderabad can learn from these guys. A special mention goes to kiruba as well. Now one would say that this is an unconference and is created by all the participants then why a special mention to kiruba.  That is because be it conference or an unconference you need someone who can be act as a catalyst help core group perform all the necessary action to make things happen and kiruba was one helluva fantastic catalyst Hope someday he does a guide to organizing unconference post some day.

I have decided to more selective in the events to attend.

Rajesh Jain

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