Please enjoy the videos of the Ignite NYC VIII event which took place on March 4, 2010 in DUMBO at the Galapagos Art Space:
ANDY CARVIN: "The New Volunteers: Crowdsourcing and Disaster Response"
Carvin is the Senior Strategist at NPR; runs NPR's social media desk.Former director of the Digital Divide Network. Has helped coordinate online volunteer efforts in response to crises including 9-11, the Boxing Day Tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, and the Haiti earthquake. @acarvin, http://acarvin.posterous.com
CINDY GALLOP: "If You Ran The World, What Would You Do?"
Gallop's background is brandbuilding, marketing and advertising. She started up the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year. She is an entrepreneur who launched www.makelovenotporn.com at TED 2009 and has just launched www.ifwerantheworld.com in beta with a demo at TED 2010. She acts as board advisor to a number of tech startups and also consults, describing her consultancy approach as "I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business." @cindygallop1, @ifwerantheworld, http://www.ifwerantheworld.com
DEANNA ZANDT: "What Would Kermit Do? How Being a Muppet on Social Networks Can Change the World"
Zandt is a media technologist and the author of "Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking" (forthcoming: Berrett-Koehler, June 2010). She is a consultant to key progressive media organizations including AlterNet and Jim Hightower's Hightower Lowdown, and hosts TechGrrl Tips on GRITtv with Laura Flanders. Zandt specializes in social media, and is a leading expert in women and technology. @randomdeanna, http://deannazandt.com
EMILY SPIVACK: "Sentimental Value: Clothing Stories from eBay"
In addition to maintaining Sentimental Value, Spivack is the the Director of Dowser, a media organization focused on covering stories of social innovators and creative changemakers. She is also the Founder of Shop Well with You, a body-image resource for women with cancer. @emspivack, http://www.sentimental-value.com/
JOSEPHINE DORADO: "reACTor: a location-based mobile gaming app that connects news with social action"
Dorado is a New York-based media artist, producer, social entrepreneur and skydiver. In her work, she explores the extension of the performance environment with technology and the process of cultural exchange through creative interplay in virtual spaces. She initiated the Kidz Connect program, which connects youth internationally via creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds, and received a MacArthur Foundation award to co-found Fractor.org, which matches news with opportunities for activism. She was a Fulbright scholarship recipient and an artist-in-residence at the Waag Society in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and continues her involvement with Fulbright as a member of the Board of Directors. @funksoup, http://funksoup.com
MARTHA DENTON, "A PowerPoint about PowerPoint"
Denton is a freelance Visual Communications Specialist, who is ex-McKinsey. She's got experience working on the design of presentations from small meetings to presentations to Congress, and she's utterly obsessed with good PowerPoint. @marden928, www.marthadenton.com
NOEL HIDALGO: "Government 2.0 - An Empire State of Mind"
As the Director of Technology Innovation at the New York State Senate, Hidalgo is 2.0 (two-point-O'ing) the New York State Senate and helping his fellow New Yorkers understand the power of an open, transparent and efficient legislature. @noneck, http://blog.noneck.org
RANA JUNE SOBHANY: "The Universe is Your Chiropractor"
Sobhany is not a marketer, at least not in the traditional sense. She is a brand storyteller who believes that polish is the key to success in creating a lasting and memorable brand. Specializing in developing customer acquisition strategies, brand positioning, and leveraging public relations as marketing, Rana applies her unique style and methodology of integrated marketing communications to promoting companies and ideas across political, nonprofit, mobile, entertainment, advertising and social channels. @ranajune, http://www.ranajune.com
REX SORGATZ: "Why The Hills Is The Greatest Show In The History of Television"
TAL CHALOZIN: "A Super Fast Run Through the Result of Combining the Smart with the Useless"
Chalozin is the co-founder of INNOVID, a ground-breaking in-video advertising and analytics platform. In early 2006, he co-founded the GarageGeeks an Israeli underground non-profit innovation and collaboration lab. In 2008, Chalozin was selected as BusinessWeek’s “Best Young European Entrepreneur." @innovid, www.garagegeeks.org
TOM LIMONGELLO: "Designing the Sloth: The Key to Augmented Reality".
Limongello works at Crisp Wireless to improve the quality of mobile advertising. He also spends his time trying to connect the US and China, and to promote memes that raise awareness for failures on the bleeding edge of technology such as #failwhale and #thebluelego. @toms, http://uwsjournal.com
WALT ROBEIRO: "Bringing Back the Orchestra"
A former music instructor for Revision 3 and UstreamTV, Ribeiro was known as "The Intermet's Music Teacher." He recently went solo to work on a project titled 'For Orchestra' where he arranges pop songs for orchestra based on arrangements from Lady Gaga, Guns N Roses, Bon Jovi, and more. @WaltRibeiro, http://www.fororchestra.com
YASSER ANSARI: "Nature Deficit Disorder, The Rise of Citizen Science, and Rebuilding Noah's Ark"
Ansari is a second year ITP grad student who studied molecular biology and bioinformatics as an undergrad at UC San Diego. From 2003- 2008 he worked in business development and product management in the wireless industry since 2003 (at companies like Qualcomm and NYC local start-up Peek). He holds several technology patents and used to raise poison dart frogs, australian bearded dragons, and a whole slew of other captive bred reptiles and amphibians. @projectnoah, http://www.networkedorganisms.com