Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How Does changing Global Access Affect cultural IP?- Inspired by The politics behind the “fakeness” of textiles in Togo

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As an artist I appreciate IP protection... I firmly believe that an artist has full IP rights to his creative output! I however ended my reading of this article with an uneasy feeling that the commercial interest and not the artform was at the center of the debate!

I have to admit i was a tad bit uneasy about that!

However where is the line drawn with creative techniques! if a techniques is executed "properly" is it not "Authentic"? Given Creative license at what point is expressions less "valuable"! Should a brand or a Government even a people prevent An individuals creative expressions..simply because of geography?

... and what of INNOVATION; growth? it was unclear this article may be speaking on the "Traditional" patterns but are they so revered that there is no room for The "New"

In contemplating a global platform these (and other) issues have actually been raised...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Business Day To Cyber Monday access Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival Free

Register

Can small Local designers (and now dancers & other creatives)  use video to present or tell their stories?  We need your input! Please, register,login ,see, share and comment on The first  8 submissions for Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival now live at http://www.Bkfff.com/channel

The "trailers" are available for all to enjoy but note you will NEED to Register and login to  access the videos!

BROOKLYN FASHION WEEK IS FOCUSED on SOLUTIONS and change... for a sector many have ignored!

Many keep trying to figure out how and what is Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival... the fact is we are openly exploring

  • Presenting formats for a collection of Fashion Films
  • Connecting Marketing and sales of product and sell through from  those films
  • Expansion  and use of developing and emerging video platforms and formats for creatives
  • Development and servicing talent that  this sector would require!
  • Creation of one smoothe platform that simplifies teh process for designers and creatives!
  • How teh relevant Stake holders use and respond (So we need you to register loging, see, share and comment!)

Let me simply state that Not ONE Platform has proven to have a simple easy to navigate "natural" user interface!  hen there is cultural perception s of "TV" or video... every  female for example, "Had to get Her hair done"  before utilizing webcam programs!  Yes I even  found myself with  "he make up" routine!

The work now begins.. we are still waiting on a few submissions... we also are encouraging designers who would like to utilize video to join us... the learning curve is a bit steeper than  we anticipated! 

Read "What is Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival Aboutabout?

BaiFal Dream For Brooklyn Fashion Week Fashion Film Festival Trailer | 2012 Bkstyle!™ Brooklyn Feature Fashion Films

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Transcending language and geographical constraints; Senegalese Designer Mike Sylla based in Paris gives us a virtual rendition of the art, music, movement and creativity that is Baifal Dream! Join www.bkfff.com for early  access to  all videos!

 

The Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival (BKFFF), asked fashion independents to explores video for show and sale! Now in Alpha through January 1st 2012- http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/about/

See Participate Shop The items from the designers- (Coming Soon) check their cites or for a collective experience, submit a valid email to – register with a valid email at http://www.bkfff.com

You must be Logged in to view http://www.bkfff.com/channel/ (

Share & Connect FB- Twitter- Posterous- etc we Appreciate the support

Comment — Your input will help us shape BKFFF!

Show- or Contact Us & Check our Faqs http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/

Press & Trade for info on the Festival;, Dancehackit ; The Technology Sponsors or It’s other components, Designers Press/Media Kits http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/press-acess/

 

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Lauren Luna is an Artist and who took the plunge followed her dream to Houston Texas and a Shoe Company! This is her business story! Join www.bkfff.com for early  access to  all videos!

The Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival (BKFFF), asked fashion independents to explores video for show and sale! Now in Alpha through January 1st 2012- http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/about/

See Participate Shop The items from the designers- (Coming Soon) check their cites or for a collective experience, submit a valid email to – register with a valid email at http://www.bkfff.com

You must be Logged in to view http://www.bkfff.com/channel/ (

Share & Connect FB- Twitter- Posterous- etc we Appreciate the support

Comment — Your input will help us shape BKFFF!

Show- or Contact Us & Check our Faqs http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/

Press & Trade for info on the Festival;, Dancehackit ; The Technology Sponsors or It’s other components, Designers Press/Media Kits http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/press-acess/

 

NYComing For Brooklyn Fashion Week Fashion Film Festival Trailer | 2012 Bkstyle!™ Brooklyn Feature Fashion Films

With a Teenager at it's helm NYComing zones in on up and coming talent in fashion, music and creative scene! Join www.bkfff.com for early  access to  all videos!

The Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival (BKFFF), asked fashion independents to explores video for show and sale! Now in Alpha through January 1st 2012- http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/about/

See Participate Shop The items from the designers- (Coming Soon) check their cites or for a collective experience, submit a valid email to – register with a valid email at http://www.bkfff.com

You must be Logged in to view http://www.bkfff.com/channel/ (

Share & Connect FB- Twitter- Posterous- etc we Appreciate the support

Comment — Your input will help us shape BKFFF!

Show- or Contact Us & Check our Faqs http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/

Press & Trade for info on the Festival;, Dancehackit ; The Technology Sponsors or It’s other components, Designers Press/Media Kits http://www.bkfff.com/contact-us/press-acess/

 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tune in NOW to see Dancer in Gambia, St Lucia, Vermont & new york perfrom together

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Head to http://dancehackit.com to get the password and link for virtual access Tune in  AT 2pm est  to see Dancer in Gambia,  St Lucia, Vermont & new york perfrom together Live

 

Friday, November 18, 2011

November 19th See dancers From Gambia |St.Lucia | New York and Vermont Dance live In real time FREE

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register below

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DANCEHACKIT™ LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 19th 

AT BROOKLYN’S KUMBLE THEATER for the Perfoming Arts


Movement, Music, Fashion and Technology Intersect in Virtual Global Performance

 

NEW YORK, NY, November 1, 2011—Computer hackers tweak technology to create unexpected results in cyberspace. With DANCEHACKIT™, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Marlies Yearby and fashionista/ tech guru Bonnie Sandy hope to create an extraordinary virtual performance, crafted by tweaking movement, music, fashion and technology on a global scale. 


On November 19, from 2 p.m. until 4:30pm est, dancers from across the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and West Africa will perform to the same musical playlist, at the same time and in their own distinctive styles. Their improvisations will be remixed and streamed in real time on a wide screen to an audience at Long Island University’s Kumble Theater in Brooklyn (Flatbush Ave., between DeKalb Ave. and Willoughby St.) and online at www.dancehackit.com.


DANCEHACKIT™ represents a new synergy between arts and technology. “Existing at the intersection of movement, music and technology, DANCEHACKIT™ is designed to remove the limitations of location by being virtual and globally accessible,” explains project Director  and Co Founder Yearby.


DANCEHACKIT™ will launch as part of the Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival (BKFFF). “Dancers will strut not only their movement style but also their fashion statements through collaborations between dancers and fashion designers,” notes Sandy, who serves as Director of Technology.


Dance performers/leaders include Tracy Lang Dance (GA), Baraka de Soleil (IL), Marlies Yearby and Love/Forte, and Janelle Mahone (Gambia). Music by Oliver Lake, Wunmi and Slow Commotion, Vernon Reid, Morley Kamen, Dei Free Range Music, Groove Lily, Chen Lo and others will be featured. Participating designers include Kuumba Designs (St Lucia), Melissa Lockwood of IQTEST (NYC). Full List and updates  at http://www.bkfff.com/dancehackit/ 


DANCEHACKIT™ will end with a panel discussion with organizers and sponsors entitled Creativity,The Next Commodity: How Do Artists Master the Technology for Sustainability and Profit? "With Google launching 100 online channels  and Comcast committing to at least eleven new channels, there is a need for innovative content. Artists have an opportunity to fill that void, but they first need to learn and adapt the technology. This is what we are doing here at BKFFF," says Sandy

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

BROOKLYN FASHION WEEK - A Brooklyn based & Virtual Show and Trade program, helping Independent Designers and in Fashion & Home, connect to Buyers, Boutiques, Shoppers, Bloggers & Press and Fans!

Designers and creative businesses who have been working with us are selling! That's our goal! So here's a Sneak Peak of BKFFF... Fashion, styling, accessories, workshops even a Trailer is on Brooklyn Fashion Week main site But to get the juice and to be invited online or offline... and you must register www.brooklynfashionfilmfestival.com!

designers are taking a while to meet the challenge but we'll be ready soon!
remember This Sessions goes right through January st 1 2012!
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nKFFF is OPEn To Trade and consumers But to SEE the Fashion Films and get invites to events You need to register !

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register at www.BrooklynfashionFilmfestival.com
we started the intros to Buyers today.. Films are in and so are press packages ...well most of them! We are proud of the designers who met our challenge! Video is a Past work by one of our participating designers! Seminars & workshops are being taped... the public schedule is ready
But you MUST register

PRESS Get the Background Info on all the participants Choreographers, Dancers, Musicians, Vide & Tech Support o

An amazing group of talent come together in a fusion of Movement, Technology, media, fashion to FORGE A SOLUTION and celebrate community! take a look

SEE DANCEHACKIT™ FREE at Kumble Theater for The Performing Arts November 19th 2pm EST

SEE TOP Choreographers and dancers form NY, Vermont Africa and the Caribbean "Jam" together Live and In real Time
FREE at Kumble Theater for the performing arts http://www.bkfff.com/dancehackit/ RSVP NOW

The above is a PAST Work by Dancehackit Cofounder MArlies Yearby!

Working with The Dance community has Been Amazing

Fashion For Food | RSVP today to Attend this Free Event and donate to help Brooklyn Food Pantries for The Holidays!

Head to this link to rsvp http://www.bkfff.com/fashionforfood/ Space
Sunday November 20th
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts Brooklyn
RSVP NOW Now Doors open 2-6pm Fashion Show at 3pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011

your response is requested!-Can Content Producers Be Disruptors Or Is Content Only Meant To Be Disrupted? | TechCrunch

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Please read The post and consider the question posed...

First I'll challenge the "disruptive" value of most technologies, getting funding... Yes everyone wants "Tech" or VC Investment... But in itself it should NOT be the sole business model of choice and sometimes it seems that way!
And the Value of "disruption"..
because you cause a "disruption" does not mean you are creating a solution of any value... but that's another issue!

I am a content creator ... who loves technology... and we are looking at this very question!

All this week and on Saturday 19, November, 2pm EST we will bring together content creators to explore technology...
dancers, choreographers, musicians, videographers, designers and presenters at 3 Venues "Launchpads" in NY, as well as venues in Atlanta Georgia, Chicago, Vermont , Gambia, West Africa, St. Lucia (the Caribbean)- We're awaiting final confirmation from Italy and UK;- in a real-time live Dance Improv that is to be streamed to personal devices as well as Projected Live at venues...

Yes this is possible because of social networking endeavors but not necessarily social media... we're actually Putting all these creators onto social networks.. as we have been since about 5 years ago... "Klout" won't measure our ability to reach into the Rolodex and get leading performers from around the world to explore!

We see ourselves as "addressing" challenges; addressing the way we can create and how the content which we create is seen, created, and shared... by content producers... The fact is most of the "content" that is getting investment dollars... really is not disrupting anything But the perception in the minds of those who believe they "know better"!

The fact is for these artist and creators... Even the way they are funded will be "Addressed". Frankly The term "disrupt" does not even exist in the vocabulary of fellow content creators... something about
'negative' energy of the word, but trust me can they disrupt...

Simply it's a network of Performers getting together to test technology and how they can use it to create content for their art and their livelihood! already they are NOT waiting on Disney, You Tube or Google! They have no idea of the many "funded" companies... and many of those companies are NOT seeking them out...

Without the technology they will still sell... without the content Technology is just "the internet" with content it become s "media" or TV!

Is this disruptive...
Is there a possibility for monetizing creative content... for investment?
these content creators have a culture of support;- They have patrons and investors , and consumers..
But will VC's Invest in Future development, even the content itself?

They are also not dependent on VC money as a revenue source... the project has to generate revenues .. for all involved
and as such justify investment!
Would they welcome VC money... Yes, but The integrity of their "content " will not be sacrificed!

There is a Lot tho discuss and consider...
We'll tackle one angle at the panel discussion at 3pm At Kumble theater for the Performing Arts...at 3PM EST:Creativity The Next Commodity: How Do Artists Master the Technology for Sustainability and Profit: http://www.bkfff.com/dancehackit/

Is there income potential?
Is there Investment potential ?
already we've identified needs for specific hardware, software, and services outside the circle! They've began identifying not just constituents but consumers..
but first getting the tech to work and meld... which means getting technology involved!
This is a Lab by people who understand the sector ..using technology that exist or is emerging...

This can from a simple question to the Award winning choreographer of "RENT"
What would you do if You had access to technology!"
It came from showing them what exist!

All the technology is new to them... There is a huge learning curve in adoption and yes adaptation... Most of the technology was NOT actually designed with the input of ANY content creators!
So it seems most Disruptive technology is really "disrupting" imaginary situations!

As far as they are concerned the question is will this provide a source of income... I'm Bbetting they will devise a way to adress their challenges!

I am doing the same with the Fashion Design Sector! I understand that many of the "disruptions" are really high priced games that have little or no intrinsic value or effect in "addressing challenges or even creating new opportunities for any but the site owners! So a a designer in St. Lucia... understands that her "Skill" has value re-designs her studio gets her production set up and with skype, ohours, Vyou VoKle and others she sell to the US, Europe and Africa at a lower cost!

She only needs one app or tool for each function... and she will find that via a recommendation from her circle... or she will test them and give her opinion to others! To her technology is a tool just as her other tools, each capable of a different function ... just as her sewing machine and her dress-form! Without them she can still produce "content"! Already dhe has more offers than she can handle... building the eco-sytem to sustain growth is he focus!

What is being disrupted is the path to the consumer and Photographers video-graphers promoters retailers are panicked... The presumption of their value to her business model is being "Disrupted" her challenges are being addressed! Yes our goal is using the technology that exist to create vibrant economies and enterprises!
But again the question was "is there potential for investment?"
We're addressing Not disrupting!

www.BKFFF.com and www.Dancehackit.com

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Video, Technology , Social Opportunities and your Business of Creativity:- Fashion, Music, Dance November 13-20th

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Creativity The Next Commodity: - Google just launched 100 channels. While Comcast has committed to at least 11 cable channels and Google, Apple, and Skype has introduced "TV's" ... which translates to a need for content!
Brooklyn Fashion Week Introduces the Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival as a "virtual" space to share a worldwide marketing effort by Independent Fashion Designers, Stylist and beauty professionals!

This year we sent out the challenge to fashion design professionals and others in our creative community… Tell us your story! We invited them to create a 3-15 minute video or “Fashion Film”! The goal is to get them to explore modern technology! To Show, Sell, Share or Teach!
Image:- Designer Louis Narcisee ... and Pharaonic Designs Collaborations of Greatness" www.Pharoanicdesigns.com

Technology removes the Barriers of Geography

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Designers Show Share and sell Internationally... From November 13th-20th, they will explore video tools that allow for Sharing showcasing and selling . Web Video enables meetings, showcases, sales, support and services, global access to sourcing, trade and a new consumer base. BKFFF as an online event removes the limitations of location by being virtual and accessible to participants and viewers around the world.

Image:- Designer Esther Joseph participates from her studio in St Lucia... See her creative Talent! Kuumba Designs St Luciar register online to see videos from other Participants! www.BrooklynfashionFilmFestival.com Mike Sylla From Paris ,,, Robert Young From Trinidad!
Below from Columbus Ohio Lauren Luna Shoes) Shoes

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How Do Artists Master the Technology for Sustainability and Profit:

**Nov 13th-20th - We ask The Creative Community to explore Video & technology during Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival... **

We asked them to do so Online and offline in Open Formats to inspire others! We reached into our Social networks and asked Designers, Dancers, Musicians and other artist and creatives from New York, Ohio, Arizona, Paris, St Lucia, Trinidad, Gambia to start using video in their businesses!

Attend Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival Online (BKFFF)
Virtual Viewing Schedule Register at www.Dancehackit.com

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Exploring technology in creative endeavors-Dance, Fashion, Music- DanceHackit @ Kumble Theater

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New York, NY (November 1, 2011) – Exploring technology in creative endeavors, Tony-award nominated choreographer of the hit Broadway musical RENT and fashionista-technology diva Bonnie Sandy introduce DANCEHACKIT™ a new virtual platform they’ve originated to share creativity and showcase fresh ideas. “It removes the limitations of location by being virtual and globally accessible” says Director Marlies Yearby, “Imagine: dancers in different parts of the world start moving simultaneously to the same music: a DANCEHACKIT”.  Dance is a universal language and it brings people together.  That is what we aim to do.”

This style and freedom of expression will test launch as a part of Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival (BKFFF)  on November 19th, 2011 from the mother launch pad held at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus.  The action can be seen live and streamed, or as remixed, and replayed to your screen.

A featured Vjay will interplay with the streamed dancers and the behind the scene montages captured by tech sponsor Vyou.com. The resulting video mix will be tossed back out for viewers to experience and share.

DANCEHACKIT is on the BKFFF calendar of premiere events, and is a representation of exploration present in technology and the arts today!

Kumble Theater for The Performing Arts will open its main stage so DANCEHACKIT™ can be projected on a wide screen and viewed live. The theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, Downtown Brooklyn, New York:

Padders/Dancers will strut not only their movement style but their fashion statement as well with some LaunchPads hosting a collaboration of Designer and Dancer. “We’re looking at creativity and style with some Pads collaborating with fashion designers in Brooklyn Film and Fashions Festivals” said Sandy.  “It will be interesting to see the synergy between the design and the dance as well as the conflict and chaos.” said Yearby.

BKFFF organizers invited the “innovative and bold” fashion designers to add their voice through 3-15 minute story videos, hosted on the web, and to explore the use of video in creative enterprise. “Their is a need for innovative content now with Google launching 100 channels and Comcast committing to at least 11 channels.  Artists and Creators have an opportunity to fill that void.  But they first need to learn and adapt the technology.  This is what we are doing here at BKFFF” states Project Leader Bonnie Sandy.  All material will either be Screened live, Simulcast or Shown on Demand!   To participate, sponsor, partner or attend go to http://info.dancehack.com

A Panel will end the DANCEHACKIT with  Creativity The Next Commodity: How Do Artists Master the Technology for Sustainability and Profit: This Panel will show the attendee how to discover & explore  new technologies, gain access and expertise. The dialogue will introduce  hacking and improvising as tools in creating, conceptualizing and developing content. Creativity is the next Commodity is the Artist ready!

Among the technology companies sponsoring the  event www.VYou.com and www.vokle.com  who are also providing tech support to the Creatives.  The growing list of community  supporters, sponsors and collaborators for both DanceHackIt and Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival can be seen at www.bkfff.com/sponsors.

 Attend (http://www.dancehackit.com)
Participate (http://register.dancehackit.com)
BKFFF (http://www.Brooklynfashionfilmfestival.com)
Information on  Kumble Theater www.kumbletheater.org

About video… (http://www.bkfff.com/dancehackit-at-kumbl/)

This video promo is from Brown Butterfly Hailed in the New York Times. A  celebration of Muhammed Ali “The Greatest” , Directed, Choreographed and Co Conceived by Marlies Yearby. Conceived and Composed By Craig Harris. Video Master Controller Jonas Goldstein and Mark Goldberg. Produced by Harlem Stages/Aaron Davis Hall and Kansas Lied Center for the Performing Arts.  (video promo by Joe Douillette).

DANCEHACKIT™  promises to be as explosive and innovative as Brown Butterfly.  Join in and discover with us!

 

 www.BrooklynFashionFilmFestival.com   www.dancehackit.com

November 13-19th 2011

Professional Seminars in Fashion Beauty and Creative Enterprise

Shop Online or at our Brooklyn  Location

See Fashion By Creative professionals

Panels DIscussions, Video Support

 Nov 19th- DANCEHACKIT  2pm EST
at Kumble Thearter for the Performing Arts
 November 20th Fashion For Food -2-6pm At Kumble Theater

Sponsors;- Streets of New York 411 | Vyou | VokleKumble Theater | The Blue Wonder | WoomenMoves klickable| DreamfaceO'hoursBuyosphere | 282AC