Echo Park Film Center - Of By And For - Part One

We went to the Echo Park Film Center to participate in a videoblog showing by Roger of What a great place to learn about making media. The center's director Pablo was a wonderfully warm person and gave a great overview of the Center's workings.

Click the pic tp view the video (actually, it's dark in the room for the screening and so mainly just listen to this articulate and warm individual describes the center. It is obviously his passion.

Lan posted some cool photos.

Here are some more vids on my site.

Of By and For

Our friend Roger of 93mm is organizing a videoblogging presentation next Thursday, March 30th at the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles. This looks like it should be an interesting and fun event, plus it's a good excuse to sneak down to LA for some local cuisine. He's asked us to give a short presentation about the Dojo and Node101.

Please join us for this "field trip". Leave a comment or email us if you're interested in car pooling. The event starts at 8pm. See the Of By and For website for details.

Here's a Google Map link to the Echo Park Film Center.

Update: Roger has sent out a press release about the event...

March 23, 2006
OF BY and FOR: videoblog selections from around the globe

Join us for an evening filled with videos from around the world made by people who have taken blogging
to the next level. On Thursday, March 30th at 8PM, HEADUCATE media presents “Of By and For: videoblog
selections from around the globe.” Gathered from various blogs, this showcase will feature videos from
different countries with topics ranging from experimental to documentary to comedy.

Stick around afterwards for a presentation by Markus Sandy from Node101. There will also be a Q&A session
so you can find out more on how to start videoblogging on your own as well as giveaways by Graphonic

The event takes place at the Echo Park Film Center located at 1200 N. Alvarado St. and Sunset Blvd.
Seating is limited so arrive early.
Suggested donation is $5.
For more information go to: or call 818-554-2731.

Center for Sustainable Design

Center for Regenerative DesignAs part of a Node101 project, Dave Toole and Ryanne Hodson are helping the College of Marin's Center for Regenerative Design to make use of personal media tools.

Dave and Ryanne have already created a new vlog to get the word out about the Center's mission and they've posted several interesting interviews (video, audio) with Sim Van der Ryn, a renowned leader in sustainable architecture.

Ryanne, one of the founders of Node101, is moving from New York to California later this month to participate first hand in this innovative project. She and Dave will be setting up a node on the Marin College campus.

Dave is the CEO of Outhink and an active member in the personal media community. He is currently working together with JD Lasica on several Node101 and OurMedia related projects. Through Outhink, Dave has also provided genorous support for the Digital Dojo.