I remember in my high school Physics class we did a egg drop competition. The idea was to construct a device that would protect a egg and with stand a 2 story fall created out of normal everyday materials. The project was pass/fail. Broken egg equaled failure and a whole egg equaled passing.
For weeks I developed mathematical models and conducted hard core engineering analysis knowing my egg would land like a feather. The elaborate device I created was both beautiful and scientifically sound. On the big day, I dropped my creation only to watch my egg break and splatter into a million pieces.
That’s why when I watched 8th graders at Northbrook Junior High School test their contraptions in their annual egg drop, a flood of memories came back to me.
This event was especially intriguing as well because the parents of the students were able to watch this live from home and work. Earlier in the week, another school broadcasted their students science project presentations during school hours for their parents.
I absolutely love these type of uses of Ustream. Microbroadcasting for the masses to me is so exciting because of exactly events such as this. I’m glad these parents were able to witness their son and daughter’s egg heroics ……….or tragedies.
Here’s a Replay:
I found this great blog post on using Ustream in the classroom as well:
The #1 Rock Band in the country is coming to Ustream.TV! On November 13th at 9am Eastern and 2pm London, the Plain White T’s will do a live stream interacting with their fans and playing several songs for the Ustream nation!
For almost a decade, the Plain White T’s have been playing to packed audiences craving for that perfect pop-punk punch. Plain White T’s was founded back in 1997 by Tom Higgenson, its first and only front man. Inspired by the booming local music scene, which included the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Higgenson recruited some kids from his local high school including guitarist Dave Tirio,and the PWT’s were born.
PWT’s debut album Stop, was recorded entirely in a friend’s basement and self released in 2002. The music industry took note. Fearless Records signed PWT’s and re-released Stop along with their 1995 album, All That We Needed. The PWT’s showed a softer side with “Hey There Delilah” their 1st single of Every Second Counts.
Be sure to tune in and come speak with this top national band on Ustream.TV!
For more information on the PWT’s, check out:
Over the past year, Ustream has been witness to numerous high profile political figures from Hillary Clinton to the Former President of Ireland. We recently witnessed Mike Gravel’s Anti-Debate on Ustream after he was not allowed to participate in the national event on MSNBC.
As impressive as the national events are, I’m most intrigued by the use of Ustream in local politics. This past week, the SB Sun Newspaper did live commentary around the election results for two precincts in San Bernardino, California. People from the local area were encouraged to watch and take part as the election results rolled in through midnight. Although I knew little about the candidates and the specific political climate in SB, I witnessed local democracy in action and actually enjoyed it.
As the barriers to stream come down (and they will people!!!), I know we’ll see more small towns around the country doing similar streams.
See the full election night coverage here:
Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL pro-choice America, and Cate Edwards, John and Elizabeth’s daughter, will attend a series of events in New Hampshire to discuss John’s plans to address some of the most important issues facing women today.
As part of this event, they will each be taking questions live from the chatrooms on Ustream.TV. The live stream will begin Saturday Nov 10th at 2:30pm EST. Please join us
For more information or submit a question, please visit:
Blogworld and New Media Expo starts today LIVE from Las Vegas! It is being produced by InBusinessTV.Com.
Blogworld Expo is rhe first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. In addition to the only industry-wide exhibition, BlogWorld will feature the largest blogging conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business.
If you are currently blogging, vlogging, podcasting, producing other forms of new media content, entering the new media industry, or just want to know what the blogosphere is all about, then you need to watch the most comprehensive blogging convention.
For more information and to watch the coverage:
Have you ever wondered what goes in the mind of Fake Steve Jobs? Tomorrow, November 6th, LinkedIn will be hosting a live Q&A session with senior editor at Forbes and popular tech blogger, Dan Lyons (of “Fake Steve Jobs” fame), which will be moderated by Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple and co-founder at Truemors (with questions from LinkedIn users).
You can watch the event LIVE on Ustream tomorrow at 6pm PST:
Be sure to tune in!
After taking a few weeks off to upgrade the GGL studio and prepare for a second season of live TV-quality broadcasting, the crew of Epileptic Gaming is ready to return to their daily live shows beginning Nov. 5.
Recognized as the Webâ€™s only live video show dedicated to videogames and the culture that surrounds it, Epileptic Gaming reaches your target audience of gamers. Connecting with a worldwide audience of males and females age 15-35, Epileptic Gaming is setting the standard of how next-generation videogame content should be done.
With a cast of diverse personalities who break the standard stereotype, Epileptic Gaming is hosted by long-time e-sports shoutcaster Marcus â€œdjWHEATâ€ Graham whose experience in front of the camera and speaking directly with gamers is unmatched.
â€œEpileptic Gaming began as an underground Internet radio show in 2003 and as the years progressed we realized that more and more gamers were looking for an alternative voice for videogame news and reviews,â€ said host Graham. â€œNow that weâ€™re a daily video show, we can reach a larger audience. Weâ€™re also finding that gamers are attracted to our broadcast because weâ€™re offering something so completely unique to the traditional gaming space. Itâ€™s something that gamers have never seen before and almost immediately latch onto because itâ€™s so exciting and new.â€
Epileptic Gaming is aired live at 7 p.m. Eastern / 4 p.m. Pacific and featured everyday on Ustream with videos on demand offered on the showâ€™s official Web site for free, shortly after each show.
For more information on EG, Check out: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/epileptic-gaming
Epileptic Gaming: http://epilepticgaming.ggl.com
Season one VODs: http://epilepticgaming.ggl.com/episodes
Highlights of Epileptic Gaming: http://youtube.com/user/EpilepticGaming
Tonight NBC hosted a Democratic debate live from Drexel University. Presidential candidates Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, and Mike Gravel took the opportunity to have their staffs stream live and even stream themselves.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich spoke for nearly 20 minutes with the hundreds tuning in on Ustream, taking questions from the chatroom. Senator Chris Dodd’s staff streamed live from their Campaign War Room giving us a inside look into the behind the scenes in presidential politics.
Whatever your political affiliation, get involved. Its your civic duty!
NBC News and the Democratic National Committee excluded former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska on grounds that he did not meet fundraising and polling thresholds. Well that didn’t stop him from getting his message out live on Ustream.TV
Senator Mike Gravel in front of a full auditorium responded to each of the questions and answers from the Democratic candidates during the debate live at Drexel University. MSNBC wouldn’t cover the event, but Ustream did.
We continue to see the candidates from both sides of the aisle empowering themselves with live Ustream events.
Senator Gravel, if NBC won’t allow you to get your message, Ustream always will!
Check out the recap here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/senator-mike-gravel-vs-msnbc–live-from-philadelphia—6pm-pt-7pm-mt-9pm-et