VlogEurope 2007 in Heidelberg

Saturday, August 25. 2007

Next week there will be 3rd VlogEurope conference, hosted from vloggers for vloggers. It is not just a meet-up of the who is who in the European vloggers-scene, but also a conference with interesting sessions. The current session planing for Saturday is:

09:00 - 10:00 Arrive - Registration - Coffee Halle_02

10:00 - 10:30 Introduction and welcome

10:30 - 11:30 Aske Dam: Then and now - the history of personal media

11:30 - 12:30 The Perfect Software - a discussion on tools

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break. buffet lunch.

13:30-15:00 - The Vlogs with which we Live

15:00-15:15 - Short break

15:15-16:00 - Content Transcending Cash

16:00-end - Closing, Group Planning of Vlog Europe 2008

Since the conference is hosted in Heidelberg this year, I don't have too much trouble to attend. I'll also be a given a few minutes at the "Perfect Software" session to talk about education and vlogging. I think there are a few good approaches in this area, where vlogging is already part of educational software and processes, that might be of interest for the discussion here.

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Thank you for smoking!

Thursday, September 14. 2006

The whole August my friend Katrin and I waited to see this movie. Simply the imagination of a person being a really successful lobbyist for the tobacco industry stirred up our curiosity. Finally on Wednesday we managed to see this movie – and where delighted.

Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today’s neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots and an opportunistic senator, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes, but he begins to think about how his work makes him look in the eyes of his young son Joey.

This short plot outline by Fox Searchlight Pictures outlines the plot of that movie. But it is more but just that story - the dialogues are sharp and funny – and (even without making a clear statement against or in favor) the movie has a message:
It’s important to have the chance to decide – and not being patronized!

A contrary few in context of the education of children has a German educator Bernhard Bueb, who was manager of "Schloss Salem" a German elite boarding school.. In my opinion he has some very gross views. Just have a look at the SPON-article (German). But I might get back to this discussion in tome other topics.. I was talking about that extraordinary movie!

Katrin and I enjoyed the movie very much and had many chances to laugh, although some of the jokes were almost to fast to recognize. to get all of the jokes I’m really looking forward to see this movie in English!

Jay’s rating (5/5)

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