H2K (2000): "The King's Mob Open Source Mediamaking Panel" (DVD)
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 1:00 pm (Main Stage): NYC's Do-it-Yourself new media and movie studio, King's Mob Multimedia, will present a discussion on Open Source Mediamaking and how the DiY ethic can shatter major corporations' grasp on independent production and distribution. From DeCSS to the WTO protests, the world is learning that technological convergence means more than a TV that is also a microwave: technology gives us the means to converge people and cultures and to set information free. It's all about empowering voices that wouldn't otherwise be heard. The King's Mob's first release, THREAT, is a DiY movie about kids coming of age in a world of violence and intolerance, recognizing too late that the establishment pits us against one another across lines of race, gender, and privilege. The movie was a four year collaboration between over 200 kids from numerous cultures and lifestyles across five countries. It has since toured skateparks, hip hop clubs, and punk shops from LA to Berlin. Hosted by Matt Pizzolo.