EngageMedia co-founded the Transmission network in 2006. The objective of the network was to make independent online video distribution possible using Free and Open Source Software by building the necessary tools, standards, documentation, and social networks.
The transmission network provided the communication infrastructure for conducting research, identifying needs and developing solutions. The infrastructure was:
- a social network of individuals
- a listserve and websites
- a series of gatherings
EngageMedia has organised a series of Transmission meetings over the years.
Transmission Event in Rome 2006
The first international Transmission event ran over 4 days at Forte Prenestino in Rome during the 7-10 of June 2006. Formerly a military fort built in the 1800s, the fort is now a social centre that hosts cultural and political initiatives. The 4 days included activities that range from open forums, presentations, workshops, discussion groups and working-bees. Read more about it here.
Transmission Asia-Pacific 2008
From May 19-25 2008 fifty-five tech and video activists gathered in West Java, Indonesia to share code and stories. Organised by EngageMedia and the Jakarta based Ruangrupa Transmission Asia-Pacific brought together projects from 15 different countries, from Japan to India, and China to New Zealand, to discuss ways to most effectively use online video as a social change tool.
TXAP included close to 50 workshops covering video podcasting, video and human rights, collaboration around regional film festivals, developing content management systems for online video distribution, open-source development, video streaming and much more.
Read more about it here.
You can check our old site out at Transmission.cc.
- Transmission meeting of international online video projects (June 2006)
- Transmission Asia-Pacific (February 2008)
- Transmission Asia-Pacific – Extended Deadline – Call for Participation (February 2008)
- Transmission Asia-Pacific – Report (May 2008)
- Pixelate or Perish – Networking Developers and Video Activists at Transmission Asia-Pacific (September 2008)