Future of Quaker media at Pendle Hill next month

I’m part of a dis­cus­sion at the Pen­dle Hill con­fer­ence cen­ter out­side Philadel­phia next month. Everyone’s invit­ed. It’s a rare chance to real­ly bring a lot of dif­fer­ent read­ers and media pro­duc­ers (offi­cial and DIY) togeth­er into the same room to map out where Quak­er media is head­ed. If you’re a pas­sion­ate read­er or think that Quak­er pub­li­ca­tions are vital to our spir­i­tu­al move­ment, then do try to make it out.

Youtube, Twit­ter, pod­casts, blogs, books. Where’s it all going and who’s doing it? How does it tie back to Quak­erism? What does it mean for Friends and our insti­tu­tions? Join pan­elists Charles Mar­tin, Gabriel Ehri and Mar­tin Kel­ley, along with Quak­er pub­lish­ers and writ­ers from around the world, and read­ers and media enthu­si­asts, for a wide-ranging dis­cus­sion about the future of Quak­er media.

We will begin with some wor­ship at 7.00pm If you’d like a deli­cious Pen­dle Hill din­ner before­hand please reply to the Face­book event wall (see http://​on​.fb​.me/​q​u​a​k​e​r​m​e​dia). Din­ner is at 6.00pm and will cost $12.50

This is part of this year’s Quak­ers Unit­ing in Pub­li­ca­tions con­fer­ence. QUIP has been hav­ing to re-imagine its role over the last ten years as so many of its anchor pub­lish­ers and book­stores have closed. I have a big con­cern that a lot of online Quak­er mate­r­i­al is being pro­duced by non-Quakers and/or in ways that aren’t real­ly root­ed in typ­i­cal Quak­er process­es. Maybe we can talk about that some at Pen­dle Hill.

  • Sounds like fun!

  • Dis­cus­sion on G+, what’s the world com­ing to??

  • Sounds inter­est­ing… wish it could be streamed. In a Google Hang­out perhaps? 🙂

  • We can think about it. I must admit I’ve nev­er tried Hang­outs. Does it work as a broad­cast­er? I would think ustream would be bet­ter for some­thing like this…

  • There are two modes… 

    Just as a hang­out by itself, you’re lim­it­ed to 8 (or 10?) peo­ple and it’s two way com­mu­ni­ca­tion (though you could broad­cast and receivers could just mute themselves).

    Google offers an exten­sion to Hang­out that lets non-profits broad­cast via Hang­out and YouTube. So you can have a Hang­out but your Hang­out has a live YouTube stream that can go out to a larg­er num­ber of people.

    I can dig up a link to info on that if you’re inter­est­ed but there might not be enough time to get that set up. I have no idea how long it takes them to ver­i­fy non-profit status.

    The sec­ond mode works sim­i­lar to Ustream… The only dif­fer­ence is you don’t have to pay and your users don’t have to view ads (though you do have to be a legal non-profit).

    I’d be inter­est­ed in tun­ing in via Ustream or any oth­er free type of ser­vice, too.

  • Great idea!

  • I’d join this as a hangout…let me know.

  • Unfor­tu­nate­ly the wifi in this room is dodgy. Oth­er­wise the brand new Hang­outs on Air would be great.

  • Oh, the irony! We’re in tran­si­tion in our com­mu­ni­ties as well as our media 😉

  • Not the first time I’ve thought I should just car­ry a wifi repeater in my trav­el bag. I did flip open my lap­top and start Audac­i­ty record­ing. Don’t know the qual­i­ty but some might have come through.

  • This may be the longest G+ dis­cus­sion thread in history.

  • or close to it!

  • Tim O’Reilly has a few over 20 and one over 30 just in the past few days. See­ing the robust­ness of that con­vo is one of the rea­sons I haven’t ditched G+. It would actu­al­ly be good if more peo­ple used it.

  • I would be inter­est­ed in doing some kind of group hang­out if we had an inter­est­ing topic/query to dis­cuss together.

  • I’m post­ing it sep­a­rate­ly as well, but this post is pret­ty rel­e­vant to Sat­ur­day night’s con­ver­sa­tion: https://​plus​.google​.com/​1​0​3​6​9​7​8​2​1​7​8​7​4​6​9​7​5​6​0​3​5​/​p​o​s​t​s​/​G​7​p​9​t​a​B​u​rks

  • I’m post­ing it sep­a­rate­ly as well, but this post is pret­ty rel­e­vant to Sat­ur­day night’s con­ver­sa­tion: https://​plus​.google​.com/​1​0​3​6​9​7​8​2​1​7​8​7​4​6​9​7​5​6​0​3​5​/​p​o​s​t​s​/​G​7​p​9​t​a​B​u​rks