Monday, July 13, 2009

BBC to crowd source a new tv show

Online visitors will be able to view unedited footage for the BBC's forthcoming Digital Revolution documentaries and suggest content and stories which should be included. The four-part series will trace the way the internet has influenced lives to mark the web's 20th anniversary. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the architect of the internet, will be closely involved with the project which will be developed with the Web Science Research Initiative of which he is co-director. The "open source"-style series will be a first for the BBC and will be started with a series of blog posts at in which academic Aleks Krotoski will open up the debate asking people to share opinions and stories. These will then inform the production and be used to uncover personal stories about how the web is used and abused. George Entwistle, controller of BBC Knowledge commissioning, said: "After 20 years of tumultuous innovation, now feels like the right time for us to take stock of the profound change our society has undergone since the birth of the web.
"I'm delighted the BBC audience will have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the creation of this project, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it unfold online in the months leading up to TV transmission." To Learn More Click Here

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