Another man of Passion – Daniel reports in on the pre- DMfest meetup
DMFest 2008: A Spirited Pre-Event Discussion On User-Generated Content
I was invited to a pre-event session for the Singapore Digital Media Festival 2008 by the kind folks of PR outfit Text100, where I had the opportunity to meet some of the festival’s speakers and panelists such as Muvee COO Philip Morgan, Ultimate Video FX director Stefano Vergilli, Seesmic Flex developer Hu Shunjie, as well as the creative director and co-founder of Magma Studios Chris Jones. Also present were familiar faces and friends in Singapore’s social media scene – Walter Lim, Daniel Tsou and Chinmay “NTT” Pendharkar of Tech65.org, Benjamin Koe, Coleman Yee, Bernard Leong, and fellow TDMer Andrew Peters.
After an introduction by Ivan Ho and Anthony Fu from the DMFest organising committeee, we launched into a discussion on the state of user-generated content (UGC) in Singapore. With the quality of the people present – panelists and media socialists alike – we were in for an extremely fun and intellectually-stimulating debate.
Here are some of the points that were raised: