A community of citizen journalists are beginning to take ownership over their participation at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They are constituted by
Days ahead of the LOCOG World Press Briefing, C@tO Editor Andy Miah is outlining a vision for the 2012 Games that draws together the nations and regions to collectively tell their story via citizen media. Find below the outline for #media2012. The proposal launch will take place on 4 Oct, 2010 in Manchester @ANDfestival (http://www.andfestival.org.uk).
The Coubertin Olympic Awards Competition, run by the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC) and the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) with the patronage of HRH The Princess Royal and have been recognised by the Inspire Mark, is launching this year’s calls for submissions. The competition is challenging students to write a research essay on how the Olympic ideals of fairness, integrity and openness can help businesses balance commercial success with their social responsibilities.
Here’s a great film about the Vancouver 2010 Social Media coverage. Highlights include recognition that citizen journalists gave the Paralympic Games a profile, when broadcasters fail. As well, recognition of the different roles of citizen and investigative journalists.
‘Vectorial Elevation’ is an interactive art installation, by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, which features 20 10-kilowatt robotic searchlights along the shoreline. The beams illuminate over a one-kilometre patch of sky and are visible from more than 15 kilometres away.
Taking advantage of the influx of Olympic visitors, the Whistler Arts Council promotes the endives of local artists throughout the Village as part of its Arts Walk, which links 43 host galleries together hosted by a variety of spaces from coffee shops to hotel lobbies. However, it’s not only these locations that promote artistic interest. The centre of the village offers as well plenty of opportunities to explore or observe artwork.