Update: Thought Theater's Democratic National Convention Coverage genre: Polispeak

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First, my apologies for the limited postings the last couple days. As you might guess, putting together Thought Theater's live coverage of the Democratic National Convention has been a significant undertaking...especially for one person. OK, enough with the "poor me" whining.

Here's the story. It's my intention to offer nightly live video content from the convention...as well as daily real-time live interactive blogging. Readers will be able to view streaming video of a number of speeches and events associated with the convention. We will also be able to engage in a live conversation. It's an ambitious undertaking, but I'm hoping it will provide Thought Theater's reader with a unique convention experience.

With that said, there is an 800 pound gorilla in the room. In fact, there may be more than one. The first is called new technology and the second, Murphy's Law, has been around for years. While I've tested and retested these new features, it's impossible to replicate the potential obstacles I might encounter in the actual environment.

Nonetheless, Thought Theater will provide comprehensive coverage...and ample commentary...one way or another...on this years historic convention. It's my intention to use the above curtain area to provide daily time and content schedules. Of course there's always the possibility that it will change given the fluid nature of the event. I'll do my best to provide advance notice of upcoming video broadcasts and live interactive blogging segments.

The live streaming video capability is a service offered by UStream.tv. Readers will be able to view the content here at Thought Theater as well as on the channel I've established with UStream. The channel can be found here. It allows for viewer comments and it can also be embedded into other sites by simply copying the embed code provided under the viewer screen.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave them here and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Hopefully readers will be able to sit back and enjoy the experience. If not, I'll simply paraphrase the words of Bette Davis, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride!"

Tagged as: 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, Denver, Streaming Video, Technology, UStream

Daniel DiRito | August 20, 2008 | 2:34 PM
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