PODCAST NATION: The revolution may not be televised, but it will be available online, according to the folks from the Santa Barbara Independent Media Center. In a sparsely attended event at Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, folks from the media center and various other new media converts gave a crash course in podcasting and its implications for the future of information consumption. A grassroots, commercial-free method of sharing video and audio files with the masses on the Internet, podcasting urges users to kill their TV – thus saving democracy. Featured at Monday night’s meeting was 1970s counterculture media legend Howie Samuelson. A true pirate of the broadcast media, Samuelson touted the potential of podcasting as a means of empowering the people and revealing truths that mainstream media often ignore.
Originally published 12:00 p.m., May 25, 2006
Updated 3:34 p.m., June 16, 2006
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