Robin Sloan

Robin Sloan
Futurist, Current

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Robin Sloan is the new media strategist at Current, a participatory media company co-founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Current produces news by collaborating with its audience; it runs a cable and satellite TV network, available in 56 million homes around the world, and a social news site, current.com.

Before Current, Robin worked at the Poynter Institute, a journalism school and think tank in St. Petersburg, Florida. There, he co-produced EPIC 2014, a viral video view of the future of media. Before Poynter, he graduated from Michigan State, where he majored in economics and minored in wasting time on the internet.

Sessions

Workshop
Location: Ralston
Xeni Jardin (Boing Boing tv), Timothy Shey (YouTube Next Lab), David Prager (Revision3), Robin Sloan (Current), Greg Goodfried (EQAL), Miles Beckett (EQAL), Andrew Baron (Rocketboom)
Turn the clock back ten years to Internet Video, circa 1998: the first internet celebrity sex tape scandal hit (Pamela Anderson), the first direct-to-web music video release from a Billboard top ten artist happened (Van Halen), Al Gore asked NASA to launch a satellite to beam back 24/7 web video, and viral web entertainment mostly meant "Hampsterdance." Much has changed in a decade. Read more.

Co-produced By:

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  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • IBM
  • IDA Ireland
  • Juniper Networks
  • Microsoft
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Accenture
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • iQuestions.com
  • Searchme
  • Socialtext
  • SourceForge.net
  • Microsoft
  • MySpace.com
  • Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Omidyar Network
  • Panorama Capital
  • Silicon Alley Insider
  • Topix
  • Wired

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