At The Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon

A few months back, ETC head Drew Davidson and I were talking about possibilities for his ETC Press. We’ve known each other informally over the years through listservs and such, but we hadn’t yet done that “in person” thing.

He asked if I’d come talk about The Cult of Me: How Social Technologies Will Save the Media, a book that posits the idea that storytelling is undergoing a shift. Of course, I leapt at the chance. They have a first-rate operation there, a graduate program that teaches leadership, project management and critical thinking through the application of technology.

More than that, the place is Mecca for creative nerds. The environment puts you in the mood, the one where you feel connected to a past and compelled to make something for the future. It’s hard to describe unless you have been in that place. But trust me, that feeling exists.

This media gadget is the first thing you see when you enter the building:

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