[Olpc-open] RES: documentary

Marta Voelcker marta at pensamentodigital.org.br
Tue May 29 07:34:13 EDT 2007

Hi all,

I integrate the group of researchers from UFRGS university in Porto Alegre
Brazil, that is coordinating a pilot school using XO.
find our videos at:

some news and pictures ( some of the texts are in english):


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  De: olpc-open-bounces at laptop.org [mailto:olpc-open-bounces at laptop.org]Em
nome de Charbax
  Enviada em: terça-feira, 29 de maio de 2007 04:02
  Para: John Kintree
  Cc: olpc-open at laptop.org
  Assunto: Re: [Olpc-open] documentary

  I agree, I've been pushing Walter Bender and Nicholas Negroponte over
email for the past year every once in a while, cause I'd like more video
content be published on http://olpc.tv


  - Filming of children using the laptops and teachers integrating them into
the class
  - Engineers fixing bugs and working on new features
  - Mass production preparations in Taiwan and China
  - Nicholas Negroponte in certain countries talking to heads of state
  - More extensive coverage of every olpc event around the world

  I'm a video-blogger and would be happy to shoot some more olpc videos
other than at the Consumer Electronics shows that I got to and when it's
there as it was at last CES: http://ces2007.video-blog.eu/category/olpc/

  But I'd also be happy when a little effort from someone for example
working with a University near each test school would take a camcorder and
document more extensively how the olpc is being used, that someone working
at Cambridge make much more extensive coverage of software and hardware
engineering, in Taiwan that someone would film Lou Jepsens and Quanta's
finalizations of mass production preparations and some assistant of Nicholas
Negroponte should always have a camcorder in the pocket, ready to film more
coverage of his travels, discussions with heads of state, with official
reactions from each country and more like it.

  On 5/29/07, John Kintree <jkintree at swbell.net> wrote:
    Is it time to produce a documentary that illustrates the capabilities of
    XO computer?  I would like to see such a production begin with children,
    schools that have already received XO computers. demonstrating what they
    do with them.  This would include the mesh networking, dual-mode
    Sugar interface, and some of the networked activities.  Since the units
    have already been distributed to children are the B2 builds, the
    might conclude with a visit to MIT and demonstration of the enhanced
    capabilities of the B3 units, and a description of other design changes
    might take place, such as the antenna, before mass production begins.

    While children might take the lead role in demonstrating how the XO
works, the
    documentary should be directed and edited by skilled and experienced
    The final outcome could be published at YouTube and Google Video, as
well as
    with a higher quality version in ogg theora format that could be
    for downloading.

    If sufficient orders from national departments of education have not
    received at the time the documentary is produced, the documentary could
    raise the orders, or be used as a fund raising tool.  I know that if an
    opportunity for individuals to purchase two XO computers, one of which
    buyer would receive and the other being given to a child in a developing
    country, I would like to see a comprehensive documentary before placing
    order.  BTW, I would be happy to pay in advance, with my money held in
    escrow account, until a minimum number such as  250,000 units was
    John Kintree
    4043 Delor Street
    St. Louis, MO  63116
    Olpc-open mailing list
    Olpc-open at laptop.org

  Nicolas Charbonnier
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