At the Incubate DIY conference 2011, English punk legend Steve Ignorant was interviewed by writer and BBC commentator John Robb. John Robb writes for The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent and will interview Ignorant about DIY, Crass’ and Ignorant’s aesthetic and his autobiography The Rest is Propaganda.
In 1977 Ignorant co-founded, together with Penny Rimbaud, the anarcho-punk band Crass. With Crass, Steve Ignorant was one of the driving forces of the Do-it-yourself movement, and therefore a major influence on the punk movement. Crass was one of the first bands to arrange their own concerts and record sales without interference from the music industry and asked fans to make their own merchandise.Tags: 2011, conference, crass, diy, Festival, incubate, interview, john robb, punk, steve ignorant, the rest is propaganda, tilburg
The third videoof the DIY conference can be seen and it’s a presentation from Slava Rubin. He is the CEO and co-founder of IndieGoGo, a funding platform, which provides anyone with passion the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and fund creative, entrepreneurial, or cause campaigns. Their services has been used for over 35,000 campaigns and distributed millions of dollars in 200 countries, even millions of dollars every month! 2011 was a great year for IndieGoGo because they were named one of the partner companies for Startup America, President Obama’s initiative to stimulate entrepreneurship in America.
Slava Rubin discussed topics like ‘Crowdfunding as Market Validation’, ‘The tips and tricks of raising money on the internet’ and ‘how to fund your business, project, or cause’ in his presentation. An interesting presentation filled with tips, tricks and full of DIY stimulance!
Slava Rubin also gave a masterclass at the BKKC, Tilburg. You can watch it here.Tags: conference, diy, incubate, indiegogo, slava rubin, video
The DIY conference had the Dutch premiere of the PressPausePlay documentary, a film about hope, fear and digital culture. A while back we that the documentary was downloadable at their in two versions, the normal one and the interactive version. It has interviews with Moby, Seth Godin, Andrew Keen and Bill Drummond (who also gave a lecture and performance at the DIY conference).
During the DIY conference we first showed the documentary and afterwards there was a panel. The members of the panel were Philip Marthinsen (producer of PressPausePlay), Dwight Witherspoon of Ericsson Sweden, who made the film possible, hip-hop and electronica producer Daedelus (a.o. Ninja Tune, Stones Throw, Brainfeeder and Warp) and Arnold de Boer, since long the guy behind Zea and since two and a half years singer and guitarist in The Ex. The panel was moderated by Erwin Blom.
The discussion involves the digital revolution of the last decade, which has unleashed unlimited creative opportunities. Main questions of this panel are: Does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature? Is it cultural democracy or medicrity? Watch the panel below and give us your opinion about it!Tags: arnold de boer, conference, daedelus, diy, ericsson, incubate, presspauseplay