[DC3] Sarantaporo.gr video report - Re: WSIS Conclusions

Michael J. Oghia mike.oghia at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 04:58:29 UTC 2018

Hi Panos, all:

I really enjoyed watching this. As a non-technical DC3 member, I liked
seeing more of the "community" side of CNs, but also enjoyed seeing what
some of the network architecture actually looks like. From a communications
and external relations point of view, I think *showing* what the nodes look
like, the people that host them, the villages they help connect, etc. is
really powerful (look at how ISOC promoted the Tusheti Project in Georgia,
for instance). And what also comes to mind is how it relates to things like
funding and grants. Funders absolutely love to see tangible outcomes of
what they fund. With regards to this point, the CN community has so much to

As a suggestion for the future for anyone behind a CN, I think interviewing
people in a village where nodes exist, asking them about how it's changed
their day-to-day life, and really understanding the community behind the CN
itself could be a powerful way to promote community networking (assuming
this hasn't already been done, of course).

I really admire this community, so if there's a way I can offer any kind of
support or ideas for outreach and (external) communications, please don't
hesitate to ask.


On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 10:54 PM, Nicolas Pace <nico at libre.ws> wrote:

> On 2018-09-26 01:24 PM, panayotis antoniadis wrote:
> >
> > Dear all,
> >
> > For those interested, I have just published an improved version (with
> > titles and subtitles) of the "video report" presented at the WSIS
> > workshop "Community networks: How the unconnected connect themselves":
> >
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDanOsKu2js
> >
> > More is coming on the more recent Sarantaporo conference and "CN
> > Encounter #1" between Sarantaporo.gr and NYCMesh. Only a few photos are
> > available at the end of the event's page:
> >
> > https://www.netcommons.eu/?q=content/sarantaporo-
> conference-building-community-community-networks
> This is awesome Panos, thanks for sharing!
> > My suggested "filming" strategy:
> >
> > - Take a few long interviews of the main actors of an event using a
> tripod
> > - Take short clips during the event of short duration 20s-1min, with the
> > camera at hand (inform people at the beginning that you are filming and
> > don't hesitate to go "close" to the action)
> > - Overlay the interviews with related short scenes from the events that
> > match what is being said in the interview
> Pictures are also quite useful
> > As for the (free) software required, after a lot of researching I
> > concluded to the following (I am using ubuntu):
> >
> > - kdenlive for editing: https://kdenlive.org/en/
> > - aegisub for subtitles: http://www.aegisub.org/
> > - handbrake for hardcoding the subtitles with the video:
> > https://handbrake.fr/
> Thanks for sharing!
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