This link recently showed up in my twitter feed, and I must admit I sat and watched the whole thing, impressed at the quality of the effort despite the fact they were lip synching.
Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.
My thoughts afterwards:
- Hey, I remember this song! It’s a catchy little ditty.
- This is fun.
- This is community.
Believe it or not, it made me think about the Program Committee for TLT
Symposium 2009. It’s a committee unlike any other I’ve been associated
with, and if all committees were this productive and imaginative, they
wouldn’t have such the negative connotation that currently plagues
“committee” (because, seriously, don’t we all secretly add “…from
hell” just like the old fortune cookie trick? You know you do). The
synergy that is created when we are together is almost electrifying,
and the ideas start flying as soon as we get together. It’s a good
thing too, because now we are actually fleshing out these ideas we’ve
come up with, and are ready to put them to the test. Currently, we’re
thinking about the marketing campaign for this year, and it all has to
it is my opinion that these TLT guys are seriously gifted with mad
creative skillz. But the rest of us? We shall have to see. Because the
project in front of us is to use self created videos to promote this
year’s symposium and we have to be fun, creative, and not afraid to put
ourselves out there. Reimagine things like elearning, classrooms,
engagement, community. No matter the word, it’s all about people coming
together and thinking in new ways. Much like this video. It catches
your attention and, if you look closer, it’s all about people having
ideas and reimagining them, combining materials and forms, and mashing
it into a reimagined state. I like that a lot, because it really takes
the Web 2.0 to a whole new level of community and contribution. It gets
people involved. It gets people thinking. It gets the synergy flowing,
which can create the most amazing — or even simply fun — things.
Just imagine the possibilities.