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Update: A MayDay Livestream from ActArc, 2pm (and 8:30pm!)

May 1, 2012 Projects No Comments

Kelly has set up a free version of the Livestream channel here, and embedded below. If all goes well, we’ll start rolling at about 2pm from Washington Square. The footage taken today will serve as a guinea pig for research into an activist archival plan for preserving livestreamed video.

11:15am: It was discovered a bit late that Livestream does not have a phone application for Android, so we are switching over to uStream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/activist-archivists

catch me, patch me!

3:21pm:  Caught about 28 minutes of footage before the strain on the phone’ battery was evident. It took awhile for the NYU student rally to start up, but about 10 minutes in there are some great speeches, particularly from NYU Students for Justice in Palestine. Apparently, even though my phone is upright throughout most of this, the playback video is not.

Hopefully we’ll be able to stream some more tonight.

6:09pm: Back livestreaming the after-march party on Wall Street at 8:30pm.

10:59:  My Android would only stream upright if the phone was in a horizontal position. Livestream seems to shut off by itself after a certain point…at least on my phone.  I walked around downtown for an hour or so, but the cops successfully scattered the crowd with some brilliant re-directing of traffic and streets. bioveliss tabs

Wall Street itself was jammed packed with cops on horses, all just staring at Broadway, waiting. A good group managed to assemble in courtyard near Battery Park.   It was too dark at that point to effectively stream, better to shut off the video and stream the audio.

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