עדכון מהשטח

חלפו חודשיים מאז שעדכנתי כאן בפעם הראשונה. יש לכך סיבה, אפילו כמה, והן סיבות טובות. הראשונה היא שבחודשים האחרונים אני עובד עם מפלגת מרצ ומנהל להם את מטה האינטרנט בבחירות הנוכחיות. חוויה עמוסה ומעניינת, שאולי בהמשך אכתוב עליה יותר פרטים. השנייה, בחודשים האחרונים התחלתי ללמד באוניברסיטה העברית קורס בטרנס-מדיה לתואר שני וקורס בשיווק אונליין לתואר ראשון. ללא ספק אחת החוויות הטובות של חיי. אני מלמד שתי כיתות, כל אחת בת 20+ סטודנטים. הנסיעות לירושלים מהנות, הסטודנטים מרתקים וזו הפסקה מבורכת מהשגרה בשביל להתעסק ולחקור את תחום הלימוד שלי. ללמד זה מסע מרתק ואני אכתוב גם עליו בהמשך. הסיבה השלישית היא שאני עסוק בנוסף במספר פרויקטים של כתיבה אישית שלוקחים לי את הזמן הפנוי. ברגע הנכון אעדכן עליהם. בכל מקרה, תמשיכו לעקוב. מבטיח שזה יהיה שווה את זה.

Shameless Self Promotion – Conventions and etc.

I have a realtively busy week ahead, for I shall be hosting to panels on two different conventions!
The first is the new media panel at the Tel Aviv Student Film Festival. It’s today, June 7th, 2012, on 2012. This panel is about new technologies in the film industry. Suppose to be really cool and interesting.

The second is a joint convention for Mobile Monday and GameIS. The convention is part of Mobile Summit 2012, and is happening next week, June 12th, 2012. I’ll be hosting a panel about crowdfunding, mostly due to the fact I managed David Broza’s Kickstarter campaign on which we raised 65,000$, tons of money. This is going to be very interesting, mostly due to developments in the field within Israel and out of it – the JOBS act, the success of Indie Game Developers to raise mony like it and so on.

Come say hello!

My New Fav Work Project – Poems From The Bench

I adore poetry. As Joseph Campbell wrote, poetry is the essence of a metaphor. I think it’s a beautiful saying and its true. There is some sort of magic in combining words together. It moves me, this human ability to pass on a specific emotion, an experience with so little words and in a certain structure with unique kind of rhyming. As if all metaphors spring from the tip of the words and send your mind, imagination and emotion to work extra hours. I think the first poetry book I bought was of the late poet David Avidan, who remain one of my most favorite poets. I like the unique language he created, the beauty he found in urban landscapes and his way of exploring the passing of time. My most favorite American poet is Walt Whitman, whose love to America engulf in flames each word he wrote. If you haven’t read “Leaves of Grass” you won’t understand it. But it’s a matter for a different post.

In my office we held had a discussion with David Broza, one of my clients and a remarkable dear persona. David suggested he’ll read to Youtube viewers favorite poems, which he’ll pick. We decided to film it in his back yard and David picked the poems from his personal library. I was pleased to discover that David picked the poem “Momento” by Lorca as the first poem to initiate the project. When I was in high school I played in one of Lorca’s plays, an experience which led me to the discovery of his writings. Lorca was sadly assassinated by the fascist party in Spain due to his opinions and sexual preference. Anway, here is the poem, as read by David Broza. Enjoy.