This Week on Livestream | January 30, 2017

Explore the minds of the world’s greatest authors, enjoy jazz and classical performances, and tune into a MIT programming battle. Watch live events on Livestream this week!


Emmett Till: True Stories of An American Tragedy | NYPL
Monday, January 30
6:30 PM ET
“In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy visiting Mississippi from Chicago named Emmett Till was murdered by white men who believed that Till had harassed one of their wives. The atrocity rattled a nation and helped fuel the modern civil rights movement. Historian Timothy Tyson and PEN Award–winning author John Edgar Wideman will speak about their new books, The Blood of Emmett Till and Writing to Save a Life, with historian Nell Irvin Painter.”

When Pop Stars Go Broadway | The Greene Space
Monday, January 30
7 PM ET
“How do songwriters from the worlds of rock, folk, and country adjust to writing for the theater? And why has the Broadway establishment been so resistant to their idiosyncratic and often fascinating shows? Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel hosts a conversation with Rob Berman, musical supervisor for Bright Star, and Carmel Dean, musical supervisor on Green Day’s American Idiot.”

Freedom in the World 2017 | Freedom House
Tuesday, January 31
9 AM ET
“Join Freedom House for the launch of Freedom in the World 2017, the latest edition of Freedom House’s annual assessment of the state of freedom around the world.”

Michael Eric Dyson | Author Events
Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM ET
“Possessed of ‘intellectual heft, critical thinking depth and finesse with words and messages’ (Essence), Michael Eric Dyson is the author of 19 books, a frequent New York Times opinion writer, and University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown. Tears We Cannot Stop is a no-holds-barred call for white America to face difficult truths about how it has ignored or dismissed African-American grievances.”

Javon Jackson Band | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM ET
“Saxophonist Javon Jackson is a former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers who has since played with major artists like Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones, in addition to leading his own groups. Jackson has a knack for putting together stellar rhythm sections, capable of supporting his commanding sound before taking their own turns in the spotlight.”

How I Got Over: A Conversation with Filmmaker Raoul Peck | The Greene Space
Thursday, February 3
7 PM ET
“James Baldwin’s final and unfinished project Remember This House was an effort to capture the lives of three of his closest friends, all assassinated: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll hosts an unconventional conversation with Filmmaker Raoul Peck about the prescience of Baldwin’s work and his indictment of American racism as its own moral monster.”

#MozartFest: “Nachtmusik” | Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Friday, February 4
10:45 AM ET
“MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART Symphony No. 35, Haffner
MOZART Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
MOZART Symphony No. 36, Linz”

Lighting & Rendering in Unreal Engine: An Evening with Epic Games | Gnomon
Friday, February 4
9 PM ET
“Join Gnomon on Friday, February 3rd for an evening with Epic Games’ Director of Education and Learning Resources, Luis Cataldi. In the two-hour presentation, Luis will assemble a complete interior scene from scratch while sharing many useful tips and tricks to improve production workflow. Once assembled, the scene will be illuminated, while reviewing many of the key need-to-know features of the Unreal Engine 4 lighting and rendering systems.”

Battlecode 2017 Live Broadcast | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Saturday, February 5
7 PM ET
“Now in its 17th year, Battlecode is MIT’s longest running programming competition. It features a unique challenge that combines battle strategy, software engineering and artificial intelligence. In short, the objective is to write the best AI player program for the strategy game Battlecode. Anyone can participate, as long as you know how to program.”

Immersive Storytelling Symposium | The New School
Sunday, February 6
8:30 AM ET
“Join Parsons School of Design at The New School for a one-day symposium about the explosion of affordable virtual and augmented reality technologies. The event will take a critical look at the impact of new mass media technologies such as the Gear VR/Oculus Rift, Google Daydream/Cardboard, HTC Vive, MS Hololens and their ‘immersive’ effects on theater, games, news, and entertainment.”

9 Need-to-Know Stats About Livestreaming for Broadcasters [Infographic]

Cord-cutting is on the rise. Audiences are pivoting away from traditional media toward new social and over-the-top content platforms like Netflix and Hulu. Livestreaming television and radio broadcast programming is the best way to reach your viewers across multiple platforms. Our research shows livestreaming for broadcasters is crucial for any modern media distribution strategy.

News and sports broadcasters are leading the charge, with new streaming portals eating away at traditional media’s market share. To meet viewer demand, broadcasters need to diversify the way they distribute their content.

“Not only have we realized an entirely new revenue stream, but [the livestream] has become so popular, we can’t imagine doing the radio show without the streaming video component.” – Shane French, Rover’s Morning Glory Radio Show

1. In 30 days, more video content is uploaded than all three major U.S. TV networks combined have created in 30 years.
2. Digital video consumption among adults has increased: from 21 minutes in 2011 to one hour and 16 minutes in 2015. (Source: eMarketer)
3. 78% of people watch videos online every week, and 55% of watch every day. (Source: Hubspot)
4. Users are spending an average of one hour and fifty-five minutes with digital video each day. (Source: eMarketer)
5. Millennials aged 14 to 25 are the only age group watching more shows on digital devices than on traditional TV screens. (Source: eMarketer)
6. 41% of digital audiences would watch livestreaming breaking news stories. (Source: GlobalWebIndex)
7. Digital radio engagement is up from 53 seconds in 2011 to over one minute in 2015. (Source: eMarketer)
8. In 2014, 47% of all Americans — an estimated 124M people — said they have listened to online radio in the last month. (Source: Media Daily News)
9. 75% of respondents who listen to online radio on a weekly basis think commercials are a fair trade for free programming. (Source: Media Daily News)


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