[KidCast Central] KidCast Central Intro
  • Introduction
  • Goals
  • Kindling Messages KidCast#6
  • Cyberarium; KidCast Participating Sponsor
  • Press Release from KidCast #5
  • Primary sponsoring organization information (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. and Creativity Cafe)

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    Basic Background Information

    ================================================================== This next "KidCast For Peace" gathering, will bridge many live, interactive events around the world on April 22nd, 1998. It begins a series of CU-SeeMe Netcasts to culmanate in a special awards ceremony during Siggraph98 in Orlando, Florida.

    KidCasting involves the kid-in-you making art (drawings, websites, VRML worlds) that describe how to make this a happier, healthier and safer world. Then joining in a video conference where participants hold up their work to the cameras, and interact with everyone else in the CU-SeeMe reflector network.

    A live Natural Instrument Jam and realtime MIDI Music Jam Channel will melt the language barrier. Participants will direct us to their web site/world displaying their PRE-CONSTRUCTED submissions (if possible). We encourage YOU to get your submission to us before April 17th. Send your URL and be linked to KidCast Central, and to our VRML EarthStation currently circling cyberspace.

    We ask that you help give the leaders of tomorrow a place for making their feelings and ideas known today to inspire and educate. V.A.R.I.O.U.S., is primary sponsor of the event. We believe the children who shall inherit the earth, should have a voice in shaping it...that the "adults" could stand to learn a thing or two from the innate wisdom embodied in the "child" within. While this event is targeted at K-12 and youth, we encourage EVERYONE to let the "kid-in-you" out for this onging event.

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    Goals Of The KidCast Project

    ================================================================== KidCast For Peace Web Sites on servers all over the planet will remain as a repository of wisdom of the people of planet Earth...the VRML EarthStation, a time capsule circling cyberspace, is ready to be added to on an ongoing basis.

    There are many solutions to the personal and global challenges that face us in these dynamic days of change....wisdom comes from a higher source. We believe that people of all ages--tapping into the creative force--can turn things around in a "second" and transform a world that has been constantly at war, fighting the ravages of starvation, homelessness, disease, poverty, and fear...into a world of synergy and PRONOIA.

    KidCast For Peace is designed to tap into this great wealth of our most abundant resource...the children, and the creative spark in all of us! Participate and share your hopes and dreams for a more positive future. We encourage you to organize your local community, gather in schools, cybercafes, art centers, etc., and join those in homes participating in our global KidCast Community Forum. Please pass this information on to those whom you think would appreciate it.

    ================================================================== JOIN the "KidCast For Peace; Solutions For A Better World" Mailing List! ================================================================== Greetings friends of the earth. We are "moments" away from our next event. Please click on the link above to join our coordinating community of corporate executives, cybercafe's, concerned individuals and organizations who have participated in past KidCasts, or those new folks wanting to join us? We hope you will convert your curiosity into action, liberate your creative self and participate fully with us. We emplore corporate and philanthropic members of this list, to assist us in acquisition of funds to establish a system of economic support that will grow KidCast For Peace into a mainstream event and planetary PEACE PLACE on the Internet! If you haven't yet registered your participation, now is the time to do so! Send your pledge to organize at least yourself and create a KidCast for Peace page with *your* creative genius and suggestions for improving things. Send it's URL to us (as well as any other communication for fellow kidcast'ers to kidcast@envirolink.org. "KidCast For Peace; Solutions For A Better World" is our way to facilitate a geographically and economically divergent community of "kids-of-all-ages" to express their views on how to make this a happier, healthier, safer peaceful world...our focus is on K-12 students and Youth. You can be a "Storyteller of the New Millennium" and potential leader of our future world. This project is designed to give "kids" a strong voice in shaping the world they will inherit. We encourage you to participate in this project; thereby demonstrating your support of a harmonious Humanity! KidCast For Peace began in 1995 as the dream of one concerned global citizen. It was made real by agreement and participation from many of you. Your continued active participation is required for the success of this event. We welcome *you* as a fellow evolutionary agent. Our hope is that you will allow the child in you to SPEAK OUT and PARTICIPATE in presenting *your* HEART and your ART! We are excited to be able to join with so many of you to build this PEACE PLACE on the planet. Our commitment to making a positive difference in each other's lives and the world-at-large is what keeps us going. PRONOIA is the keyword here at Creativity Cafe (http://creativity.net/pronoia.html). Please SIGN OUR GUESTBOOK and let us know you care? Thanks to all of you who have been with us since the beginning...and especially to our new visitors...congratulations for being here now :-) Aloha, A Concerned Citizen of Planet Earth

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    Kindling Messages For KidCast #6

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    Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 From: cu-help@gsn.org To: peter@creativity.net Subject: Event Reservation RE: Educational Event Reservation Peter H. Rosen, Your event reservation has been approved! Your event ("Kid's" Culture Share) has been added to our event calendar and the reflector has been configured for your date. Please make note that due to bandwidth constraints we can only allow 15 CU-SeeMe connections per conference. This limitation will be changing in the near future! Please use the below information to access our reflector on your reserved date. Please let us know if your event is changed or cancelled so we can remove it from the calendar! Reflector Reservation Information --------------------------------- Reflector Domain: video.gsn.org Reflector IP Address: 199.106.67.100

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    Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 From: Lisa Jobson <ljobson@igc.org> To: "V.A.R.I.O.U.S." Subject: Re: Since you are a working with Kids and CU-SeeMe Peter, I've taken a look at the Creativity Cafe site and it looks wonderful! I will certainly pass word of your project to teachers and students across our network. Is there more information I should have beyond what is on the sites? We'd also love to get folks at the Creativity Cafe involved with global collaborations and community building through the I*EARN network. You might get a kick out of looking around our site a little, and I'll also put some information in the mail to you today. Best wishes with your work! Warmly, Lisa http://www.iearn.org/ I*EARN; Telecommunicating Youth Making A Difference
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    >From: "Stapleton, Chris (UIOA)" <chris.stapleton@unistudios.com> >To: "'peter@creativity.net'" >Cc: Outreach-s98@siggraph.org >Subject: SIGGRAPH Community Outreach--Important News >Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 > > Peter Rosen > V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media > 2263 Sacramento St. > San Francisco, CA 94115 > > >> Dear Peter Rosen, >> Congratulations, your proposal entitled "KidsCast for Peace; >> Solutions for a Better World" has been accepted by the Outreach Jury >> to be featured in the Community Outreach program at the SIGGRAPH 98 >> conference in Orlando, July 19-24, 1998. We are very excited about the >> submission and we hope this exhibit will be an important milestone in >> making Community Outreach a strong tradition with SIGGRAPH conferences >> well into the future. Information about your work will also be >> published in the new conference publication called Abstracts and >> Application Catalogue. >> > outreach_s98@siggraph.org > >> or via courier to: >> >> Anne Richardson > sigKIDS Co-Director >> 9549 Trulock Ct. >> Orlando, FL 32817 >> MORE KC#6 Kindling Messages

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    Kindling Messages For KidCast #5

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    "KidCast For Peace; Solutions For A Better World" Children Gather In CyberSpace To Assist Adults in Solving Global Issues On November 17, 1997, "KidCast For Peace; Solutions For A Better World" an Internet multicast, will enable a global gathering of "kids-of-all-ages" in schools, cybercafes, at home and in art centers to suggest how "the adults," can make this a happier, healthier, safer and more peaceful world. They will meet in real and virtual worlds to offer creative solutions to planetary problems. Instructions, documented sites, and the companies, individuals and organizations supporting this event can be found in KidCast Central (http://creativity.net/kidcast2.html), a "Peace Place" on the Internet. This fifth Netcast features analog and digital art, KidCast For Peace personal Web sites, VRML worlds and interactive jam sessions using instruments made from materials found in nature. Grab this kid-in-you opportunity to gather with kindred spirits in a Cyberspace Cu-SeeMe videoconference to help transform humanity's shortsightedness into opportunities for positive evolution. "The Internet and it's virtual communities offer fantastic new ways to tap into our creative potential and find collaborative solutions for personal and planetary ailments. 'KidCasting' empowers the Storytellers of the Next Millennium," says Peter Rosen--founder of V.A.R.I.O.U.S.; Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services, and executive coordinator of KidCast For Peace. The November event set the stage for this Earthday98 KidCast. Which in turn will point the energy toward the SigKids area of SIGGRAPH'98; an International Computer Graphics Convention in Orlando, Florida in July. A special KidCast there will be interactive TO THE MAX! Find the latest updates in Creativity Cafe's Community Forum. Have fun! Make some art! Share your Heart!! Those wishing to join us and make art LIVE on the spot at KidCast Creation Stations, may do so at "Creativity Cafe for a day:" on Maui and elsewhere, locations to be announced. Let your imagination run wild and begin now to express your visions of peace. Plan to build a personal KidCast Web Page and/or VRML World in time for our global gathering and videoconference on the Internet (send us the URL). The CU-SeeMe KidCast, will facilitate a global "Living Gallery" where participants hold up their art and interact with each other. We encourage local volunteers to step forward immediately to help with the organization where ever you are? Organize children in your area and guide their participation in our CU-SeeMe Netcast. To continue these exciting programs, V.A.R.I.O.U.S. relies upon generous community and corporate participation and sponsorship. To make a tax deductable donation or become a sponsor, contact: V.A.R.I.O.U.S., 2263 Sacramento St., #2 San Francisco, CA 94115 various@creativity.net. # # # #

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    ******** "KidCast For Peace" ******** is but one project of Visionary Artists' Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S.)(sm) (a not-for-profit, community benefit and educational association founded in 1980). We request your assistance to help us reach OUR GOAL; creating a network of "New Schools For the Next Millennium." Let's ground the vision of a network of Creativity Cafe's around the world that are live and cuberspace networking salons featuring educational entertainment and electronic cyber-theatre. A fun place where people gather for play and work; where creative people using the marriage of art and technology learn from each other and have a forum for showcasing and innovatively marketing their work, talents and skills. Since 1980 we have been creating demonstration physical environments and events where "Strangers, are just friends...who haven't yet met." Members of V.A.R.I.O.U.S. have created many physical demonstrations of Creativity Cafe's highly interactive environment and innovative networking salon in physical and virtual realityies. During the day CCs will serve as a:
  • Combination CyberPlay Space and Creativity Camp for kids and their families
  • Venue for artists to create, perform and market their work, and enable exciting corporate presentations and trainings
  • Digital Storytelling Parlor
  • Communications and cultural resource center that fosters global community and Neighborhood unity.
  • Gathering place for the curious as well as those on the cutting edge of art and technology
  • Environment for healthy libation, facilitated networking, and random schmoozing.
  • ...and much much more. We are developing CREATIVITY.COM to offer economic support of the creative soul, searching for right livelyhood, especially in the United States (which falls far short of Europe's support of talented and creative people).

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    In the evening, Creativity Cafe (and associated networks) transform into Location Based Entertainment emporiums offering

  • Interactive theater experiences mixing live performance with state-of-the-art digital technology
  • A forum for spontaineous group interaction with art and performace being the catalyst
  • A broadcast venue designed to multicast with other cyber cafes, performance sites, and homes connected to the internet.
  • Dancing to live and recored music accompanied by large screen projections of visual art provided by audience members for realtime cooperative control and manipulation

    Creativity Cafe is being launched in San Francisco and elsewhere. We exist in cyberspace and touch down frequently in physical reality. We invite your participation in both CC's business and creative expansion. It is the desire of those affiliated with CCs to further the role creative people can play using the latest technology (metal based and human based) for personal evolution and environmental benefit. Explore other areas of Creativity Cafe in our resource center:
    http://creativity.net/resources.html .

  • Address inquiries and requests for sponsorship (KidCast) and investment (Creativity Cafe) oppportunities to: V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media 2263 Sacramento Street #2 San Francisco, CA 94115 415.776.0821 various@creativity.net

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    Be sure to visit the I3 KidCast For Peace Cyberatium Site; a work in progress.


    Creativity Cafe's "KidCast For Peace; Solutions For A Better World"
    is a project of
    Visionary Artists' Resources Including Other Unique Services
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    Facilitating the expression of artists...
    ...using technology for Humanity
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