Neil Sieling

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Neil Sieling "is a media arts curator, television producer, and media systems architect. He was the Executive Producer of Alive From Off Center, the experimental arts/television showcase on PBS. Recent consultancies include The Independent Television Service (ITVS); The Open Society Institute (affiliated with The Soros Foundations Network), and the POV series on PBS. He helped launch and program Link TV, a new public channel. Link TV (aka WorldLink TV) launched in 1999, and Sieling continues to license programming for the channel as well as doing strategic planning. He was the Executive Producer for the digitally animated documentary works Figures of Speech, by Bob Sabiston and Tommy Pallotta (Co-Creators of Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly).

"He completed a significant research project with The Rockefeller Foundation related to their past and future awards in the Digital Arts and also completed a feasibility study for the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations connected to the effort of understanding new creative practices in the performing and media arts in the 21st Century. He helped coordinate the Augmented Social Network (white paper that was commissioned by the Link Tank and continued that effort into work for the Interra Project. Interra intends to connect everyday economic decisions with people’s values via card-based transactional and membership systems. He was the co-convener for the Digital Independence Conference, held in San Francisco in 2001 and 2004, and authored a major study on DVD’s for National Video Resources. The text can be downloaded here.

"He is currently a founding member of a new company called Meta Qi (a.k.a. The Open Network) that intends to aggregate audiences for independent and public-minded media work, and is on the advisory board for Mass Roots, a new group that intends to develop tools that enable ordinary citizens to leverage their economic power to combat climate change and encourage more sustainable development." [1]

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  1. Neil Sieling, Center for Social Media, accessed December 1, 2007.