Slouching Towards Total Video Immersion

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NOTE: I’VE SET UP A FLASH VERSION OF THIS TALK HERE. DON’T BOTHER TRYING TO DOWNLOAD THE QUICKTIME VERSION I DESCRIBED IN THIS POST.

Recently I gave the Discovery Lecture at Carleton University in Ottawa, in which I talked about new developments in evolutionary biology. They sent me a DVD of the talk, and I got a lunatic notion in my head that I would figure out how to get all Web Two-Point-O-Ee and post the lecture online. They told me to go ahead as long as I put a watermark on. Ever eager to waste time, I slowly figured out how to do that on QuickTime. Then I uploaded it to blip.tv, because they let you post big files. But that’s where my superduper tech acumen falls apart, because for some mysterious reason the site won’t convert it into a sleek, embeddable Flash format. If you don’t mind the somewhat less sleek QuickTime, here’s the talk.

(If anybody wants to teach this tech cub a lesson or two on how to do this sort of thing, I’m all ears.)