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“The Web is made of Lego:” Campus Party press round-up

Here’s a round-up of press coverage from Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman’s keynote presentation at Campus Party in Brazil:

Mozilla Webmaker wants you to help build the internet

Gizmodo, Daniel Junqueira

‘Web is made from Lego’, said Mozilla Foundation director

Mozilla Foundation Director wants you to make contente to the web

“Deal with internet codes can be as easy as camp”, said Mozilla director

#CampusParty2013: Firefox Big Boss wants programing included in basic education

“Fight for an open internet “, Mozilla director requests

Internet should be like Lego, said director of Mozilla

Digital education is gateway to 21 century, said director of Mozilla

Mozilla Director asks for a more active participation of users in the internet

Director of Mozilla Foundation talks on mobile system

Mozilla Foundation wants you make content to the web

Mozilla: users should program and remix on the internet

Mozilla executive poses with fox and keynotes at Campus Party

Mozilla Director asks for a more active participation of users in the internet

Mozilla Ignite launch at White House makes headlines

Last week’s launch of Mozilla Ignite made headlines. Here’s a round-up of press coverage, plus video of Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman’s announcement at the White House.

Fast Company

Building The Next Internet, 250 Times Faster

“Developers in 25 cities are getting a playdate with GENI, an ultra-fast broadband sandbox, with the goal of building apps that push beyond the limits of today’s Net.”


White House Launches ‘US Ignite’ For Next-Gen Broadband & Apps, Partners With Mozilla For $500k Competition

The challenge is currently in its first stage, which invites you to submit ideas for what you would do with a 1 Gbps network. The focus here is on education, healthcare, emergency preparedness, public safety, advanced manufacturing and clean energy and transportation. The best ideas will be rewarded with a total of $15,000 in prizes.


US starts Ignite project to support high-speed applications

The new US Ignite Partnership will create a national network of communities and campuses with ultra-fast broadband services at up to 1Gbps. This network will become a test-bed for designing and deploying next-generation applications to support national priorities areas such as education, healthcare, energy, and advanced manufacturing.

WebPro News

Mozilla And National Science Foundation Unite For Mozilla Ignite

Mozilla is probably the biggest proponent, outside of Google, of the power of the Web. They don’t believe in closed platforms or proprietary software. They believe in a future where everything is powered by a simple Web browser. To help advance that future, the non-profit is announcing a new contest.


Mozilla Launches Ignite Competition, Featuring Cash Prizes

In addition to the cash prizes, Mozilla Ignite is intended to bring together talented developers who can work in teams. A brainstorming round has already begun, and will last until August 23rd. Notably, Mozilla has also made clear that you don’t necessarily have to be a developer to participate in the brainstorming round. All you need is a good idea.


How Mozilla Wants To Help Ignite The Era Of High-Speed Broadband Internet

Fittingly, Mozilla, the nonprofit company behind the Firefox browser, is one of the major companies hoping to fuel the development of the new apps.

“Mozilla works to promote openness, opportunity and innovation on the Internet,” said Ryan Merkley, Mozilla’s chief operating officer, in an email to TPM. “The US Ignite program is a way for the public to directly contribute their skills and ideas to the future of the web. We believe it will drive innovation both through the apps that are created, but also through the investment in high speed infrastructure that benefits everyone.”

Digital Trends

White House, federal agencies and US industries team for ‘US Ignite’ program

Also onboard is Mozilla, which has launched its own Mozilla Ignite site, a collaboration with the National Science Foundation that’ll issue up to $500,000 in grant money to third party developers looking to devise and develop innovative apps.


White House aims to make internet ’90 percent cheaper’ to build, teams up with Mozilla for $500k competition

Mozilla has decided to team up with the foundation to offer up a $500,000 prize pot for developers looking to help create the “internet of the future”. The challenge aims on education, healthcare, public safety and other (admittedly broad) topics, with the top ideas capable of grabbing $15,000 from the prize fund.


Mozilla invites users to build “the internet of the future”

Mozilla and the US National Science Foundation have launched Mozilla Ignite, a web site that challenges “designers, developers and everyday people” to design web applications that will run on “the internet of the future”. The project is being supported by the White House and is part of the US Ignite initiative, which is an effort to research the implications of networks up to 250 times the speed of today’s internet.

Mozilla Foundation’s Mark Surman introducing the Mozilla Ignite Challenge at the White House:

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Mozilla Popcorn on BBC World Service

The BBC’s tech program “Click” interviewed Kat Cizek about her new interactive documentary, One Millionth Tower, and how she used open source technologies like WebGL and Mozilla Popcorn to make it unique. (Listen to the MP3 or OGG version.)

Showcasing open source through high-profile productions

It’s inspiring to see media like the BBC make the connection between new open source technologies and the new forms of storytelling they open up. The interview begins with the example of how high-profile productions like Toy Story and Avatar changed the culture and market of film by showing what new computer-generated imagery could do.

In the same way, productions like One Millionth Tower can showcase the birth of new “web-native” storytelling, built using the open web as its canvas.

This is exactly the theory of change Mozilla Popcorn began with when it started two years ago: showcase the power of open through high-profile productions that make other filmmakers take notice and say: “I want that!”

As guest Bill Thompson put it:

As someone familiar with the patterns of linear storytelling that you see in most documentary films, it’s great to see somebody breaking away from all those conventions and doing something for the first time that a lot of other filmmakers are going to look at and think: ‘we want to start telling stories in this way.’

Just as early web pages broke away from the linear news narrative in news stories, this is breaking away from the linear storytelling narrative in documentary film.

Listen to the full MP3 or OGG interview.