This is it: Summer, great weather, the Olympics, and #MetaBeers returning shortly. This month we’ll be in another new location, the Crown Tavern on Clerkenwell Green. In July we talked about live events, then we had the only metadata pub quiz with floral prizes, some seriously spicy mexi-cali food, and drinks including many pints of ice cold pilsner, poured from our own tap. Just what the doctor ordered on a day where the thermometer barely dipped below 30 degrees.
The next date for your diary (as advertised in our newsletter) is Wednesday 16 August from 6:30pm for a 7pm start. We’ll be talking about the Olympics, and what we can learn from them for other event TV. Join us!
#MetaBeers are our monthly get together with colleagues, friends, partners, and likeminded folks. They are spoken in plain English, and are a fun night out where we all expand our views as we consume the best ales and finger foods an English pub has to offer.
In August TV has been dominated by the Olympics, those 2 weeks in every 4 years where a significant part of the world comes together to watch live a set of mostly otherwise minority sports. #MetaBeers is right in the middle of it. We’ll watch some, talk some, and discuss what can be learned for the other 206 weeks of each 4 year Olympic cycle. Tell us your view…
We’re putting the finishing touches to our schedule. Here’s the plan for the evening, so far:
- chris — olympics!
- rita — how (intensely) I live the olympics
- romain — the olympics, in catchup
- dragos — athletes superstitions
- martins — why the olympics aren’t for me?
- thomas — an uninterested person’s journey to the olympics, via way of google’s ui
- chris — olympics: the second dimension
- mirona — olympic immersion
- …and finally adamm — for the one and only metadata pub quiz, with prizes
how does it work?
You sign up to #MetaBeers, RSVP the invite, and come along with all the +1s you like. We prepare talks, buy pints & treats, then we all gather round and make merry. We’re having as many 5 minute talks as needed to cover the theme, but never more than 1 hour. If you’d like a spot (this month, in May, etc.) on the running order, do get in touch*.
back in july: live content
This is all follows on from July where we talked about live tv. Whether on TV or on a phone, whether it’s a huge global event or your friends doing something interesting, there’s a power to watching something that’s happening right now… Here’s the evening in tweets:
Live event video remains v popular, and loads of orgs are getting involved. I argued broadcast TV is still the gold standard #MetaBeers ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) July 20, 2016
And that's it. Sharing platters are arriving, and it's almost time for our famous metadata pub quiz. We're back Aug 17 #MetaBeers ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) July 20, 2016
next time: what about september?
In September we’ll talk about the immersive power of TV shows that feel like movies. Mad Men, Sherlock and True Detective come to mind.
and in october?
Looking further into the future, in October, as winter approaches, we’ll discuss what makes the perfect TV series.
But that’s still a way away. For now, please do join us on Wednesday, August 17th.
Updated: a few times 15-17 AUgust, to add to the schedule.