We hit the ground running on Thurs. evening attending a reception, tour and keynote speech at the Internet Archive. If you haven't heard of this non-profit you should definitely check them out as they have FREE, fascinating and helpful research tools. They are building a digital library and other cultural artifacts, such as TV news programs, in digital forms. After we had a wonderful guided tour from the Director of the Television Archive, Roger MacDonald, we heard the conference keynote speech from the founders of Twinrocker, Kathryn and Howard Clark. Their slide presentation detailing their beginnings in San Francisco and on to the founding of their studio in Indiana was inspirational. They ended their talk with one of Kathryn's favorite quotes, "You can't fail if you don't quit." What excellent and truthful advice! The following gallery of photos is from our evening at the Internet Archive.
Below are a few photos of our quick excursions out to Muir Woods and Golden Gate before heading back to Portland on Sunday. We so enjoyed putting faces to names in the real world, and had a wonderful experience attending our first conference. We've come back to our studio with a renewed sense of purpose and percolating ideas.