Max Headroom : The original video podcaster?

Steve Garfield and KossoSteve and CarolIt was great to meet up with Steve Garfield and Carol the other evening, here in Boston. We went for dinner then off out to see Monty Python's Spamalot at the Colonial Theatre, which was a hilarious musical based around the story of the 'Holy Grail' movie. [The Colonial Theatre might be having a bit of disruption now, since being situated right next to where the crane accident happened the other day]

Steve Garfield IS Max Headroom 2.0I was telling Steve how his video podcasting /citizen journalist efforts remind me of Max Headroom. For those of you that have never seen the movie, I suggest you do. The character played by Matt Frewer was a video/tv journalist, operating as a one man band, in constant direct-feed contact with his producers, roaming around investigating stories with just him and his camera. The character was investigating 'blipverts' and the explosive effects they had on viewers when he had an accident and hit a Max Headroom sign in a car park. It was the last thing he could remember. In the film, they managed to communicate with a catatonic Frewer by plumbing his psyche into a computer. Hence the animated character was born.

Steve Garfield IS Max Headroom 2.0 😉

2 Responses to “Max Headroom : The original video podcaster?”


  1. 1 Insuance February 20, 2007 at 2:46 am

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Who is this ‘kosso’ anyway?

I am a 'Createc'. A creative technologist, entrepreneur/ hacker/ geek. Worked on building things on the web for over 12 years.

Used to work at BBC News interactive and created the publishing and delivery systems for video news to get distributed on huge screens in major railway stations around the country.

I left the BBC to become CTO / sole-lead architect/developer at podcast.com for three years.

I have now left them to build a start up a new system called 'Phreadz', which is a 'Social Multimedia Conversation Network', integrating everything that is 'V.I.T.A.L' to us on the web. Video, Images, Text, Audio and Links.

I built the whole thing my myself. I programmed every line of code and positioned every pixel. I'm looking forward to attracting an hiring new members of the team to help me out! :)

There are currently over 1000 happy and helpful beta testers on the system so far and one client of a white-labelled solution.



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