ad:tech Paris: Sitting Down with Robin Sloan
Last week at ad:tech Paris I got to hang out with VP-Strategy Robin Sloan of Current TV. We built rapport over Extremely Important Stuff: why the universe needs Battlestar Galactica, how you (or, well, I) can't get a good burrito in Paris, and whether the talking space ship in Flight of the Navigator would look as cool today as it did when we were weebies.
Anyway, at some point I randomly said, "Can I take video of you talking?" or something to that effect, and he was all, "Cool," and by some strange juju I managed to catch him saying some pretty agreeable stuff about the media industry: what it needs (in the context of the perfect conference) and where it's headed.
I should explain why I was laughing so hard in the first few seconds. Sloan mentioned earlier that he had an interview with the host of a French web TV show, and he asked some of the better questions he's ever been posed. Among them was this question about constructing the perfect conference.
I don't think Sloan expected me to rip it wholesale, but I was planning to from moment 1.