And today we were shown Colour Flight (1937) as part of the Film Archive presentation on Medianet – the programme they have to run local servers in local centres with local content – so machines in libraries and other places. A prototype will be set up in AUckland, Wellington and Dunedin, so we won’t be lucky enough to see it until after July 2009 – expressions of interest are being taken now.
The system uses playlists and there are hopes for public user accounts – this project focuses on community access and getting local content in local communities. Interesting stuff, but with costs. Pity Christchurch misses out.