Kenyatta Cheese, who’s been involved in the world of democratized video since before most of us had even considered it, has also contributed heavily to the development and ongoing production of Rocketboom (Tilzy.TV Page), which is credited by so many as an inspiration for distributing video on the open internet. I had the pleasure of catching up with Kenyatta at the Rocketboom office.
Prior to his full-time gig at Rocketboom, Kenyatta worked at Eyebeam, an organization that provides tools for digital research and experimentation. He also started a site called Unmediated, which covered developments in online media but was apparently ahead of its time. Kenyatta’s experience in this space is obvious, not only through his influence on Rocketboom, but in his insights on the process of creation. His apparent fascination with empowerment through “the means of production and distribution” is, itself, inspiring.
This is a powerful transformation that’s just barely emerged, and I get the sense that Kenyatta’s just happy to witness it.