This is so what I want to do with my life! Create festivals, concerts, films, and plays that bring people together to create and inspire! Check it out! So cool!

If I could mix www.ted.com with www.pangeaday.org with www.ovationtv.com, I would be STOKED!

Ok… So how do I do this? That is the next step, I suppose!

XO,
Allison

Add yours Comments – 27

  • Denise

    on August 5, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    So.. Whats stopping you Allison…DO THAT SHIT!! haha.. I like TED.com i go there all the time. Never came across the others but iv been looking at them and they seem pretty fucking cool πŸ˜‰

  • taylor nikole

    on August 5, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    dude then do it!
    you’re already doing a great job now
    then website has been doing so well
    i feel so honored to be apart of this community where I can express myself and my opinions and not be afraid to…
    and also just have fun in the process…
    you’ve really worked wonders with this site!
    It will continue to grow… and eventually it will be everything you want it to be and more…
    just like most people said to your last blog…
    sometimes things don’t turn out the way you expected them…
    sometimes they turn out even bigger and better… πŸ™‚
    It’s truly amazing this community you have put together.. and seeing it progress has been totally awesome!
    I’m glad I stopped by here and participated in everything you have put on this site πŸ™‚

    ohh wow it was amazing.. my new acting coach is amazing!
    She had me break down a script… and answer questions and guess the characters feelings.. and got more into depth than i would have ever thought possible…
    You had to look at objective and motivation.. it was truly well amazing..
    just a little insight πŸ™‚
    nightt

    <3 taylor nikole

  • taylor nikole

    on August 5, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    haha and as for how you do it…
    you ask questions.. lotsa lotsa questions…
    about what you want to do exactly.. from the people who know
    πŸ™‚
    who better to hear it from?
    anddd… just keep doing what you’re doing.. because it seems to be working πŸ™‚
    We’re here to support you!

  • David Hayes

    on August 6, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Here’s how you do it: Like the collage at the top of the new site design, you bring the elements together in one place. By finding the good things that have special meaning to you on the internet and posting the links in one place, you have already done what you stated as your goal. Why duplicate what exists when you can promote what’s already out there? It’s like the people that are mining YouTube for new talent. There is a lot of material out there. As you find it, save the link and add a description of why it meant so much to you.

    One of my Father’s favorite illustrations of the principle of using what you have is a story explaining Christian revivals and their purpose. During WWII, there was rationing in the US. One of the things that was rationed was sugar. A waitress at a diner was constantly asked by customers to cheat the rationing rules by giving just a little more sugar than she was supposed to. After sticking her neck out for her regulars, she would notice something as she collected the coffee cups to wash them – un-dissolved sugar at the bottom of the cups. She had broken the rules for nothing. So, after that, when someone pleaded with her for more sugar, she would tell them to “stir up what you’ve got.” So the purpose of the revival was to stir up what was already inside the people. But that’s off point. What is on point is that we have a wealth of material on the web that even search engines can’t help us find … because often we don’t know what would delight us until we stumble upon it … or someone else stumbles and calls our attention to it. I would have NEVER searched for “big stoic French guy personifying the wind in a commercial promoting alternative energy.” Yet, that video was a welcome addition to my life experience.

    So … the next recommendation for a section on this site would be “Allison’s Net Pix.”

  • Ivy

    on August 6, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Bloody genius!! Brilliant sites Allison!!!

    Have you seen “My first Crush”, “Sweet Dreams” & “Sticky Notes?” (www.pangeaday.org) (under FILMS) Thumbs up! (including toes! πŸ™‚ ha.ha.

    Such talented people. My brother is an artist (drawing and photography stuff) and I wish I have even 1/4 of his god given gift. So far, I can only do 1 cartoon character…ME!

    I love art…passionate about it. I wish I could express it through different kinds of mediums. But Im crap! Oh, I can sing! Does this count? πŸ˜‰

    So, Allison’s TO DO LIST:
    Create festivals, concerts, films, and plays that bring people together to create and inspire!

    Well, you sure bring people together here! So, well done YOU!…

    ..One step at a time…with your passion for art, film, & people Im sure you’d be able to do all things you’ve mentioned!

    Plus, we’re all here behind you! πŸ˜‰

    Have a good day!
    Tah,
    Ivy

    “…bring people together”

  • Mikael

    on August 6, 2008 at 2:00 am

    This has been done. I think its time for people to learn about the problems. I have talked with oh so many Activists that dosent have a clue about the cause. Its time for us to learn. I mean how can they be sure there destroying the earth when they don’t know why or how. I think have a big con with people from both sides not a debate, but real lectures.

  • Gaia

    on August 6, 2008 at 2:13 am

    You’re the best! I adore your temperamental and the view you have about life πŸ˜€ I’m like you! That site is awsome!!!

  • The Friday Philosopher

    on August 6, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Allison, I think you’re going to need a bigger server! πŸ™‚

    The website would not be a problem, I’m a sole trading web designer and if I could do it, Prestige would have no problem.

    The problems would come if you actually plan to organise events for the various topics on the new site. I would say that you might not have the time to spend hunting for venues, or organising security or any of the ten thousand seeming insignificant jobs it takes to host an event; and unless you intend to employ people to do it for you, there’s not that many options left!

    I of course would not waste your time by posting a message if I didn’t have an idea! This community you have created is growing bigger and bigger. Every day I notice a new name has posted a comment, my idea involves using the contacts that are already in abundance on this site! Now I can’t confirm the involvement of anybody else who visits this site, but just think about it. Imagine if you needed to create an event in my area, or that of anybody else willing to help, rather than you organise it, or pay people to do it for you, we can do it.

    Nobody knows our home towns better than we do! So we volunteer to help when its needed, you post the request on the site, all who are able and willing can respond, your people contact those they believe can help, give them a list of what they need, then we report back with the results. This may seem like a strange idea, and I don’t know, everyone might think it is, but not only will it save time and money, you will already involve the community of where ever it is you need to hold the event, and to top it all off, you can charge a nominal fee for entry so that you can cover any overheads, and then the profit can be donated to charities or research organisations relating to the themes on TED.com.

    I know this is only a brief description and it may not make any sense but I think this could really work if everyone else is willing to join in. As a post of yours confirmed a few weeks ago, you already have all of our support, why not use it!

    If you need more info if I haven’t explained myself well enough please feel free to email me.

    Friday

  • me Rachel

    on August 6, 2008 at 5:10 am

    So you want to combine all of these websites? I would make one big super cool web site of your own with all the things that you love about the other web sites,just make it your own. I say go for it. It does sound hard to start thought,but hey what isn’t.

  • Jennifer

    on August 6, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Great websites Allison. I stuck them in my favorites so I can check them out more later. So you want to mix all three websites together huh,well I bet the wonderful Tabby can do it for you. =)

  • Lydia

    on August 6, 2008 at 7:16 am

    I can understand your enthusiasm. I’d love to be involved in putting together musical, art and film events that bring people together, give joy and inspiration.

    Gather as much information and help as you can and go for it! I’m sure you’ll do a great job because you’re so passionated about this. As with everything else that you do, you’ll put your heart and soul into this. Good luck and please keep us posted.

  • viviane

    on August 6, 2008 at 7:20 am

    I Allison! πŸ™‚
    these sites are very cool! I did not know!
    you want to combine the 3? I can not look at this help you, I am very poor and do not understand much of how to create sites! but I am sure you go make sure!

    kisses … Love πŸ˜‰ viviane – Brazil

  • Aubrey

    on August 6, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Those are really cool! You’re off to a terrific start too Allison! You’ve already built a wonderful, friendly community right here and I feel so honored to be here and be able to express my feelings and opinions. I love your site and I love everything you put together.

    SO GO DO IT!!!!!

    We’ll be here to support you every step of the way. GO ALLISON!! This project, and just this idea, is amazing!

    Good Luck Allison!

    – Aubrey

  • Gilles Belanger

    on August 6, 2008 at 8:05 am

    you should go for it allison do what makes ya happy. i like the second site more its pretty cool

    Gilles πŸ™‚ xo

  • Vegas911

    on August 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    I agree with Friday, you could always put the word out on allisonmack.com, you never know who is reading…..it may be the person who is ABLE to help you with this endevor…..keep that open mind of your just that….open to all possibilities!! You strike me as a go getter……… so go get it!!!

  • Tom

    on August 6, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    i think that it’s a awesome idea to combine these 3 websites into one.

  • David Hayes

    on August 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Hmmm. If UI could merge any three websites … which ones would I merge. Surprisingly for me, I don’t have any fast and ready answers for this one. So I’ll settle for this one — a merger of a small scale publishing site for getting people’s creativity in print, a personal website used to express creativity and a site dedicated to supplying professional dancers with what they need. It’s not that I want to encourage personal expression or support the arts, I just like the idea of a site called LuLuMuMuTuTu.com.

  • Brittany

    on August 6, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Hey Allison, I checked out the three sites and I think creating music, fesivals, movies, concerts, plays,etc, are definetly your calling. I believe you have the full potential and wisdom of creativity to do this and I entirely encourage you to do so. You’ll find a way to pull these sites together I know you will. You’ve already done an amazing job with your site now and it makes me feel at Allison Mack’s home and community. I’ve never seen someone pull their fans into a place where they can share their feelings, thoughts and ideas. And COMMUNICATE with them!!! That’s the best part! I swear if I met you I think I’d faint and then cry. Well happy thinking! Brittany πŸ˜€

  • Lexie

    on August 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I think it’s awesome that you allow us to be one of your sounding boards for these amazing and innovative ideas! The things you could accomplish in this lifetime are innumerable and entirely possible! Go for it! We’ll be here supporting you and hopefully inspiring you to whatever comes next in this grand endeavor.

  • Carol UK

    on August 6, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Wow, Allison!
    You certainly think big – that’s a mind-blowingly huge ambition. I definitely think you have the skills and passion to do it but a project like that would take years to organise and a huge amount of energy and staying power, and you’d need loads of contacts. There’s no doubt in my mind that you could do it, as long as you’re seeing it as a long term aim. I reckon the next step might be to try out some of the ideas on a smaller scale, using contacts you have now; artists, writers, philosophical thinkers and performers you know, with the technical knowhow of people like Tabby to reach the worldwide Internet audience. Then you could learn from the experience to work towards something on a much bigger scale.
    Go for it – inspire the world!
    Carol x

  • Timothy P. McGee

    on August 6, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Dear Allison,
    I may be able to help you out. I host concerts all of the time as benefits for diabetic research. Maybe you’d like to help out so you can see what goes into planning events like this. I have one coming up in January in Pennsylvania. E-mail me if you’d like more information.

    Sincerely yours,
    Timothy P. McGee

    P.S. I am willing to help you get your start at any cost if you’d like some help.

  • Krystal

    on August 6, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these websites. I found an amazing clip on School Killing Creativity. I fight the battle for the arts everyday as a middle school band director. Sometimes it feels like an endless ocean that is going to overpower and drown me. It is heartbreaking how arts are put lowest on the totem poll of learning. I love how the speaker in the clip said that if you really look at the focus in education, what we are really trying to do is to live totally out of our heads and slightly to one side of it. Math is SO emphasized that kids who don’t excell in it feel inadequate. Even if they are amazingly creative in one way or another. It is sad. It is nice to know that there are others out there fighting to restore the importance of creativity and the arts to education. I feel so alone sometimes.

  • Dick B

    on August 7, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Thank you much for the websites. The are more than I expected and I am sure that I have just begun to plumb their depths.

  • Dick B

    on August 7, 2008 at 2:17 am

    On a much ligher note for enjoyment you might want to try Guy Fieri’s “Diners Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network.

  • greencard

    on August 8, 2008 at 9:06 am

    it looks like a nice site, thanks..

  • BaronMango

    on August 8, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Hmm… Also, excuse the big words:
    Ted is innovation.
    Pangea is event-based cultural diffusion.
    ovation is stream-based cultural diffusion.

    What is the combination of all three that isn’t already done by one?

    I think I’m seeing something like a periodic, locally small set of get-together thingies shared via web,with an emphasis on interesting things you’ve done recently.

    Or perhaps you invert the scheme; let the web drive the content for the real life – essentially, have a entire convention online, stretched out to last long periods of time, with local events to showcase and meet up.

    Or, to put it as a contrast –
    TedCon is about how-to with big, inspirationl things.
    Pangea is about global, large-culture connectivity
    Ovation is about made content

    You (we?) want
    Small (person-doable), inspirational how-to.
    Small (my family, my town, your family, your town) cultural sharing.
    Yet-to-be-made content, or how-I-made content.

    I dunno. Does feel like there’s a niche there to hit, but it’s elusive.

    Aha!
    Net organized gatherings at which you make & do, then share via the net. Gamers get together for LAN parties; I’ve known programmers who get together for coding parties (and produced damn useful things!), so maybe you’re looking at fostering artistic (or multidisciplinary) versions of the above… Flash mob to paint a mural, anyone?

  • Erik

    on August 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Another great project is The 1 Second Film. It’s a collaborative project in which anyone can be a film producer for $1 and it gives its proceeds to the Global Fund for Women. Check it out at http://www.1secondfilm.com