Well, as I've indicated, things have "become complicated" with the work situation. While I'm still consulting with the same group that I've been working with over the past six months, they officially cut off a significant portion of what we'd been doing. Fortunately (for me) the part that's being re-focused on is the area for which I was specifically responsible, so the odds of my continuing with that (and even getting a full-time gig if and when the financing comes through) are good.
However, I was contacted by the production company that had been the main force behind the "talk show" (and other in-house creations) that we'd been doing, and had been cut in the latest changes, to see if I could perform the same social media and communications roles for the new project they were spinning out of this ... HyperLocal Chicago Live.
Unlike its predecessor, this is not a scripted show, and it's back to being live-streamed to the web, only this time directly into FaceBook. And it's four hours long. This is more like a 2-person radio show than the "talk show" format before, but done with a live audience and in video.
We're still defining my role (I was "live Tweeting" it tonight), but it looks to involve Social Media, P.R., and a significant slug of web development. Heck, I might even get on camera a bit.
Anyway, the shots up there were from tonight's inaugural show at the Globe Cafe & Bar in Evanston's Hotel Orrington, right by the Northwestern campus. Don't you love that "SL" sticker (like the European country tags)? That laptop's a hand-me-down from when I was working in Second Life ... always get a kick when I see it.