It seemed that anyyone even-remotely associated with New York’s new media resurgence was in Tribeca last night at the Flavorpill-hosted New York debut of Wired editor Chris Anderson‘s Long Tail. Anderson, who you could call the Al Gore of new media, ripped through a PowerPoint presentation that was simulcast throughout Tribeca Cinemas. Talking Head David Byrne who never met a PowerPoint he didn’t like was there. Gawker Media’s Nick Denton whose recent moves seem to indicate he’s trying not to slide anywhere near the long end of the tail was there too.
And if the pre-hype is any indication, Anderson’s book which praises the “Who needs blockbusters?” power of niche is going to be one.
Also in attendance:
Denton’s no. 2, Gawker Media managing editor Lockhart Steele; New York Times columnist Warren St. John; Nerve.com’s Rufus Griscom; AdAge‘s Nat Ives; Flavorpill’s Mark Mangan and Sascha Lewis, editor Jake Tapper; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Cindi Stivers; Ex-Condé Net’s James Truman; ex-MTVi executive Nick Butterworth; Dealbreaker’s Elizabeth Spiers; Time Inc.’s Scott Mowbray; and plenty more.
Byrne was rumored to perform in some capacity, but we left during the Brazilian Girls set.