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.