How did 30 Hour Day come into being? Why are we willing to do this? Shawn Levy at The Oregonian took the time to sit down with the co-founders Mike “Doc Normal” Gebhardt, Cami Kaos, and Rick Turoczy to get their take on the spectacle that is 30 Hour Day.
Think of 30 Hour Day as yesterday mashing up with tomorrow.
On the one hand, you have a telethon, as old-school an entertainment event as you can conjure.
On the other hand, you have a day-and-a-quarter of live streaming media sent out from Portland to an audience watching in on computers, smart phones, and iPads all around the world.
The organizers put it this way: “Think Jerry Lewis meets YouTube — only better.”
So why are we doing this? Read Shawn’s observations on 30 Hour Day.