Video Vortex 9 submissions are due August 31.
VideoVortex #9 proposes that now is a time to re-engage with a ‘structural’ analysis of online-video culture. By calling for this re-engagement with structural questions and an analysis of ‘assemblages’, we point to the often loose forms of influence between components and processes each not fully determined by the other. Using this lens we do not aim to confine the analysis to particular theory brands (such as STS/ANT, Post-Marxist or Deleuzian approaches), we rather want to open up structural questions and to suggest a certain slicing.
Object-oriented approaches are as welcome as relational ones, critics as well as theorists and practitioners
From the overview of the event I noted these platforms to look into in more detail:
….videos get re-embedded and re-annotated in teaching platforms such as Sophie, Scalar and MediaThread, or in sub-curated diaries such as Facebook Timelines.
Mediathread is CCNMTL’s innovative, open-source platform for exploration, analysis, and organization of web-based multimedia content. Mediathread connects to a variety of image and video collections (such as YouTube, Flickr, library databases, and course libraries), enabling users to lift items out of these collections and into an analysis environment.