Paradigm and syntagm

I came across ‘paradigm and syntagm’ in (Manovich 2001, pp.202-05) and then recently read this analysis in recent paper ‘Remembering Bogle Chandler: an exploration of new media’s storytelling potential’on an interactive docuumentary Remembering Bogle Chandler produced by the author Young. ( I decided to note it here for more thinking some time in the future? Read more about Paradigm and syntagm[…]

List Poetry

At Visible Evidence XIX, Bettina Frankham’s presentation provided some inspiration around the use of ‘lists’ in documentary practice. Frankham’s References: Ardenne, P., Beausse, P. & Goumarre, L. L999, Contemporary practices : art as experience, Editions Dis Voir, Paris. Belknap, R.E. 2004, The list: the uses and pleasures of cataloguing, Yale University Press, New Haven. Bos, Read more about List Poetry[…]

Watching YouTube tagging

Found this in my inbox sent by email from Dr Strangelove who has a blog called ‘Watching YouTube’ on which he has collated over 270 academic articles on the video-sharing website. Included in this bibliography is a list of articles on tagging and taxonomy subjects related to YouTube. From the bibliography list: Taxonomy/Search/Tagging Crane, Riley, Read more about Watching YouTube tagging[…]

Towards Open and Dynamic Archives

The ‘Towards Open and Dynamic Archives‘ is project that Stoffel Debuysere. The traditional functioning of audiovisual archives is being completely reshaped by today’s technological advancements. The expansion of fast broadband networks and the availability of software, hardware and recording equipment have broken down the barriers to the production and distribution of audiovisual content. Large quantities Read more about Towards Open and Dynamic Archives[…]

links for 2008-08-22

Automatic image annotation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A wikipedia reference for thinkng about the process of anotating video clips. (tags: videodefunct tagging annotation taxonomy) Participatory Media Literacy / Participatory Media Literacy This wiki-based curriculum combines texts that address the social, political, economic, cultural aspects of participatory media with practical instructions in the use of Read more about links for 2008-08-22[…]

Sphinx-4 (open source)

This application Sphinx-4 came up in discussions about tagging and annotating video content on the fly. Sphinx-4 is a state-of-the-art speech recognition system written entirely in the JavaTM programming language. It was created via a joint collaboration between the Sphinx group at Carnegie Mellon University, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), and Hewlett Read more about Sphinx-4 (open source)[…]

XML XMedia Lab (Melbourne)

It was a busy 3 days attending the XML Media Lab in Melbourne “DIY TV”: Video, UGC, Mobile and IP TV content and services conference on the Friday and workshopping the Videodefunct (VD) project in the Lab over the weekend. I have taken a number of notes from the conference keynote speakers which I plan Read more about XML XMedia Lab (Melbourne)[…]

Archive references

Today, I had a moment to read the introductory essay ‘Archive Fever: Photography Between History and the Monument’, by Okwui Enwezor in the book Okwui Enwezor, ‘Archive Fever, Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art’, International Center of Photography:New York, Steidl: Gottingen, 2008. The aim is not to produce a theory of the archive but Read more about Archive references[…]

database narratives

One perspective from the mediamatic website titled Select and Combine, The Rise of Database Narratives Database narrative refers to narratives whose structure exposes or thematizes the dual processes of selection and combination that lie at the heart of all stories, Kinder explains, particular data – characters, images, sounds, events – are selected from a series Read more about database narratives[…]