Interactive Documentary Conference, 2012

Interactive documentary event, i-Docs 2012, Digital Cultures Research Centre (http://dcrc.org.uk) Looks at tagging, locative and HTML5 video. Names to add to my word cloud ‘web-docs, cross-media docs, cross-platform docs, locative docs, docu-games, installations, digital performative docs…’.From the about on the website: This is a space for people that want to know more about interactive documentaries Read more about Interactive Documentary Conference, 2012[…]

a soft book on software studies

Nate just sent me Lev’s latest book Software Takes Command which you can downoad as pdf or doc. It is licensed under CC and the book takes on some of the characteristics of software (from the opening page): One of the advantages of online distribution which I can control is that I don’t have to Read more about a soft book on software studies[…]

design and cinema crossover

A conference that explores the intersection between design and cinema: …while interrogating the place of design disciplines within cinema. The attention drawn by this conference showed the necessity of evaluating the knowledge that existed in the intersection of these two disciplines. The theme for the 2008 conference: Theoretical studies have become more and more interested Read more about design and cinema crossover[…]

environmental portraiture – film/video

I had chat with AD about environmental portraiture as a concept of practice within cinema theory. He put me onto some great references: John Smith (Regeneration?) Article – On the Street where You Live: The Films of John Smith by Adrian Danks http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/03/29/john_smith.htm Film/Video John Smith, Lost Sound Stan Brakhage, The Child’s Garden and the Read more about environmental portraiture – film/video[…]

narrative as an "event"

A recent book reference from the videovortex list: NARRATIVITY: HOW VISUAL ARTS, CINEMA AND LITERATURE ARE TELLING THE WORLD TODAY , Ed by: DIS VOIR René Audet, Claude Romano, Laurence Dreyfus, Carl Therrien, Hugues Marchal translated by Paul Buck & Catherine Petit To tackle the question of narration in its ruptures and mutations in an Read more about narrative as an "event"[…]