Web 2.0 Studies // Critical Internet Theory

Image by David Holmes the missing attendee. I am in the middle of attending a master class with Geert Lovink at Melbourne University titled ‘Web 2.0 Studies // Critical Internet Theory’. The summary of the workshop: In relation to the current Internet, there is an obvious need to move beyond cultural studies approaches to fandom, Read more about Web 2.0 Studies // Critical Internet Theory[…]

facebook behind the scenes

This facebook article from the Guardian Unlimited was brought to my attention on a few lists, With friends like these… written by Tom Hodgkinson. (The Idler magazine) This article does an in-depth analysis on the people behind facebook and their philosophical-economic motivations. It made me realise that joining social media platforms like facebook is like Read more about facebook behind the scenes[…]

Video Art is a cat

Following is my immediate response to the opening presentation by Tom Sherman at the Video Vortex conference in Amsterdam. Vernacular Video: Nine Lives of Video Art. I made lots of notes as it was inspiring to see Tom speak in the flesh. In condensed form what interested me where these concepts, which could be developed Read more about Video Art is a cat[…]

Video Addiction

Video Addiction: A confession by Seth Keen, written for the Video Vortex conference (January 18-19-2008). “I don’t use YouTube much…” Video Vortex happened for me as a researcher and collaborator through my PhD research into online video practice that I started at RMIT University in Melbourne at the beginning of 2006. I was interested in Read more about Video Addiction[…]

vernacular video

These are some notes from a lecture I gave recently in Integrated Media (2007) on Tom Sherman’s article ‘vernacular video’. I used this quote as a starting point for discussion: Video in 2007 is not the exclusive medium of technicians or specialists or journalists or artists–it is the peoples’ medium. The potential of video as Read more about vernacular video[…]

myspace video and notes

Notes from the article, ‘The man who put teenagers lives online’, by Owen Gibson, Technology News, Guardian Weekly. Firstly, for my own research specifically the move to video and the number of uploads per day is phenomenal. Quote: MySpace can have a similar democratising effect in the world of short film with amateur film-makers building Read more about myspace video and notes[…]

Real time crisis

Presentation at Melbourne University on New Media and Journalism by BBC World’s Anchor, Nik Gowing, BBC World. About: BBC World is the BBC’s commercially funded international 24-hour news and information channel broadcasting around the world from its base at BBC Television Centre in London. Nik Gowing is a major news anchor, presenter and works for Read more about Real time crisis[…]