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Video Vortex 5 report

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments · video vortex

The ‘Full video report of Video Vortex V’ on the Climatics Platform/Brussels Video Vortex V was held at the Atomium in Brussels

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GRC feedback notes

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments · PhD

Following is notes from the verbal feedback given by the GRC panel of Laurene Vaughan, Adrian Miles, Jeremy Yuille and Linda Daley. The quotes are taken from the panel and an audio record of the feedback and have not been assigned to any particular person. Theory with a small ‘t’ and propositions My understanding of […]

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Web 2.0 Studies // Critical Internet Theory

December 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · internet

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, […]

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facebook behind the scenes

February 4th, 2008 · No Comments · video vortex

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 […]

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technical pleasure

January 31st, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In responding to a comment today I realised there is a “tension I believe that we work with as larger entities aim to simplify things to get a mass user base while the alternative-independent media community and artists work on more personal control which comes with more technical skills.” With this in mind I was […]

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Video Art is a cat

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · video vortex

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 […]

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Video Addiction

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments · video vortex, YouTube

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 […]

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vernacular video

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments · design

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 […]

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myspace video and notes

October 5th, 2007 · No Comments · references, YouTube

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 […]

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Real time crisis

October 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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 […]

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www ethics (future video)

October 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

An article in NYT titled by Adam Cohen titled “Why the Democratic Ethic of the World Wide Web May Be About to End” which references video: Consider online video, which depends on the availability of higher-speed connections. Internet users can now watch channels, like BBC World, that are not available on their own cable systems, […]

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It is not film it is video

October 5th, 2007 · No Comments · references

I enjoyed Tom Sherman’s (Spring 2005) articles on video in the Canadian Art Magazine. His frustration with the video being called film brought a smile. In the article ‘Video No Film’, he states: Fuck film. The dead ideas of film are being heaped onto video, Cinematic history is like a ball and chain. Video, as […]

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