Institute of Network Cultures (INC), Amsterdam Video Vortex website
In collaboration with Geert Lovink and Sabine Niederer at the Institute of Network Cultures (INC), Amsterdam, along with Vera Tollman in Berlin, we researched and conceived ‘Video Vortex’ (INC 2006) as a platform for the critique of online video that culminated in a number of conferences and published readers. I came up with the Video Vortex title, in response to YouTube being a type of void, a ‘black hole’ of endless video content.
I helped facilitate and research the first major Video Vortex conference in Amsterdam (2008). Conferences have been held in VV1# Brussels (2007), VV2# Amsterdam (2008), VV3# Ankara, Turkey (2008), VV4#Split, Croatia (2009), VV5# Atomium, Brussels (2009), VV6# Amsterdam (2011), VV7# Yogyakarta Indonesia (2011), VV8# Zagreb, Croatia, Video Vortex 9# Lüneburg, Germany and Istanbul 10# BAU GALATA (2014).
Video Vortex #9 (2013) Lüneburg, Germany call for contributions.
Video Vortex #8 Split, Croatia (2012) call for contributions
Video Vortex #7 documentation, Jokjakarta, Indonesia (2011)
Video Vortex #6, Amsterdam March, 2011
Video Vortex #6 video documentation 2011 Amsterdam
Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube a book which brings together outcomes from the the Video Vortex forums, conferences and exhibitions staged from the end of 2007 into 2008.
Video Vortex #2 Conference : January 18 – 19 2008, Amsterdam
A reader is currently in the process of being produced as a publication post the event.
The videovortex mailing list is still open for discussion.
A summary of the what the conference was about.
Links to documentation:
Amsterdam Conference, Master of Media blog posts
Masters students from Amsterdam University have documented some of the sessions:
Lev Manovich on User Generated Content @ Video Vortex
Deleuze vs. YouTube: Adrian Miles @ Video Vortex
Tomas Rawlings and Ana Kronschnabl @ Video Vortex
The Artist Moving (through) the Web @ Video Vortex
Truth, meaning and Peter Horvath @ Video Vortex