The Video Vortex program kicked of with an event in Brussels on October 5 2007, at Argos. The event, titled Video Vortex: Responses to YouTube, included a seminar with presentations by: Geert Lovink (Introduction), Lev Manovich, Adrian Miles, Tomas Rawlings & Ana Kronschnabel, Peter Horvath, Simon Ruschmeyer, Peter Westenberg, Keith Sanborn and Johan Grimonprez, and was moderated by Sabine Niederer. The programme was curated by Stoffel Debuysere. The Masters of Media blogged the event at http://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl. Pics taken by Rosa Menkman can be found on the Video Vortex Flickr page.
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