Andreas Treske: Video Theory, published by Transcript Verlag

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Video Theory: Online Video Aesthetics or the Afterlife of Video

Video is a part of everyday life, comparable to driving a car or taking a shower. It is nearly omnipresent, available on demand and attached to nearby anything, anywhere. Online Video became something vital and independent. With all the video created by the cameras around us, constantly uploading, sharing, linking, and relating, a blue ocean is covering our planet, an ocean of video. What might look as bluish noise and dust from the far outside, might embed beautiful and fascinating living scapes of moving images, objects constantly changing, re-arranging, assembling, evolving, collapsing, but never disappearing, a real cinema.

Andreas Treske describes and theorizes these objects formerly named video, their forms, behaviours and properties.

Treske’s Network Notebook The Inner Life of Video Spheres is still available for download in PDF here.