Posts Tagged: vv#6
Joining the Online Video Conversation? The Presence of Institutional Actors on YouTube
By Geert Faber The second day of the Video Vortex conference at Trouw in Amsterdam. In the seventh session Patrícia Dias da Silva, a PhD Fellow in Social Sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, talks about how YouTube has been embraced by European institutional actors, and how YouTube is reaching out [...]
Photos from Video Vortex 6
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Ben Moskowitz: Video of the Open Web, Not Just on the Open Web
By Serena Westra The second speaker of the Platforms, Standards & the Trouble with Translation Civil Rights session is Ben Moskowitz. For the second time in a year, the first time was in November for the Ecommons conference, he came all the way from the USA to join us. Moskowitz works for the Mozilla Foundation [...]
Dr. Michael Strangelove – “Any Moment Will be a Youtube Moment”
In his talk on the cultural value of amateur video, the author, scholar and artist Michael Strangelove explained how amateur productions will gain greater value due to their potential of challenging the meaning of things, their subvertion of capitalist modes of production and their use by individuals as tools for self-representation of the world.
It’s not a Dynamic Database… It’s a Dead Collection? [Temporarily Unavailable]
By Geert Faber The second day of the Video Vortex conference started with the session ‘It’s not a dead collection, it’s a dynamic database’ covering a next phase of digitalizing and distributing video archives. The first presentation of the day is from Mél Hogan who talks about the rise and fall of three large online video [...]
Vito Campanelli and the Memetic Contagion of Aestheticized Objects
Vito Campanelli's presentation of his own Web Aesthetics. How Digital Media Affect Culture and Society (published by NAi) was one of the few theoretical ones in a very visual and demo-ridden Video Vortex edition. In his work, the Italian scholar reduces important phenomena like social and peer-to-peer networks to their historical premises, laying the foundations for an organic aesthetic theory of digital media. His intervention outlined his conceptual framework, providing the common denominator to the examples analyzed in the book.
Dagan Cohen and Upload Cinema: Taking YouTube to the Big Screen
By Nicola Bozzi Upload Cinema is a monthly video spree that quite literally takes the most valuable YouTube gems to the big screen. That is, the not-so-big one of the Uitkijk, the smallest and coziest movie theater in Amsterdam. Dutch creative director Dagan Cohen and cinema programmer Barbara de Wijn started the initiative because they [...]
Online Video Aesthetics: Florian Schneider talks about the Open Source Documentary
By Catalina Iorga German filmmaker, media artist and activist Florian Schneider ambitiously set out to present a mission statement for a novel type of documentary, the open source mode, and launched into a highly theoretical and somewhat cryptic talk that contained a few guidelines on how this transition can be made, but lacked any clear [...]
Evan Roth: Freedom, Art & Gifs
Artist Evan Roth received a degree in architecture from University of Maryland and a MFA from the Communication, Design and Technology school at Parsons The New School for Design. His work focuses on tools of empowerment, open source and popular culture. Roth describes his own work as a middle zone between open source and pop [...]
Andrew Clay – YouTube: Make Money While Escaping Death
A media theorist and lecturer at Leicester's De Montfort University, Andrew Clay has been investigating online video for some time. As an opener of the sixth edition of Video Vortex, his intervention explored YouTube and effectively went a bit beyond, as the Reader tagline suggests. The British theorist raised several compelling questions about the popular video sharing platform, inspiring the audience to ask quite a few questions at the end. In particular, his analysis of the top YouTubers - the ones who got rich by putting serial sketches online and engaging the community - took stock of the YouTube experience so far, focusing on the blurrier and blurrier distinction between amateurs and professionals.