[Air-L] CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Video Vortex Reader II
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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Video Vortex Reader II
In response to the increasing potential for video as a significant
form of personal media on the Internet, the Video Vortex program
examines key issues that are emerging around the independent
production and distribution of online video content. With the rise of
YouTube and alternative platforms, the moving image on the Internet
has become expansively more prominent and popular. As a wide range of
technologies is now broadly available, the potential of video as a
personal means of expression has reached a totally new dimension.
Following the success of the first Video Vortex reader (published late
2008, second edition, 4000 copies in total), recent Video Vortex
conferences in Ankara (Oct. 2008), Split (May 2009) and Brussels (Nov.
2009) have sparked a number of new insights, debates and conversations
regarding the politics, aesthetics, and artistic possibilities of
online video. Since these issues develop with the rapidly changing
landscape of online video and its use, we want to open up a space once
again for interested people to contribute to this critical
conversation in a second issue of the Video Vortex reader.
Taking its lead from the first reader, and based on the issues raised
at the latest three Video Vortex conferences, as well as recent
developments, possible topics include:
Theories of online video and Web cinema // Politics of online video //
YouTube and the state of contemporary visual culture // Database
aesthetics // Video art meets web aesthetics // Autonomous
participatory culture for art and activism // Artist engagement with
‘user-generated-content’ sites: content and architecture //
Changing modes of video distribution and what this means for artists
and activists // Open-source and open-content initiatives //
Alternatives to proprietary standards // Censorship and YouTube // The
ethics and politics of indigenous knowledge and online video // The
use of online video within government practices (election campaigning,
censorship etc.) // Democracy, citizen journalism and online video //
Social Cinema // Educational practices and online video in the
classroom // New and changing economic models // Google, YouTube and
the economics of online video // Commercial objectives imposed by mass
media on user-generated and video-sharing databases // Effect of
ubiquitous online video practice on cinema, television and video art.
Internet, visual culture and media scholars, researchers, artists,
curators, producers, lawyers, engineers, open-source and open-content
advocates, activists, Video Vortex conference participants, and others
to submit materials and proposals.
We welcome interviews, dialogues, essays and articles, images (b/w),
email exchanges, manifestos, with a max of 8,000 words. For scope and
style, take a look at the previous INC readers (Video Vortex Reader,
Urban Screens, Incommunicado Reader, MyCreativity Reader) and the
style guide at: http://www.networkcultures.org/_uploads/videovortex_styleguide.pdf
This publication is produced by the Institute of Network Cultures in
Amsterdam and will be launched early 2011.
DEADLINE: May 10, 2010
SEND CONTRIBUTIONS TO: rachel(at)networkcultures(dot)org
INC readers: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/portal/publications/inc-readers/
Or email: rachel(at)networkcultures(dot)org
ABOUT THE READER SERIES
The INC reader series are derived from conference contributions and
produced by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam. They are
available (for free) in print and pdf form on http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/portal/publications/inc-readers/
Previously published in this series:
INC Reader #5: Scott McQuire, Meredith Martin, and Sabine Niederer
(eds.), Urban Screens Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network
Cultures, 2009. The Urban Screens Reader is the first book to focus
entirely on the topic of urban screens. A collection of texts from
leading theorists, and a series of case studies that deal with
artists’ projects, and screen operators’ and curators’
experiences, offering a rich resource at the intersections between
digital media, cultural practices and urban space.
INC Reader #4: Geert Lovink and Sabine Niederer (eds.), Video Vortex
Reader: Responses to YouTube, Amsterdam: Institute of Network
The Video Vortex Reader is the first collection of critical texts to
deal with the rapidly emerging world of online video – from its
explosive rise in 2005 with YouTube, to its future as a significant
form of personal media.
INC Reader #3: Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter (eds.), MyCreativity
Reader: A Critique of Creative Industries, Amsterdam: Institute of
Network Cultures, 2007.
The MyCreativity Reader is a collection of critical research into the
creative industries. The material develops out of the MyCreativity
Convention on International Creative Industries Research held in
Amsterdam, November 2006 (no longer available in print; pdf online).
INC Reader #2: Katrien Jacobs, Marije Janssen and Matteo Pasquinelli
(eds.), C’Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of
Network Cultures, 2007.
C’lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader is an anthology that collects the
best material from two years of debate from The Art and Politics of
Netporn 2005 conference to the 2007 C’Lick Me festival (no longer
available in print; pdf online).
INC Reader #1: Geert Lovink and Soenke Zehle (eds.), Incommunicado
Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2005.
The Incommunicado Reader brings together papers written for the June
2005 event, and includes a CD-ROM of interviews with speakers (no
longer available in print; pdf online).
ABOUT VIDEO VORTEX EVENTS
Video Vortex V: Brussels, Belgium (November 20-21, 2009) was organized
by Cimatics festival 2009 in cooperation with the Institute of Network
Cultures in Amsterdam and supported by KASK (Faculty of Fine Arts,
University College Ghent) and the Center Leo Apostel (CLEA).
Video Vortex IV: Split, Croatia (May 22-23, 2009) was organized by The
Department of Film and Video at the Academy of Arts University of
Split and Platforma 9.81, in collaboration with the Institute of
Network Cultures in Amsterdam.
Video Vortex III: Ankara, Turkey (October 10-11, 2008) was organized
by Bilkent University Department of Communication and Design, in
cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures.
Planned Events: Video Vortex Budapest (Oct. 2010), Leicester,
Amsterdam (March 2011), Croatia (September 2011).
Rachel Somers Miles
Publications + Projects
Institute of Network Cultures
t: +31 (0)20 595 1865
f: +31 (0)20 595 1840
Office Hours: Tues, Weds, Thurs 9:30-17:30
rachel at networkcultures.org
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