<videovortex> CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: VIDEO VORTEX 4 (Split, Croatia, 22-23 May 2009)

Sabine Niederer sabine at networkcultures.org
Tue Dec 2 12:01:02 CET 2008


On 22-23 May, 2009 the fourth edition of Video Vortex will take place  
in Split, Croatia. The Department of Film and Video at the Academy of  
Arts University of Split and Platforma 9.81 will organize the event,  
in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam.  
After previous events on online video and responses to YouTube in  
Brussels, Amsterdam and Ankara, this event will focus on the moving  
image on the Web.

We invite contributions for the following themes:

- Telepresence and Web Aesthetics
Video meets Web Aesthetics: how is the phenomenon of telepresence  
incorporated in various art forms, such as music, theater, visual  
arts, literature and cinema? What are underlying aesthetics in all of  
them and
what are specific interface contexts.

- Social Cinema
Has cinema found its way onto the Web? Did it change the essential  
features of cinema? What are the new possibilities of collaborative  
production? Does the future of Film museums and Cinematheques lie in the
on line cinematic databases?

- Architecture and Moving Image
Online video offers an immense database for the moving image to be  
displayed in urban public space.  What are the existing  
cinematographic visions of the future? (Think Blade Runner, Minority  
Report, Children of Men,etc.) Which visions can be directly  
implemented and which will remain film scenography?

- Video Sharing
Distribution, licensing, collaborative production, video hosting, What  
are the standards and alternatives for sharing, licensing and hosting  
moving images on the Web?

- Technology and politics of the moving image
Future of visual browsers. Control of moving image communication.  
Moving image production in relation to cultural, technological and  
political dominances. Open standards and codex politics. Surveillance  

- Literature and video online narrative
Narrative strategies on the web. From screenplay writing with hyper  
texts, broadcasted self and narrative avatars to collective narrative  
processes leading to web literature, tag based video narrativity,  
public journalism and performative real time literature.

Please send in a 500-word abstract and a short bio to Dan Oki (danoki at xs4all.nl 
) before February 5, 2009.

During the Video Vortex in Split we will present five cinema events:
1) upload cinema  2) mobile phone cinema  3) social cinema 4)  
cinematic data base  5) performative cinema

For further information on the previous Video Vortex editions, please  
see: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/videovortex/.
Also check out the Video Vortex reader:  Geert Lovink and Sabine  
Niederer (eds.), Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube, Amsterdam:  
Institute of Network Cultures,
2008. ISBN: 978-90-78146-05-6.  Available as a pdf on: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/portal/publications/inc-readers/videovortex/

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