<videovortex> Video Vortex 3 program, 9-11 October Ankara

Sabine Niederer sabine at networkcultures.org
Fri Sep 26 17:24:22 CEST 2008

Video Vortex 3 Ankara

On October 9-11 2008, Bilkent University Department of Communication  
and Design, in cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures,  
will organise the 3rd Video Vortex event in Ankara, Turkey. Video  
Vortex 3 Ankara Edition will feature a two-day international  
conference, evening program, live performances and new media art  

As video is becoming a significant form of personal media on the  
internet, this conference and new media event aims to examine the key  
issues that are emerging around the independent production and  
distribution of online video. We are witnessing the merging of  
television and the Internet at an unprecedented speed. Video Vortex 3  
Ankara Edition, similar to the former Video Vortex conferences, will  
contextualize the latest developments through presenting continuities  
and discontinuities in the artistic, activist and mainstream  
perspective of the last few decades. Unlike the way online video  
presents itself as the latest and greatest, there are long threads to  
be woven into the history of visual art, cinema and documentary  
production. The rise of the database as the dominant form of storing  
and accessing cultural artifacts, has a rich tradition that still  
needs to be explored. How will we navigate through continuous  
expanding spaces of moving images? Will there be a technological  
paradigm shift, and how will this shift be narrated? What responses do  
are artists, activists, filmmakers and media producers have to the  
dynamic and controversial world of online video? How are institutions,  
groups and individuals coping with the potentialities of freely  
distributed video content?

Video Vortex 3 Ankara Edition is an extension of the broader Video  
Vortex project by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam.  
Video Vortex Ankara is a follow-up to the Amsterdam conference, held  
in January 2008, and the Brussels conference, held in October 2007. It  
aims to continue and deepen the debates, while bringing together a  
wide range of scholars, artists and curators as well as lawyers,  
producers and engineers.


Conference Program:

Thursday October 9

10.00 – 12.00  Workshop: Open Collaborative Mapping/OLPC Project  
(Marcus Schall)

14.00 – 16.00  Video Art Screenings

Friday October 10

9.30 – 12.00 Workshop: Video Blogging (Michael Verdi)

13.30          Doors open, coffee and tea

14.00         Welcome
Andreas Treske, Head of Department of Communication and Design

14.15 – 16.30 Opening Session: Political Economy
Moderator: Sabine Niederer
Aras Özgün
Dominic Pettman
Kylie Jarret

16.30         Coffee, tea

16.45         Video Vortex Reader Launch (Sabine Niederer)

17.00         Video Screening (Vera Tollmann, “Always on your  

18.30          Exhibition + Reception

21.00         COMD 10th Anniversary Party

Saturday October 11

10.00 - 12.00 Participatory Culture

Michael Liegl

Martin Koplin

Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 15.00 Online-Video and Blogging

Michael Verdi
Sarah Késenne

Başak Şenova

15.00 - 15.15 Coffee, tea

15.15 - 17.15  Art Online

Moderator: Mehmet Şıray

Brittany Shoot

Gülsen Bal

Dan Oki

17.15 – 17.30 Coffee, tea

17.30 – 18.15 YouTube and Censorship: Turkish Case

Mehmet Ali Köksal

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