<videovortex> update on VV4 Split and beyond
geert at desk.nl
Wed Apr 22 10:10:17 CEST 2009
Dear Videovortex networkers!
Videovortex 4 is in a month from now. The preparations for the program
are more or less done and it looks like a very exciting line up!
If you are thinking of coming, let us know. Dan Oki is the festival
director and coordinator in Split: danoki at xs4all.nl.
The Videovortex reader came out in October 2008, a year after
VideoVortex 1 in Brussels in October 2007. Number 2 happened here in
Amsterdam (January 2008) and the third edition in Ankara (October
2008). To have number 4 already in May 2009, in the wonderful Croatian
coastal town of Split is pretty amazing. It shows us that the field
of online video is very dynamic and that there is very active,
critical involvement of artists, theorists, programmers and activists
in this area.
The Videovortex reader has recently been reprinted (total circulation
now: 3000). We might consider to produce a second Videovortex reader
but, in part, this also depends on how the Videovortex research
network will further develop. We would like to discuss this on this
list. How do you see Videovortex as a project? Has it been too much
old school, depending on a mailinglist, conferences and publications?
Will additional layers of exchange on Web 2.0 platform add anything
and reach other audiences?
Where and when should Videovortex 5 happen? Or Videovortex 6 for that
matter... When should we start producing a second reader?
At Wintecamp in March, here in Amsterdam (www.networkcultures.org/wintercamp)
we discussed how networks can become more sustainable. Soon the
outcomes of this largest INC event so far will become available. Would
it make sense to turn the loose Videovortex community into what we
call an 'organized network'? Would it make sense, for instance, to
create an editorial board for Videovortex as a whole?
This and other things we would like to discuss in Split, and, if
possible, make some decision there.
All the best,
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