<videovortex> VideoChronic: Video Activism and Distribution in Indonesia

and and at engagemedia.org
Thu Dec 3 00:51:55 CET 2009


EngageMedia and Kunci Cultural Studies Center are pleased to announce 
the launch of Videochronic. This publication is the result of a 
collaborative research project charting how activists are engaging with 
video technologies in Indonesia, addressing some of the issues of 
technology-mediated social movements, and exploring the potential and 
limitations of online video distribution.

The past decade in Indonesia has seen a dramatic increase in the use of 
video as a social change tool by community, campaign and activist 
organisations. Access to the tools for producing and distributing video 
have become increasingly democratised over this period.

But how are video activists taking to using new video distribution 
technologies? Beyond the hype how are these tools being used on the 
ground? This research explores how social change video work is currently 
being distributed in Indonesia, from VCD to vodcasting, Creative Commons 
to Copyright, and considers how are activists might approach 
distribution in the future.

This 140 page book presents both English and Indonesian versions of the 
research as well as colour illustrations including a visualisation of 
the development of video activism and online video.

The research can be downloaded as PDF or hard copies may be ordered.

Full details at

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