<videovortex> Just Out:Videoblogging Before YouTube by Trine Bjørkmann Berry
Michael at Strangelove.com
Thu Jun 21 15:07:35 CEST 2018
The first time I downloaded a video from the Internet was 1994. A clip
of an animation, a spaceship! The details are documented in my How to
Advertise on the Internet text (1994).
Ahh, the heady days of Usenet newsgroups ucb.digital-video,
comp.multimedia, an alt.binaries.multimedia. Also MBONE video
conferencing in 1994 at the blistering speed of 15 frames per second.
On 21/06/2018 8:53 AM, Geert Lovink wrote:
> Dear Video Vortex members,
> /the Institute of Network Cultures is proud to present Videoblogging
> Before YouTube/ by Trine Bjørkmann Berry, *Theory on Demand #27.* The
> book is available in pdf, epub, and print-on-demand here:
> An important hallmark in the research into online video,
> /Videoblogging Before YouTube/ offers a cultural history of online
> video, focusing on the critical moment when the internet moved from
> being a mostly textual medium to a truly multimedia one. Through a
> close analysis of the early videoblogging community and their creative
> practices, Trine Bjørkmann Berry argues that early in the new
> millennium a new cultural-technical media hybrid emerged. which
> created innovative media forms that have been highly influential on
> YouTube and other audio-visual media forms such as film and
> television. Through an ethnographically-informed approach to the
> cultural history of the videoblogging community, the book examines
> their practices, which were mostly small-scale, self-funded and
> bottom-up, and truly experimental. The aesthetic, technical form and
> content of short-form digital film was an important predecessor to,
> and anticipator of, our current media ecology.
> Trine Bjørkmann Berry is a writer and academic whose research is at
> the intersection of film theory, digital media and digital
> vernaculars, with particular emphasis on video and the
> internet. Bjørkmann Berry is a visiting researcher at the University
> of Sussex. She publishes on online video, digital culture and
> aesthetics. Her new research examines the history and practices of the
> video essay.
> Cover design: Katja van Stiphout. Design: Rosie Underwood. EPUB
> development: Rosie Underwood. Print on Demand. Publisher: Institute of
> Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2018. ISBN: 978-94-92302-22-9.
> Published under a Creative Commons license; download your free copy
> here or order a print edition via Lulu:
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