Video Vortex 3 Ankara Edition - Call for participation
On October 10-11 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?
Themes of Video Vortex 3 Ankara Edition will be: Navigating the
database, p2p, art online, visual art, innovative art, participatory
culture, social networking, political economy, collaboration and new
production models, censorship & YouTube, collective memory, cinematic
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. At present, the organizers are in contact
with Geoffrey Bowker, Donato Totaro, Jaromil, Steve Wilson, Vera
Tollmann, Basak Senova, Angela Melitopoulos, Aras Ozg?n and Michael
Verdi, just to name a few.
We are currently finalizing the program and aim to start press release
at the end of May. To keep up with our progress, please see
as well as the Video Vortex discussion list. Information about
subscription to this list can be found at
. The Video Vortex 3 Ankara Edition website and blog, containing the
latest information, will be online soon.
For inquiries regarding participation, contribution or submission of
related works, please contact Andreas Treske at treske(a)bilkent.edu.tr.
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