Geert Lovink on Sat, 24 May 2008 20:37:17 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Video Vortex 3 Ankara Edition - Call for participation

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 exhibition.

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 

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 
and online aesthetics.

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 Ozgün 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

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