Geert Lovink on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:56:34 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> videovortex xii, malta, september 27-28, 2019

first announcement: videovortex xii, malta, september 27-28, 2019.
soon more on <>.

possible topics:
- drone aesthetics
- videocultures on the social media platforms: instagram, snapchat
- online aesthetics in the age of 5g and mobile 4k
- streaming video & streaming platforms
- automated filmmaking, algorithmic filmmaking, bots, online video &
- videofication of the web
- selfies -> animation -> videos
- aerial imagery (drones / satellites)
- wiki loves monuments
- artificial intelligence (ai) prediction of moving image
- locative media with beacons
- look at the film industry in relation to the politics of video vortex
- heritage & immersive spaces
- digital preservation (archives / curating)
- involve malta film commission, see: <>
- involve heritage malta, see: <>
- currently working on the inquisitor's palace augmented reality
project, see: <>
- working on wonders of the world as a google card board tour, see also: <>

there will be a seperate exhibition (from early september to late october
2019, exact dates tba), curated in partnership between spazju kreattiv
and video vortex, to be held in the gallery spaces of spazju kreattiv
( <>), particularly to enable malta-based
participants to engage significantly with the conference delegates' work
before and after the conference.

if you want to get involved, contribute to the conference, exhibition or
screening program, please send a proposal to adman hadzi:
we aim at putting together a conference comittee towards the end of the year.

provisional program committee:
adnan hadzi (department of digital arts, university of malta)
toni sant (spazju kreattiv, malta)
andreas treske (department of communication and design, ?.d. bilkent
university, ankara)
geert lovink (institute of network cultures, amsterdam)

all the best,
geert, andreas, toni, adnan


background of videovortex

videovortex is a network of video makers, geeks, activists, artists and
research that work on the politics and aesthetics of online vode. it was
established in 2007 by the institute of network cultures in amsterdam.
video technology has radically altered the way in which we produce,
consume and circulate images, influencing the aesthetics and
possibilities of moving image cultures, as well as yielding a rich body
of scholarship across various disciplines. given its ease of access and
use, video has historically been aligned with media activism and
collaborative work. video is driving social media and the web. it is
dominating the internet of things. cameras causing breakdowns in
networks. online video became lifelike.

rapidly changing technological formats implicate the urgent need to
engage with practices of archiving and curation, modes of collaboration
& political mobilisation, as well as fresh comprehensions of the
subject-spectator, actors & networks constituted by contemporary video
and digital cultures.

we are interested in the sharing of propositions, research,
speculations, video and film work that responds to current debates in
film, video, media, networks, and game theory, while being particularly
attentive to the implications that technologies of live video, virtual
reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence have for the
future of video & media cultures.

films & curated screening programmes:

filmmakers and video artists are invited to submit work that addresses
the themes and concepts outlined here. curators are invited to propose
short screening programmes of up to 3 hours that showcase video/film in
response to the themes outlined.

workshop proposals:

we invite video practitioners, artists, researchers, scientists, content
producers and theorists to submit proposals for workshops that explore
critical making as a mode of critique and inquiry. we are particularly
interested in hearing from those working with virtual or augmented
reality. if you are proposing a workshop, please indicate costs for
materials, as these will have to be built in separately as registration
fees. all workshop organisers will have to make their own arrangements
for materials required.

panel discussions:

we seek proposals for 2.00 hr panels and round tables including a
maximum of three papers of 30 mins each, along with a chair, who may
also present a paper.

individual papers & lecture-performances:

we welcome suggestions for individual paper presentations addressing any
of the topics outlined in the call, as well as proposals for
lecture-performances that play with the standard academic form of

previous events:

videovortex #1: brussels, belgium, october 2007
videovortex #2: amsterdam, the netherlands, january 2008
videovortex #3: ankara, turkey, october 2008
videovortex #4: split, croatia, october 2009
videovortex #5: brussels, belgium, november 2009
videovortex #6: amsterdam, the netherlands, march 2011
videovortex #7: yogyakarta, indonesia, july 2011
videovortex #8: zagreb, croatia, may 2012
videovortex #9: l?neburg, germany, february 2013
videovortex #10: istanbul, turkey, september 2014
videovortex #11: kochi, india, february 2017

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