Florian Cramer reflects on the new online movie genre of bokeh porn referring to the shallow depth of field cinema aesthetic now seen in “amateur” movies created with DSLR cameras. It comes from “the Japanese word boke (暈け or ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji (ボケ味), the “blur quality”.” (Wikipedia) The bokeh is no… Read more Video Vortex: Florian Cramer “Bokeh is a form of visual fetishism, it is not avant-garde but porn”
Photos made for the Institute of Network Cultures for the Video Vortex event. View the whole Video Vortex photo set on Flickr.
Photos made for the Institute of Network Cultures. These pictures may not be used without explicit permission. Complete Video Vortex photo set at Flickr. 18 -19 January 2008 International Conference PostCS 11, Oosterdokskade 3-5, Amsterdam The Video Vortex conference is organized by the Institute of Network Cultures, in collaboration with Argos Brussels and the Netherlands… Read more Photos Video Vortex
The following post is a combination of a transcription of Manovich’s keynote and my own notes and commentary. Introduction by Geert Lovink Online video is renegotiating its (problematic) relationship with cinema. It deals with cinematographic principles versus the principles of the online age. We cannot directly transfer the cinematographic principles into the online age as… Read more Lev Manovich on User Generated Content @ Video Vortex