500 people singing and dancing to Numa Numa in the City Theatre of Amsterdam

Last night the Canon of YouTube was presented at the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. Barbara de Wijn and Dagan Cohen (founders of Upload Cinema) asked 25¬†internet experts (including yours truly) to send in their top 10 YouTube videos. An important selection criterium was that the videos had to be internet native; the videos have to be… Read more 500 people singing and dancing to Numa Numa in the City Theatre of Amsterdam

YouTube Canon, Internet as Stage: Celebrating five years of YouTube

Youtube is near celebrating its fifth anniversary1 In it’s early days YouTube looked rather plain but a few months later, in June 2005, “Your Digital Video Repository” added the famous Upload Your Videos link. In celebration of five years of YouTube videos, Dragan Cohen from Upload Cinema, asked tens of new media specialists to send… Read more YouTube Canon, Internet as Stage: Celebrating five years of YouTube

Photos Video Vortex

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

Lev Manovich on User Generated Content @ 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