VideoVortex XII will take place in Malta on September 27-28, 2019. There is currently a call for contributions published by the Institute of Network Cultures.
VideoVortex is a network of video makers, geeks, activists, artists and research that work on the politics and aesthetics of online video. The initiative 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 mobilization, as well as fresh comprehensions of the subject-spectator, actors & networks constituted by contemporary video and digital cultures.
More information can be found on the Institute of Network Cultures website.