I just got back from Split, Croatia where I talked on a panel about Online Video Narratives at the Video Vortex 4, a conference organized by the Institute for Networked Culture. The conference was a packed series of papers and presentations revolving around video and the internet. It as organized by Dan Oki from Split. The dicussions and the papers were excellent and wide ranging. There were also screenings of work related to how the internet is shaping current video production.
The speakers included: Perry Bard, Natalie Bookchin, Maarten Brinkerink, Vito Campanelli, David Clark, Dagan Cohen, Cym and the Aethernauts, Alejandro Duque, Albert Figurt, Stefan Heidenreich, Jasmina Kallay, Sarah Késsene, Lev Manovich, Dalibor Martinis, Gabriel Menotti, Ana Peraica, Valentina Rao, Shelly Silver, Jan Simons, Amir Soltani, Antanas Stancius, Evelin Stermitz, David Teh, Vera Tollmann, Andreas Treske, Saša Vojković, Nenad Vukušić Sebastijan, Linda Wallace, Paul Wiersbinski, Kuros Yalpani, Emile Zile.
I talked about ‘88 Constellations’, ‘Meanwhile’, and ‘A is for Apple’ as examples of my approach to narrative as informed by the search engine and random features of internet technology.
After the festival Dan Oki organized a boat trip to the islands off the coast of Split which was fantastic! We swam, ate, drank, and wandered around ancient towns in the islands off the coast of Croatia.