Web 2.0 Snacks

September 2, 2008 at 4:21 am (Uncategorized)

I am feeling very keen to play with some vidding toys at the moment. This is something I have been meaning to do all along as part of the 52 Acts project, but have been avoiding it due to the time commitment required. A few3 things have come my way today that are telling me the time for vid play is near.

Firstly, Tama writes on his eLearning Blog about the work of his Digital Media students, where they were asked to produce a 3 minute video as a discussion of video in an online context. I thought this video, Something Old, Something New, was particularly clever work:

*edited to add: for some reason this blog and the embed code are not getting along, so if you would like to see the work you’ll have to follow the link to Tama’s blog*

And if you follow the link to Tama’s blog you will see several other works worth taking a look at. I find the works made for this assignment particularly interesting because they directly address the way the internet is evolving into its own medium and how it is more than just ‘clickable books/TV/pictures’. I think the ultra-short film is something quite idiosyncratic to the internet, and it is interesting to see how the old technology of video has adapted to reflect the new desire for rapid consumption of bite sized pieces of information and entertainment.

Another tasty bit of vidding that came my way this morning was the Buffy/Spike/Faith songvid Creep, which is available for download here at the vid creators LiveJournal. Absolutely beautiful piece of work–elegantly edited and absolutely spot on character analysis. I just loved it, I had chills the whole way through, and shivers on top of those chills.

The third thing that made me think it might be vidding time was a call for entries into the Victorian Digital Fringe festival, though I can’t find anywhere on the site a closing date for entries nor a statement of who is eligible to submit (e.g. is it limited to Victorian residents?), so it may not be something I actively participate in, but it is still very cool to know that such a thing exists!

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Act 21

August 5, 2008 at 11:11 am (Uncategorized)

Doll Icons

icon dolls 1

A few weeks ago Sabbitha commented on my LiveJournal asking if I would like to contribute to the Totem, Dolls With Souls, exhibition in September–which excited me greatly. Following on from Act 20’s exploration in to the common yet curious tradition of taking portraits (and often self-portraits) of women’s bodies as discrete disembodied pieces–effectively dismembering them with the camera lens–I chose to explore this phenomenon further , making 3D journal icon representations using 100x100mm boxes (representing the standard 100×100 pixels of blog/journal icons) and found dolls. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Meme is Born – 52 Something

January 5, 2008 at 11:36 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

Earlier this week I started my 1 year weekly art project 52 Acts, a few days later I saw that a friend was embarking on a very similar journey. This got me thinking about what a great format the 52 somethings style project really is, it is productive, scalable (you can aim large or small), ambitious yet achievable. And so I officially lay down the challenge. Think of 52 somethings that you would like to get done next year and share them with us on your blog – as is the usual meme thing cut and paste the italic text onto your blog and begin!

52 Something
Choose something you would really like to do on a weekly basis and commit to sharing it with your friends or the world on your blog. There is no limit to what you can choose, it just needs to be something you are passionate about. 52 reviews, 52 drabbles, 52 photos, 52 environmentally friendly life changes, 52 short stories, 52 haiku, 52 tours of your town. 52 of anything you would really like to do for the next year. Cut and paste this text into your blog and begin! Please tag your entries with “52 something”.

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Kevin 007

October 13, 2007 at 12:09 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Kevin Rudd and supporters have had a fair bit of media attention with their Kevin 07 t-shirts, but everytime I here the ‘Kevin 07’ tag line this is how I imagine his t-shirts:

Kevin007

c’mon, I know you were all thinking it 🙂

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