Where Documentary meets Web 3.0

I’m working on a proposal for a project that experiments with the Semantic Web and just came across Kate Ray‘s informative, witty documentary on the subject. It’s an engaging overview featuring key players,… Continue reading

An Evening at UnionDocs

It was good to revisit UnionDocs in Brooklyn, last Sunday, to take part in a panel on Global Perspectives in Digital Media . I was talking about Video Nation‘s work abroad during the 1990s,… Continue reading

The Creative Internet

Google Labs have just released a round up of 106 noteworthy online projects – The Creative Internet. It’s a treasure trove and a great resource – looking across genres and themes – Audio,… Continue reading

Sunflower Seeds

There’s lots of coverage today of the new installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. The Chinese artist Ai WeiWei has covered the hall floor with 10 million porcelain sunflower seeds that have been hand made and… Continue reading

One Day on Earth

Today sees the filming of a global collaborative project; One Day on Earth, which the organisers are describing as the “largest participatory media event in history”.  It’s hot on the heels of Life in a… Continue reading

The Open Video Conference

Having worked in TV and then for a decade in “new” media I’ve felt acutely aware of inhabiting distinct cultures in my professional life. It’s perhaps been most apparent when I’ve been involved… Continue reading

Storytelling

Gosh, there’s a buzz about transmedia storytelling at the moment. It seems like some kind of tipping point’s been reached in terms of a recognition of just how significant non-linear storytelling is going… Continue reading

Web Made Movies

John Grierson provided an enduring definition of documentary as the “creative treatment of actuality”. In the twenty first century, actuality encompasses all the data the web has to offer. Some artists – perhaps… Continue reading

Arcade Fire

Since my recent post about The Johnny Cash Project, its director Chris Milk has followed that up with the launch this week of another very interesting participatory piece, a collaboration with Google Creative Labs… Continue reading

The Johnny Cash Project

In the latest in a series of works exploring crowdsourcing, American artist Aaron Koblin, with director Chris Milk, has created a lovely collaborative piece – a collective portrait of musician Johnny Cash. The Johnny Cash… Continue reading