[artinfo] video vortex jam this thursday 6-8

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Tue May 25 21:28:22 CEST 2021

Video Vortex Hybrid Event: Play, Pause and Reset

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 06:00 PM CEST - 08:00 CEST

To compensate for the real life events that we 
are all missing so much, the VideoVortex 
community gathers during a hybrid event that 
happens both online and in the courtyard of John 
Cabot University in Rome. Organized and hosted by 
Donatella Della Ratta and Albert Figurt (in Rome) 
and Andreas Treske and Geert Lovink (online), we 
will switch between a conversation robot, Zoom, a 
drone and the obligatory online video screening 
in an experimental setup that will try to beat 
the overall online fatigue.

What is online video today, fifteen years into 
its exponential growth? What started with amateur 
work of YouTube prosumers has spread to virtually 
all communication apps: an explosion in the 
culture of mobile sound and vision. Now, in the 
age of the smart phone, video accompanies, 
informs, moves, and distracts us. Are you 
addicted yet? Look into that tiny camera, talk, 
move the phone, show us around - prove to others 
that you exist! Founded in 2007 by the Amsterdam 
Institute of Network Cultures, Video Vortex is a 
lively network of artists, activists, coders, 
curators, critics, and researchers that deals 
with all the facets of both politics 
and aesthetics of online video.

Virtual on Zoom: 

Patrick Lichty, Moderator/Respondent Geert Lovink

Aras Özgün, Moderator/Respondent Andreas Treske

Follow the event on YouTube and take part in our live chat

After the two hour session we want to continue 
playing video. Share with us your favorite 
playlists, your must sees Š If you want to join 
the video jam session, contact Geert or Donatella 
via the known channels.

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