Re: VJTheory book - Call for participation

Posted by JustA Pixy | Wed Jul 6th 2005 12:08 p.m.

Hi Ana!
On behalf of the AVit retreat 2005, we would certainly like to be a part of this project.
I have worked with Lara, and know Paul, and know of their commintment to exploring this subject.

The AVit retreat conscept has elements of what you seek!
We are in the process of compiling "collaborative" works, accomplished @ this years AVit Retreat 2005.

Where and What do we as a 'Collaborative Project' (AVit Retreat 2005) need to do to get started?

Great idea BTW mate!

cheers

Pixy

Ana Carvalho wrote:

> VJ Theory
> Philosophy and cultural theory of vjing and realtime interaction
>
> Keywords; narrative, philosophy, psychoanalysis, cultural theory,
> ephemeral, performance, technology, aesthetics, politics, ethics,
> realtime processing, collaboration, integrating media.
>
> During AVIT UK 05 there was a fantastic level of debate based on both
> the theory and practice of VJing and realtime interactive
> installations and the questions those practices rise.
>
> Paul and Lara have been organizing Narrative Lab, a program of
> lectures, screenings, performances and projects as a major strand
> since of AVITUK since 2003. The group has been seeking to encourage
> debate, spark new work arising from theory and facilitate
> collaboration examining the territories of narrative. Over the last
> two years the narrative Lab has hosted lectures on hypertextuality,
> meta narratives, psychogeography, screen aesthetics, structuralism,
> process methodologies and various production techniques.
>
> These theoretical debates have now expanded across many of the other
> sessions. What became apparent was the lack of written texts which
> attempt to deal with these questions which involves everybody's
> practice.
> With this in mind we propose to gather a collection of articles and
> essays which begins to deal with these new media debates.
>
> We see this volume as paralleling the early anthologies of film
> criticism, such as 'Movies and Methods' by Bill Nichols, containing a
> broad range of analytical perspectives relating to the new medium.
>
>
>
>
> This is an invitation to submit a short synopsis, propose an article
> or ideas to be published as a book.
>
> Please send it to the following e-mail address:
> vjtheory@yahoo.co.uk
>
>
>
>
> Here are some suggested areas, please feel free to suggest your own:
>
> 1- Narrative and hyper narrative
> + The cultural position of narrative
> + Meaning in narrative
> + Narrative Structures
> + New narrative
> + Cognitive process and discourseNarrative Practice
>
> 2- Ethics
> + Copyright and "copyleft" (the creative commons open source software
> and gnu licensing)
> + Cross cultural appropriation of imagery themes and content (sources
> for video and other visual assets and it's relation to the social)
> + Commercial sponsorship and market flooding
>
> 3- Real time processing and the problem of the "now"
> + Problem of the 'real' and the problem of the "now"
> + Internet realtime data
>
> 4- Collaboration and rhizomic relations
> + Vj <> Dj/ Network collaborations
>
> 5- Philosophical and cultural perspectives including
> + Phenomenology
> + Language and the body
> + Schizoanalysis
> + Semiology
> + Feminist analysis
> + Deleuzian movementImage Habermas and the relationships with cinema
> and theatre
>
> 6- Interaction
> + Public/ work interaction (how much should the interaction be
> apparent to the user of an installation for example)
> + Vj <> interaction
>
> 7- Software
> + Open source and proprietary software
> + Latest software developments and software in development
> + Software and ideas led production of work
>
> 8- Aesthetics
> + Moving wallpaper
> + The problem of the formal time/movement image
> + Control and the dispersal of control
> + Crafting the image and its relations
> + Abstract animation (e.g. Oscar Fischinger, Len Lye) and it's
> relation to reactive 3D modeling.
  • Ana Carvalho | Thu Jul 7th 2005 7:21 a.m.
    What we are asking from all contributors at the moment is a 500 word synopsis of the proposed article. The deadline for the synopsis is the 30th of September. As a collective or individually (depending on how you would like to collaborate) you could give us a rough idea of the area of theory you would be using.

    A proposal from you would be very welcome.

    I am not sure though if this answered your questions or not. if you need any further information please let me know, I'll be more than happy to continue this conversation.

    For contact through e-mail: vjtheory@yahoo.co.uk

    Best regards
    Ana

    JustA Pixy wrote:

    > Hi Ana!
    > On behalf of the AVit retreat 2005, we would certainly like to be a
    > part of this project.
    > I have worked with Lara, and know Paul, and know of their commintment
    > to exploring this subject.
    >
    > The AVit retreat conscept has elements of what you seek!
    > We are in the process of compiling "collaborative" works, accomplished
    > @ this years AVit Retreat 2005.
    >
    > Where and What do we as a 'Collaborative Project' (AVit Retreat 2005)
    > need to do to get started?
    >
    > Great idea BTW mate!
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > Pixy
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Ana Carvalho wrote:
    >
    > > VJ Theory
    > > Philosophy and cultural theory of vjing and realtime interaction
    > >
    > > Keywords; narrative, philosophy, psychoanalysis, cultural theory,
    > > ephemeral, performance, technology, aesthetics, politics, ethics,
    > > realtime processing, collaboration, integrating media.
    > >
    > > During AVIT UK 05 there was a fantastic level of debate based on
    > both
    > > the theory and practice of VJing and realtime interactive
    > > installations and the questions those practices rise.
    > >
    > > Paul and Lara have been organizing Narrative Lab, a program of
    > > lectures, screenings, performances and projects as a major strand
    > > since of AVITUK since 2003. The group has been seeking to encourage
    > > debate, spark new work arising from theory and facilitate
    > > collaboration examining the territories of narrative. Over the last
    > > two years the narrative Lab has hosted lectures on hypertextuality,
    > > meta narratives, psychogeography, screen aesthetics, structuralism,
    > > process methodologies and various production techniques.
    > >
    > > These theoretical debates have now expanded across many of the other
    > > sessions. What became apparent was the lack of written texts which
    > > attempt to deal with these questions which involves everybody's
    > > practice.
    > > With this in mind we propose to gather a collection of articles and
    > > essays which begins to deal with these new media debates.
    > >
    > > We see this volume as paralleling the early anthologies of film
    > > criticism, such as 'Movies and Methods' by Bill Nichols, containing
    > a
    > > broad range of analytical perspectives relating to the new medium.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > This is an invitation to submit a short synopsis, propose an article
    > > or ideas to be published as a book.
    > >
    > > Please send it to the following e-mail address:
    > > vjtheory@yahoo.co.uk
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Here are some suggested areas, please feel free to suggest your own:
    > >
    > > 1- Narrative and hyper narrative
    > > + The cultural position of narrative
    > > + Meaning in narrative
    > > + Narrative Structures
    > > + New narrative
    > > + Cognitive process and discourseNarrative Practice
    > >
    > > 2- Ethics
    > > + Copyright and "copyleft" (the creative commons open source
    > software
    > > and gnu licensing)
    > > + Cross cultural appropriation of imagery themes and content
    > (sources
    > > for video and other visual assets and it's relation to the social)
    > > + Commercial sponsorship and market flooding
    > >
    > > 3- Real time processing and the problem of the "now"
    > > + Problem of the 'real' and the problem of the "now"
    > > + Internet realtime data
    > >
    > > 4- Collaboration and rhizomic relations
    > > + Vj <> Dj/ Network collaborations
    > >
    > > 5- Philosophical and cultural perspectives including
    > > + Phenomenology
    > > + Language and the body
    > > + Schizoanalysis
    > > + Semiology
    > > + Feminist analysis
    > > + Deleuzian movementImage Habermas and the relationships with cinema
    > > and theatre
    > >
    > > 6- Interaction
    > > + Public/ work interaction (how much should the interaction be
    > > apparent to the user of an installation for example)
    > > + Vj <> interaction
    > >
    > > 7- Software
    > > + Open source and proprietary software
    > > + Latest software developments and software in development
    > > + Software and ideas led production of work
    > >
    > > 8- Aesthetics
    > > + Moving wallpaper
    > > + The problem of the formal time/movement image
    > > + Control and the dispersal of control
    > > + Crafting the image and its relations
    > > + Abstract animation (e.g. Oscar Fischinger, Len Lye) and it's
    > > relation to reactive 3D modeling.
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