- Year Created: 2011
- Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Mar 22nd, 2011
- Original Url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLMFSvi6UJo
- em_es_el, primary creator
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The METUBE series dissects and tries to understands internet culture through satirizing elements of the traditional Youtube vlog. The "M" and "E" characters behind METUBE engage in topical banter ranging from Sean Penn movies to shopping, attempting to engage in critical discourse through the banal.
Filmed through the Macbook Photobooth application, the choppy, tangential structure of the piece draws attention to the narrative of human-to-computer interaction. In this cyber-context, the potentially tedious elements of live-recording, moments such as "freezing," pixelation or a lapse in conversation become potential tools to not only bridge the narrative but understand the vlog's relevancy and form.