Interview: Vicki Bennett: People Like Us
“Since 1991 Vicki Bennett has been making CDs, radio, and A/V multimedia under the name People Like Us. Ever since she has been animating and recontextualising found footage collages with an equally witty and dark view of popular culture with a surrealistic edge, both pre-recorded and in a live setting.”
Scene from Decoder with Genesis P-Orridge
Modern Remix Culture:
Interview: Mara Balestrini
El Seminario ¿El Paréntesis de Gutenberg? La conversión digital como proceso civilizatorio.
Video to close GP seminar – Paréntesis de Gutenberg vs Daft Punk – Technologic
Interview: Tony Hirst on data telling stories
Image via IBM History Flow visualization of entry for “Islam” on Wikipedia
Also discussed: Using Gephi to visualise your Facebook network, Visualising F1 Telemetry data, Visualising code check-ins – animations, How to create a time-lapse video of a Wikipedia page (or any website)
See also, Ewan McIntosh, Data Reveals Stories, Part Two: Words, Part Three: Boxes, Part Four: Images, Part Five: Maps, Part Six: Graphs: Since 2010 we’ve never had so much publicly available data about the way our lives are run, the environment, our geography, our history… But most of us don’t know how to tap into the PDFs, tables, geocodes and charts to dig out the meaningful stories hidden in there. Learning how is one of the key new literacy skills our youngsters will need if they are to be fully participative members of society.
See also The Wilderness Downtown – example of open data ‘customizing’ an aesthetic experience
Is “mashup” still a valid concept?
Bruce Sterling: Bruce Sterling on Mashups
Is “valid” even a useful question to ask in terms of media form?