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Geert Lovink on Thu, 9 Oct 2008 19:45:08 +0200 (CEST)


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The Institute of Network Cultures proudly presents its fourth reader:  
Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube. Geert Lovink and Sabine  
Niederer (eds.), Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube, Amsterdam:  
Institute of Network Cultures, 2008. ISBN: 978-90-78146-05-6.

The Video Vortex Reader is the first collection of critical texts to  
deal with the rapidly emerging world of online video – from its  
explosive rise in 2005 with YouTube, to its future as a significant  
form of personal media.
After years of talk about digital convergence and crossmedia platforms  
we now witness the merger of the Internet and television at a pace no- 
one predicted. These contributions from scholars, artists and curators  
evolved from the first two Video Vortex conferences in Brussels and  
Amsterdam in 2007 which focused on responses to YouTube, and address  
key issues around independent production and distribution of online  
video content. What does this new distribution platform mean for  
artists and activists? What are the alternatives?

Contributors:
Tilman Baumgärtel, Jean Burgess, Dominick Chen, Sarah Cook, Sean  
Cubitt, Stefaan Decostere, Thomas Elsaesser, David Garcia, Alexandra  
Juhasz, Nelli Kambouri and Pavlos Hatzopoulos, Minke Kampman, Seth  
Keen, Sarah Késenne, Marsha Kinder, Patricia Lange, Elizabeth Losh,  
Geert Lovink, Andrew Lowenthal, Lev Manovich, Adrian Miles, Matthew  
Mitchem, Sabine Niederer, Ana Peraica, Birgit Richard, Keith Sanborn,  
Florian Schneider, Tom Sherman, Jan Simons, Thomas Thiel, Vera  
Tollmann, Andreas Treske, Peter Westenberg.

Colophon:
Editors: Geert Lovink and Sabine Niederer. Editorial Assistance:  
Marije van Eck and Margreet Riphagen. Copy Editing: Darshana  
Jayemanne. Design: Katja van Stiphout. Printer: Veenman Drukkers,  
Rotterdam. Publisher: Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam.  
Supported by: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, School of  
Design and Communication, and XS4ALL.

More information: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/portal/publications/inc-readers/videovortex/
Download a pdf at: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/portal/files/2008/10/vv_reader_small.pdf
Order a copy at: books {AT} networkcultures.org
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