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Women of Transmedia | POV Blog

Reblogging this interesting article from the PBS POV blog. Some very intereresting insights about what transmedia is.

Women of Transmedia | POV Blog | PBS.
by Liz Nord | January 30th, 2013 at 8:58 AM

On my journey into transmedia doc making, I’ve sought advice from a plethora of industry pros and innovators. I’ve been to dozens of panel discussions, read articles, had meetings and explored projects. And I’ve noticed something both striking and encouraging: many of my fellow multi-platform storytellers aren’t fellows at all: They are women. Unlike early in the dot-com era when men dominated the tech startup scene, it seems that women are at the heart of the group pushing this emerging field forward. read more

Many more interesting posts on this blog for those interesting in storytelling and documentary.

Tumblr as Art

Tumblr as Art
by Ben Valentine @ Hyperallergic

Much has been written about the rise of internet art. We’ve seen URL works such as “intotime.org,” by Rafaël Rozendaal, Twitter art by the likes of Hyperallergic contributor An Xiao and others, “e.m-bed.de/d/,” an immersive online music video experience by Yung Jake, and “$,” an ongoing Google Docs piece by Man Bartlett. But until recently I hadn’t encountered a newer, less explored type of internet work: Tumblr art.

A Conversation with Jonathan Lethem

From Rhizome: A Conversation with Jonathan Lethem.

In 2007, novelist Jonathan Lethem published an essay in Harpers ending with a grand reveal: “every line I  stole, warped, and cobbled together.” The patchwork includes dozens of sources — part of a Steve Erickson novel, something from a Pitchfork review, a quote from an interview with Rick Prelinger. Sandra Day OConnor and Ralph Waldo Emerson are stitched in too.  The Ecstasy of Influence, now the title of his recent collection of writings, often addresses the process of integrating and “cobbling together” ideas and culture to make something new. Yet, stories Lethem relates of hosting “mailing parties” for the Philip K Dick Society or working in a bookstore seem like snapshots from pre-digital age. Recently I talked with the author about our rapidly dematerializing culture as well as appropriation as an art practice: read interview


In the last two days, I have had guest lectures by several of my fabulous former students.  Summaries below with links to the full posts on my other blogs.

Nicholas Calcott, P&I 2005 visited Multimedia and talked about how he uses the Internet to get his work out and meet other artists and writers. We looked and his blogs 12thpress.com and onshadow.com and his collective Le Garage. He also recommended many blogs. **link to full post**

Ifétayo Abdus-Salam, P&I 2006,  Katie Kline, P&I 2005, and  Alice Proujansky, P&I 2002 spoke to Community Collaborations about their work in K-12 education as teachers/facilitators/supervisors in community-based settings. It was very inspirational for me, an experienced teacher and my Community Collaborations students who have  been teaching for only one semester. See the complete blog post for information about their current work and links to many organizations that offer opportunities for future employment, internships, supervision, and innovative approaches to education and community-based art making.

Art Fag City

Art Fag Cityis New York-based art blog dedicated to providing exposure to emerging contemporary art and under-known artists. We believe that engaging in smart, critical debate helps us better define and shape the world we want, and that creative production of all forms is essential. Paddy Johnson is the founding editor of Art Fag City

Of interest is IMG MGMT series of image-based essays by artists. 

The Lively Morgue

The Lively Morgue – A Treasure House of Photographs.

Weekly posts from the NY Times archive of photos – fronts and backs.

The size of The Times archive? “Our best guess is five million to six million prints and contact sheets (each sheet, of course, representing many discrete images) and 300,000 sacks of negatives, ranging in format size from 35 millimeter to 5 by 7 inches — at least 10 million frames in all. The picture archive also includes 13,500 DVDs, each storing about 4.7 gigabytes worth of imagery.

Thanks to Rachel Williams for this.

via The Lively Morgue.

Ideas for Funding & Expanding Audience for Documentary Projects

From the printed page to the online app

by Phil Coomes, picture editor and photographer for the BBC News website.

One of the big questions for photographers and indeed those working in the field of journalism is how to fund projects. I recently blogged about Emphas.is which uses the crowdsourcing model to pull in both large and small donations, allowing photographers to seek backing from a wide range of sources….

What is needed is a way to draw readers into stories and issues through the pictures. What comes first: the interest in the story and content, or just the love of photography per se? One of the ways currently being explored is of course through the latest range of mobile phones and devices, such as tablets. These provide a fantastic way to lead readers into content via pictures. They also open up new markets for photographers. read more

Emphas.is Crowdfund Visual Journalism

Phil Coomes

The post above was the second to the last post in Phil Coomes Viewfinder Blog. I assume that the blog will remain online as an archive. But fear not, he has new pages: Phil Coomes. It looks to be a redesign/re-organization but will cover same terrain. Maybe news agencies are dropping the word “blog”. I will be following his new “column”.

Blind Dates Project

An interdisciplinary and cross cultural curatorial undertaking Blind Dates Projects tackles with the traces or ‘what remains’ of the peoples, places and cultures that once constituted the diverse geography of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922).

Left image: Nina Katchadourian, Self-portrait of the artist as an artist, 2002. Right: A photograph of Ahmet Ögüt in 1999 from his personal archive.