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Molotov Alva

Dispatches from Second Life A series of minifilms entirely shot on location in Second Life.  The series can be found at www.molotovalva.com.  A preview is, of course, available at YouTube. The series is produced by the Dutch new media...

Surveillance theory and ‘that video’

In Consumer Technology after Surveillance Theory, Richard Rogers and Sabine Niederer talk about how consumer technology unsettles old institutional power, possibly bringing a whole new set of problems along. There was the consumer-soldier, for example, who produced the Abu...

Person of the Year 2006: You!

Person of the Year: You Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world. By Lev Grossman The “Great Man” theory of history is usually attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, who wrote that “the history...

Avantgarde ‘YouTube’ (from Rhizome.Rare)

> ————————————————- > UbuWeb: The YouTube of the Avant-Garde > ————————————————- > UbuWeb has converted all of its rare and out-of-print film & video > holdings to on-demand streaming formats a la YouTube, which means that > you can...
Daily Show: Social Networking

Daily Show: Social Networking

YouTube and the preservation of artistic expression

Today various Japanese media companies forced YouTube to remove 29,549 videos from its archive because of its copyrighted disposition. Google, which recently attained YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars, will most certainly have to do this more frequently. In my...

Internet killed the video star

As I was getting ready to turn off the computer, I decided to do some last minute browsing through YouTube. Wondering if there would be any drastic changes after its takeover by Google, I came across an intriguing title:...