Tag: documentary

Collective Memory

dva-12By providing symbols, rituals, and representations, expressions, emotions, relations, media compose shared memories of modern people. Collective memory mostly consists of publicly available social events that are circulating in the media environments.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

He regarded as inventor of the World Wide Web in 1989 while he was working in the Cern.

There are three the key innovations that formed the Web;  HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol); allows you to click on a link and be brought to that document or Web page,  URLs (universal resource locators, which Tim originally referred to as URIs, for universal resource indicators); URLs serve as an address for finding that document or page, and HTML (hypertext markup language); gives you the ability to put links in documents and pages so they connect.

Tim Berners Lee has a analogy between web and  market economy:

“anyone can trade with anyone else without having to go to a physical market square to do it. The traders just need to know the rules. The hardest thing for people to grasp about the Web is that it has no center; any computer (or node, in mathematical terms) can link to any other computer directly, without having to go through a central connection point. They just need to know the rules for communicating.”

Archive of the J-Fest

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In analytic philosophy, as Ernst (pg 184) mentioned, “the event represents an ontological being that is not a static object but a process”.  Festival as an event indicates a process. It can be represented in many different ways in a digital realm. It may be documentaries, or games, films or animations. However, Since digital archive’s flexible structure can deal with constant updates,  and it can grow over time with upcoming festivals/years, what is fittest for events ontology is the way of the digital archive.

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This archive exist to aggregate videos which belongs to past 10 years of the Turkish Juggling Convention J-Fest.
Archive consists of the videos that describe the sense of the festival more than any existing materials. Some of the videos are not very qualified or professionally recorded but the aim is to put the collection as a whole.

Software! as Modern Art

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Software as Modern Art

Traditionally, in art practice, the artists made a unique piece within a particular medium. There is no difference between the interface and the work that has done. In contemporary age, with the new media, there are new ways of collaborating while practising art. For instance, as a software, Pan.do/ra needs social context and an editor who enter the keywords to make the categorisation.

“Software” is the  code which runs on the hardware. If the hardware is a painter, then the software is the painting itself.

Avant Garde as Software (Manovich, 1999) – The thesis of the Lev Manovich asserts that the new ways of avant garde’s seeing and representing the world transmutes by the new media avant grade into new ways of accessing and manipulating information.

Pan.do/RA can depict as a wonderful avant-garde modern art by the same way that Lev Manovich mentioned about the greatest avant-garde film is our times is a software such as Final Cut Pro or After Effects in his writing “New Media from Borges to HTML”

Futurism –  Goal of the Futurism is discarding the art of the past and celebrating change, originality, and innovation in technologic society as a result of art and politics. In literature, As it were Futurists  create a new language free of syntax punctuation, and metrics that allowed for free expression by freeing the word and taking it as a main unit of the concern. Parole in liberta

Dada –

Cameras

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Overall, camera movements and positions effect the contemporary people’s impression of speed.

Our relationship with technology is constantly evolving. Perhaps, the human enhancements will be the common culture in next decade. While the earliest cameras were room-sized, at the place we have arrived, quite rare and expensive implantation does not only give the blind people ability to see but also creates a supervision by enhancing the visual capacity. Although these prosthetic eyes are so much like belonging the science fiction novels, they are practically possible and also can be considered as a winning of a man via its creation of artefacts. Of course, they are still an appendage of older technologies but very different at the same time. Just like the Renaissance and Postmodernism. Camera Obscura as a first device, which uses a pinhole to project an image of the scene outside upside-down onto a viewing surface, possibly dating back to the ancient times. However, the first known product The ‘Kodak’ camera was developed by George Eastman and it sold in 1888. It was simple box camera with a single shutter speed and fixed focus lens. The first commercial DSLR (digital single lens reflex) was also launched by Kodak, after about hundred years later, in 1991.


Ernst writes: “With the emergence of photography, the idea of the theatrical gaze literally staging the past is displaced by the cold mechanical eye, a technologically neutral code rather than a subjective discourse.” Photography (writing with light) and film after capturing the actual events, animated the scene that usually belongs to the past. But, photography has been already absorbed by digital image technologies. It’s more than possible to achieve photorealistic visuals. The new images not only about the reproducing the existing reality but also about giving imaginative meaning the concepts. The risky situation of creating meaningless concepts always challenge the new way of image making.