Archive for the 'Pixelodeon' Category

21
Sep
07

Noble’s Nomadism

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I interviewed Shannon Noble at the recent Pixelodeon Festival. It was a very interesting conversation that I hope to post in future videos, but I wanted to post a short comment that I think would be fascinating to study, and that is Internet nomadism. Do you ever destroy sites you’ve made, or is it more important that you have a permanent home online? Do you know of any video bloggers that are Internet nomads? I’d like to hear these types of experiences!

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20
Sep
07

Highway 5

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(Originally posted June 27, 2007)

In light of our discussion on place at Pixelodeon recently, I thought I would put up a video that explores similar themes. We talked at the screening about how we often don’t think of things like airports or bus stations as places but rather as things that take us from one place to another. Yet our bodies and behavior are regulated in certain ways in these places. Similarly, Highway 5 is often thought of as a means to an end. A way to travel between northern and southern California. But what I hoped to show in this video is that it is in and of itself a place that evokes emotions, memories, nostalgia, and regulation of our bodies in ways that, in a nutshell, make it a place. Do you think of Highway 5 as a place? Why or why not? Can you think of something else that people consider a means to an end, but you have experienced as a place?

Video: http://blip.tv/file/282763/

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20
Sep
07

YouTubers at Pixelodeon

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(Originally posted: June 13, 2007)

Over the course of the last year, I’ve observed overlap between YouTube and the video blogging community, yet the communities somehow remain somewhat insular, with one prominent video blogger only recently posting to YouTube for the first time. In addition, I’ve spoken with many children and youth on YouTube who are not aware of many of the most visible members of the video blogging community. Nor are they are aware of many of the resources that this community provides to video bloggers. I found it especially interesting that several YouTubers came to Pixelodeon. In this video, they discuss some of their reasons, which included business interests, personal fun, and curiosity. I was especially interested in the comments about what it was like to sit with other YouTubers and watch videos. Scholars who study reception practices are especially interested in how interpretations and experiences change according to the conditions under which the videos may be viewed. I enjoyed hearing the YouTubers’ comments which I found very interesting. Some of their views and sentiments about video blogging are consistent with the values expressed by many video bloggers outside of YouTube as well.

Video: http://anthrovlog.blip.tv/file/265309/

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