[NetBehaviour] call for TV hacking workshop CUCR/Deptford.TV

adnan hadzi a.hadzi at gold.ac.uk
Tue Apr 28 23:50:27 CEST 2009


dear all,

this is a reminder for the tv hacking workshop. the single events are 
booked out. but we still have some places on priority for those who can 
attend all the 4 days. please rsvp within a wk if you can make all the days:

During May (12th May till 1st June), Deptford.TV will host in
collaboration with CUCR, http://dek.spc.org and http://www.bitnik.org a
three weeks long hands on database filmmaking workshop, in which we will
do some serious tv hacking, editing and uploading to Deptford.TV, a
public database of documentary film and video to help annotate the urban
change in Deptford and across SE London.

We invite you to take part in 4 workshop days over the period of three
weeks plus to walk with the !Mediengruppe Bitnik artists through Deptford.

The workshops are free but places are limited, to book, please send an
email to a.hadzi at gold.ac.uk and state workshop days you want to attend
(it is first come first serve & priority is given to those able to
attend all four days).

cheers,
adnan

Programme:

*Workshop Day #1: A hack a day*
Tuesday, 12th May, 11am till 5pm (take your cameras!)

After a short introduction to Sousveillance and CCTV film making, we
will set out on a walk through Deptford. Equipped with CCTV video signal
receivers we will let the incoming surveillance camera signals lead us
through the city. The CCTV video signal receivers will catch
surveillance camera signals in public and private spaces and make them
visible: surveillance becomes sousveillance. By making images visible
which normally remain hidden, we gain access to the “surveillance from
above” enabling us to use these images for a personal narrative of the city.

Workshop with construction manual for later DIY! Attendance free Whoever
has handycam, bring it! (plus cable and fully charged battery!)).

*Workshop Day #2: Collaborative Editing*
Monday, 18th May, 11am till 5pm (take your laptops!)

Introduction into Cinelerra & pure:dyne:
"Working with digital video is part of many artistic disciplines.
Besides single screen narratives, video productions can range from
animation, multiple screen installation to interactive work. Still, many
aspects of digital video can be traced back to the history of film. The
interface of a timeline editing software such as Cinelerra shows a
multitrack timeline, a viewing monitor, a bin for clips; echoing the
setup of a flatbed table for editing celluloid." (digital artists handbook)

*Workshop Day #3: Deptford.TV database*
Monday, 25th May, 11am till 5pm (take your laptops!)

Introduction into the Deptford.TV database & how to use the alternative
subversion control workflow:
"When you start working with free software as a videomaker, it is likely
that you need to invest some time and energy in understanding certain
basics of the video production process. Sometimes this might mean you
have to look for alternative workflows, to dive 'under the hood' of a
digital tool, or reconfigure an existing solution to suit your needs.
Investigating the tools you use as a video maker is an important part of
the job, it can help gain insights, it can be an inspiration to explore
new ways of working and imagemaking." (digital artists handbook)

*Workshop Day #4: pic nic*
Monday, 1st June, in the afternoon (take food & drinks!)

If the weather permits we will go to Greenwich Park and screen the films
on portable screens while enjoying the spring/summer, tba!

The events are free, but places are limited. *to book please email*
a.hadzi at gold.ac.uk

*supported by:*
Arts Council of England http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/
LCACE http://www.lcace.org.uk/

*Further infos:*
http://deptford.tv

Deptford.TV is a project focusing on collaborative film - initiated by
Adnan Hadzi in collaboration with the Deckspace media lab, Bitnik media
collective, Boundless project, Liquid Culture initiative, and Goldsmiths
College.

It is an online media database documenting the urban change of Deptford,
in South East London. Deptford TV functions as an open, collaborative
platform that allows artists, filmmakers and people living and working
around Deptford to store, share, re-edit and redistribute the
documentation of the regeneration process.

The open and collaborative aspect of the project is of particular
importance as it manifests in two ways: a) audiences can become
producers by submitting their own footage, b) the interface that is
being used enables the contributors to discuss and interact with each
other through the database.

Deptford TV is a form of "television", since audiences are able to
choose edited "time lines" they would like to watch; at the same time
they have the option to comment on or change the actual content.
Deptford TV makes us of licenses such as the creative commons sa-by and
gnu general public license to allow and enhance this politics of sharing.

*http://www.bitnik.org*

!Mediengruppe Bitnik is a media collective that became notorious,
amongst others, by bugging the Zurich opera with radio transmitters and
offering free live telephone broadcasts of the opera performances to the
neighborhood, aesthetic hacking of movie files, and a pirate TV station
based on media illegally downloaded from the Internet. The group does
not understand hacking as a cult of technology geeks, but as a social
intervention and practice everyone can adopt. To this end, they have
been touring with their workshop series ,,A Hack a Day“, inviting and
working with local and international artists.

*Contact details: *

-- 
adnan hadzi
phd media & communications

dept media and communications
goldsmiths college
university of london
new cross
london, se14 6nw
united kingdom

tel.
+44 20 8816 8166

www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/departments/media-communications
www.filmcode.org
www.deptford.tv
www.liquidculture.eu
www.copyleft.org.uk






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