📺✨ tools/scripts for recomposing online video material? 

after discovering the "live coding youtube" library (💜 h/t @yaxu) started a little collection of tools, scripts, resources for recomposing online video materials (including things like videogrep, yt-dlp, moviepy, cc @aparrish's
tutorial on p5/video, etc): are.na/jonathan-gray/video-rec

would love any suggestions for further things to explore! 🧶

“I think a certain optimism is required. A pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will, Gramsci said. That means hard thought, hard graft, recognising what the world is like, recognising the way the terrain is set against you, and then remembering the openness of history, and seeing whether one can intervene”

Stuart Hall in John Akomfrah’s expansive 2013 film which we watched last night 🍿📽🌒

🐛 wendy chun on homophily and "neighbourliness" 🐌 

amidst all of the upending/ regathering of networked relations, ruminating on wendy chun's writing on homophily & "neighbourliness":

"We must engage neighbors and relations in all their rich ambivalence. Neighbors are not innocuous—the term neighbor literally recalls “boors.” They are nosy and noisy. They can provoke hostility, resentment and ambivalence. They intrude, even—and especially—when they are inert. They offer, however, a way to reside in/difference and to engage interactions that go beyond homophily: not just heterophily (heterosexuality, electromagnetism and other opposites that attract), but also ambivalence, compassion, and neutrality.

Neighbors space. At their best they un-settle, for their spacing resonates with what Ariella Azoulay has called “potential history.” Diverse worlds and lands persist despite being crossed out in official maps and graphs. The task before us, as Kara Keeling has put it, is to “listen, with others, for the poetry, the refrains, and the noise a world is making.”

So, let us shelter in space; let us care for the infrastructures that touch us, so that “we” might surface and endure, in/difference."


more in her book discriminating data: mitpress.mit.edu/9780262046220

call for proposals - global perspectives on platforms and cultural production 

call for proposals for special issue on "Global Perspectives on Platforms and Cultural Production" in International Journal of Cultural Studies. Abstracts due 6th Nov.



A fediverse community for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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