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Art of Digital London Message Board › Reminder: Tomorrow's Meetup - Arts Video Networks #2

Reminder: Tomorrow's Meetup - Arts Video Networks #2

Caroline H.
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Group Organizer
London, GB
AoDL Meetup
Show 'n Tell // Network // Drinks

11 December 2012, 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F 7LW


Hi All,

Final reminder for tomorrow's December meetup - Arts Video Networks #2. We've released a few more tickets so RSVP now to secure your place. Doors open at 6.30pm and we'll begin presentations at 7pm as usual.

Hope to see some of you there!


The AoDL Team


// Line-up

- Jordan McGarry, Senior Curator, Vimeo

- Hana Janečková, Artyč­


// Event Description

For this month's AoDL meetup we will run a second session around Arts Video Networks because we feel we haven't done the topic justice yet as there is just too much to cover in one evening!

And so, to reiterate.....

Platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo have radically altered how we access and consume moving image. Combined with new developments in hardware such as smartphones and tablets we are now watching more and more (non-broadcast) video than ever before. YouTube is in fact now the world’s second largest search engine, relegating Yahoo to 3rd in 2011.

Both Youtube and Vimeo have been the default outlets for many arts organisations over the past few years. It’s a one-stop-shop - they host the content for free, members can have their own channels, they allow the videos to be embedded in other websites, they even track views, yes they do have some fuzzy rights issues but what’s not to love?? Nothing really but, as these sites grow into monoliths discoverability reduces and communities dilute. To answer these problems there has been an emerging shift towards the development of independent arts specific sites/players that enable tighter knit communities and a clearer overview of available content. These new platforms have also brought to light new ways for the monetisation of content and rights control.

There are so many examples to cite, to begin with there is the newly launched­ by FACT, a national arts channel supported by ACE. Larger arts organisations have developed players such as Tate ChannelMOCAtv,­ Sadler’s Wells and National Theatre (and NT Live). Archives such as­ and the longtime favourite UbuWeb. Magazines such as Frieze­, Art Reviewand ArtForum­ all create their own content now. Services such as MUBI­ offer independent film on demand. In some instances the very nature of broadcast is under scrutiny, a fine example being Auto Italia who have created a series of successful LIVE shows. In other ways new platforms are a chance to re-engage with pre-internet content as YouTube curation is given credence through Network Awesome.

This month we will celebrate all the above and consider what new things are on the horizon. RSVP+More info.


The AoDL meetups are presented by ­Mute in partnership with The Photographers' Gallery and Shakespeare's Globe

About Art of Digital London

AoDL is a research programme and network that runs an online peer learning resource, regular public events, training sessions and meetings about digital strategy in culture. Over 2011 AoDL in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery ran a series of successful discussion groups building on the thematics of its founding programme of Salons & Surgeries (2009-10). Including such topics as Open Archiving and IPTV, these continue to drive a collaborative research project conducted on AoDL's Wiki resource, TheKnowledge­.

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