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tina 2006 - token word poetry jam 05 - Cooknkitch and Monkfly 02

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Cooknkitch and Monkfly: finish the night off with dark hip hop and electronica

tina 2006 - token word poetry jam 04 - Cooknkitch and Monkfly 01

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Cooknkitch and Monkfly: finish the night off with dark hip hop and electronica

this is not art festival 2006 - token word poetry jam @ festival club, newcastle, australia

tina 2006 - token word poetry jam 03 - citizen tom 02

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this is not art festival 2006 - token word poetry jam @ festival club, newcastle.

citizen tom

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tina 2006 - token word poetry jam 02 - citizen tom 01

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this is not art festival 2006 - token word poetry jam @ festival club, newcastle.

citizen tom

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tina 2006 - record player playing

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record player playing records after the Nomology book launch @ this is not art festival, sat 30/09/2006

newcastle, australia

http://www.thisisnotart.org

tina 2006 - token word poetry jam 01 - The Town Crier / Cliff Lax

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part of The Town Crier / Cliff Lax's performance

visit http://www.myspace.com/thetowncrier for more details

this is not art festival 2006 - token word poetry jam @ festival club, newcastle.

sat 30/09/2006

This is Not Art & Electrofringe festivals 2003 - video

slideshow video of photos taken during the 2003 This is Not Art and Electrofringe festivals in Newcastle, Australia 01-06 October 2003

http://www.thisisnotart.org has info about this year's festival

http://www.massarcade.com/electrofringe has the 2003 electrofringe website - you can find the program on this site

http://flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/tina2003/ has photos of the event

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latest happenings in the videoblogging world

I haven't had much time to read all the emails lately, especially those on the videoblogging yahoogroups as there's so many to wade through.

but here's a couple of things of interest

Richard BF has written a definition of videoblogging post

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There are some videoblogs which fall outside of my definition, which probably are videoblogs, and some which fall inside my definition which probably aren't. Where we cannot objectively draw the line, I'm suggesting that we subjectively draw instead upon the spirit of videoblogging:

*** Individuals creating personal media of a new genre and form, not being controlled by big media, and not simply reproducing that which is traditional in big media, such as television and movies.

So, for the sake of a definition, this is roughly what I think a videoblog is:

*** Short, personal, not for profit, mostly non-fictional, video on the web. Snapshots of life.

The last part is important. Last year I tried to popularise the term instant videoblogging. The idea being that videoblogs are created on a whim, not preplanned, just snapshots of life. I still believe this to be an important aspect of videoblogging.
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I like the succint definition - snapshots of life. I think this covers many styles of videoblogs, whether they be personal, art or more commercial as these are all facets of life.

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The other item I'd like to mention is the rise of collaborative efforts, or at least my participation in some collaborative projects.

We Are the Media had some challenges :

WATM Challenge 1: Half Second Clips

WATM Challenge 2: Parts of Things

WATM Challenge #3 - Hands

and a cool project from Susan was a collaborative video she made from video clips from 35 videobloggers who each chose one or more lines of the lyrics. people from all around the videoblogging world helped make the clips and Susan did a great job of combining them altogether.

The song is The Basement Song by Adam Ezra

watch the music video here

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Y Ruby Y - people watching at the Saket PVR, New Delhi, India

this evening we went to dinner at Azzurro at the Saket PVR. we spent most of the night gazing out the window at the people walking by. it's amazing how the people here can look right past other people as if they don't exist. I probably shouldn't have taken photos/video, but I wanted to remember it and this helps me to remember.

why indeed..

Saket, New Delhi, India

09/09/2006

music is Kal Ho Naa Ho from the KAL HO NAA HO movie soundtrack

on a related note, this is an interesting project by one of the Sarai Independent fellows 2006 - Home Street Home: A Street Child Survival Guide for Delhi

http://ifellows2006.wordpress.com/fellows/anjali-jyoti/

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Battle of the Year Australia 2003 - breakdancing finals video

a slideshow video of Battle of the Year Australia 2003 breakdancing finals held in Sydney 09/09/2003 at the State Sports Centre at Homebush Bay.

photos @ http://flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/boty2003/

music is "Step Back Child" from five piece funk outfit, CROPPER from the Battle Of The Year BBoy Beats N breaks Annual 2003 CD.

http://www.aliak.com/node/206 & http://www.aliak.com/node/168 have info about the event

http://blip.tv/file/71287 has a video of the Wikid Force breakers performance.

Wickid Force breakers @ BOTY 2003, Sydney - video

this is a video of the Wickid Force breakdance crew at Battle of The Year 2003 in Sydney, Australia. 09/08/2003

the audio is a bit distorted so you might want to turn it down, but it gives you an idea of the energy of their performance - both style and technical moves!

the video file is about 100Mb so could take a while to load depending on your net connection

I found a video of Wickid Force's performance at BOTY2003 Germany on youtube also @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrPRafzxye8

http://flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/wikidforce/ has some photos from BOTY2000 in Hannover, Germany.

other photos of Battle of the Year are at :

BOTY2000 Germany

BOTY 2002 Sydney

BOTY 2003 Sydney

An Australian History Mural

this is one story of the history of modern Australia told in mural format. it's painted on the side of a freeway at the rear carpark of Toombul Shoppingtown in Brisbane, Australia.

music is "The Block" by Morganics featuring the Wilcannia Mob

Other Film Festival Sound Walk, Brisbane 24/03/2006 - video

I went along to the Sound Walk workshop and walk at Other Film Festival in Brisbane earlier this year. here's a slideshow video of some photos taken along the walk. it brought back such memories! the walk was from South Bank to the city along the river. we went through the Botannical Gardens near QUT Gardens Point which is where I went to Uni. everything was so familiar though I hadn't been there in a few years.

the music is "Don't you worry" by The Beloved

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Ponyloaf @ Frigid, Sydney, 13/04/2003 - DDT

Ponyloaf performed live @ Frigid at the Hopetoun Hotel in Sydney, 13/04/2003. this is a quick video made from video taken on the night. the song is DDT by Ponyloaf from the Emit One album.

http://www.ponyloaf.com.au is their website

http://flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/ponyloaf/ has photos from the night as well as other performances by the band.

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Style High Club @ zine fair TINA 2005 Newcastle, Australia

the Style High Club performing at 2005 This is Not Art festival in Newcastle, Australia. I thought these guys were great. really nice sounds. perfect for an afternoon in the sun wandering through markets and relaxing after the festival. a nice aussie hip hop band with members from Adelaide & Melbourne

http://www.myspace.com/stylehighclub is their myspace page

apparently their first album Creativity Department is available nationwide through Obese distribution (in Australia).

the audio is a little distorted on the video, the live performance sounded great though!

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