On Saturday 16th June 2012 Ana Kronschnabl was invited to present a paper at the World Cinema On-Demand workshop held at Queen’s University in Belfast. Her paper was titled “plugincinema & The pluginmanifesto: A Retrospective” which aimed to explore the issues raised by her manifesto and to exhibit some of the films she made for plugincinema as part of her research.
The series of workshops was funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under the Digital Transformations scheme. World Cinema On-Demand is a networking research project that aims to investigate the impact of streaming services on World cinema distribution, consumption and teaching.
You can view the films Ana made for plugincinema here: www.mefeedia.com/channel/154290
FluffyLogic CEO Ana Kronschnabl has been invited to speak on a round table discussion with author Andrew Keen as part of the Watershed Media Centre‘s 25th Birthday Celebrations. The event asks, “What does the growth of the web mean for consumption of culture and for organisations like Watershed?” it features self-proclaimed “antichrist of Silicon Valley” Andrew Keen, author of recent web 2.0 polemic “The Cult of the Amateur – How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our Economy“. Keen, who maintains a blog himself, argues the web is inhabited by second-rate amateurs deluging us with “everything from uninformed political commentary, to unseemly home videos” – and that the rise of blogs, wikis, social networking sites and podcasts – are swiftly destroying our culture.
To cyberspace enthusiasts, Keen isn’t just a heretic, he is an apostate, himself a pioneering dotcom entrepreneur who some see as embittered by the failure of his start-up company. Keen will discuss the implications of his thinking, the impact of the web on culture and consumption and views on the future. The event is at the Watershed in Bristol, Fri 7th September at 7pm.
Update: The video of the event is here.
Congratulations to the Create-a-scape, which won the Education category of the New Statesman New Media Awards 2007. The Create-a-scape project by futurelab, with the support of the DfES and HP Labs is a system that enables teachers and students to create mediascapes (location-based media or ‘mscapes’) as easily as possible and to find all the resources they need for their creation in one place – software, step-by-step guides and the inspiration to get started. Part of this system is the interactive website wizard, created by FluffyLogic.