I’m rather apprehensively dipping my toes into live event blogging via my Samsung Omnia touchscreen mobile phone.
I’m no stranger to event blogging, having done a fair bit in recent months. Writing direct to web on a touchscreen phone needs to be experienced to be believed, however, it makes you realise just how far things have advanced in mobile phone technology over the last 6 months.
Back to the 2nd Manchester Social Media Cafe. Currently listening to this month’s speaker, Heather Corcoran from Liverpool’s FACT museum share about being involved in an open source system designed specifically for media artists called pure:dyne.
Also briefly mentioned FACT TV, a HD web TV channel featuring FACT archives? Currently documenting much of it.
Really interestd in net art, showed a number of interesting video examples.
The most interesting was a ‘data mash’ fusing Rihanna’s Umbrella and The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, done by analysing the data files representing the videos and mixing the two.
Visually the effect is much like what you get with digital interference on a DVD, if there is any such thing with the characters in both videos morphing in and out of the image.
I’m going to stop now; I’ve enjoyed this liveblogging experiment but it is rather more labour-intensive than I anticipated. Will post a follow up featuring links to Heather’s examples.
You can get a full list of links for Heather’s presentation via the Social Media Café Manchester wiki.
There’s also a neat round of up blogs and chatter after the event on the Social Media Cafe Manchester’s Twitter page. Particularly pointed was Tim Difford‘s views over at the One Greener Day blog. Fascinating read.