After.Video Assemblages – a video book distributed via a Raspberry Pi
Feb 2016 28

After.video : Assemblages is a hybrid video book (paperback book and video) stored on a Raspberry Pi computer and packaged in a VHS case that assembles theory into practice.  It will be available here soon.

The project was demonstrated at this years Transmediale Festival and includes a ‘re-assembled version’ of my video essay on Control Societies.

Also available as online video and book PDF download.
Video and PDF – http://after.video/assemblages

ISBN: 978-1-906496-23-4, 2016, published by Open Humanities Press

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Theorising a World of Video

after.video realizes the world through moving images and reassembles theory after video. Extending the formats of ‘theory’, it reflects a new situation in which world and video have grown together.

This is an edited collection of assembled and annotated video essays living in two instantiations: an online version – located on the web at http://after.video/assemblages, and an offline version – stored on a server inside a VHS (Video Home System) case. This is both a digital and analog object: manifested, in a scholarly gesture, as a ‘video book’.

We hope that different tribes — from DIY hackercamps and medialabs, to unsatisfied academic visionaries, avantgarde-mesh-videographers and independent media collectives, even iTV and home-cinema addicted sofasurfers — will cherish this contribution to an ever more fragmented, ever more colorful spectrum of video-culture, consumption and appropriation…

Table of Contents

Control Societies 
Peter Woodbridge + Gary Hall + Clare Birchall
Scannable images: materialities of Post-Cinema after Video 
Karin + Shane Denson
Isistanbul 
Serhat Köksal
The Crying Selfie
Rózsa Zita Farkas
Guided Meditation 
Deborah Ligotrio
Contingent Feminist Tacticks for Working with Machines 
Lucia Egaña Rojas
Capturing the Ephemeral and Contestational 
Eric Kiuitenberg
Surveillance Assemblies 
Adnan Hadzi
You Spin me Round – Full Circle 
Andreas Treske

Editorial Collective

Oliver Lerone Schultz
Adnan Hadzi
Pablo de Soto
Laila Shereen Sakr (VJ Um Amel)

Tech Team

Jacob Friedman – Open Hypervideo Programmer
Anton Galanopoulos – Micro-Computer Programmer

Producers

Adnan Hadzi – OHP Managing Producer
Jacob Friedman – OHV Format Development & Interface Design
Joscha Jäger – OHV Format Development & Interface Design
Oliver Lerone Schultz – Coordination CDC, Video Vortex #9, OHP

Cover artwork and booklet design: Jacob Friedman
Copyright: the authors
Licence: after.video is dual licensed under the terms of the MIT license and the GPL3
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
Language: English
Assembly On-demand
OpenMute Press

Acknowledgements

Co-Initiated + Funded by

Art + Civic Media as part of Centre for Digital Cultures @ Leuphana University.
Art + Civic Media was funded through Innovation Incubator, a major EU project financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the federal state of Lower Saxony.

#secrecymachine
Oct 2015 23

In contemporary liberal democracies there is a polarisation between ideals of transparency – borne out in open government legislation, freedom of information, and confessionary culture – and what we might call a secret sphere, an institutionalised commitment to covert security operations that exist beyond the public view.

In the wake of the Snowden revelations about the surveillance capabilities of intelligence agencies around the globe, an interdisciplinary symposium at King’s College London** in 2015 gathered experts to discuss the place and implications of secrecy for contemporary cultural politics. Speakers addressed what was politically, ethically, socially and ontologically at stake in cultures of secrecy at the individual, national and international level.

Recordings from the event have been hidden across some of the darkest corners of the world wide web and will be revealed through a series of leaks and revelations.

#secrecymachine was a project of slow secretion, devised by Pete Woodbridge and Clare Birchall, to reveal the event’s secrets beyond the academy. It started on the 8th October 2015. Participants were exposed to a number of secret emails, each revealing codes and details for accessing content from the event.

All of the talks are now available and open to the public here http://immersivestorylab.com/secret/ 

Please share this secret with anyone you trust …

**’The Politics and Practices of Secrecy’ was a symposium organised by Clare Birchall & Matt Potolsky and funded by the Institute of North American Studies, King’s College London.

Drones, Ethics and Control
Oct 2014 29

I’ve recently been experimenting with a drone and 3d Text Match-Moving as part of a new critical video project around data and surveillance. This project has since evolved into the hacked/hyper cinema speculative design project which is currently under construction

from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.

Culture Machine Live: Podcast Series
Oct 2013 28

Culture Machine Live is a podcast series dedicated to discussions of culture and theory.

Talks include….

Life After New Media: Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska

Post-Digital Print and Networks of Independent Publishing: Alessandro Ludovico

The Late Age of Print and the Future of Cultural Studies: Ted Striphas

The Politics of Transparency and Secrecy: Mark Fenster

Network Theory and Internet Politics: Geert Lovink

Cultural Criticism and the Digital Humanities: Alan Liu

and many more

Editors: Janneke Adema, Clare Birchall, Gary Hall and Pete Woodbridge.

For more information about the online, open access journal Culture Machine, visit www.culturemachine.net current utc time .

Living Books About Life
Oct 2012 28

Living Books About Life is a series of curated, open access books about life — with life understood both philosophically and biologically — which provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Produced by a globally-distributed network of writers and editors, the books in the series repackage existing open access science research by clustering it around selected topics whose unifying theme is life such as air, agriculture, bioethics, cosmetic surgery, electronic waste, energy, neurology and pharmacology.

By creating twenty one ‘living books about life’ in just seven months, the series represents an exciting new model for publishing, in a sustainable, low-cost manner, many more such books in the future. These books can be freely shared with other academic and non-academic institutions and individuals. Taken together, they constitute an engaging interdisciplinary resource for researching and teaching relevant science issues across the humanities, a resource that is capable of enhancing the intellectual and pedagogic experience of working with open access materials.

All the books in the series are themselves ‘living’, in the sense that they are open to ongoing collaborative processes of writing, editing, updating, remixing and commenting by readers. As well as repackaging open access science research — along with interactive maps, visualisations, podcasts and audio-visual material — into a series of books, Living Books About Life is thus engaged in rethinking ‘the book’ itself as a living, collaborative endeavour in the age of open science, open education, open data and e-book readers such as Kindle and the iPad. The book that I worked on, along with Janneke Adema, explored the way that concepts and ideas around the theme of Symbiosis can be applied to a number of areas within the (digital/networked) humanities.

Living Books About Life is a collaboration between Open Humanities Press and three academic institutions: Coventry University, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the University of Kent. Funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and published by Open Humanities Press (OHP) (http://openhumanitiespress.org).  The Editors of the series are Clare Birchall (University of Kent), Gary Hall (Coventry University), Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths, University of London). Other members of the project team include Sigi Jőttkandt (Open Humanities Press), David Ottina (Open Humanities Press) and myself (Coventry University).

 

The Post-Secret State: Openness and Transparency in the Era of Gov 2.0
Sep 2012 18

The Post-Secret State: Openness and Transparency in the Era of Gov 2.0 from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.

The Post-Secret State: Openness and Transparency in the Era of Gov 2.0’ (co-authored with Clare Birchall and Gary Hall)  is published in a new journal called Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, alongside an essay, ‘How to Do Justice to Media Specificity: or, Should This Video Be Left to Speak for Itself?’.

Find out more about Liquid Theory TV 

Viral Education: Revisited
Nov 2010 11

Back in early 2008, and at a time when I was only just getting to grips with the whole digital ‘thing’ myself, I came up with the idea of viral education and made this video to ask some key questions about the nature of education in relation to emerging participatory technologies:

Originally made as part of a presentation for my own institution, the video has been used by a number of educational organisations to open up conversations about the way that education is using new viral possibilities enabled by the open web to change the way we think about what education can be. It’s been cited on hundreds of blogs and in a number of reports. Many of the comments have helped to shape my own ideas about education in relation to technology. Here’s just a few of the places it has been used over the last 4 years:

http://sydneyinstituteonline.net/blog/2010/05/25/viral-education-2-0/

http://www.joewilsons.net/2010/10/viral-education-20.html

http://civitaquana.blogspot.com/2009/02/viral-education-20.html

http://www.archive.org/details/ViralEducation_123

http://edteck-lms.org/viral-education-2-0/

http://aewallace.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/viral-education-2-0/

http://epicmarketingvideos.com/2011/07/viral-education-2-0/

http://blogs.netedu.info/2009/11/06/viral-education-2-0/

http://www.washingtondcupdate.com/uncategorized/viral-education-20

http://lonewolflibrarian.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/viral-education-20022409/

http://www.mikemccready.ca/blog/2009/03/weekly-video-viral-education-20/

http://www.veted.net/video/112-viral-education-20–coventryacuk

 

 

 

Deleuze’s Postscript on Societies of Control – Video Essay for Liquid Theory TV
Jun 2010 29

Deleuze’s Postscript on the Societies of Control from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.

The second episode in the series takes as its focus Gilles Deleuzes short essay Postscript on the Societies of Control. While this episode is being made available for the first time in an issue of Culture Machine: An Open-Access Journal of Culture and Theory culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/issue/view/22 which has the theme of creative media; and while Liquid Theory TV could be described as a creative project, to the extent it is concerned with producing alternative, rival, or counter-desires to those currently dominant within much of society (at its simplest, a desire for philosophy or more broadly theory, rather than for the creations of Richard Branson, Simon Cowell or Rupert Murdoch, say), this does not mean that either the series, or this particular episode, should be regarded simply as an attempt to perform Deleuzes philosophy. The critical and interpretive aspects of scholarly work remain important to us here, even if they are being undertaken in a medium very different to the traditional academic journal article or book.

It’s been used in various websites and e-learning platforms as a network resource, and seems to have captured people’s interest on YouTube

Liquid Theory TV is a collaboration between Clare Birchall, Gary Hall and Peter Woodbridge. It has been widely cited by a number of publications, journals, elearning repositories and blogs.

Here are some links :

Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance

Thought and Image

Performing Archives

Life After New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process

Art and Education

The Relativity Delusion
Jan 2010 29

At any moment in time, we exist in a continuum of realities, or something like that. A video experiment from 2009.

The Relativity Delusion from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.

Embodied Perspective: the Digital Senses
Jun 2009 29

The embodied perspective gallery exhibition used live video manipulation to look at the role of the senses in ther performance of the body in space.

It was a practice based research attempt at making theoretical praxis, when I first started becoming academically influenced in my media practice in 2006.

Here’s some of the videos, straight out of the gallery space.

Embodied Perspective: the eye from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.

Embodied Perspective: digital skin from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.