Ballad of the Manchester Ship Canal
Jul 2016 25

A poem by Sam Illingworth about the turbulent history of the Manchester Ship Canal. Narrated by Sam, James Redfern and Natasha Hall-McKenna, with audio recording help from Neil Cochrane.

The Ballad of the Manchester Ship Canal from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.

Created in collaboration with Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, BBC R&D (who supplied the source footage that was re-conceived for this piece) and the Canal & Rivers Trust as part of the Beacons for Science Project with Salford University. Thanks also to Keith Myers for his support in developing this project.

You can also experience an immersive 360 degree version of this work by downloading the Beacons for Science Manchester app.

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.

Raising awareness of Fracking, UCG and CBM in the North West
Jul 2014 08

Large parts of the UK are currently being licensed for Hydraulic Fracturing, Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Bed Methane Extraction. A growing base of evidence is showing that these technologies could have a massive impact on the environment, as well as on the health of people and wildlife. Despite this, it seems that planning applications are being allowed to go ahead with very little debate, and consent, from the people who it will directly impact upon.

The Liverpool, Wirral and Merseyside campaign to raise awareness has received considerable community support so far. It even managed to get a mention by Yoko One, who is an eminent campaigner against the tide of fracking across the globe. A number of other merseyside bands are also supporting the campaign.

As part of the efforts, I’ve helped to make a film to raise awareness of the impacts of extreme energy extraction in the area.You can watch it here:

A number of organisations have helped to get this out there, many thanks for helping to share this issue and for helping the campaign to raise signatures for the petition to put this on the agenda.

 

Find out more about Wirral Against Fracking, part of the Frack Free Dee Coalition of groups across Cheshire and Merseyside.
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 

On the Streets of Ibadan
Nov 2011 06

Filmed as part of the Migration Aware project I have been working on in the City of Ibadan in Nigeria, Africa. More to follow soon.

How Progress is Made… Occupy London with words from Tony Benn #occupylsx
Nov 2011 04

Was checking out the camp and taking some shots yesterday outside St Pauls Cathedral and was fortunate enough to catch this inspiring speech by retired labour politician Tony Benn at #OccupyLSX during my break.

Rushed an edit together last night, let me know your thoughts, i didnt have a tripod so its a bit shaky. Song is called Mercury Fingerprint by Dan Skinner (from Audio Networks)

This was featured on Adbusters TV

My Visual Portrait
Dec 2010 05

Here’s a short look at some of the projects that I have been involved with, I’ve tried to make it a bit more personal than I usually would with a showreel, so please let me know if you think it works or not.

My thanks also go to all of the people who have worked on these projects with me over the years!

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.