Aside from skynoise posts and the weekly technoscape column at threedworld, have found myself with a few other places to send words while in Istanbul. Currently working on a piece for a new Australian publication, Greenpages magazine, who asked for :
“an optimistic view on what peak oil might mean for the future of Australian society at least – big shifts bring opportunities to do things differently..”
Engage Media maintain a website for video about ‘social justice and environmental issues in
Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific’, and they’ve also asked for some weekly words to be sent their way. Engage Media are looking to ‘harness the growth of digital distribution tools to bypass the control of big media conglomerates’. To that extent they’ve already released Plumi – ‘a Plone-based video-sharing CMS. Plumi enables you to create a sophisticated video-sharing and community site out-of-the-box’, which features video uploading in any format, automatic server-side Flash video transcoding, embedded playback and much more. Will be diving into that shortly.
Have also been enjoying ‘reblogging’ over at the Artificial Eyes Reblog, ‘a mix of video and contemporary arts of interest to vjs, and visual artists curated by Todd Thille and Michael Parenti, with guest rebloggers’. The Reblog software allows quick and easy reposting of favourite posts from your selected feeds, and is free to install on the server of your choice. So have been harvesting various visual inspiration feeds there, with more recently some posts reflecting local politics : ‘satanic’ raves in Iran, water rationing in Istanbul, and death threats to Turkish writers. Alongside this Artificial Eyes maintain their own news blog.