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By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
September 23, 2004 | Post #1260 | Topic #1260

hi all I've just responded to/in an email interview with a postgraduate s= tudent at Melbourne University. Thought the questions and my answers might= be of interest here. Apologies if they're not! On 17/09/2004, at 12:16 P= M, paceja@... wrote: > Sorry to hear your hard drive crashed = =96 no problem on the other mail. > I'm going to try and do something with= short content outside the > academy anyway. i just registered movies.com.= au - couldn't believe it > was there! You're kidding, I would have though= t something like that would've gone long ago. > > Thanks for agreeing to = an interview. I'll keep it brief. > > Here goes: > > Can you take us into t= he future of content delivery as you imagine it? > How do you see short au= diovisual content being delivered in five > years? What kind of configurat= ion do you imagine that delivery system > having? In five years time ther= e will be several models for distribution of audiovisual content online, a= s there will be several 'genres' of such work. The first will be the distr= ibution of existing content repurposed for Internet delivery. This include= s feature films, television content (including news and current affair), l= ive sporting events, and so on. The delivery model will rely on Digital Ri= ghts Management tools, should use accepted standards (so the determination= of what you watch or use will be about content and use and not platform o= r format), and will be either delivery via broadband, or a distributed pee= r to peer broadband system. There will be small scale independent video p= roduction, largely following the model of blogs. This will be distributed,= grassroots journalism, art, and personal storytelling that will be emerge= nt and ranging from the bad, through the mediocre, to the brilliant. This = work will be distributed via personal web sites as well as dedicated, ser= vice orientated video sites. The methods of distribution will include smal= l scale peer to peer networking as well as individual delivery on a demand= basis. Syndication in concert with metadata will be crucial so that peopl= e will use aggregators, dedicated clients, and distributed services to pub= lish, find, and use this material. Imagine a combination of Movable Type a= nd Flickr, but for audiovisual content. > > Is online delivery the future o= f short film distribution beyond the > film festival circuit? Absolutely.= > > On your vog you mention that it is not television =96 what is it? Vog= s are an emerging video genre that, like blogs, are network appropriate. T= his means that the content model recognises that authoring and delivery wi= ll be on personal computers, via the Internet. Hence work will be small, i= ntimate, polyvocal, and network sensitive. It will recognise that bandwidt= h, screen space, and time are all significant constraints. It is a praxis = that treats video as words, where words simple to produce, edit, and publi= sh. It will treat video as words in hypertext so that video will easily li= nk to other video, and will include features like trackback, comments, and= annotations. Unlike television they will be easily produced and distribut= ed, and communities of interest will form around different genres and cont= ents. Unlike television the majority of content will be published and dis= tributed under creative commons licences or similar and so will be able to= be quoted, sampled, appropriated and played with. There will be serious w= ork, people will document joy, grief, love and anger. They will protest, r= ecord, interrogate and reveal. Amongst all this we will invent new ways to= express knowledge and our lives as open events. Play, as one of the more = serious activities we undertake, will be an important overarching muse. >= Do you imagine vogs producing new kinds of content? What kinds of > conte= nt? There will be new kinds of content, but what kind is difficult to know= . They will be a combination of the snap shot and home movie, and they wi= ll also need the sophistication that the public sphere and existing within= networks of relations produces and requires. There will be personal narra= tives, academic narratives, micro documentaries, citizen journalism, video= poetry, video letters, collages and experiments. There will be a lot of m= ediocrity, and excellence. > > Of course, these questions are just a guide= =96 please feel free to > interpret them as you like, or respond with wha= t you think is > interesting. Key points: different copyright regime, dis= tributed production and consumption, network intelligence, multiple. > c= heers Adrian Miles +++++++++++++++++++++ http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/= vlog/