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Big Video Manifesto

Big Video Manifesto

Our Big Video Manifesto critically draws upon our experiences with new capture and recording technologies, as well as with the workflow from data collection through to the publication of findings. We call this a re-sensing of video and audio, which leads to reflections on the nature of spatiality, mobility, agency, presence, intercorporeality, relationality, materiality, observation and documentation. Here are some of the key points of our manifesto:

  1. No recording technology is neutral
  2. Proliferate the cameras and microphones
  3. Rummage through public video archives
  4. Draw on and adapt professional solutions
  5. Scavenge computation for qualitative enquiry
  6. Think scenography and virtuality, not just cinematography and televisuality
  7. Capture and map space, depth and volume
  8. Inhabit the data
  9. Down with planocentrism!

More details in our journal article.