in media res & V.

In Media Res
a media commons project
In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship. Each day, a different scholar will curate a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response.

Feeling Games by Tara McPherson

Version is an online journal for short-form writing and media work. It presents scenes, incidents, encounters, and sensory experiences drawn from everyday life, in which concepts are not only elaborated but enacted. 500 Words, 5 images, or 50 seconds.

Combat Camera

from dvids via flickr

Combat Camera
A new find – COMBAT CAMERA
plugged in night patrol to google images and came across the blog The Tension
jumped to this post – Combat Camera: Troops Conduct Night Mission in Baqubah, Iraq – and came across a whole new world online

dvids Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System
Russell Lee Klika, combat camera photograher, “Iraq, thru the eyes of an American Soldier”

why we are here – frightening photo which now makes me skeptical of all the above links in terms of objectivity, and I was already skeptical.

combat camera on

Arab Image Foundation – Reloading Images

Akram Zaatari is coming today so I am revisiting the Arab Image Foundation and was led to this review about one of his exhibitions. am esp. struck by this passage – (i added bold)

  • …preservation of documents from the Middle East and North Africa. Zaatari is from Lebanon, a country whose history is marred by both physical annihilation and memory-related erosion, and his artistic practice is bound to a concept of salvaging the past, of preserving documents and collecting stories that contrast with the official state version of history.

was led to reloading images social network Damascus
and found artist KAYA. His website

Reloading Images is a collective of artists and cultural producers. Reloading Images analyzes and investigates images and opinions about the “here” and “there” and the “Orient” and “Occident,” attempting to find means of visualization for these particular themes that go beyond the clichéd and polarized positions of the mass media. Through this, Reloading Images wishes to acquire a differentiated method of observation to view the “Other” as well as the “Self”.
(project of NewYorkRioTokyo)
Land(e)scape – image of nature and the nature of the image Read this later in relation to my landscape work.
The Picture in the Mirror
Images, Perception and Stereotypes

Net art wanderings

Visual Foreign Correspondents – a monthly series of audio-visual artworks for a number of screen based platforms. Distinguished artists from around the world are invited to give their personal visual commentary on events and situations from their locally situated perspective.
– Issue #10, “Morning of the Mongoloids” Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, plus interview with them.

Went to YH Chang site – take a closer look at: Urgent Request (and Mongoloid – in two versions on yhchang site and on the VFC site.
good to show class: Resume I

Joseph Delappe Ghandi Salt March Re-enactment, blog