Fifth Estate

Posted on: Sat, 2013-12-07 02:13   By: glue

Jack Stenner's seminar in the Fine Arts College concluded with a lecture by Gregory Ulmer on the Fifth Estate.  Ulmer used the film based on the actions of Julian Assange and Wikileaks as a point of departure for discussing the heuretics of electracy. 

After some post-postproduction treatment, Stenner expended many hours to the compression and uploading of the video to YouTube, only to receive a warning that the algorithm detected a minute of copyrighted material  at the beginning of the tape (Ulmer showed the "I Quit" video that is posted on YouTube, in which the artist dances to a Kanye West song).  That video has been up for some time, long enough to receive 17 million hits.  Will Stenner be forced to re-edit the tape and expend another multitude of hours? 

The Keyword (take away) action item for the EmerAgency Konsult is:  Theopraxesis (Knowing-Doing-Making in one performance).