Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Small Screens Need Big Ideas: Dogma Mobile Festival

This week FreqOUT! recommends…
Dogma Mobile International Film Festival is a new film festival that explores filmmaking on the mobile phone.
The festival is an ongoing online event and submitted films must have a specific identified topic.
The festival team inspires users by offering tips and tricks! There are also interviews with film professionals and experts, such as Aryan Kaganof, a South African filmmaker and artist, who made the world’s first feature film realised entirely on mobile phone (see Kaganof's webpage for more information) and Jens Arentzen, a Danish filmmaker and actor. (watch Jens Arentzen's Dogma Mobile film)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Poverty and Participation in the Media

FreqOUT! recently attended an evaluation event delivered by Spectacle.
Poverty and Participation analysed how the media treats poverty and those affected by it.
The project questioned what type of stigmatisation and stereotyping does the media create and does it influence, bridge or increase the divide.
The project looked at the representation of poverty in programmes such as ‘Rich Kid, Poor Kid’, ‘The Tower’ and ‘The Secret Millionaire’, with interesting feedback from the communities involved in the making of the programmes.

You can review the films on the Spectacle blog, where the projects are analysed further.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Are you virtual emotional?

FreqOUT! recommends SCIRIA, who are an interdisciplinary collaborative group of arts and science researchers.
The ‘Virtual eMotions’ project at SCIRIA investigates human facial expressions in order to create a visual platform to scale the expressions from happiness to sadness. The development of the project is connected with evolutionary aspects of human emotions. The practical work includes video and installation, print technology, visualisation of digital 3D work, animation, computer-mediated art, sound works and drawings.

If you are interested in how our emotions can be digitalised, you can find more information about the project here.