We will be doing a presentation of pad.ma at the Homi Bbhabha Centre for Science and Education on
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2010, 5pm onwards.
Pad.ma is a full featured video archival website started as a
collaboration between a number of groups (http://pad.ma/about). As a
software project, the site uses completely open web and video
technologies, significantly, the open source Theora video codec. Pad.ma
has pushed the boundaries of what is possible with video on the web -
being perhaps the first website to offer time-based annotations,
server-side seeking to an arbitrary point in the video, partial clip
download, client-side video encoding through the Firefogg browser
plugin, alongwith full-text search through the video material.
Jan, Sebastian and Sanjay will be talking on Pad.ma.
Firefox does not need any Introduction. Mozilla Firefox is getting
ready for the new Internet standard HTML 5, and the speakers from
Mozilla Foundation will talk on what HTML5 means for the users and
developers, what revolution is expected in terms of web applications.
Seth, Arun and Axel will be speaking from Mozilla Foundation.
The seminar will be informal and participants can interact with the
guest speakers. The meeting will conclude with a Tea/Coffee and snacks
at around 7pm.
is an ongoing public-access media archival project, centered around video as a medium of documentation, collection, argumentation and exchange. Its objective is to consolidate, densely annotate, and make available online several scattered collections of video material, to begin with in Mumbai and Bangalore. Pad.ma is a collaboration between oil21.org, CAMP, Majlis, Point of View, the Alternative Law Forum, and other future contributors.
Artist talk @ Beginnings with CAMP
Workshop with Students of ERG/Artistic Practices and Scientific Complexity Masters/Kobe Matthys at Argos.
Beginnings is an exhibition tracing some of the conceptual and artistic origins of CAMP. At ARGOS, Brussels as part of new beginnings at ARGOS itself.
Artist talk: Shaina A at Institute for Comparative Modernity, Cornell University.
A film program at Slought, with Shaina Anand /CAMP about surveillance systems, critical documentary filmmaking, subjectivity and distribution, and a screening of Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (60 min, 2011), followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shaina and Deborah A. Thomas.
Ishara Art Foundation
Ashok gives a part-biographical talk at the MMB, Mumbai, as part of the State of Nature series. Himalayan horticultural history, sewage-infused ice skating rinks, potato science and a series of proposals for art.
A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper. Cutouts here are a way of reframing existing photographs as new organisms and to create a new boundary or border for the image.