The Department of Communication and Design, in cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures, Koza Visual and SALT, organized the 10th Video Vortex conference, which took place in İstanbul on October 31 and November 1 at SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata.
Video Vortex is a traveling conference series concerned with online video. Established in 2007 by the Amsterdam-based Institute for Network Cultures, the conference has been held in Brussels, Amsterdam, Ankara, Split, Yogyakarta and Lüneburg.
For the 10th conference, Özge Çelikaslan, Andreas Treske, Lewis Johnson and Ahmet Gürata teamed up to bring the event to Turkey once more. Special guests were Natalie Bookchin, presenting her latest work, “Long Story Short,” and Peter Snowdon, with his film “The Uprising.” (More information on the conference is available at videovortex10.net.)
Following the event in Istanbul, a bootcamp on archiving by Sebastian Lütgert and Jan Gerber was held at Bilkent. They introduced COMD students to the online applications turkishcine.ma and bak.ma. turkishcine.ma is hosted at Bilkent.