This texteo includes the 2008 video of two of my graduate students in cultural studies and posted by kimballzen
, who made it as a piece of "visual research" about and in the form of digital storytelling. My associated writing condenses my ideas about ThirdTube, which derive from my thoughts on bad video, identity politics, post-identity politics and radical cinema (the relations between user-generated media and media activism).
The Third Cinema was a radical film movement
that occurred in the 1960s in the decolonizing nations of the Third World, including Latin America, Africa and Asia.
There is a large body of writing
about digital storytelling, "a short, first-person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds."[cit]
Visual research, audio-visual thinking
, and video essays are forms of humanities "writing" that push the norms of traditional scholarship: "Audiovisual Thinking is a pioneering forum where academics and educators can articulate, conceptualize and disseminate their research about audiovisuality and audiovisual culture through the medium of video."[cit]
According to the Urban Dictionary: "Hapa is a Hawaiian word that was originally part of the full phrase: hapa haole
, which was a derogatory term for someone half Hawaiian and half 'white foreigner.' Today, the phrase has been shortened to simply 'hapa' and generally refers to anyone part Asian or Pacific Islander and, generally, part caucasian. However, the definition of 'hapa' has come more and more to mean 'half' or 'of mixed blood' in which case many different racial combinations are beginning to fall under the umbrella of 'hapa.'"[cit]
One of my ten founding terms
for this project is praxis
: Thinking is less effective when it occurs in isolation from doing and without a stake in the world.