Week 7 Task: Manifestos some inspiring examples and how they relate to contemporary media making.

Before I get strated… Can anyone tell me why wordpress keeps ignoring my text formatting once I click “Publish”? It’s driving me crazy! See below for terrible paragraph formatting…

Futurism Manifesto (1909: “Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed.” )

Inspiring and possibly relevant to my own breed of rebellious media creation.
Short Manifesto on the Future of Attention (The more information, the less attention, and “the need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.”)

Making the “attention pie bigger”. Now that’s both inspiring and useful in the future of media creation. This idea is VERY relevant to music distribution in the future.
RIP – A Remix Manifesto A movie about remixing. What is their manifesto stating?

This manifesto is stating that we want to take the culture that corporations control and use it, mix it, mash it and authentically incorporate it into our own culture. Hell yeah!
The Freeculture Manifesto “We believe that culture is a two-way affair, about participation, not merely consumption”

Participatory rather than proprietary culture structure. This is how I hope the future of media creation will be. Led by students too!
Portishead’s new music ‘manifesto’ “There will be no… “

“Just music and us”? Really? I think Geoff Barrows going a little far here…
Locative media manifesto “cyberspace leaking into the real world.. an era of the ‘internet of things’.”

I really believe that locative media is going to become a significant influence in the next stage of technological media development. We will see the spatial relationship with media today as amazingly 2 dimensional.
Slow media manifesto “Slow Media are not about fast consumption but about choosing the ingredients mindfully and preparing them in a concentrated manner.”

I hadn’t previously considered the slow media movement or any of it’s ideas, but, the concepts they put forward are facinating and often tie into my other (non-media) beliefs such as sustainability and careful consideration of values in technology.

Dogme 95 Manifesto – A set of strict rules to create film-making based on story rather than special effects or technology.

I was fairly familar with this manifesto before reading this link. I feel that the failure of the Dome’s creators to even adhere to it makes a pretty strong case for it’s capacity as a manifesto. It does however suggest soem rules that are designed to break down the restrictive traits of “big-budget films” that prevent film making as an art to be accessible to many. I like that.
DIY Data Manifesto.. Decentralising the web with DIY servers.

The de-mystification of data and “the server”. Nice and helpful. Will almost certainly come about with the effective education of a tech-saavy generation. I’m inspired to learn more myself.

Anti-Web Manifesto A plea for ‘rejecting the modern web’ and the way it is designed.

Man, this is wacky!

“So, in short:

  • Eliminate CSS; use a little basic HTML formatting instead. Let the text stay in its natural format.
  • Only basic font faces ([sans]serif, monospace), relative sizes to be supported.
  • Eliminate scripting.
  • Separate information from empty multimedia content: use Flash for the latter. “

‘Web Thinking’ Manifesto “We will let go of control… we will consider it a sign of success to see our brand or message distributed far and wide in ways we could never anticipate.”

This one is perhaps not relevent to media creation per se, bnut it is incredibly inspiring to read that people are putting so much though into the future of movemts, particulaly online representations of those movements.
The Assembled Web: Notes Towards a Manifesto “Success on the web is no longer about driving traffic to your site, or keeping eyeballs there once they arrive. It’s about engaging audiences everywhere they already are. ”

This manifesto seems to have been written by students of our class! It perfectly outlines the way in which the internet as a network should be perceived. VERY, VERY USEFUL IN THE FUTURE!
The Photoshop Etiquette Manifesto for Web Designers “Guidelines intended for any group of people looking to standardize web design in Photoshop”

OK. I’m sure this is extremly useful to web engineers, but I don’t know enough about photoshop, CSS or HTML to know whet the hell they’re talking about.
The GNU Manifesto for free software: “..if I like a program I must share it with other people who like it”

Yay! Free software manifest. This is defo going to become the future. I am inspired that a software engineer could be behaving in the same way as the artists that I admire.
McKenzie Wark’s Hacker Manifesto: “The class interest of hackers lies in freeing information from its material constraints.”

Cool. And scary! Don’t know who to trust…
Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto “A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction”

A messy, difficult to understand rant linking cybernetics theory with feminism movements.
Even more? 100 years of Design Manifestos

A list of “Manifestos” from the history of design. Definitely a useful reference for future.


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