It only accesses the public data in the project, but now others can write interfaces to the stuff we’ve made and do, well, interesting things with it. An open API is, for me, fundamental to how we can conceptualise a ‘living’ archive.
We recently ran an informal ‘Circus Scholars’ workshop to evaluate the Living Archive from a performance scholarship perspective. We received a lot of valuable feedback, our participants found some great things in the archive, and created some interesting collections. It is always valuable to watch people actually try and use the software that you’ve made (overall it wasn’t too bad,… Read more →
We are now embarked on development of our first ‘living archive’ prototype. We are aiming to have this up and running by mid November if possible. We have been having a lot of discussions about what the nature of this prototype should be, related to questions of what precisely it is for and what we are aiming to test and… Read more →
However, in the early days, when bandwidth was narrow, video was small, and not many of us actually played with it online, QuickTime had this thing called a reference movie (which was not the same as the reference movie option you get when saving a QuickTime file in QuickTime) which was a tiny little place holder video you created. … This is going back to the future because a series of steps and constraints have been reintroduced: if you want to send video or audio that is over 10 minutes in length over a mobile network (NOT WIFI) to an iOS device then you just have to use HTTP live streaming (this is the overview page ) If that isn’t enough then you must include a low bit rate version with a max data rate of 64 Kbps that it can default to when you hit that service shadow you need to run your compressed video through some other tools to get it ready for Live Streaming – this includes the Media Stream Segmenter, the Media File Segmenter, and the Media Stream Validator But it is ambiguous in the documentation if you have to do this, or it is recommended – essentially the protocol lets the client jump from different versions as it plays.
This will be delivered via http to see that it does stream without packet loss see what sort of quality it produces see what devices it actually plays back on The second experiment is going to use a data rate that should work for an iPad and higher, but compressed with a hint track so that it can be delivered via RTSP. This I will serve via my dreamhost account to: see that it does stream without packet loss see what sort of quality it produces see what devices it actually plays back on Experiment two video settings: Experiment two video size settings: Experiment two audio settings:
From the email: Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Digital Humanities 2012 – Call for Papers Hosted by University of Hamburg 16-22 July 2012 http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/ Abstract deadline: November 1, 2011 (Midnight GMT). … If you intend to submit a proposal for DH2012, you need to submit it via the electronic submission form on the conference website by November 1 Presentations include: Posters (abstract max of 1500 words) Short papers (abstract max of 1500 words) Long papers (abstract max of 1500 words) Multiple paper sessions, including panels (overview max of 500 words)
It turns out there is no extant taxonomy for circus performance (it is not my area at all so I don’t even know if such a thing exists formally anywhere in the performing arts), and so we have started to make one. … Then we worked through what this meant, which was that this was an expert taxonomy and not really how you and I would begin to find a particular act in an archive of circus performance (after all, until I visited Wikipedia, I had no idea what ” tissu ” was in circus).
This is the invitation for our ‘Meet the Living Archive’ event for Circus Oz company members and current employees.Â To be held in the Melba Spiegeltent in May.
After some months of preparation and planning, the twin SAMMA Solo machines brought to us through our membership of the Ausstage LIEF Visual Search consortium have finally arrived! We have done preliminary tests and troubleshooting this week and we should now be able to move fullswing into the digitisation of the analogue videos (1978-2006) and integration of our collection with… Read more →
As a prompt or proposition for all to write to: The living video archive as an interdisciplinary problem The aim is for each of us to write 500 words, from the point of view of what we are bringing to this project in terms of our disciplinary practice and grounding. … This should help us provide something formal that describes what the project might become, as well as helping identify things in common and the differences that matter – positively and negatively.