Monday, May 18, 2009

Deconstructing 'Us Now'

We're as intrigued by the presentation of the provocative hour-long video "Us Now" as its content.

It's a philosophical look at how collaborative Internet technologies are changing the way we organize and govern ourselves, and the opportunities that provides for us to collectively participate in improving our social lives and political destinies.

What especially struck us was that, in keeping with the spirit of film's exploration of the concepts of "transparency" and "inclusion," its Website features all the raw footage ("rushes") and transcripts ("logs") used in its creation. And it enables viewers to upload their own video responses.

Might these be assets that should regularly accompany videojournalism projects?

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