On the road for the Research Film and VR 360-Video in Guatemala, impressions above, 9th of October 2018.
Many see intelligent robots in the future as evil – taking over our livelihoods and eventually even taking our lives. Can it be the sci-fi stories that make us think this way? What do these stories, especially movies, tell us and make us believe?
What do you do over the weekend? The professional dancer, choreographer and lecturer Sarah Keusch and me took some time and initiative to follow our passion and create a short dance performance music video with some amazing dancers and kind helpers – after almost ten years again!
First expert interviews in Switzerland with Lars-Erik Cederman, ETH Zurich; Nils Rosemann of the DEZA, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland; Christelle Rigual, University Geneva. Upcoming field production in Guatemala in early October, Nigeria mid-November 2018.
You can find the presentation here
The Manifesto presents fifteen key statements on videos in higher education. See, comment, criticize on the whole manifesto: https://medium.com/@jreutemann/manifesto-videos-in-higher-education-1be3e91b786a
«Media Design Expertise for Videos in Higher Education: A Collection of Interviews with Lecturers, Filmmakers and Communication Experts from the Fields of Science Teaching, Media Design, Gesture Studies and Digital Education», open access, 2018.
Forthcoming: Tech meets Research Presentation: "Watch your Tendons Stretch as you Kick - a Foot Controlled MR Experience" and a "Workshop on our VR-360 pilots" Connected Learning Summit at the MIT, Boston, August 1.-3. 18, http://connectedlearningsummit.org/
(TEDX Talk Video will be online end of June)
Many see intelligent robots in the future as evil – taking over our livelihoods and eventually even taking our lives. Can it be the sci-fi stories that make us think this way? What do these stories, especially movies, tell us and make us believe? Fear is not the right sentiment to cope with Artificial Intelligence and robots as they slowly but surely transform our societies. It is time we form a more objective view of where future technologies will take us.
Presentation on "How Stories of AI-Robots shape the Vision of Future Technology" at the TedX Lausanne 'Homo Futuris', May 7th 2018.
Workshop at the Festival of Free Speech: 'When Mixed Reality meets Deep Fake: Third Millennium Challenges for Audiovisual Data in Journalism', Hilversum Netherlands, May 3th 2018. https://www.beeldengeluid.nl/bezoek/agenda/festival-van-het-vrije-woord
Abstract: On the one hand, we have new promising technologies such as mixed reality (virtual reality, augmented reality and anything in between) in journalism, and indeed, various news platforms
such as The Guardian, NYT or BBC increasingly produce mixed reality formats, currently mainly VR-360 videos. The immersion of mixed reality storytelling seems promising to bring the story to the
recipients and therefore let them experience current issues or conflicts closer than ever before.
On the other hand, we have the latest development of deep fake videos. Already today artificial intelligence can generate video-realistic fakes, increasing the strain to detect forgery on truth-committed organizations such as the World Press Photo Award.
Now imagine how the extreme immersion of mixed reality could affect the recipients in the near future, when it meets deep fake technology.
"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second" (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960). So what about 360-Virtual Reality, at 120 frames per second?
In the digital world, audiovisual data is everywhere. From photographs to videos, games to mixed reality - we're truly living in an audiovisual age. On one hand, new media technologies such as Augmented Reality or 'deepfakes' are in a state of permanent becoming. Innovative formats continuously enter the market place of ideas long before the old ones are fully understood. On the other hand, in this era of fake news, our audiovisual data has become much easier to manipulate than ever before.
In this course, we will explore current digital trends and critically investigate the impact of new media technologies on society. Lectures will reflect on various cases of audiovisual data in the digital sphere such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, AI-robots in moving images, #deepfakes, hacking, webbased-interactive hybridformats from the perspective of audiovisual data in academic research.
Have a look at our current innovative VR-360 experiences at the New Media Lab, Leiden University's Centre for Innovation: http://newmedialab.centre4innovation.org/360-virtual-reality-vr.html
Published in the "Media & Learning News"; March Edition.
On the face side of the coin, there is the speaker. The Roman rhetorician Marcus Fabius Quintilian stated around 50 B.C.: "It is often the case that the same language is free in one speaker, foolish in another, and arrogant in a third." As ancient this quotation is, it still resonates today and becomes almost comically obvious when watching certain videos of educators, performing as Talking Head. [...]
Under the umbrella of the R4D program of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), we're currently in the early preproduction phase of a joint-collaborative project with research teams from the Université de Lausanne, Université de Genève and the ETH Zurich for a documentary film about 'Social Conflicts'. The involved research projects of the R4D program are: »Ethnic power relations and conflict in fragile states«, »The gender dimensions of social conflict, armed violence and peacebuilding«, »Fostering pluralistic memories and collective resilience in fragile transitional justice processes«. ; Intense Script Writing Days: April, 18.-20.
Conference presentation of new research insights:
"The speaker's body image and schema in educational videos"
Today, videos are a part of most online learning experiences. But speaking in front of a camera is frequently found challenging by educators. Therefore, understanding the difficulties to further support our educators is a necessity. March 17th, 2018, http://www.lxdcon.com/index.html#home
(The video reference is from 2014 and shows a mockup 'state of the arts' of videos from universities all around the world. It is not directly related to the presentation, but still shows the challenges a majority of scientific educators face when speaking into a camera.)
The animation film will be screened at the Green Vision Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Based on the book publication "Forests, a very short introduction, Oxford University Book edition, by Prof. Dr. Jaboury Ghazoul, ETH Zürich, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS95gjWp2to&t=49s
The documentary film was produced during the "Empathies 2017 Conference", European Society of Literature, Science and the Arts, @University of Basel. Video production was kindly supported by Eikones.
First Virtual Reality implementation in the ETH Zürich course about Ecosystem Management, 19.10.2017, Prof. Dr. Jaboury Ghazoul. The VR-360-Video gives a first impression from the field course about the ecosystems of scotland, including different case studies with stakeholders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwZkSrRdK6M
Conference Presentation / Workshop at 'Brave New World', 2./3. November 2017.
Abstract: While new series such as Westworld, Black Mirror or Humans and movies such as Her, ExMachina or Blade Runner 2049 are
on the raise once again, our storytelling around artificial intelligence has hardly changed. Dystopian worlds dominate across the board, including also in viral webvideos such as Hyperreality or
Strange Beasts. Deeply rooted in ancient mediterranean cultures, the thread of the evil AI can be traced back to Golem, Pygmalion, Hephaestus and followed through the history of storytelling via
Frankenstein, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, R.U.R. or Metropolis. While real AI is taking more responsibility in various fields across the human experiences, such a cultural imprinting of
contemporary moving images will leave traces in the way that AI is approached, integrated and reflected in our society. In the workshop, we will explore
patterns of storytelling and character development of AI in todays movies.
Science video production for research dissemination.
Abstract: A number of leading scientific journals now allow researchers to publish video–abstracts alongside their peer–reviewed articles. Many of these video–abstracts are produced as an afterthought to the research process, either internally at the university or by external media companies, a choice that creates a trade–off between the scientific validity of the content and the appropriate use of the affordances of the medium.
This article argues in order for video to reach a level of scientific validity comparable to text, an integration of video into the research process itself is a precondition. Boundary spanners, who float between the rigorous work of scientists and the language of moving images, can transform the use of video from a communication technology to a new immutable mobile at the very heart of the scientific process itself.
Im Zuge der Digitalisierung werden schriftliche Publikationen zunehmend von Videos begleitet. Renommierte Journals bieten Forschenden schon heute die Option, Abstracts auch im Videoformat einzureichen. Das Video als Medium des Bewegtbildes bringt spezifische Eigenschaften mit, das zusätzliche Möglichkeiten bietet und dabei anderen Paradigmen folgt als ein schriftlicher Text. Diese sind zum Beispiel die parallele Bild-Ton Narration, animierte Datenvisualisierungen, visuelle Dokumentationen des Arbeitsprozesses oder des methodischen Vorgehens. Damit auch dieses Medium mit der strukturellen Sicherheit eines Abstracts erschlossen werden kann, bietet der Einführungsvortrag neue Einblicke in das strategische Potential der Optimierung wissenschaftlicher Videos.
In preproduction: upcoming design session for a VR experiment on sustainable chocolate in Ghana, 7th of December at University Osnabrück.
Have a look at the ongoing course with students from the Leiden University, TUDelt and Erasmus Rotterdam University on critical "Audiovisual data in the digital world".
Creative design session for a massive game experience at the Brave New World conference in Leiden, November 18.
Forthcoming Presentation @Brave New World Conference, 8.-9.11.18.
Forthcoming Presentation and Workshop with scientists of the REASON program at the Ludwig-Maximillians Universität Munich, 30.11.18.
What challenges does a lecturer face in front of the camera? Embodiment theory meets studio practice, 04.09.18.
Forthcoming in Fall 18 at Leiden University, open to all students: "Science Videos - Theory and Practice".
Postproduktion "Brettspiele in der Lehre. Das Forschungsthema Demokratie als Bildungsspiel" ,June 18.
Excited to go to the AWE USA, Santa Clara, California, May 30 - June 1, 2018.
Presentation and Panel talk at 'Signs of Time': How can we still differentiate between truth and fake audiovisual data in Mixed Reality – or are we destined to live in a #FakeReality? April 24th 2018.
New video productions with Prof. Dr. Volker Hoffmann, Departement of Management, Technology and Economic "Corporate Sustainability", March.
Old school times after almost ten years!!! What else to do over public holidays? We're gonna shot a dance music video again. Co-production project with the professional dancer, choreographer and lecturer Sarah Keusch and some other amazing dancers, March 18. (videolink refers to a dance video from 2009)
Possibilities of using Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality in your work. How do NGOs bring stories closer to their audiences? How can it help us to better understand what’s going on around you in case of a disaster? How can this facilitate more immersive storytelling? Februar, 27th,
Didactia course: 'Bildungsvideos in der Lehre' , (engl. 'Videos in Higher Education') together with Katharina Draeger, 02. 2018.
Videographer & Reseacher Roundtable at Imperial College London, 29th of November.
Presentation of research paper at the LERU (League of European Research Universities), 9.-10.11.2017:
"To tease somebody - a Comparision Study of Intro and Lecture Videos"
ETH Zurich Innovedum Project: Production of digital media (videos, soundscapes, photographs, 360°-Videos for VR) July 2017.
ICEM 2017 (International Conference Educational Media) Paper presentation: "To tease somebody – Significant Differences Between Advertised Educational Course Intro Videos and Actual Lecture Videos" and co-teaching workshop: "AR and VR in Higher Education"
Introducing audio- and visual data for learning about conservation management: using the edubreak plattform, students can access videos about the case studies, stakeholder interviews, sonification elements of the nature, in-depth audio interviews and photomontage of the different views from the scottish highlands.
Article: Zobel, Ann‐Kristin. "Benefiting from open innovation: A multidimensional model of absorptive capacity." Journal of Product Innovation Management 34.3 (2017): 269-288.
Workshop about "Science Videos"; 20th of July 2017
For a research group at the ZHdK (Academy of Arts and Design Zurich) and their research project: Research Video – annotated videos as a new standard of publishing practice-based and artistic research. ZHdK Research Project: https://www.zhdk.ch/en/researchproject/549545
Teaching a group of LET ETH staff about the art of video production in a three days hands-on workshop, July 2017.
LERU Video Workshop, organized the E-University LMU Munich, Chiemsee, June 7.-10. 2017, Presentation 'Videos in Higher Education'
Reutemann Jeanine.: Into the Forest. Über die gegenseitige epistemische Unterwanderung von Wissenschaft und Film, in: Marcus Maeder (Hg.), Kunst, Wissenschaft, Natur. Zur Ästhetik und Epistemologie der künsterlisch-wissenschaftlichen Naturbeobachtung, Bielefeld: Transcript, April 2017: 113-168.
EMOOCs2017, Madrid, 22.-25.05.2017, Workshop "Framing the Talking Head – biggest challenges: Behind and in front of the camera"
EPFL Lausanne with Prof. Dr. Frédéric Kaplan & Isabella diLenardo Chair of Digital Humanities. Co-design video production in the research cooperation of "Videos in Higher Education" for a MOOC about the "Venice Time Machine" with Patrick Jermann and the MOOC factory Team at Center for Digital Education, EPFL. Video production on-location in Venice, including 360°Videos.
»We never see the same thing when we also hear;
we don‘t hearthe same thing when we see as well.«
Michel Chion ›The Voice in the Cinema‹