16.5.06

Motor Cycles


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In this video, I am thinking about my role as a vlogger and as a community member. Is the act of watching/taping the act of participating? What am I participating in? I am thinking about mediation of experience or mediation as experience, control and motorcycles.

Anne Walk, No Practice

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7 comments:

  1. Anne, this was just beautiful and powerful. You described something that I experienced only a few months back en route from NV to CA. A motorcyclist had just been killed - body laying on the road, cars backed up, I still remember his arms and legs peaking out from under the blanket over him. I felt sick to my stomach afterwards... for quite a long time afterwards, and then the day forced on.

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  2. thankyou for the kind words, zadi.

    love vidilicious and the thought behind it. group vlogs are a great way to go, i think.

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  3. it's an amazing example of what it is to observe something... what it is to be an observer i guess.

    I think about that all the time. About why i want to document things and how that kind of places me in the story...
    places other people in mine...

    really amazing.

    mi

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  4. in some ways, i think that the camera is a distancing device - it's only a movie - which makes me wonder about what videoblogging our lives means...

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  5. You have a point there, Anne, but based on the emotional depth you reached for and touched in this one, there's no way YOU're going down that distancing road. Wow. Wow.

    Wow.

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  6. oh jan. you made me blush. thankyou for that.

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  7. Like Zadi, I witnessed the aftermath of a motorcycle accident where the rider was killed. It happened about 6 years ago, but I'll never forget the image of the young man dying in the middle of the road.

    It was at a sub[urban] intersection where the residents had been petitioning for 4-way stop signs for quite awhile. Needless to say, they got them after that. I'm not sure, but they may have even gotten traffic lights.

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