PIM Project 4: Reflection at the start of this project

For the work in Project 4, I am continuing to explore the affordance of portability. But while picking up some of the outcomes or findings from my explorations in Project 3 I am moving to a different topic in terms of the story I want to pursue. A key element of portability is undoubtably the unobtrusiveness and … More PIM Project 4: Reflection at the start of this project

PIM Project 3_Portability: Reflection on sharing and portability of content

Exploring the apps that allow users to create and immediately share video content really pushes the idea of portability. Not only is the phone portable, the content is too. I can make it, I can share it on a range of social media platforms, I can export it to my laptop, edit it on Adobe … More PIM Project 3_Portability: Reflection on sharing and portability of content

PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability: #letterboxes

b) sketch using short form video service (Vine) Back in 2009, Simons observed, ‘Besides drawing attention to itself, the moving image is being put to tasks of informing and instructing, luring and persuading, performing and parading, surveying and summoning, and, of course, entertaining and amusing’. (Simons 2009, p. 8). The moving image, in short, is … More PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability: #letterboxes

PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability_apps to alter content 3_patterns

c) a sketch using mobile apps that add some type of alteration or effects to the recorded content This sketch continues my exploration of mobile video apps which provide the capacity to alter content using filters and us on-board editing tools. This sketch is created entirely with the mobile phone and will be part of … More PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability_apps to alter content 3_patterns

PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability_apps to alter content 3_Autumn in the Gardens

c) using a mobile app to add some type of alteration or effects to the recorded content In terms of portability, I shot these clips walking the dog in the Edinburgh Gardens. Any warm day in the gardens you can find pockets of people, sitting, talking, walking, playing. This clip is using Cinematic with the Darwin filter. This filter adds … More PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability_apps to alter content 3_Autumn in the Gardens

PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability_apps to alter content 2_ Beach days

c) using a mobile app to add some type of alteration or effects to the recorded content Beach Days – Cinematic exploration I continued to use Cinematic in a number of situations. Of all the filters I have really liked using the Darwin filter which gives an old Super 8 look to the footage. I have used … More PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability_apps to alter content 2_ Beach days

PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability_apps to alter content 1_City Storm

a) a sketch entirely using the mobile phone This sketch was shot using my iphone 5 on Hipstamatics video app Cinematic. Cinematic is a smart video app that has the same square format as Hipstamatic. You can shoot clips of 3 to 15 seconds and then apply a filter. The filters offer a range of different looks but … More PIM Project 3 Sketch: Portability_apps to alter content 1_City Storm

PIM Project 3_Portability: reflection_’technosocial tethering’

I am following readings that in particular cover the affordance of portability, and again I find that Mizuko Ito has a really interesting way of thinking about affortability. In her article, Personal Portable Pedestrian: Lessons from Japanese Mobile Phone, Mizuko argues that in Japan the mobile phone, or keitai, is ‘a snug and intimate technosocial tethering’. Mizuko finds … More PIM Project 3_Portability: reflection_’technosocial tethering’