Playback: The Video, the Viewers, the Adventure

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As you’ll see throughout the latest issue of Video Edge, video is now used in so many innovative forms and for so many objectives. It’s amazing to observe (and report on) every experiment and development.

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Installation view of T.J. Wilcox: In the Air, 2013 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Sept. 19, 2013-Feb. 9, 2014). Photo by Bill Orcutt.

Advanced video capabilities have spawned new art forms, from projection mapping to video art installations to immersive online experiences. If you’d like to see how video is impacting art and culture, I recommend both of these adventures:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is presenting William Kentridge’s five-channel video installation The Refusal of Time, a 30-minute meditation on time and space, the complex legacies of colonialism and industry, and the artist’s own intellectual life, through May 11, 2014.

An exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York, open through Feb. 9, 2014, features a panoramic video installation, In the Air, by artist T.J. Wilcox, inspired by views of New York City as seen from the artist’s studio high above Union Square. Six video projections show a continuous image of the city from dawn to dusk. One by one, each projector cuts away from its role in producing the complete panorama and presents a short, poetic narrative film inspired by a view from the studio’s window.

Video Edge Live @ Government Video Expo

The Video Edge Live program is designed for professionals who produce and deliver online video for media and entertainment, enterprise, education and government applications. This one-day interactive event consists of four panel discussions, each featuring a mix of industry experts, end users and manufacturers. Our next Video Edge Live summit takes place December 4 in Washington, D.C., during Government Video Expo.

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It’s free to attend, but advance registration is required. Details are available at


Soft Darts Professional Tour Japan Uses Blackmagic Design Products for Tour’s Live Production

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SMPTE's Latest IMF Plugfest Makes Significant Progress Toward Interoperability

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