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YouTube Videos On Display At the Guggenheim 19

Posted by samzenpus
from the eye-of-the-beholder dept.
crimeandpunishment writes "Move over Picasso....here comes 'Charlie bit me.' 125 YouTube videos are now on display at Guggenheim museums around the world. The videos, chosen from more than 23,000 submissions, are part of an exhibit called 'YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video', featuring both well-known YouTube hits and barely-seen works by students. This group of videos will be narrowed down to about 20 entries, which will be featured at the Guggenheim in New York next month." We ran a story about this in June when museum officials started accepting submissions.
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YouTube Videos On Display At the Guggenheim

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  • YouTube, despite hosting tons of mostly pointless vidoes, has fundamentally changed the way a lot of things work. learning new skills, spreading opinion and information, etc.

    Not to mention its effects on elections...at this point, if a politician has ever said something on camera, the proof can be quickly found.

  • I hope this collection does not include that "Best Crank Calls" video.

  • Rick Rolling... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by leonardofelin (1211778) on Tuesday September 21, 2010 @02:17PM (#33653434)

    I wonder if you'll get Rick Rolled at the museum...

  • Last time I went to the Guggenheim, they were having a special exhibition, which, as far as I could tell, mostly consisted of rough portraiture of various well-known artist's private parts.

    I remember thinking if this is high art, then I should already be renowned as a serious connoisseur.

  • Filed by the MPAA etc.

    This will be regardless of the actual content of these videos. They will still file them even if none of them violate even one frame of copyrighted material (in the eyes of the MPAA etc)

    Why?

    This bunch of shysters are suing Google. They want YouTube closed down.
    They virtually have to use this just to keep the facade of their case alive.
    IF they don't do this then they will fail to get it closed down as they will by their failure admit that their is indeed non Hollywood/Bollywood/RIAA/BPI

    • One problem is that, apparently, the MPAA and RIAA have the right to charge you for displaying things they do not have the rights to. They make quite a killing demanding royalties and then not paying the creator, regardless of his opinion, even if he is the one making the performance.

      And if you do not pay them to show movies/music you wrote and performed, they can ensure you receive massive fines.

      tl;dr - They ALWAYS demand a cut. Or else.

  • Youtube is just a medium. Video has been considered art for a long time. Another pathetic example of slapping Web 2.0 in a headline just to get clicks.
  • Whahuh?

    "YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video"

    How do we have a biennial of creative video when video didn't exist 200 years ago?

    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Biennial is two years. The word you are thinking of is "bicentennial". Presumably, these are popular videos from the last two years?
  • Immediately i wondered if the videos will be hosted locally, or if they'll just slap a PC into a slot in the wall & stream it in a browser.

    "presented ... and hosted on the YouTube Website by Google, Inc (“Google”)"
    from event details, (linked to from youtube.com url in article) [google.com]

    maybe the physical display set up will be neat. Looks like they are jumping full in on the "gee there is content youtube.com" angle

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