Hosted by local data-bender, Jon Satrom
Presented by Homeroom Chicago


February 23rd, 2010

The YouTube Assembly is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of viral video in a live event. The event consists of screening web-based video for a live, participating audience. Like karaoke or a traditional performance open mic, the YouTube Assembly creates a situation in which people take turns entertaining each other, in this case, by sharing their favorite Youtube clips. In the spirit of the popular YouTube interface, audience members will be encouraged to comment on the videos they watch, except out loud and in real time with no anonymity.

Each screening will feature a pair of hosts from different artistic backgrounds that will share their YouTube video picks and help facilitate the evening’s open mic portion.

Jon Satrom is a Chicago-based artist and educator that performs experimental realtime video/audio and creates single-channel and installation-based video and new-media artworks. He enjoys exploring the systems of failure present within our culture’s relationship to computers. He is also a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, runs a small production studio called Studio Thread that caters to non-profits and arts organizations, and is involved in various solo and collective dirty new-media efforts.

Filed under: found footage, lecture, new media, video