Monday, May 15, 2006

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.


Blogger Mary Beth said...

I'm named after my mother's best friend who died young in a motercycle accident.
I'm always afraid to know people who ride bikes.

5:14 PM  
Blogger B said...

This is one of my favorite videos of yours. That was important to share. I'm going to think about it a lot as I prepare to sort of re-enter the conversations, if you will :)

8:25 PM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

hi mary beth,

they scare me too. my cousin was in a semi-vegetative state for ten years following a slide on a rainy highway. he finally died of pneumonia.

i say semi-vegetative because the only time he reacted to anything was when his mother came to see him. he cried.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

hey B.

i'm glad you like it. i've been thinking that i should get down to the business of making video of the non-talking head variety.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the motorcyclist's point of view... well, I ride a 150 Vespa scooter

yes, be aware of the dangers, treat them seriously, but also enjoy the moment, the wind, the freedom, the sun (when it is there)

I commute daily (about 12 ks each way), but I also do enjoy the odd long ride where the only aim is to ride.

If all car drivers were motorcyclists as well, it would be a lot safer for motorcyclists.

I enjoyed the vid, thanks, Bill

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great vlog... even though it was a troubling subject, you captured your thoughts and visions wonderfully! i enjoyed it... and still don't like motorcycles... yet respect the people that do.


11:33 AM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

hey bill! thanks! i don't think of this as a pro or anti motorcycle video.

hey kevin. thanks!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Dave H. said...

What does it mean to "take footage?" What are we taking? What are we giving? I'm thinking about these things. Is smoking after witnessing a motorcycle accident something insane or something that makes perfect sense? Are we fragile or are we strong? These questions haunt me.

Thanks for this very thoughtful post.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Hi Anne. Been checking out the vloggercon attendees page as well as Vidlicious and found this post. Wow.. that gave a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach to watch. Nevertheless.. you described your experience so well. I felt like I was there. Thanks for sharing this part of life.

I'll see you @ vloggercon!

11:08 AM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

hi david,

as a long time fan of your vlog, i really do appreciate this thoughtful comment. these are things i'm always thinking about as well.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

hi erin,

thank you for sharing your reaction with me as well.

vidilicious is an awesome site, isn't it? zadi rocks.

12:28 PM  

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