Doc Next Network concepts and phrases explained.

184445_417820088283317_1851135337_nCitizenship: The right to work and live in a country and to participate in political and cultural life.

D-I-Y media: The do-it-yourself (D-I-Y) ethic promotes the idea that anyone is capable of performing rather than relying on paid specialists. Central to this is the empowerment of individuals and communities, encouraging the employment of alternative approaches when faced with bureaucratic or societal obstacles to achieving their objectives. In creating media, this means anybody can use cheap/free technologies to create and 399202_420596961338963_1973736945_ndistribute media.

Documentary: A tool for communication as well as documentation. This can be any type of file or document. We are patient and tender with both the subject and the maker, and the creative process.

Europe: The European Union countries + the European Neighbourhood.

Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 11.08.25 AMEuropean Souvenirs: The Doc Next Network’s own live cinema performance. Delving into audiovisual materials from leading European archives, the show offers you a trip down memory lane. Remixing music, photography and film, the European Souvenirs artistic group re-examines the prevailing imagery of immigrants across European communities.

Expanded education: Practice in and ideas on non-formal, non-institutional education. Expanded education is a response to the formal educational system at secondary school, film-schools and communication faculties for instance, where there is often a lack of understanding and appreciation of the media in the D-I-Y era.

Free culture: The free culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify creative works in the form of free content by using the Internet and other forms of media. The movement objects to overly-restrictive copyright laws. Many members of the movement argue that such laws hinder creativity.

Hub: A core partner in Doc Next Network, an organisation who operates within a local context with a transnational outreach.

522389_410185965713396_324393212_nImagery: The ideas and opinions that the public has about a person or an organization that may not necessarily be accurate.

Inclusive(ness): The political action and personal effort in which different groups or individuals having different backgrounds like origin, age, race and ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and identity are culturally and socially accepted and welcomed, equally treated, etc.

spipMedia Atelier: Learning spaces for young people from different backgrounds and media skills. These ateliers are labs, and considered a safe space for learning and making mistakes; a place where local, national and international knowledge is projected.

Media Collection: Hundreds of works (film and photo) that the Doc Next Nextwork has collected from workshops, Media Labs and scouting activities, including a selection of the former StrangerFestival videos. All of these works are free to use for film screenings, exhibitions and conferences.

Migrant: A person who decides to leave their regular home for economic or social reasons. This can be voluntary or involuntary, between countries or regional. We’re all migrants, in some ways. We prefer ‘migrant’ because in many countries ‘immigrant’ has negative connotations.

Remapping Europe: an investigative artistic project (2012-2014), with activities that stem from one underlying Screen Shot 2013-03-28 at 5.25.46 PMprinciple: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies. Ultimately, to ‘re-map’ Europe visually, geographically and mentally. Activities include: Media Labs, International screenings, European Souvenirs. (digital) Learning platforms for Research & Debate, a publication and a seminar.

Remix: The concept of ‘remix’ refers to a broad set of social and cultural practices consisting of the fragmentation, re-ordering, and re-contextualisation of both pre-existing and new content – whether text, sound or image. Far from being an emergent phenomenon, appropriation and re-purposing strategies are inherent to creativity itself and the very process of culture production. BeyoğluHowever, networked devices and resources characteristic of current media landscapes are facilitating the emergence of new forms of creative expression which are based on mash up practices.

Remix Room: a digital space for research & debate. It will host a collection of essays by academics and practitioners on the role of (artistic) media in society and other data, as produced within our Remapping Europe project.The Remix Room investigates existing imagery and adds a new dimension to it: one which reveals the local and personal perspectives of immigrants, as captured by a new generation of digital storytellers.

Traditional media: Means of communication and expression that have existed since before the advent of the new medium of the Internet. Industries that are generally considered part of the old media are broadcast and cable television, radio, movie and music studios, newspapers, magazines, books and most print publications.