Deadline Quickly Approaching Have Photographs Included in Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

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The deadline is quickly approaching for the end of submissions to the Canada CODE website as part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Canada CODE is part of the digital edition, CODE, of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. CODE is made up of four parts: CODE Live, an 18 music and digital media festival, CODE Screens 2010, an interactive journey that brings the art to your home computer, CODE Motion Pictures, which is a film line-up of commissioned short films from Canadian filmmakers and Canada CODE, a user-generated photo, text and remix experience. The coolest thing is that all of the content that is uploaded to the Canada CODE website, including remixes, will be put into a pool of potential material that could appear on the giant projection screens during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Gastown Nighttime Lomography
I have been having a lot of fun tinkering around with the Canada CODE website. You can upload photos and text to the site, under your user profile, and then create remixes of the content that has been uploaded to the site. The site gives you the choice to rate your submissions by its energy, intention, word tags and color association. It is kinda foreign to think about the “intention” behind something, especially a photograph, so the rating takes a bit to get used to. They also have weekly “challenges” which can act as inspiration for submissions.

I think the coolest feature behind this whole site is the generally accepted and overly encouraged idea of remixing. All of the content, not just yours, is available for you to remix. The remix UI is relatively similar to a simpler version of iMovie, with content viewer windows, transitions and audio samples. The remixer allows you to create a 30 second slideshow video to upload to Canada CODE. The fantastic result is that you can create full stories from the images and text available on the site, which is way cool.

I’ve made myself a profile, uploaded some photos and made a few remixes. You can check kk on CanadaCODE for my remixes Digital Snow Dance, The Neverending Race and Home is where my Neighborhood is.

You can also check out my two guides to the CODE Live festival for the best media installations and best music to see.

More Information:

Canada CODE on Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Website

Canada CODE on Twitter

Canada CODE on Facebook