MakeTV

2005-2006

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Make TV to Watch TV.  A unique interface and plug and play video streaming technology to enable viewers and audiences to make 15 minutes of live TV on the web as part of a 24 hour schedule.

The project is no longer live.

Merging live video with a social networking environment, MakeTV constructed a live programme of self moderated videos, 15 minutes of fame where every audience member could be a producer of content, and anyone anywhere could be the audience. Active Ingredient designed the time loop where 48 hour rotating live programme could be added to, viewed and recorded.

Active Ingredient hosted several events that used MakeTV as a new space for artists, which included the ongoing collaboration with Trampoline and the Radiator Festival, Sideshow (A Brit Art fringe event), Dislocate and Nottingham Trent University. The programme ncluded new works developed for MakeTV by artists who had worked with Active Ingredient through Moon Radio webTV, since 2000 including: Jordan McKenzie, Sophia Lycouris, Frank Abbott, Sarah Thom and Elyce Semenac, Gareth Howell and Jeanie Finlay.

With the advent of YouTube, Skype and Live video conferencing online, everything changed and finally anyone could have access to online video. The Internet is now full of opportunities for artists making video work. MakeTV is no longer live, as Active Ingredient moved their focus and resources towards making their own work.

Investment:  Arts Council of England, Emmedia, East Midlands New Technology Initiative

MakeTV won Best Creative Industries SME in the East Midlands Award for MakeTV.

Partners: Active Ingredient, Globalwebwise, Rowan Systems and Lizzy Whirrity.

Eye Candy for Sideshow, 2005
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Frank Abbott for Sideshow, 2005
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