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  • Ten Years of mediaburn.org

    Ten Years of mediaburn.org

    July 2016: Celebrating ten years of Media Burn online It’s been ten years since we launched mediaburn.org. Since then, our videos have been viewed in almost every country in the world, by more than 13 million people. This photo was taken on July 6, 2006, at the newly unveiled Cloud Gate (“the Bean”) sculpture at Millennium Park as our core group prepared for the official launch of mediaburn.org, which was nearly three years in the making. Top row: Jesse Weinberg, Judy Wallenstein, Russell Porter, … Continue reading

  • Every day, Media Burn is saving videos that are much more endangered than you may realize.

    Every day, Media Burn is saving videos that are much more endangered than you may realize.

    The Media Burn collection was made possible by a technological breakthrough in the 1960s that put the means of creating video and television directly into the hands of everyday people. University of Chicago Professor Tom Gunning has referred to this early era as a “utopian moment” due to the unique convergence of an affordable, low-tech technology for mass communication with 1960s activist culture. Gunning has called the Media Burn collection a “national treasure, vital to our understanding of the evolution … Continue reading

  • Look, see, this is our history

    Look, see, this is our history

    A letter from Andrew Seeder I worked at Media Burn the past 18 months as a cataloger and digitizer. This is my last week here, so I’d like to describe to you why Media Burn is important while the experience is still fresh in my mind. There’s what we know will be important 50 years from now: Our 1992 presidential election collection, our 1982 technology collection “Wired In,” or our Cabrini Green collection, among others. We point to these and … Continue reading

  • [Tom Weinberg video for Silver Circle Award]

    [Tom Weinberg video for Silver Circle Award]

    Short highlight reel of Tom Weinberg’s career for his Silver Circle Award presented by the Chicago / Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Continue reading

  • Media Burn educational sampler

    Media Burn educational sampler

    A sampling of videos from mediaburn.org illustrating the wide range of educational applications. Feel free to watch the piece in its entirety or select clips below to jump straight to them. Also check out the functionality of the documents and feedback tabs above. Continue reading

  • On The Roof #2

    On The Roof #2

    Media Burn Archive launch party and benefit on the roof of ROW Self Park October 8, 2006. Continue reading

  • On The Roof #1

    On The Roof #1

    Media Burn Archive launch party and benefit on the roof of ROW Self Park October 8, 2006. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0210

    Image Union, episode 0210

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Defense for Atomic Attack” by Allen Ross of Chicago Filmmakers, clips from “Media Burn” by Ant Farm, and “The Pope’s Visit” by Joseph McGarry. Continue reading