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VloMo08 : day2 - Gallipoli for Rememberance Day

earlier this year on 23rd May I went to Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove in Turkey, so this is a collage of some of the video clips taken that day. in Australia & other Commonwealth countries, Rememberance Day is on 11th November. as I'll probably be overseas for that day, I made this video in advance.

it was interesting to see Gallipoli and to hear and read the stories of the ANZAC battles from the Turkish perspectives, as I'd only heard the Australian stories previously. as the Turks won this battle, they celebrate the day as we remember ANZAC Day on 25th April each year. their battles were led by Mustafa Kemal who later went on to become Ataturk - "Father of the Turks" - founder of the Turkish Republic and its first President - the fall of the Ottoman Empire happened after this battle, and many of the famous quotes of his arose from this period also. so when I was there, I thought of the ANZACs who'd lost their lives - partly in the name of modern Turkey. amazing to think what could have happened if the tide hadn't washed their boats onto the wrong part of beach and they had been able to climb the hills over the gradual slope. also I noticed how many red poppies there are in the area! I'm not sure if they were there back in WWI too or if they've been planted in the peninsular by the various commemorative groups.

the song is "Ever so lonely / Eyes / Ocean" by Sheila Chandra on her "Moonsung: A Real World Retrospective" album - I thought this song was apt as perhaps the soldiers felt lonely fighting by the ocean/sea in a far away country. plus it's a beautiful song, and once again it was exactly the right duration (strangely this happens often)

the video is made using Isadora - using multiple players and an image tile - .izz file attached

VloMo08 - day # 2

http://www.aliak.com/content/vlomo08-day2-gallipoli-rememberance-day

visit http://mefeedia.com/channels/vlomo08 to see other people's videos

02/11/2008

http://blip.tv/file/1420485

http://vimeo.com/2140499

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Istanbul bellydance

bellydance_istanbul_20080523_12, originally uploaded by AliaK.

we went to the Gar Musichall during my last trip to Istanbul. they have bellydancers, Anatolian folk dancing and other traditional dances. this girl moved so fast yet stood still - I don't know how she did it. but my favourites were the men in black with their precise moves - one walked en pointe!!

23/05/2008

bellydance_istanbul_20080523_09, originally uploaded by AliaK.

bellydance_istanbul_20080523_01, originally uploaded by AliaK.

after the dancing a singer sang songs from different nations in their native language. and people from the audience danced on the stage. most danced their country's traditional dance. I wondered what Australia's national dance was. when he sang an Australian song it was Waltzing Matilda. this must be how we're seen overseas. the audience were mostly an older crowd - there were a lot of tour buses outside so I'm guessing most people were in tour groups. they all looked like they were having such a great time. I hope I can look that happy and enjoy dancing at their age! it was great to see them enjoying their dances & dancing. now.. I just need to discover what the Australian dance is..









more photos @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/bellydance

Video Vortex 3 Ankara (Turkey) Edition - Call for participation

On October 10-11 2008, Bilkent University Department of Communication and Design, in cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures, will organise the 3rd Video Vortex event in Ankara, Turkey. Video Vortex 3 Ankara Edition will feature a two-day international conference, evening program, live performances and new media art exhibition.

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YouTube banned in Turkey

this is the page you receive should you try to access YouTube whilst in Turkey. at first I thought it was a problem with the hotel internet connection in Istanbul, but I could (almost) read / understand some of the text of the message. and I googled it and found many articles about it from 2007. and there's an updated 2008 wikipedia entry saying this is the second ban.

MOBILE LIFE CONFERENCES and EXHIBITIONS : calls for submissions

MOBILE LIFE CONFERENCES and EXHIBITIONS

New Submission Deadline: 2 June 2008

-- mSOCIETY 2008 -- The 1st International Conference on Mobile Society
-- EURO mGOV 2008 -- The 3rd European Conference on Mobile Government

15 -19 September 2008, Sheraton Voyager, Antalya, Turkey
http://www.mgovernment.org/events/index.html
mlife@mgovernment.org

mLife Events Organization decided to extended the submission deadline
to June 2nd, both to respond to various requests for extension and to
organize the special sessions better.

Electronic submissions are open and can be accessed via
http://www.mgovernment.org/confadmin/

Please see the confenence brief below and more information on the
conferences, program highlights, topics, organisers and supporters can
be found at the http://www.mgovernment.org/events/

Cheers
Kushchu, General Chair

---- Please feel free to forward

MOBILE LIFE CONFERENCES and EXHIBITIONS

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shadows on the wall


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istanbul music & things to research

Agit - (pron. aught ??) Kurdish women wailing in music. traditional in Eastern Turkey

book (Andrew bought) - "Journey of a Sufi musician"

other music styles : Fasil, Arabesque music

music of Turkey wikipedia entry

books in Taksim, Istanbul



20042008795, originally uploaded by AliaK.

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