D.TV is an online audiovisual database primarily collecting media assets around the Deptford area, in South-East London. D.TV is an SPC collaboration with !Mediengruppe Bitnik, OWN, Southspace, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Post Media Lab and presents an audiovisual management and publishing system re-presenting collective processes and media production of SPC subscribers in Deckspace media lab from the last decade.
Since September 2005 D.TV functions as an open, collaborative platform that allows artists, film-makers, researchers and participants of the local workshops in and around Deptford, and also beyond Deptford, to store, share, re-edit and redistribute their footage and projects. This raw material as well as edited media content is available on the D.TV database under an open content license such as the Free Art License, the Creative Commons SA-BY License, and the GNU General Public License.
reView : reConstitute : reGurgitate : reSync
It functions as an open, collaborative system that facilitates artists, film-makers, researchers and participants of the workshops to store, share, edit and redistribute media The open and collaborative nature of the D.TV project demonstrates a form of shared media practice in two ways: audiences become producers by managing their material, and the system enables the contributors to organise their productions and interact with each other.
This research operates in the context of a European political discourse, where the main concern is counter-cultural approaches to non-mandatory collaboration and contractual agreements. FLOSSTV (Free, Libra, Open Source Software TV) covers a broad range of practices, from television via documentary up to media arts productions.