BALANCING THE LIFESTREAM OF NEURAL IMPULSES IN THE "AGE OF VIDEOGRAPHY"
To have common sense we must first have a sense of self. Our mission is to show how Modern Humans are losing "sense of self" to political, religious and cultural pressures at an alarming rate. This "sense of self" has been expressed for tens of thousands of years by words formed from the root "vid", meaning "knowing" [specifically knowledge gained by direct witnessing]. The root "vid" is the linguistic ancestor of "video" and "vidya - veda" . . . fundamental terms of philosophical and religious thought in Eastern and Western cultures.
The big question is "How could such an important root get buried into obscurity? Our journey began with Bob Kiger's report in the October 1972 edition of AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER magazine entitled "VIDEOGRAPHY" What Does It All Mean?".
The definition of videography originally presented was making "film-type productions using electronic image recording and electronic post production techniques". This article sparked a flurry of enthusiasm from video makers around the world, who by the thousands began to call themselves "videographers" and their work "videography". In this site we compile evidence that Modern Humans, now living in "The Age of Videography" [Miller Freeman Publishing 1996], are affected by more diffuse and rapid flow of information than individuals are biologically prepared to process. The answer to this dilemma is classic . . . "the truth will set you free".
We contend that VIDEOGRAPHY is an interdisciplinary art/science that applies evolving methods of writing to questions of knowing ... providing a technological interface between perception and communication and that videography is more correctly defined as:
vid-e-o-graphy n. 1. the study of organic, electronic, or mechanical, recording and playback of information. 2. the technology, process or art of producing information in physical, analog or digital form. [Latin vide(re) to see...perceive + -o -,- Gk. -graphia. to write]
So why should it matter how the world defines "videography"? Check out this National Public Radio interview
"Actions may speak louder than words, but words are pretty powerful, especially when used incorrectly".
While were working away check out the Khan Academy for a great vision on how to teach kids complex stuff