UCSC's Open Archive of Congressional Proceedings

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 20, 2007

Metavid, hosted by The University of California at Santa Cruz, is a project which seeks to capture, stream, archive and facilitate real-time collective [re]mediation of legislative proceedings. Metavid makes use of entirely free and open source software and video codecs to make both the footage and the architecture of the site available, accessible and recontextualizable.”

  • “Metavid was created by Michael Dale and Abram Stern last year as their thesis project in UC Santa Cruz’s new Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) graduate program. Using public domain video feed from C-SPAN, Metavid makes video archives of congressional floor proceedings on the web, searchable according to who said what, and indexed, so that users can easily link to any moment of dialogue.”
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