• davis logo
    Davis Media Access's offices
  • A video on Luminosity's YouTube channel
  • A visionOntv training template
  • An edit suite at Davis Media Access
  • A video on AbsoluteDestiny's YouTube channel
  • The visionOntv platform's menu
  • telex
    Davis Media Access's studio control room
  • Laura announcing a video on LiveJournal
  • visionOntv's YouTube channel
  • mixing board
    A mixing board in Davis Media Access's control room
  • Obsessive24 announcing a video on LiveJournal
  • One of visionOntv's Twitter feeds
  • Davis on air
    The entrance to Davis Media Access's studio
  • Laura recommending a video on her Dreamwidth journal
  • visionOntv's Facebook page
  • marin control
    Community Media Center of Marin's studio contol room
  • Here's Luck's website
  • visionOntv's Blip channel
  • mural
    Davis Media Access office's wall mural
  • Here's Luck announcing a video on tumblr
  • Merseyside Street Reporters Network's Facebook page
  • MarinWindow
    The Community Media Center of Marin's offices
  • AbsoluteDestiny announcing a video on Dreamwidth
  • Merseyside Street Reporters Network wiki page on the visionOntv platform
  • Davis camera
    A studio camera at Davis Media Access
  • Luminosity's video "Vogue"
  • Sara Newton's YouTube channel
  • Marin cameras wide
    Remote control studio cameras at the Community Media Center of Marin
  • researcher
    The reseacher (left) co-operating visionOntv's "pop-up studio" at OpenTech 2011


My name is John Hondros, and I am a teaching fellow at the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. You can find out more about me and my research at academia.edu, and also at LinkedIn. If you have comments about this website, please contact me through either of those sites or via email at jdhondros AT gmail.com.

The written component of my doctoral thesis is available here. An article based on it was published in Information, Communication & Society, and is available here.

Some selected references from my thesis relevant to this website are appended below:

BANKS, M. 2001. Visual methods in social research, London, Sage.

BAYM, N. & MARKHAM, A. 2009. Introduction: Making Smart Choices on Shifting Ground. In: MARKHAM, A. & BAYM, N. (eds.) Internet Inquiry: Conversations about Method. Thousand Oaks: Sage, pp. vii-xix.

COMMUNITY MEDIA ACCESS PARTNERSHIP. 2011. California Community Media Exchange: Who We Are  [Online]. San Bruno, CA: YouTube LLC. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vc3sWNfV3k [Accessed June 13 2011].

DELANDA, M. 2006b. A new philosophy of society: Assemblage theory and social complexity, London, England, Continuum (Kindle Edition).

DICKS, B., MASON, B., COFFEY, A. & ATKINSON, P. 2005. Qualitative research and hypermedia: Ethnography for the digital age, London, Sage.

LATOUR, B. 2005. Reassembling the Social-An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

PINK, S. 2007. Doing visual ethnography: Images, media and representation in research, London, Sage.

PINK, S. 2011. Digital Visual Anthropology: Potentials and Challenges. In: BANKS, M. & RUBY, J. (eds.) Made to Be Seen: Perspectives on the History of Visual Anthropology. Chicago: University of Chicago, pp. 209-233.

VISIONONTV. n.d. Home [Online]. London: visionOntv. Available: http://visionon.tv/home [Accessed March 13 2012].

VIVIDCON. 2011. Available: http://vividcon.com/index.shtml [Accessed January 26 2012].

The videos on this website are both my own and those of my informants. The ones that were my own productions are listed below:

Street Talk Measure D

The making of a YogiViews episode

Deborah Whitman interview

Simple "pop up studio"

Complex "pop up studio"

"One shot news report"

Sara Newton interview

I also produced some additional videos that are not included elsewhere on this website:

Undercurrents filming Noam Chomsky at the Rebellious Media Conference

Sara Newton at the "Meet the Radical Media Makers" workshop