Host_李士傑 Shih-Chieh Ilya Li X Shashwati Talukdar
今年三月時為了慶祝 TCAC 開幕，發起人必須要認捐演講，我認為 video 是最接近傳統藝術/行動範疇的網際網路與社會未來重要議題，因此我擬的題目是：「線上視訊運動與運動者」。光是提出一個籠統的概念檢視 online video trends & activism 還不夠，我做的是具體地探討未來藝術家需要處理視訊議題的提問方法與思考類型，並且就內容類型來逐類檢視其可能性。
當時反應與迴響不錯，再應邀就沒有提到的一些次類型（政治影片）再做回顧，並且邀請印度裔美國獨立製片導演 Shashwati Talukdar 一起介紹她的作品。與國際（相對於台灣）的製作環境，探討在台灣的環境未來作藝術/video 運動的可能。
TALK- Practicing Dem(ART)ocracy
Its not only the responsibility of the artist to articulate what is not spoken, but also to find ways to break the constraints that impinge on creative practice. And here creative practice is defined
in the broadest terms to include funding, getting your work to an audience, and critical dialogue about your work. Artists can and should take control of all the aspects of their art.
CV Shashwati Talukdar
Shashwati Talukdar, is an independent filmmaker. She began working in the film and television industry as an assistant editor for a TV show by Michael Moore. Since 1999, she has worked on projects for HBO, BBC, Lifetime, Sundance and Cablevision. Shashwati has directed over a dozen films and videos, which have been screened at venues including the Margaret Mead Festival, Berlin, the Whitney Biennial in New York, Kiasma Museum of Art in Helsinki and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She has been supported by entities including the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has been awarded the James T. Yee Mentorship Award from Center for Asian American Media (2002) and the Project Involve Fellowship (2003) from IFP/New York. In addition, Shashwati has taught at NYU, Arcadia and Temple University. She is a graduate of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Temple University, Philadelphia. She lives between Taiwan, the United States and India.