The Ecstasy of Truckin' with Tom

Iowa at 30 Frames per Second

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ROB OSTHEIMER
The Ecstasy of Truckin' with Tom, video, 5:22, 2007

Rob Ostheimer graduated from The University of Iowa with both a BA in English and an MA in American Studies.  He resides now in Washington, DC, where he works as a Web designer and creates video documentaries in his spare time.

Rob writes, "'The Ecstasy of Truckin' with Tom' is a sound/video collage that includes only found footage from Trucker Tom's video and audio podcasts.  Tom Wiles (aka Trucker Tom) is a tattoo-covered, sixty-two year old 'over-the-road' trucker by trade, who also happens to be a tech-savvy podcaster.  He has been podcasting from both his home and truck prolifically (5-7 times per week) for several years and in his podcasts he makes interesting and provocative comments about communication. In this piece, I have boiled down over fifty hours of footage into a short 5-minute video that explores the idea of communication and identity as they are constructed in this new medium."

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on June 26, 2007

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