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The winner of the NoTube Contest is the participant who manages to find the most valueless video on YouTube. A video uploaded on YouTube is generally oriented to a large audience, has a simple narrative and can be easily categorized. A NoTube video, instead, fails in every promise and contradicts viewers’ expectations for a meaningful experience. A good NoTube video can not be summarized, does not offer any keyword for searching it, is not linked by any other web site, has not been discussed and can not be discussed. A good submission to the NoTube Contest makes it difficult to answer these three basic questions: 1) Why has this video been produced? 2) Why has this video been published? 3) Who should be interested in watching this video? The NoTube Contest does not award video makers. It is about exploiting the YouTube search engine and find, in its meanders, what was not supposed to be found. How close can we get to pure emptiness? Why are we producing and saving these messages? In an age obsessed with digital preservation, constantly growing databases, search engine optimization, unlimited encyclopedias, the NoTube Contest is here to investigate in the dark side of meaning


The things one finds wandering in a landscape: familiar things and utterly unknown, like a flower one has never seen before, or, as Columbus discovered, an inexplicable continent; and then, behind a hill, as if knitted by giant grandmothers, lies this vast rabbit, to make you feel as small as a daisy. The toilet-paper-pink creature lies on its back: a rabbit-mountain like Gulliver in Lilliput. Happy you feel as you climb up along its ears, almost falling into its cavernous mouth, to the belly-summit and look out over the pink woolen landscape of the rabbitÌs body, a country dropped from the sky; ears and limbs sneaking into the distance; from its side flowing heart, liver and intestines. Happily in love you step down the decaying corpse, through the wound, now small like a maggot, over woolen kidney and bowel. Happy you leave like the larva that gets its wings from an innocent carcass at the roadside. Such is the happiness which made this rabbit. i love the rabbit the rabbit loves me. After almost 5 years of knitting the rabbit found its final place in the italian alps (close to Cuneo). It waits there to be visited by you. You