Haters Don’t Sparkle: YouTube Assembly

In March of 2010 I hosted a YouTube Assembly. I was the process of editing Magic for Beginners and had been researching fan culture. The performance/lecture/screening reflects my specific interest in the fandom surrounding the Twilight film, hence “Haters Don’t Sparkle”. Below is some info on the event and below that is my playlist.

The YouTube Assembly consists of screening web-based video for a live and participating audience. Each event features a guest host presenting a collection of YouTube clips that elaborate on a project or theme in which they have some expertise or interest. In the spirit of the popular YouTube interface, audience members are encouraged to comment on the videos they watch, except out loud and in real time with no anonymity. After the presentation the host then invites audience members to share their own clips. Like karaoke or an open mic, the YouTube Assembly creates a situation in which people take turns entertaining each other, thus bypassing the arguably isolating aspect of online networks like YouTube and encourage real, face-to-face interaction.

The YTA is sponsored by Homeroom Chicago and is hosted by the NIGHTINGALE.


Thematically based around fan culture, this screening will take a look at both fans and fan-created videos. Through our own cloudy voyeuristic lens, we will explore what it means to admire, to emulate and to obsess.

Twi Tubers

My reaction after seeing Twilight for the 5th time!!

Twilight Zone opening title sequence

Twilight Zone intro remake live action

Robert Pattinson 6/15 nyc teen attack

Full length twilight trailer reaction!!!!!

Edward Cullen Song (with lyrics + download link)

Twilight Eclipse – Obsessed with Robert Pattinson Parody – Miley Cyrus Cover

Twerd club

Re: twihardfans first video

Twituber Audition

Twilight Fan **New Moon Trailer** – Fabian

Twilight Baseball Scene Parody

Twilight – Baseball Scene

Gu Moon

Can I have your number

Movies in Minutes – Twilight

Protect Her – Twilight FanFiction

Twilight Dressing Game


You’re my obsession (Alan Rickman)

A Robert Pattinson Fantasy/Closer NIN

Robert Pattinson Mobbed By Fans in NYC

Twilight intervention (All Twilight fans need to watch this!!!)

Crazed weather guy fan

Stupid Anaheim Ducks fans literally fight over a stick

Debussy Animation aka Twilight Theme