The Archive of Digital Art expands its field and includes scholars in its documentation. Scholars are invited to become members of the online community and set up their own ADA entry!
Scholars have the possibility to upload publications and text pdfs, announce upcoming events, post comments, document exhibitions, conferences and other relevant events and be represented in the Archive.
The community features also allow the active exchange of professional information with peers and the new “Light box” tool facilitates the examination and comparison of images for research and teaching.
To ensure a high academic standard 5 published articles and/or curated exhibitions are requisite for scholars to become members of the ADA community. Interested scholars may apply for an account here.
Christopher Salter is a media artist, performance director and composer/sound designer based in Montreal, Canada and Berlin, Germany.
His artistic and research interests revolve around the development and production of real time,
Terry Flaxton 21.07.2017 Hi - I'm interested if any of you out there in Hive-Mind-Land are selling any of your moving image art on an online platform? I have some work in LUX in the UK and other more archaic forms of 'Video Art Libraries' and I also have work on 'sedition'. The reason for this post is to see If get back any responses because I'd like to run an anonymised questionnaire to see if people are plugging into digital forms of selling of digital art. Anyone interested in responding? Meanwhile check out sedition so you can see the platform if you don't know it already (and click around to see the style and do let me know if you know of other platforms): https://www.seditionart.com/terry-flaxton/the-divine-being-inscribed
Alex Nevill 20.07.2017 Please find below a 'call for practice' for the upcoming Screenworks special volume, in what will hopefully be a very exciting and interdisciplinary edition.
"Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene"
This special issue of Screenworks, the online publication of practice-research in film and screen media, invites all practice researchers with an interest in Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene to submit works that explore the multiple interpretations and intersections of these themes.
Contemporary technologies are crucial in enabling human life and culture to function as well as realising the production and distribution processes of capital. They provide us with useful tools for visualising processes such as climate change and tracking the earth’s own movements or seismic activity but also depend on material realities, consisting of complex meshes of human and non-human moving parts with their own environmental implications. Today’s digital machines are heavily dependent on the extraction of raw materials, the use of fossil fuels and the production of material waste at sites such as Guiyu, China which has been called ‘the electronic graveyard of the world’.
Histories of the internet and current pervasive media technologies also closely relate to the study of the earth and ecological observations. Emerging from the development of military and nuclear technologies, the conception of cybernetics and the design of self-governing computer systems with inbuilt feedback loops - these machines and systems can be approached as actors within a complex mesh of networks, hyperobjects, production processes, waste disposal and notions of deep time.
Discussing possible responses to these conditions Christophe Bonneuil describes the ‘shock of the Anthropocene’ as a space for generating new political arguments, new modes of behaviour, new narratives, new languages or new creative forms and this special issue of Screenworks seeks to bring some of these emerging discourses to the surface through practice-research work.
The deadline for submissions is 30th September 2017 for publication in January 2018.
Submissions must comprise two parts: 1) the practical work/documentation itself, preferably as a Vimeo URL provided in the submission form; and 2) a 2000-word Research Statement, using the form available on the Screenworks website. (Also attached to this post)
To contact the editorial team with any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This call for practice follows a symposium of the same name hosted by the Media Convergence Research Centre at Bath Spa University and will be edited by guest editors Charlie Tweed (Bath Spa University), Joshua McNamara (University of Melbourne) and Screenworks associate editor Alex Nevill (University of the West of England). Screenworks is supported by the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol.
Hugo Martínez-Tormo 17.07.2017 If you are around Valencia this summer, you can visit my last solo exhibition "The drifting of a post-romantic gesture" until next September 10th at Centro del Carmen, a critique of the massive pollution of the seas and oceans by plastics...
Si estáis por Valencia este verano, hasta el próximo 10 de Septiembre se puede visitar en el Centro del Carmen mi última exposición "La deriva de un gesto post-romántico", una crítica a la contaminación masiva de los mares y océanos por plásticos... https://vimeo.com/224378653
Oliver Grau 18.07.2017 III. KEYNOTES at MediaArtHistories Conf. Nov. 23rd-25th
(Krems - Goettweig - Vienna)
MARTIN KEMP presents a Keynote with the title: Computerising Leonardo: a visual dialogue from 1988 to now
Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University. He has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day. He speaks on issues of visualisation and lateral thinking to a wide range of audiences. Leonardo da Vinci has been the subject of books written by him, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press 2004). He has published on imagery in the sciences of anatomy, natural history and optics, including The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale University Press).
He was trained in Natural Sciences and Art History at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He was British Academy Wolfson Research Professor (1993-98). For more than 25 years he was based in Scotland (University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews). He has held visiting posts in Princeton, New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles and Montreal.
He has curated a series of exhibitions on Leonardo and other themes, including Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery in London,Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006 and Seduced: Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2007. He was also guest curator for Circa 1492 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 1992. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155032506474682&set=gm.1162077570565647&type=3
Jason Bernagozzi 16.07.2017 Paul Benzon is the Signal Culture Researcher in Residence this week! Paul is currently the Andrew Mellon Fellow and Associate Director of Media and Film Studies at Skidmore, where he teaches courses on topics including digital culture, hybrid genres, and media theory. His research combines interests in contemporary literature, cultural studies, and the history and theory of media ranging from the typewriters of the late nineteenth century to the networks and screens of the contemporary digital moment.
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Oliver Grau 15.07.2017 KEYNOTES at MediaArtHistories Conf. Nov. 23rd-25th
(Krems - Goettweig - Vienna)
II.) WENDY HUI KYONG CHUN
presents a Keynote with the title:
Approximate Repetitions: Latent Big Data
Nov 24th, 10:00 am
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT, 2006), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT 2011), and Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT 2016).. She is co-editor (with Tara McPherson and Patrick Jagoda) of a special issue of American Literature entitled New Media and American Literature, co-editor (with Lynne Joyrich) of a special issue of Camera Obscura entitled Race and/as Technology and co-editor (with Anna Fisher and Thomas Keenan) of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader, 2nd edition (forthcoming Routledge, 2015). She is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, ACLS and American Academy of Berlin Fellow, and she has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Wriston Fellow at Brown. She is also the Velux Visiting Professor of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School; she has been the Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon, Visiting Professor at Leuphana University (Luneburg, Germany), Visiting Associate Professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard, of which she is currently an Associate.
Oliver Grau 13.07.2017 Two new net art projects commissioned by the Whitney Museum have launched:
Addie Wagenknecht's "Believe me" and Lorna Mill's "Caughinmoment" (part of the Sunrise/Sunset series)
Oliver Grau 12.07.2017 KEYNOTES at MediaArtHistories Conf. Nov. 23rd-25th (Krems - Goettweig - Vienna)
I.) Morten SøNDERGAARD presents Keynote with the title:
Archive Agencies. Tracing the Implied Producers of Media Art Collections
Morten Søndergaard (MA & PhD) is Associate Professor and Curator of Interactive Media Art at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is a member of the Media Art Histories Faculty and the co-founder and AAU-coordinator of Erasmus Master in Media Arts Cultures. He is the co-founder (with Peter Weibel) of ISACS – International Sound Art Curating Conference Series and (with Laura Beloff) the upcoming EVA-Copenhagen symposium. He was deputy director and curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark 1999-2008. As Media Art Curator, he has operated in mixed and public spaces since 1995. Upcoming curatorial projects includes C / Borg – Parliament of Robots by Ken Rinaldo at the DIAS Gallery, which is situated in a S-train station in Copenhagen. His latest research is published / under publication at MIT Press, Routledge, De Gruyter, Continent.cc, MT Press (Copenhagen University), and Mediekultur.dk (among others)
Danielle Siembieda-Gribben 11.07.2017 In honor of Leonardo/ISAST 50th milestone, The MIT Press is offering 50% off journal subscriptions for a LIMITED TIME. Use code LEON50 at checkout: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/leon http://gph.is/2tFqVan
Irina Spicaka 05.07.2017 Dear light artists, stage designers, interactive media artists, VJs and technologists around Europe, do not miss this unique opportunity to join LED Mappathon run by CHi KA in Berlin from August 26th to 28th! Sign up here: http://www.cc4av.info/2017/berlin-led-mappathon/ https://www.facebook.com/cc4av/videos/1508031162573987/