thought this conference sounded pertinent to the ada agenda & it looks like
there will be a web stream of it from
http://freebitflows.t0.or.at/f/livestreaming but it's hard to tell exactly
because the website's crazy blue and black. it looks like the stream would be
thursday 3rd & friday 4th, 2-7pm of june vienna time, so could happen in the
middle of the night here? not a good time to listent to a conference, but is
anyone on the list able to automatically set their computer to record the
THE INTERNET came with a promise that "everybody can be a publisher".
Although not everybody wants to be a publisher, those who actually do,
find it hard to make it work. As it turns out, this promise is only true
in an extremely limited, technical sense.
Yes, I can set up a website, or put my song on the Net, but
what next? The problem becomes not so much technical as social
-- there is a lot of sharing, but little in terms of making
a living. Money remains squarely in the hands of the old
The issue of distribution is not just an economic question. It's also
a political one. At stake is the 'semiotic democracy', that is the
ability of the largest number of people to create and share culture
freely. It is about making sure that despite of heavy-hitting marketing
machines, new, independent content can still fill its audience.
In short, the question is how do innovative production
and distribution come together to support each other.
Free Software seems to have found a way to do just that,
but what about the rest of cultural production? How do
we get from technological visions to actual cultures that
are open yet sustainable in a climate where funding runs short?
FreeBitflows will bring together artists, researchers, activists,
and hackers from Europe and beyond to investigate current strategies
to build sustainable, open and experimental cultures through
electronic media. A conference, workshops, performances and
an exhibition will examine cultures of access and the politics of
dissemination from a broad range of perspectives.
S P E A K E R S
Ian Clarke (IE/US) architect and coordinator of the Freenet project
Marco Deserlis (IT) freelance journalist, Internet critic and media
Volker Grassmuck (DE) researcher at the Humbold University Berlin and
initiator of the Wizards of OS conference.
Menno Grootveld (NL) co-founder of the former pirate TV channel Robotnik
TV and co-founder of the festival for tactical media, Next 5 Minutes.
Bjoern Hartmann (DE/FR) conceived the Net label textone.orghttp://www.textone.orghttp://www.bjoern.org
Reni Hofmueller (AT) media artist and activist
Brewster Kahle (US) founder and digital librarian for the Internat Archive
Paula Le Dieu (UK) project director of the Creative Archive, a BBC
initiative to distribute its audio and video archival content in ways that
allows the UK public to use it to fuel their own creative endeavours
Pauline van Mourik Broekman (UK) founding co-editor and co-publisher of
the techno culture magazine Mute, co-founded as "the Arts and Technology
Newspaper" in 1994. http://www.metamute.com/http://www.openmute.org
Sjoera Nas (NL) works with Bits of Freedom, a not-for-profit privacy and
civil rights organisation http://www.edri.org or http://www.bof.nl
Istvan Rev (HU) professor of History and Political Science, Central
European University, Budapest http://www.osa.ceu.hu
Janko Roettgers (DE/US) writes for on- and offline-media about net
culture, net policy and music on the Internet. http://www.mixburnrip.dehttp://www.lowpass.de
Thorsten Schilling (DE) founder and president of mikro.org also
Pit Schultz (DE) author, artist and computer professional. Co-founder of
Bootlab, Berlin and before that the mailing list Nettime. Currently,
project manager for reboot.fm, a Berlin-based open radio
http://www.Bootlab.org or http://www.reboot.fm
Wendy Selzer (US) staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation,
where she focusses on intellectual property an dfree speech issues.
Kristin Thomas (US) research director and organizer with The Future of
Music Coalition and works for a DC-based PR firm.
Exhibitions run from June 3 to 17, 2004. Locations: Semperdepot, K-Hause,
Temporary locations: Karlsplatz, Vienna.
after a few negotiations, it looks like we have a date for the ADA
symposium - Saturday, the second of October. We thought this would be
a good time because it follows the Experimental Edit Video Festival
that the Intermedia department at Elam are organising - a day of
digital video, followed by a day of digital discourse... with lunch!
If this date sounds impossible to anyone who'd like to come along,
please let me know as soon as possible.
so, the venue:
AUT, in the throbbing heart of Auckland City
the second of october (that's five weeks away)
Where are we at institutionally? including issues like archiving,
promotion, tech support etc.
Do we want a festival? this was something adam (i think) suggested.
if so, what, when and who organises it?
these are top of the brain things, i'm hoping for suggestions. what
are your preoccupations?
Also, at this point, an indication of how many people are thinking of
coming would be really helpful too.
i think the symposium you are discussing sounds great. i have just returned from a festival/symposium in estonia, the northern most baltic country and co-hosting isea at the capital tallinn (i guess you were just there ian). it was held in a small rural village of 400 people called mooste. there were 25 sound, media and performance artists from all over the world.
the reason i mention this is that the isolated aspect of the event added a whole dimension to the experience which would not exist in a metropolitan setting. the village was only about 4 hours drive from tallinn (estonia is a small country) so it was easy for high quality speakers to be lured in for the seminar (the editor of estonia's art journal Kunste.ee, one of the curators of isea etc).
the presence of high speed wireless internet (ubiquitous in est.) was a bonus but not really essential. plenty of data projectors, excellent sound equipment and a reasonably equiped media lab were more important, with separate rooms for people to set up laptops and sound equipment etc. (the finnish sauna was excellent to help sweat out the superb local vodka and the nearby lake was good to wash that off)
apart from the seminar postsovkhoz was a practice driven event but it could easily be more discursive also. the village had a rich history which generates potential dynamics for site response etc. . the artists slept and ate marae style in the ex soviet culture house.
i think the advantages are that the atmosphere is very generous and collaborative and that the cost is much lower.
(short intro: Me originally from Berlin/Germany, doing my PhD in Computer
Music at Waikato with Ian Whalley since 1/3/4; Topic: programming a
net-based sound art system)
Is anybody planning to participate in the ShootOut Hamilton (24 hr
filmfest: http://www.theshootout.co.nz), and is looking for innovative
sounds (glitchs, crackles, pops, and clicks)?
I'd be keen to take part in a team!
have a listen at:
for some of my stuff (unfortunately a large portion was lost in a server
(start from the bottom of the page...)
Computer Music PhD-student
University of Waikato
> INTERMEDIA PRESENTS
> EXIT - EXPERIMENTAL EDIT
> INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO FESTIVAL
> Artists and video-makers are invited to submit work for exit, the
> inaugral Auckland International Experimental Video Festival, October
> 1st, 2004.
> As a showcase of the most exciting anamolies currently on offer, exit
> provides a long anticipated forum for video explorations which seek to
> redefine cinematic experience.
> EXIT aims to provide an audience for video considered to be on the
> periphery, video which are, for the most part, obscured from view. In
> this process of reconnection exit wishes to challenge the very nature
> of this conception.
> Entries must be received by Friday 10 September,2004
> If interested, please Download the application [
> http://www.intermedia.auckland.ac.nz/exit/application.pdf ] and send
> it to:
> Exit Application
> c/o Intermedia Dept
> Elam School of Fine Arts
> 20 Whitaker Pl
> University of Auckland
> New Zealand
> Check the website for more information -
"It's (not) all about pixels":
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Durrant" <t.durrant(a)apple.co.nz>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 3:51 PM
Subject: Apple National Roadshow and Seminar Expo
The Apple National Roadshow will start next week and hit Auckland on
the 9th September. This year following the Keynote there will be a
number of seminars that you can attend on a first come first seated
basis. Seminar topics include:
Server & Storage
OS X - Beginners
OS X - intermediate
EPSON's Photo Range of Inkjet Printers
Hardware and Software for the Digital Music Studio
Computer 2D & 3D Drafting and Publishing
"It’s (not) all about pixels"
Office:mac 2004 and Virtual PC 7.0
Digital MultiMedia Product
For further details and Keynote registration please visit the following
The Auckland event details are:
Thursday, 9 September 2004,
The SkyCity Convention Centre
From 12pm - 6pm
Executive Account Manager
Renaissance - Apple Division
DDI: 968 3677
MOB: 021 812 888
FAX: 968 3609
the below featuring some NZ artists ;)
UNESCO PRIZES HAVE BEEN AWARDED
August 21st, 2004
Indian Sarai Media Lab is the prize winner of UNESCO Digital Arts Award
2004. The prize ceremony was held at Kiasma theatre in Helsinki, Finland on
Friday 20th August in the presence of the President of Finland, Mrs Tarja
Halonen and the President of the International Jury Committee for the
Award, Ms Yukiko Shikata, who was representing UNESCO. Sarai Media Lab will
receive 7000 US dollars for their award-winning project "Network of No Des"
and a three-month artistic residency in association with the Helsinki
International Artist-in-residence Programme, HIAP and the Finnish new media
culture centre, m-cult. The prize money for the second and third positions
were shared amongst three projects; Slovenian Makrolab, Thai Path of
illusion and Radio Astronomy from New Zealand each received 1000 US dollars.
According to the International Jury Committee, the awarded projects all
demonstrated a balance of artistic imagination, innovative research, social
and cultural criticism, social interaction and a connection to the public
The International Jury committee was appointed by UNESCO and the members of
the five-strong committee were Mr Eugenio Tisselli V�lez, a researcher and
developer in physical interface design and multimedia software development
from Mexico, Mr Roger Malina, an executive editor of the Journal Leonardo
and chairman of the Board of the International Society for the Arts,
Sciences and Technology from the United States of America, Ms Samia A.
Halaby, a visual artist working with electronic media from Palestine and Mr
Marcus Neustetter, a media artist and joint director of The Trinity Session
from South Africa. Ms Yukiko Shikata, an independent media art curator and
critic from Japan acted as the President of the Jury.
UNESCO Digital Arts Award aims to promote digital art as an innovative and
artistic reflection on the information society. It forms a special category
of the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, rewarding young emerging
artists for outstanding creative achievements. The first prize winner of the
UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 was Zambian artist Mwanya Chanda. The UNESCO
Digital Arts Award 2004 was organised in association with the 12th
International Symposium of Electronic Arts, ISEA 2004. The winners were
chosen out of 300 artistic projects that were presented at the ISEA2004
FWD from warwick(a)celebration.co.nz
wondering if you can please include in your gig guide...
FWD: Electronic Music Happening
Tuesday, 7 September at seventy six bar, 76 pitt street, Auckland,
8 pm to 12 am, admission free
Electronica djs and artists come together for a monthly club night (on the
first Tuesday of each month) brought to you by the University of Auckland's
School of Music and seventy six bar
features sound by:
amanda evans aka eve
andrew clifford aka footnote
claire cowan (a new work for vibraphone & electronic sounds)
FWD is a collective of electronica djs and artists coming together to
experience each others' musical styles and exchange ideas on electronica
FWD seeks to encourage like-minded artists and listeners to experience a
selection of sounds created by these New Zealand and overseas artists and
warwick blair (FWD)
I received this email from a friend of mine, Sonia Dutton, who works at
the Met in NY. We could only recommend a few practitioners to her and
we would like to provide as many as possible. Please email suggestions
back to me and I will pass them on.
can you recommend any emerging video artists locally or
nationally for a curated show I may be doing for Creative Time in NY? It
hoped that works will be innovative, emerging and potentially
provocative...and is more for fresh artists than the highly established.
opportunity just presented itself so I have been bumbling around various
NZ websites and talking to contacts in NZ - I am particularly fond of
Rachael Rakena's work but have been looking at a few others who you are
no doubt familiar with, but i'd love to hear your thoughts and comments
on anyone you would recommend.
The Physics Room contemporary art project space
Level 2, 209 Tuam Street
Ph: 03 379 5583 / Fax: 03 379 6063