Positions in flux: On the changing role of the artist and institution in the networked society
Friday, May 8th, 2009
Organised by Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk), Amsterdam
Symposium venue: Trouw Amsterdam Wibautstraat 131, Amsterdam www.trouwamsterdam.nl
The symposium 'Positions in flux: On the changing role of the artist
and institution in the networked society' will center on some of the
major parameters for the current and future development of contemporary
art. In particular it will reflect on the aspect of cultural
sustainability of art projects, art and technology initiatives and art
'Positions in flux' will give floor to international artists,
theoreticians, critics, cultural producers and aims to initiate a truly
critical debate. The symposium is designed for a broad audience working
in the field of contemporary culture and art, with a desire to
understand what comes ahead and how to respond to these changes on an
artistic or institutional level. 'Positions in flux' will provide a
platform and "thinkspace" for artists, cultural workers, theoreticians
and a broader public to envision the future in our field and to provide
us with the necessary information to make choices for a meaningful and
sustainable development of society and culture.
The three panel discussions follow a clear thematic scheme and try to
bring in as much expertise and viewpoints as possible. The panels are
interlinked and designed to initiate an ongoing discussion among the
The symposium will be streamed from the symposium venue, Trouw
Amsterdam. Online audiences will have the opportunity to participate in
the debate in the live discussion forum. The results of the debate and
its main contributions are reviewed and published online on the new
Media Art Platform. www.mediaartplatform.org
The symposium is part of the 'Here we are - There we go' programme at
the Netherlands Media Art Institute, May 8th - 10th, 2009 which takes
place on the occasion of the Institute's 30th anniversary. 'Here we are
- There we go' celebrates the Institute's achievements in these thirty
years and plans for the future with an inspiring open house weekend of
artist talks, performances, installations, tours and a party.
'Positions in flux' is made possible with the kind support of the Mondriaan Foundation.
The conference language is English.
Speakers and panels
Please note that speakers and times are subject to change.
9:00 - 10:00 Registration
9:45 Welcome and Introduction by Heiner Holtappels, director of NIMk
10:00 On the changing role of the artist and institution in the
networked society by Susanne Jaschko, curator of Positions in Flux and
chief curator NIMk
10.30 - 12.30 Panel 1: Art goes politics
In this session we will discuss the potential of art to contribute to
global and local problems such as religious conflicts, environmental or
social crisis. Or is art constrained to raising awareness only? Should
art become an agency for political and social affairs at all? How to
successfully implement and conduct art projects in zones of crisis?
What does it take to successfully implement and conduct projects in
zones of crisis? How far do these projects benefit from the dubious
attention of the mass media?
Hans Bernhard (AT), artist, UBERMORGEN.COMwww.ubermorgen.com
Wafaa Bilal, artist (IQ/US)
Knowbotic Research, artist group (DE/CH), artist in residence at NIMk 2008/2009
Moderated by Chris Keulemans, writer and journalist (NL) (tbc)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 - 15.30 Panel 2: New territories and cultures of the digital
This panel will look at the geographical shift that media culture
currently undergoes and that will shape the future of this field. In
the past, Europe, North America and Japan were at the forefront of
digital production, design, art and technological research. Now that
digital technologies become available at lower prices and spread more
widely on the globe, new digital communities flourish. This panel looks
specifically at new initiatives and bottom-up organisations in other
parts of the world such as East Europe, the Middle East, Africa and
South America, trying to understand what characterizes these
initiatives. In how far do local and national cultures shape digital
culture? Do these initiatives share common experiences and challenges,
or is there no common ground to be found? Which kind of art arises from
these new nodes on the digital map? How can we support the growth and
establishment of these organisations?
Bronac Ferran (UK), researcher, consultant and founding member of bricolabs
Nat Muller, independent curator and critic (NL)
Marcus Neustetter, media artist, curator and co-founder of Trinity Session (ZA)
Adam Somlai-Fischer, artist and architect, programme director of Kitchen Budapest (HU)
Moderated by Rob van Kranenburg, thinker, networker and author (NL/BE)
Van Kranenburg has been teaching at various schools in the Netherlands
(UvA, EMMA Interaction Design, Industrial Design). Currently he works
as the Head of the Public Domain Program at Waag Society. He is author
of 'The Internet of Things.'
For this session we will ask initiatives and organisations around the
world to come up with a short written or a 1 minute video statement
about challenges they face in the future. These contributions will be
shown during the panel.
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 18.00 Panel 3: Open Source - A scheme for art production and curating?
This session deals with the concept of open source for art production
and its presentation. The open source movement is driven by the idea of
collective, process-based, sustainable production and improvement. In
software development this strategy has already proven to be valid;
however can this model be applied to other products such as artworks or
even exhibitions? In how far does the open source model differ from
other forms of artistic collaboration? Is there a new role model for
both the artist and the curator in the future? Which (economic) value
and impact has expertise in open source production? How could
institutions and organisations respond to this trend?
Marcos Garcia, director of Interactivos, Medialab Prado (ES)
Jaromil, dyne.org and researcher at NIMk
Joasia Krysa, curator, founder of KURATOR (PL/UK)
Moderated by Josephine Bosma, theoretician and critic (nl)
19:30 Reception at the Netherlands Media Art Institute,
Netherland Media Art Institute
1016 EV Amsterdam
15 euro (Students 10 euro). You can buy your ticket in advance at the
reception of the NIMk (sale starts May 1th) or you can pay at the venue
location until a half hour before the symposium starts.
Including tea, coffee, reception at the NIMk at the end of the day.
Sonja van KerkhoffART: www.sonjavank.comBLOG: sonjavank.blogspot.comDESIGN: www.sonjavank.com/designVIDEOS: www.youtube.com/sonjavank
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>From: "Tara McPherson" <tmcphers(a)usc.edu>
>To: "tara mcpherson" <tmcphers(a)usc.edu>
>Date: March 21, 2009 12:01:07 PM NZST
>Subject: NEH Fellowship at USC: Broadening the Digital Humanities
>The University of Southern California's Institute for Multimedia
>Literacy and the electronic journal /Vectors /are pleased to announce a
>National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Program for summer 2009
>designed to foster innovative multimedia research. Titled "Broadening
>the Digital Humanities," the Institute will offer scholars the
>opportunity to explore the benefits of interactive media for scholarly
>analysis and authorship, illustrating the possibilities of multimodal
>media for humanities investigation. Fellows participating in the program
>will learn both by engaging with a variety of existing projects as well
>as through the production of their own project in collaboration with
>the /Vectors/-IML team. The projects fellows create will at once enrich
>their own understanding of the digital humanities and model the field
>for other scholars. Select projects will be published in /Vectors/.
>PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 29th.
>For more information, please visit our submissions page at
>Feel free to distribute to your lists.
>The Vectors Journal
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In association with the exhibition Terry Urbahn Selected Works
1994-2008 we invite you to an April Fools Day screening (Weds April
1) of Urban Myth Mash.
A collection of short video works made by Terry Urbahn from
1995-2005, Urban Myth Mash features the artist as punk rocker,
stalker and criminal. It includes material from The Karaokes (1998);
a video featuring New Plymouth punk group Sticky Filth (1995); and in
P.S. ... I love you (2001) Urbahn secretly films the director of the
City Gallery Paula Savage as she visits a friend and goes for a walk.
Urban Myth Mash screens as part of Terry Urbahn - Selected Works 1994
- 2008 which runs until May 9. Playing daily in the cinema is
Urbahn’s 2008 video installation The Sacred Hart.
Writing in the blog eyecontact about The Sacred Hart Tao Wells said
"I ... was struck by its lifting the lid on whiteness, white culture,
white power, white spirit, truly a herculean task and achieved with
space to reflect..."
Urban Myth Mash
A screening of video works 1995-2005
7pm, Weds April 1
$8 / $6
The inclusion of The Sacred Hart in Terry Urbahn - Selected Works
1994 - 2008 has been made possible by special arrangement with
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Firstly, thanks for the support that has come through on the list lately -
we really appreciate it!
It's been a hard slog, but we are certainly feeling optimistic about the
future for creativity in NZ.
I thought you might be interested to hear about our next plan, and I look
forward to reading your feedback on it.
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Wednesday 25 March, 2009*
CFF announce aims to help 'Fix *Section 92'*
The *Creative Freedom Foundation* (CFF) welcomes the government's decision
to stop S92A coming into force as originally written on March 27th, and to
work towards a replacement section.
CFF Director Bronwyn Holloway-Smith says *“We have said throughout the
process of pushing for S92's repeal that there is a considerable issue with
copyright infringement online. S92 was not the way to fix this, so we have
been working on a draft that we hope will sensibly deal with the issue,
while retaining New Zealander's fundamental right to due process.”*
The document has been released today on the CFF website
www.CreativeFreedom.org.nz <http://www.creativefreedom.org.nz/> under the
title “Fix Section 92” and is open for immediate public submission.
“*We encourage New Zealand artists, and the wider public to make submissions
on this draft document and are we look forward to working with everyone who
would have been affected by S92A towards a sensible and workable
alternative”*** Holloway-Smith further states.
At the core of the draft document is the idea of an additional branch to the
existing Copyright Tribunal specifically for these disputes, an adoption of
the internationally popular *notice-and-notice* model, and a variety of
sanctions. This aims to be an efficient resolution to copyright infringement
in an online environment.
a summary snipped from /.:
"The New Zealand Prime Minister announced his Government will throw out the
controversial Section 92A of the Copyright Amendment (New Technologies) Act and
start again. The proposed law changes contained 'guilty upon accusation, without
appeal' clauses and heavy compliance costs to ISPs and businesses. The changes
were hours away from being signed but a series of online protests, a petition on
Government grounds, as well as public rebuttal by a large ISP and by Google
contributed to the Government changing course and respecting the wishes of the
congratulations to Bronwyn and all others that breathed sanity into this debate,
home: New Zealand
based: Madrid, Spain
currently: Madrid, Spain
Kindly email this Call for Papers and Workshops to your colleagues, faculty members and postgraduate students.
Apologies for cross-postings. Please send it to interested colleagues and students. Thanks!
CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2009), Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Section, November 9–12, 2009, London, UK (www.icitst.org)
The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2009) is co-sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Section. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry. The objectives of the ICITST are to bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry, promote research esteem in secured Internet transactions and the importance of information technology evolution to secured transactions. The ICITST-2009 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.
All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE and fully indexed by IEEE Xplore. All the ICITST papers are indexed by DBLP.
The topics in ICITST-2009 include but are not confined to the following areas:
* Application of agents
* Application security
* Blended Internet security methods
* Boundary issues of Internet security
* Broadband access technologies
* Challenges of content authoring
* Data mining security
* Globalisation of information society
* Government, and corporate Internet security policy
* Internet architecture
* IPSec quality of services
* Regulation, self-regulation, and co-regulation Web services
* Secured database systems
* Synchronising e-security
* Software Architectures
* Technology-enabled information
* Trust, privacy, and data security
* Wireless transactions
* Context-Awareness and its Data mining for Ubi-com service
* Human-Computer Interface and Interaction for Ubi-com
* Smart Homes and its business model for Ubi-com service
* Intelligent Multimedia Service and its Data management for Ubi-com
* USN / RF-ID for Ubi-com service
* Network security issues, protocols, data security in Ubi-com
* Database protection for Ubi-com
* Privacy Protection and Forensic in Ubi-com
* Multimedia Security in Ubi-com
* Quality of Service Issues
* Authentication and Access control for data protection in Ubi-com
* Information visualization
* Web services
* Service, Security and its Data management for U-commerce
* New novel mechanism and Applications for Ubi-com
* Information Management
* Multimedia Information Systems
* Information Retrieval
* Natural Language Processing
* Digital Libraries
* Data and Information Quality Management
* Data Grids, Data and Information Quality
* Database Management
* Web Databases
* Temporal and Spatial Databases
* Data Mining
* Web Mining including Web Intelligence and Web 3.0
* E-Learning, eCommerce, e-Business and e-Government
* Web Metrics and its applications
* XML and other extensible languages
* Semantic Web and Ontology
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
* Knowledge Management
* Ubiquitous Systems
* Peer to Peer Data Management
* Mobile Data Management
* Data Models for Production Systems and Services
* Data Exchange issues and Supply Chain
* Data Life Cycle in Products and Processes
* Case Studies on Data Management, Monitoring and Analysis
* Security and Access Control
* Information Content Security
* Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Security
* Distributed information systems
Extended Abstract Submission Date April 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date May 31, 2009
Proposal for Workshops and Tutorials April 30, 2009
Notification of Workshop Acceptance May 15, 2009
Proposal for Industrial Presentation April 30, 2009
Notification of Extended Abstract Acceptance/Rejection May 15, 2009
Notification of Industrial Presentation Acceptance May 15, 2009
Notification of Paper Acceptance/Rejection June 30, 2009
Camera Ready Paper Due September 1, 2009
Author Registration September 15, 2009
Early Bird Attendee registration October 01, 2009
Conference Dates November 9-12, 2009
The ICITST also encourages organisations to submit their Job Fair Booth Reservations and/or Exhibit Proposals. If your organisation is interested, kindly submit a brief Proposal (not more than 1 side of A4 page) to jobfair(a)icitst.org
Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, UK
Godfried Williams, University of East London, UK
Ion Tutanescu, University of Pitesti, Romania
Kevin J. Lü, Brunel University, UK
Shi-Cho Cha, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC
Technical Program Chair
Emmanuel Hooper, Harvard University, Harvard MIT Yale Scholar, USA
Bernd Markscheffel, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Nicu Bizon, University of Pitesti, Romania
Titus Olaniyi, London South Bank University, UK
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
Poster and Demo Chair
Fred Mtenzi, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Local Arrangements Chairs
Alex Logvynovskiy, University of East London, UK
Cyril Azenabor, University of East London, UK
Post-Conference Tour Chair
Babatunde Ali-Alao, University of Greenwich, UK
Research Student Forum Chairs
Taiwo Ayodele, University of Portsmouth, UK
Terry Walcott, University of East London, UK
Charles A. Shoniregun, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
Maaruf Ali, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Publicity and Workshop Chair
Galyna Akmayeva, Wessex Institute of Technology/University of Wales, UK
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
Steering Committee Chair
Charles A. Shoniregun, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
Paul Hofmann, Vice President Research, SAP Labs, USA
Brendan O’Shea, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Centre, New York, USA
Maaruf Ali, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Dragana Martinovic, University of Windsor, Canada
Victor Ralevich, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
Ali Al-Dahoud, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Charles Winer, Purdue University Calumet, USA
TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEES
Technical Program Committee members names and their affiliations are available at www.icitst.org
We are thrilled to announce that the ADA trust board have secured
adequate funding to stage:
ADAsymposium09: critical materialities
Place: WELLINGTON ... at various locations including ... victoria
university design and the film archive ...
Dates: three full days ... Friday 26th June - Sunday 28th June 2009.
Including: Intensive workshops (on Friday), a grand opening, networked
and remote keynotes, a revival of a wonderful work from nz media arts
history, curated screening programmes, performances, presentations,
fabulous conversation, and the ADA free lunch!
More details (including a website, registration info, and
accommodation deals) will follow soon.
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Dr. Susan Ballard
Academic Leader, Electronic Arts
School of Art
Te Kura Matatini ki Otago
Private Bag 1910
office ph. +64-3-4796061
cell. +64 (0)21-209-0721
Super Human: Revolution of Species Symposium
Melbourne, 23-24 November 2009
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE - 30 MARCH 2009
Inspired by the 150th publication anniversary of Darwin's evolutionary
treatise, 'On the Origin of the Species', ANAT presents the Super
Human: Revolution of the Species Symposium. A single-stream high
calibre event, the Symposium turns the spotlight on contemporary art
and science collaborative research and practice and its interpretations
of - and impacts upon - the human body now and into the future.
The Symposium is open to any format or style of presentation so long as
it directly engages with one or more of the Symposium themes:
Augmentation, Cognition, Nanoscale Interventions. For more information
about these themes or to download the call for abstracts please visit www.superhuman.org.au.
We invite abstracts of 250-500 words in word/pdf format plus up to two
jpg images. Email abstracts or questions to the Symposium Chair at
The Super Human: Revolution of the Species website goes live in
mid-April. Be sure to visit and subscribe to receive Super Human
updates as they happen!
ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council http://www.ozco.gov.au its arts funding and advisory body, by
the South Australian Government through Arts SA
http://www.arts.sa.gov.au and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an
initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
If you would like to change your contact details or be added or removed
from this list please email anat(a)anat.org.au
Hadn't seen this posted here so thought I'd share story from Ars
Technica posted last week....
"Under government pressure, copyright holders and ISPs in New Zealand
have been meeting for months to hash out a Code of Conduct for
disconnecting repeat Internet "pirates." It's a process that requires
the unanimous agreement of all parties, but ISP TelstraClear has now
publicly refused to back the process, saying that disconnecting users
based on content owner complaints was simply unfair."
(problems viewing this newsletter? View it online at http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=227 )
We are now one week away from March 27th, the day when the Guilt Upon Accusation law Section 92A is due to come into effect. The CFF put out a press release today <http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=224> giving a quick history of how we got here, and in this newsletter we have information on what you can do today to help.
The decision on S92A may be made as soon as a cabinet meeting on Monday, so we're asking you to write TODAY to the coalition politicians about this. It doesn't need to be long, it can just be a few sentences and you might find some ideas here <http://creativefreedom.org.nz/forum/topic.php?id=73>. As always please keep it polite and but firm, as it's not only decent behaviour it'll be more persuasive that way.
National: j.key(a)ministers.govt.nz ,s.power(a)ministers.govt.nz , c.finlayson(a)ministers.govt.nz , g.brownlee(a)ministers.govt.nz , s.joyce(a)ministers.govt.nz And please send supportive emails urging the coalition partners speaking out against S92A to follow through
United Future: p.dunne(a)ministers.govt.nz
ACT: r.hide(a)ministers.govt.nz , h.roy(a)ministers.govt.nz
Also The Maori Party voted against it at the time: p.sharples(a)ministers.govt.nz RECENT NEWS
* One Week Until Guilt Upon Accusation Law In NZ. <http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=224> With only seven days until the Guilt Upon Accusation law, Section 92A of the Copyright Act, is due to come into effect the Creative Freedom Foundation has renewed calls for National to repeal S92A and replace it with a workable alternative. Intended to protect artists, the controversial law has been rejected by a majority of them with over 9,000 artists, including Yulia, Glyn MacLean, Luke Buda (Phoenix Foundation), Luke Rowell (Disasteradio) and Imon Star (Olmecha Supreme), calling for a sensible alternative. Gray Bartlett MBE has stated that "The sledgehammer approach across the board, will totally dampen artistic and musical talent, most especially new and young talent".
* Glyn MacLean speaks from experience as he's built three multi-million dollar music retail/wholesale businesses and is the manager for multi platinum artist Yulia. He has written a guest post describing his experiences with music in New Zealand, how APRAs own disputes resolution process failed, as well speaking directly on the issue of Section 92A. Read on at http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=226 <http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=226>
* A Response to Roger Shepherds Article <http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=225>. Today's Dominion Post published an opinion piece by Roger Shepherd about Section 92A. The article talks passionately about New Zealand music and then decides that S92A is the solution. Our response
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