Kia ora all,
I'm not going to make the 2nd of October event as I'll be out of town, but
all the plans sound good. Just throwing into the mix that Fibreculture will
be having a major symposium/meeting in December 05 that will feature a few
people involved in the PRNMS for ISEA 2006 (even though everyone's against
the idea of ISEA in principle :7).
outline below, more details and confirmed attendees will be posted to the
list later in the year, but this will give you an idea of the general
direction. and give you no excuse not to be in AK on those dates!
Fibreculture05 - Cultural Futures
DRAFT PLAN FOR COMMENT AUGUST 2004
Auckland / Tamaki-Makau-rau, 2-4 December 2005
An international conference/symposium exploring cultural struggles in the
emerging media environment.
Processes of cultural globalisation increasingly structure our social and
political life. Globalisation emerges from colonisation and is often
associated with cultural homogeneity and imperialism, but new media have
also fostered new, decentralised networks among those organising against
cultural suppression. In Europe, these discussions have centred around
universal communication rights, and the freedom of movement and expression.
In other parts of the world these struggles have a different emphasis, with
a stronger focus on justice, sovereignty, and cultural self-determination.
Networks throughout the Asia-Pacific are emerging, developing joint
strategies for opposing colonisation and cultural domination, and sharing
experiences of sharply uneven economic development accompanying foreign
direct investment and so-called ³free trade².
Fibreculture05: Cultural Futures explores these cultural processes emerging
in the new media environment, and discusses the implications of these
processes for both individual cultural groups as well as the dominant
conceptions of nationhood, ethnicity, and culture. The symposium and meeting
has a particular focus on the relationship between the arts and other social
and political processes.
#place: location, cultural politics, and social technologies: