The fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Rewire, will be hosted by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and held in Liverpool, UK, from 28th September to 30th September 2011, In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Dept. for Image Science. A new widespread condition of sociability invites a questioning of the role of media art practice and new media histories in the context of wider cultural and technological developments, and Rewire aspires to do just that.

Rewire Conference Chair:
Mike STUBBS, FACT

Rewire Conference Co-chairs:
Paul BROWN, University of Sussex
Sarah COOK, University of Sunderland/CRUMB
Juan CRUZ, Liverpool John Moores University
Charlie GERE, Lancaster University
Andy MIAH, University of the West of Scotland
Ed SHANKEN, University of Amsterdam
Laura SILLARS, Site Gallery

International Advisory Committee:

Steven BALL, Tatiana BAZZICHELLI, Stuart COMER, Sean CUBITT, Dieter DANIELS, Sara DIAMOND, Vince DZIEKAN, Charles ESCHE, Sarah FISHER, Jean GAGNON, Graham HARWOOD, Erkki HUHTAMO, Nick LAMBERT, Debbi LANDER, Tapio MAKELA, Chris MEIGH-ANDREWS, Frieder NAKE, Taylor NUTTALL, Steve PARTRIDGE, Christiane PAUL, Ned ROSSITER, Paul SERMON, Jinsuk SUH, Brett STALBAUM, Julian STALLABRASS, Atau TANAKA, Andrea ZAPP

Panel B: The spaces of art (internet)

CHAIR: Christiane Paul

Jeremy Pilcher, Internet Art as a Critique of the Legal Regulation of Digital Society. London (U.K).  Art Law. Copyright. Performative practices. From Duchamp. The uniqness work of art. Activities around the object. MOMA 1940. Museum is a place to static objects. Ready made is more. Image and object. Language. Transform the object. Benjamin BUCHLOCH. Hal FOSTER. Selection of objects. Language & Jokes. Performance or Decoration?????? Fountain is a performance object. A change for the institution. Contradictory process. Declaration of independence. Legal / Ilegal act. Public Opinion. Legitimation and copy. Law and copyright. Individual responsability. Truth. Legitimation. Authority. Example: Online Archive. Ubermorgen. Elections 2000 U.S.A. Action ofselling / buying votes through internet.  Near to Game. Illegal practices (also Igor Stromajer). The legal pressure shut down the site. Condemned as unaccepted as art. Social participation against Political Judgement. Form of Community.

Meredith Godley, Performance Art and YouTube Vlogging. (Australia).  Performace Art. Youtube Vlogging. Video-logging. Performance style. Direct communication. Politics of Internet Self-representation. Acconci. Ppilotti Rist. Vas Jan Ander. Nauman. 1990s Sadie Benning ‘Confesions’. Teathrical/Domestic Environment. Ritual of Martha Rosler ‘Semiotics of the Kitchen’. FREZNED. Deviance, Zoll  /  N.Y. Times . Kill Performance Art   /  Video-logging, V-logers. Pipilotti RIST. Apropiation. Sampling. Web 2.0. Parody. Chris CROKERS, 2007. Nick SALVATO, Out of Hand, Youtube, amateurs and professionals. Experiencing the media. Pipilotti RIST, I am the girl. Matters of Subject. Self-multiplicity. representation. Nikki S. Lee. Multiple Identity. Anonimous. Multifaceted. Performance on Youtube. Meredith GODLEY, All myselfs on youtube. Vlogging. Chris CROCKER. from boy to girl to woman to man 2011. subselves.

Camille Paloque Berges, The art of documenting online experience : Internet art and culture in relation to concepts in information sience

Jenny Steele, ‘Redirection and Network Timeout’– Occupation of internet architecture and physical architecture in Chinese municipality of Chongqing’. Goldsmith and Arts Council. Digital Architecture. from China. 501Artspace. Censorship in Social Networks Media. You are being followed. Twitter / Fanfou Weibo. Facebook / Renren. MSN / QQ.Control. removes. Officers watchers. Governemnt Control. Architectural Barriers Control.Structure of the city, walls, entrances, exits. Maps to facebook users. The major points of city users of social media, blocked. Demand Free Internet. Reform Government Policies Ethics.

Panel C: The spaces of art (labs)

CHAIR: Charlie Gere / Sarah Cook

Rosana Horio Monteiro, Artists-in-labs: a Portuguese experience

Nicholas Lambert, Rebels in research labs? The role of artists in the early development of American computer graphics, 1965-1980

Peter Richardson, Herding Cats to Infinity. (Scotland) V.E.R.L. Visual Effects Research Lab. New synergies. Image Research. H.D. resolution. High Reality. TV post-production. Film makers. Panoramas. Immersive Reality. Lumiere, Melies. Video Games. Visual Effects. Framing, Depth Field, Hyper Real, Infinity. Deleuze: Saturation and Rarefaction. Creative Lab. Expanded Cinema. Raw Data + Creative talent. Screen based environment. Francis Bacon 1603. Hockney. Hamilton. Definition of (Digital) Image. Colin Andrews on Tarkovsky. RW – FWD. 3D projected. Wendy McMurdo. 

Charlotte Frost, Furtherfield, Seeing and Doing. (U.S.) . www.digitalcritic.org Furtherfield. Net.art. database. www.visitorsstudio.org media and technology. abuse of representation.