ednesday 27 March at Cybersalon: New Media Art
The Arts Catalyst,
50-54 Clerkenwell Road,
London EC1M 5PS
Tubes: Old St/ Barbican
This month’s Cybersalon is celebrating the past two decades of digital creativity in London and will look forward to the city’s next burst of artistic innovation.
New Media Art in the 1990s was not about a particular art form, but rather about exploring the emerging medium itself. Some have called it techno-deterministic, others saw it as a rise of new digital aesthetics. What is now clear is that the best artworks from this pioneering decade explored how the decentralised and open structure the Net encouraged the development of virtual and real-life communities. It was this artistic avant-garde that would find its home in the rave scene, cybercafes and autonomist collectives. In 2013, learning from this formative experience, both veterans and newcomers are producing many weird and wonderful media artworks for our own times. Come to Cybersalon to discuss the past, present and future of new media art in this vibrant city. London’s greatest contributions to digital aesthetics are yet to come!
Artist William Latham will show and speak about his early experimental work on digital sculptures, developing Mutator and its influence on the aesthetics of the London club scene of the 1990s.
Ivan Pope, the founder of ArtNet BBS and co-director of Webmedia, will show the thinking, creation and impact of his first Web artwork – The Last Words of Dutch Schultz – and it’s implication for today’s Net innovators.
Sean Cubitt from Goldsmiths, University of London, will talk about how the interaction between electronic artists and their technologies creates a distinctive digital aesthetic.
Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett will discuss Furtherfield, its online community, and their physical gallery space, and showcase the latest trends and up-and-coming artists of London’s new media art scene.
Ilze Black, Queen Mary, University of London; co-founder of network media group Take2030; and OPEN art bureau in1990s post-Soviet Latvia.
Exhibits: David John Russell, ‘Puppets of my creations’; and other new media artworks from London 1994-2013.
Entrance is free but please book on http://cybersalon.eventbrite.co.uk
About Cybersalon A monthly meeting of minds on how the Internet is shaping society for artists, entrepreneurs, techies, activists, academics and designers. — Speakers, discussion, exhibits, presentations and performances — and a cheap bar.
Twitter: @Cybrsalon #Cybersalon
In partnership with:
School of Media & Performing Arts, Middlesex University: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/Schools/media-and-performing-arts/index.aspx
vuk cosic www.ljudmila.org www.doc.gold.ac.uk nemeton.com
expo destructo rad.spc.org/expo/interviews
fabio lattanzi antinori http://fabiolattanziantinori.com/totems.php
aaron koblin www.aaronkoblin.com/work.html www.thesheepmarket.com www.thewildernessdowntown.com bicyclebuiltfortwothousand.com
DNA spoofint DIY service Vimeo.com/60928966
brigitta zics, phd, lecturer digital media, newcastle university, culture lab newcastle, digital media master of research
cybersalon digital london then and now www.cybersalon.org speakers discussion exhibits presentations and performances last wednesday every month
30th january digital design , laura jordan she says, jim boulton story digital archaeology, craig blagg iwillreply, commercial art from antirom and tomato to the silicon roundabout.
27th february social media, wessel van rensburg raak, lee bryant headshift, paolo gerbaudo kings, eva pascoe cyberia easynet, network communities from listservers and bulletin boards to facebook and twitter
27th march new media art, marc garret and ruth catlow furtherfield, sean cubitt goldsmith, ilze black queen mary’s, artistic creativity from net.art and locative media to DIWO culture and network aesthetics
24th april net politics, richard barbrook westminster, rob lucas new left review, social analyses of new media from the california ideology and deleuze and guattari to the critical net critics.
29th may, cybernetic creativity, tom roope antirom rumpus room, nik roope antirom poke, niki gomez cybersalon, digital artisanship from the 1990s dotcom boom to web 2.0
26th june mobile culture, sophia drakopoulou middlesex, dr.yanna vogiazou nokia t-mobile, david plans middlesex, mobile telephony from text-me to tag me
dr. richard barbrook, class wargames, dept of politics international relations, university of westminster www.classwargames.net www.imaginaryfutures.net www.theclassofthenew.net Theory canot equip the mind with formulas for solving problems, nor canit markthe narrow path on which the sole solution is supposedto lie by planting a hedge of principles on either side. but it can give the mind insight into thegreat mass phenomena and of their relationships, the leave it free to rise into the higher realms of action. carl von clausewitz, on war. the return of the ludic science club. legislators dont appreciate thet if players introduce novelties into their games, theyll become different people. being different, they will demand a different kind of life. and that will make them want new institutions and laws.in fact, its no exaggeration to say that the game inventor is biggest menace that can ever afflict a state, plato. class wargames is hosting the collectiveplaying of classical political board game on sunday afternoons at london’s radical coffee house. firebox 106 cromer street london wc1h 8bz
william latham. 1980’s. ibm. organic graphics. videos. xray. siggraph. dinamic change own software artist as gardener. shapes. sculptures. 3d forms. evolution driven by aesthetics. empire of forms. art world vs academia vs popular culture. raves : love sex intelligence, kraftwerk. computer artworks, corporation.
ivan pope. ivanpope.com, distributed networks, codes, texts, DIWO. goldsmith, intertext. citation. language. history of internet. films. fine art forum. ZKM. laurie anderson. CRRom. ISEA. potatoland. levmanovich. perryhoberman. keith piper. superflex. daniel reeves.
computer art electronic art kinetic art immersive VR CDRom net art network art internet art locative media 8 bit arts software art code art algorithm art data driven art glitch Aesthetic new aesthetic digital aesthetic digital art electronic disturbance theater cyber war
others; ambient tv.
new media internet art and technology computer art photoshop art net mind conectiveness flux of data digital media backspace.org re
s cogotans alexei shulgin olia lialina heath bunting iod webstalker blast theory jodi ars electronica e-toy live vs representation psicogeography public space image of power surveillance mandelbrot fractals landscapes.
cybertopian utopianism furtherfield para radios street art hack broadcast 90’s net.art net art net,art outsiders underground counter culture pavillion in finsbury park labkultur.tv art media art povera art hack.labs workshops recicle reusable technologies netbehaviour 900 artist server free flow DIWO DIY situationism fluxus subcultures punk pirate radio war mail jeremy bailey art criticism media art activism global awarness foss free open source software ossc open source software zero dollar laptop
artist . activist . engineers
rob meyers liz sterr thomson and craighead ambient tv
area 10 backspace deckspace body data space event free2air deptford tv etc
contradiction technology interface internet nationalism change photoshop contemporary art media art critical art avangarde sustainable culture critical awarness evolution progress reason inventatio vs innovatio
real artist not do art do reality