Events

Next level of networks?

December 7, 2009
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Next level of networks?

Organized by Rix-C in Riga, Organized Networks meeting addressed issues of how arts organizations could better network, and how networks could add to the sustainability of our practices. The event was very productive on multiple levels and further emphasized that networks are fundamentally human, even if supported by different platforms of communication like mailing lists.…

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Walled Garden

April 27, 2009
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Walled Garden

If in urban megapolises, upper class living is moving into gated communities, is there an emergence of walled gardens online, where the so called open Internet is slowly withering away? A conference by Virtueel Platform titled Walled Garden – Communities & Networks post Web 2.0 looked at this question, but beyond that, it asked how…

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Dialogue on Art and Climate Change

April 26, 2009
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Dialogue on Art and Climate Change

Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) hosted an event titled Dialogue on Arts, Culture & Climate Change in Beijing, October 9-12 2008. The Marine working session looked at marine ecosystems, art and science collaborations and new designs for sustainable technology for the seas. I myself presented the M.A.R.I.N. network and art & science residency concepts, Toshiroh Ikegami…

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Dislocate in Yokohama

April 26, 2009
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Dislocate in Yokohama

Curated and produced by Emma Ota, Dislocate is an annual seminar and exhibition addressing locality, arts and technology. I took part in its 2008 edition, and its seminar on “Construction of Place”. Having already addressed relationshiop of location based media arts practices with social networks, I further argued in my presentation for a viewpoint that…

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ISEA2008 Singapore

April 26, 2009
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ISEA2008 Singapore

Helsinki, Montreal, Rotterdam, Chicago, Liverpool/Manchester, Paris, Nagoya, Helsinki, San Jose, Singapore – this was my 10th participation to the International Symposium on Electronic Arts. I was quite busy during the event, presented twice, moderated thrice. What is great about ISEAs is that since they happen in different locations, there are always new people and organisations…

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ASEF – New media culture policy mini summit with IFACCA

April 26, 2009
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ASEF – New media culture policy mini summit with IFACCA

Back in 2004 when I chaired ISEA2004 and worked at m-cult, I collaborated with Arts Council Finland and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and set up an expert meeting on new media arts practice and policy. The second mini-summit was organized on 24-26 July 2008 by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)…

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