[spectre] Web cast for Refresh! ON LINE NOW

Oliver Grau oliver.grau at culture.hu-berlin.de
Thu Nov 24 16:43:02 CET 2005

Web cast for Refresh! conference on new media art, science, technology

Banff New Media Institute, the Database for Virtual Art, 
Leonardo/ISAST and UNESCO DigiArts collaborated to produce the first 
international art history conference covering art and new media, art 
and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as 
pertinent to contemporary art. In late September, more than 200 new 
media practitioners from around the world gathered at Banff New Media 
Institute (BNMI) for the Refresh! Today marks the launch of an 
educational resource for new media artists, researchers, historians 
and students across the globe - access to the Refresh! conference on 


Visit, watch and listen to discussion on the relationship between new 
media and the disciplines of art history, anthropology, computing 
sciences, media studies, and other intercultural contexts.

The web cast includes the inaugural Rudolf Arnheim lecture, by 
curator and art historian Sarat Maharaj, honoring the crucial role of 
Rudolf Arnheim in the history and theory of the interaction of art, 
and new technologies. See London-based writer and curator Jasia 
Reichardt on the evolution of computer-based art, and the development 
of electronic sculpture, art robots, and environments. Watch Edmond 
Couchot, Andreas Broeckmann, Edward Shanken, Mark Tribe, Douglas 
Kahn, Sean Cubit, Christiane Paul, Gunalan Nadarajan, Itsuo Sakane, 
Barbara Stafford, Timothy Lenoir, Johannes Goebel, Oliver Grau, Lucia 
Santaella, Erkki Huhtamo, Sara Diamond ...

The Refresh! conference was organized by Database for Virtual Art, 
Leonardo and hosted by BNMI and was  generously supported by the 
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Social Sciences and Humanities 
Research Council of Canada, the Daniel Langlois Foundation, Telefilm 
Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, Goethe-institute, Villa 
Vigoni, UNESCO DigiArts, INTEL and ITAU Cultural.

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