[spectre] Re: the media art center of 21C
chris at crowriver.net
Sun Sep 4 10:34:14 CEST 2005
(Spectre list was down yesterday? So this is re-sent: apologies if you
have already received it)
A fascinating thread, and not before time. As someone who recently
(last year) became a statistic during the 'restructuring' of New Media
Scotland, this topic of 'recycling' of media arts institutions /
support structures seems very pertinent.
I tend to agree with Eric that a structured meeting around the current
shifts and changes within the 'media arts' would be very useful, more
so if we discussed strategies for dealing with the present situation.
This would be particularly helpful for those of us that will not be at
Ars Electronica. Andreas, I know that you will have many plans for
Transmediale 06, could this be one of them, or is it already too late?
> hi all,
> manifestoes are fun, but question is if they are productive, yes.
> Sometimes it's good to do something just for the fun of it and see
> about the rest, but the situation is maybe too important now. So then
> maybe better to address it more seriously.
> I agree with Andreas about the IRL meeting:
> Andreas Broeckmann wrote:
>> what i would welcome is a real-life meeting during which we can
>> discuss the state of things - maybe in linz this weekend? i see some
>> urgency, i'm just sceptical about our 'power to converge' at the
> However, I will not be in Linz this weekend. In any case I would like
> to see such a meeting rather at Transmediale and then properly
> prepared. Maybe what we need is something of an update to the 1997
> P2P New Media Culture in Europe conference, but smaller, looking at
> the new realities.
> Rather than lamenting or (secretly) celebrating the fall of the
> "dinaousaurs" - not my terminology - I would see some sense in taking
> this moment as an opportunity at near-future strategies - what works
> and what doesn't, what kind of institutional structure do we need to
> get to the next stage of evolution of the new media culture field,
> and to ask if existing structures can fulfill these needs or wether
> we really need new structures?
> To me such a meeting would make sense.
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