New Media was a genre based on a community in the 90's.
In the 2000's, it became a series of practices understood as a group of media arts
It is currently being historicized as a movement.
(However, it is also a meme used within the communications industry, which is a problem. Don't confuse them, or as little as possible.)
Marc and I are at the BNMI in Banff in Canada as participants in the Liminal Screen Programme. We are working on a series of collaborative online works and exploring the contexts, highs and lows of working with free and open source software. It is too good to be true in many ways. With all time dedicated to discussion, show and tell, learning new approaches and supported production (though the term production is strange); all in an environment that is so clean and well looked after. Of course we are also frustrated when the technology displays voodoo tendencies.
A new issue of mark(s) zine went out this morning, the first issue since my house (and workspace) was crushed by a falling tree --
http://www.markszine.com. Excellent poetry, -- thanks to literary editor, Ted Pearson -- Regina Pinto's piece and a fun collaboration with local artist Constance Bruner with her 'Animal Merger Products.'
I recently received confirmation from Karen Annemie Verschooren from BAM, the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art. About an interview that I had with her for 'Internet art, net art, and networked art in relation.'
Something that I posted on the Rhizome list earlier today about the notion of 'Underground' and its relation to Net Art...
Hi Vijay and all,
>Thanks, Manik, Marc, and Erika, for responding to my post, both on and off list, above and underground. :-)
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