Networked Conversations

Networked Conversations is a series of online broadcasted interviews and discussions hosted by Randall Packer. Networked Conversations features media artists, curators, writers, and activists exploring a broad range of social, political and aesthetic topics at the intersection of net culture. Networked Conversations collapses geographical and cultural boundaries via participatory Internet chat: free & open & accessible from anywhere in the world. Presented by the Third Space Network.

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UPCOMING:

Chip Lord Live from the NMC Media Lounge :::
Friday, February 23, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm (EDT-US) (UTC-4)

Best known for his work with the media collective Ant Farm, Chip Lord collaborated on such iconic works as Cadillac Ranch (1974), Media Burn (1975), and the Eternal Frame (1975). Ant Farm, associated with artist collectives that pioneered experimental video and performance during the socially transformative period of the 1960s and 70s, is self-described as an “art agency that promotes ideas … which are important vehicles of cultural introspection.” Networked Conversations will broadcast live from the New Media Caucus Media Lounge at the College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles.

 

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ARCHIVES:

Videofreex ::: Monday, March 27, 2017
9:00pm – 10:00pm (EDT-US) (UTC-4)

VideofreexWhile television has traditionally been a passive medium, programmed media received by the masses, the Videofreex turned the paradigm upside down when they rented the Maple Tree Farm and established Lanesville TV in upstate New York in the early 1970s. It was here, in this setting far removed from the urban bustle of the New York City media center, that they began their experimental television project to forge the first pirate tv station in America. MORE…

Kit Galloway ::: Monday, April 24, 2017
9:00pm – 10:00pm (EDT-US) (UTC-4)

Electronic CaféKit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz are widely recognized artists who pioneered performance, installation and socially-engaged networked art beginning in the 1970s. Their commitment to using technologies to enhance community interaction led them to establish the Electronic Café in 1984, a commission of the Olympic Arts Festival and LA MOCA, which became internationally known as the first center for events, exhibitions, and performances dedicated to communications art. MORE…

Annie Abrahams ::: Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT-US) (UTC-4)

Dutch performance artist Annie Abrahams uses webcam technology to unite participants in the shared electronic third space. In her ground-breaking networked performance The Big Kiss (2007), two performers engage in the act of “kissing” via the network. As with much of Abrahams networked performance art, she questions intimacy and even sexuality in the “telematic embrace,” despite locational separation. MORE…

Gene Youngblood ::: Saturday, June 17, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT-US) (UTC-4)

Gene Youngblood

Gene Youngblood has been arguing for a communications revolution since authoring his legendary book Expanded Cinema in 1970, the first book to consider video as an art form. Expanded Cinema was seminal in establishing the broader field of the media arts as a recognized artistic and scholarly discipline. The term “expanded cinema” has become generic and the book is considered a classic in media studies. MORE…

Don Foresta ::: Saturday, September 23
11:00am – 12:00pm (EDT-US East Coast)

Don Foresta is a network research artist who has been working for more than thirty years to develop the network as an artistic tool. An ex-patriot living in Paris since the early 1970s, he is a recipient of the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Foresta is currently building, as coordinator of an international team, the permanent high bandwidth art network MARCEL using Internet 2 & 3 to connect institutions internationally. MORE…

Second Front ::: Saturday, October 28
11:00am – 12:00pm (EDT-US East Coast)

Second Front is the first performance art group in the online virtual world of Second Life. Founded in 2006, Second Front quickly grew to its current seven-member troupe that includes Gazira Babeli (Italy), Yael Gilks (London), Bibbe Hansen (New York), Doug Jarvis (Victoria), Scott Kildall (San Francisco), Patrick Lichty (Chicago) and Liz Solo (St. Johns). Second Front has performed extensively both in-world and in galleries and museums. Though the artists perform remotely their performances have been shown live in New York, Los Angeles, Moscow, Brussels, Berlin, Vancouver and many other cities. MORE…

Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett ::: Saturday, November 18, 10:00am – 11:00am (EDT-US East Coast)

Based in London, UK, Furtherfield, co-directed by Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett, is an alternative arts organization and website for exhibition, discussion and critical review with two physical spaces in the heart of Finsbury Park. Furtherfield believes that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies. Art and technologies play a central role in the way we see and form our societies, and so it is important that programming and productions involve more, and more diverse people at a fundamental level. MORE…

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