Networked Conversations

Networked Conversations is a series of live interviews and discussions hosted by Randall Packer via Internet chat. See below for login instructions.

Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett of Furtherfield
Saturday, August 26
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT-US) (UTC-4)

Don Foresta
Saturday, September 23
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT-US) (UTC-4)


Videofreex ::: Monday, March 27
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
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
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
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…

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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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