Randall Packer interviewing Gene Youngblood on Networked Conversations: June 17, 2017

Networked Conversations
Hosted by Randall Packer

Networked Conversations is resuming its programming for the 2020 political spectacle beginning January 4th in Saturday bi-weekly @ 12pm ET live broadcasts. Participate in conversation with artists, curators, writers, critics, and activists to debate the issues, debunk the hyperbole, and break the news: all from a uniquely cultural lens.

Networked Conversations overcomes the limitations of space, time, the local and the remote to bring people together in creative dialogue. Live conversation is the underlying force of our socially networked third space interactions. As an alternative to the asynchronous culture of texting & social media & e-mail, for a few golden hours, we revel in the experience of real-time global exchanges.

Networked Conversations collapses geographical and cultural boundaries – free & open & accessible from anywhere in the world – just login to our Crowdcast third space theater Webconferencing platform.

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Chip Lord Live from the NMC Media Lounge :::
Friday, February 23, 2018
12:00pm – 1:30pm (PST-US West Coast)

Networked Conversations will feature a live Webcasted interview with media artist Chip Lord live from the NMC Media Lounge at the College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles. Best known for his installation and architectural work with the media collective known as Ant Farm, which he co-founded with Doug Michels in 1968, Chip Lord collaborated on such iconic works as Cadillac Ranch (1974), Media Burn (1975), and the Eternal Frame (1975). 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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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