An International Online Symposium on Innovation in
Networked Performance, Research & Social Practice in the Arts

March 29 – March 31 | 2018
::: all events broadcasted live :::

Presented by the School of Art, Design & Media at
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) &
The Third Space Network (3SN) in association with

LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) &
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (US) 

Chair: Randall Packer
Advisory Committee: Annie Abrahams, Jon Cates
Maria Chatzichristodoulou & Steve Dixon

[2018 Theme]

Social Broadcasting: An Unfinished Communications Revolution

Media historian and activist Gene Youngblood signals the need for “a communications revolution… an alternative social world” that decentralizes the experience of the live broadcast through the creative work of collaborative communities. In response to Youngblood’s call-to-action, the Art of the Networked Practice 2018 | Online Symposium will have as its theme, Social Broadcasting: An Unfinished Communications Revolution. Through the presentation of keynotes, panels, live performances, audio-visual streaming, and an online social commons, we will explore concepts of social broadcasting and its histories as a shift from centralized one-to-many streaming and performance modalities to peer-to-peer interactions that creatively join artists and audiences in live, networked spaces.


The Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium is an international gathering presenting emerging research, artistic work, and technological innovation in the networked arts. Intended as a global and inclusive gathering, with no registration fees, the symposium unites local and remote speakers and audiences from all corners of the world via Web-conferencing and streaming media, bridging Singapore with an active international new media arts community that transcends geographic and cultural boundaries.

[Where & When]

The Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium will be held both online and onsite. The symposium is accessible via Adobe Connect Web-conferencing, with opportunities for participation involving all attendees no matter where they are located. The symposium will demonstrate how networked space can be used to activate live performance and online artistic work, stimulate creative dialogue, and encourage open sharing of knowledge through an online global exchange.

Thursday, March 29 | School of Art, Design & Media, NTU (Singapore)
Friday, March 30 | LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)

Saturday, March 31 | School of the Art Institute of Chicago (US)

All events are online via Adobe Connect at:
See Program for specific times and events.