A three-day international gathering presenting keynotes,
live Internet performances, and global roundtable discussions

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

Presented by the School of Art, Design & Media at
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in association with
LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) &
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Performance (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, live performances, and global roundtable discussions, the Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium explores the concept of social broadcasting and its histories as an evolving 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: https://connect.edu.sg/thirdspacenetwork
See Program for specific times and events.

The Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium is made possible through support from LASALLE College of the Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, along with grants from NTU CLASS, EdeX, and Startup Funds.