a disposition - netznetz 2004-2006 (2007)

Versuch einer Anordnung netznetz 2004-2006

a disposition netznetz 2004-2006

a documentative online installment

concept Alexandra Reill

produced by kanonmedia on the basis of the email correspondence in the framework of the mailing list liste@netznetz.net hosted on http://netznetz.net and netznetz-mana-discuss@mond.at hosted on http://mond.at/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/netznetz-mana-discuss

vienna, 2006/2007

Versuch einer Anordnung - netznetz 2004-2006 is an online installation based on a documentative disposition of email correspondence in chronological order and structured by subthemes of a long and complicated process to develop a public funding system to distribute means to media artists and cultural workers active in the media field. the structure of the online installment might give a good basis for the analysis and evaluation of this process as arguments from all sides representing key information or such arguments transporting the debate further were listed in their order of appearance during the process.

netznetz - by those directly cooperating with the department of culture of the city of vienna called and entitled mana in the early year of 2006 - was initiated by a small group of media workers around monochrom, team teichenberg and esel to see themselves soon joined by pooool. starting from a paper suggesting datamining amongst media artists and initiatives in vienna which was presented to the funding authorities as a concept paper, a whole development process was initiated aiming at the production of an online collaborative voting system in the framework of which persons applying for funding should vote each other, thus defining who would get how much funding.

from the very beginning, this process met a lot of conceptual barriers although it managed that about 130 and in the course of 2006 about 300 people out of public authorities, journalism, media art and net activism joined the mailing list liste@netznetz.net.

there were several rounds of voting - each time the voting system applied differed a bit. Starting with direct votinf of each other, in december 2006 the last means budgeted for productions taking place in 2006 were distributed by a voting systems which is a combination of voting each other and voting for trustees who - like members of a jury - could give major voting impact to projects.

in the course of 2006 and before the voting round called community game another mailing list - netznetz-mana-discuss@mond.at - was installed where only people who had applied for getting subventions out of this voting round were admitted by a moderator as the public character of liste@netznetz.net was not perceived as an ideal setting for discussing massive structural problems of the voting system developed - bandbussing: one of the major discussion until today has been circling around the question whether it is recommended and wishable that people and initiatives applying for funding money with project applications should make friends, should go into financial alliances with others to be able to receive funding - or not.

Versuch einer Anordnung - netznetz 2004-2006 is a chronological documentation of the process of restructuring of a public department for funding new media art and culture by the city of vienna in collaboration with a few initiatives strongly believing in the success of a social reputation system transofrmed into a voting system for public funding.

a strongly influencing factor of the dynamics of the process has been the fact that this exhilarating process not only has been a very controversial model development process but on top was installed as the sole and only funding method of the department of new media and net culture of the city of vienna in 2006.

the gauge created probably came from a combination of the need to paticipate in the information process to be able to achieve funding at all and of the belief of some that social reputation systems offer a chance to integrate participative methods of decision funding.

to give a good overlook of the main argumentative issues of the process this disposition is structured by its main fields of discussion, posted in their chronological appearance of theme. the number of posts might be an indicator of the impact of each theme.

The next aim is to analyse and evaluate the data submitted by the participants of 2004-2006 of the mailing lists mentioned above and to include contemporary theories on art, net.art and cultural work from the fields of the Cultural Industries and the Creative Industries (with a detailled analyses of the Lissabon Guideline on Creative Production). At the time being, finance is applied for the research, analysis, evaluation and publishing of this study.

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Versuch einer Anordnung - netznetz 2004-2006 is an online installation based on a documentative disposition of email correspondence in chronological order and structured by subthemes of a long and complicated process to develop a public funding system to distribute means to media artists and cultural workers active in the media field. the structure of the online installment is the basis for the analysis and evaluation of this process as arguments from all sides representing key information or such arguments transporting the debate further were listed in their order of appearance during the process.

netznetz - by those directly cooperating with the department of culture of the city of vienna called and entitled mana in the early year of 2006 - was initiated by a small group of media workers around monochrom, team teichenberg and esel to see themselves soon joined by pooool. starting from a paper suggesting datamining amongst media artists and initiatives in vienna which was presented to the funding authorities as a concept paper, a whole development process was initiated aiming at the production of an online collaborative voting system in the framework of which persons applying for funding should vote each other, thus defining who would get how much funding.

from the very beginning, this process met a lot of conceptual barriers although it managed that about 130 and in the course of 2006 about 300 people out of public authorities, journalism, media art and net activism joined the mailing list liste@netznetz.net.

there were several rounds of voting - each time the voting system applied differed a bit. Starting with direct voting of each other, in december 2006 the last means budgeted for productions taking place in 2006 were distributed by a voting system which is a combination of voting each other and voting for trustees who - like members of a jury - could give major voting impact to projects.

in the course of 2006 and before the voting round called community game another mailing list - netznetz-mana-discuss@mond.at - was installed where only people who had applied for getting subventions out of this voting round were admitted by a moderator as the public character of liste@netznetz.net was not perceived as an ideal setting for discussing massive structural problems of the voting system developed - bandbussing: one of the major factors of discussion until today has been circling around the question whether it is recommended and wishable that people and initiatives applying for funding money with project applications should make friends, should go into financial alliances with others to be able to receive funding - or not.

Versuch einer Anordnung - netznetz 2004-2006 is a chronological documentation of the process of the restructuring of a public department for funding new media art and culture by the city of vienna in collaboration with a few initiatives strongly believing in the success of a social reputation system transformed into a voting system for public funding.

a strongly influencing factor of the dynamics of the process has been the fact that this exhausting process not only has been a very controversial model development process but on top was installed as the sole and only funding method of the department of new media and net culture of the city of vienna in 2006.

the gauge created probably came from a combination of the need to paticipate in the information process to be able to achieve funding at all and of the belief of some that social reputation systems offer a chance to integrate participative methods of decision funding.

to give a good overlook of the main argumentative issues of the process this disposition is structured by its main fields of discussion, posted in their chronological appearance of theme. the number of posts might be an indicator of the impact of each theme.

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