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LIVE STREAMINGRefresh! 1st International Conference on theHistories of Media Art, Science and Technology
" Recognizing the increasing significance ofmedia art for our culture, this Conference on theHistories of Media Art will discuss for the firsttime the history of media art within theinterdisciplinary and intercultural contexts ofthe histories of art. Banff New Media Institute,the Database for Virtual Art and Leonardo/ISASTare collaborating to produce the firstinternational art history conference covering artand new media, art and technology, art-scienceinteraction, and the history of media aspertinent to contemporary art. "

Venue:September 29 - October 1, Banff New Media Institute, CanadaCONFERENCE PROGRAM with streaming times<http://www.MediaArtHistory.org>www.MediaArtHistory.org
Viewing:Since we have only a few places left to attendthe conference in Banff we are web streaming liveall keynotes, sessions and discussions from thesite. Viewing the sessions in groups atUniversities, Libraries, and Art Centers isencouraged, in order to facilitate localdialogue. Web streaming is available in Quicktime and Windows Media. For optimal viewing onlarger screens and for in-screen viewing of powerpoint presentations, prior download of WindowsMedia is recommended.

Program:29. September 05
GMT 15:30 h / CANADA 8:30 amkeynote Edmond Couchot: Towards the Autonomous Image
16:30h / 9:30 am - opening plenary - MediaArtHistories: Times & Landscapes 1(Chairs: Oliver Grau and Gunalan Nadarajan )After photography, film, video, and the littleknown media art history of the 1960s-80s, todaymedia artists are active in a wide range ofdigitalareas (including interactive, genetic, telematicand nanoart). Media Art History offers a basisfor attempting an evolutionary history of theaudiovisual media, from the Laterna Magica to thePanorama, Phantasmagoria, Film, and the VirtualArt of recent decades. This panel tries toclarify, if and how varieties of Media Art havebeen splitting up during the last decades. Itexamines also how far back Media Art reaches as ahistorical category within the history of Art,Science and Technology. This session will offer afirst overview about the visible influence ofmedia art on all fields of art.Speakers: Gunalan Nadarajan, Luise Poissant, Oliver Grau, Mario Carpo
17:30h / 11:30 am - plenary Methodologies(Chair: Mark Hansen and Erkki Huhtamo)Critical overview of which methods art historyhas been using during the past to approach mediaart.Speakers: Mark Hansen, Erkki Huhtamo, Irina Aristarkhova, Andreas Broeckmann
21:10h / 2:10 pm - plenary - Image Science andRepresentation: From a Cognitive Point of View(Chair: Barbara Stafford)Although much recent scholarship in theHumanities and Social Sciences has been"body-minded" this research has yet to grapplewith a major problem familiar to contemporarycognitive scientists and neuro scientists. How dowe reconcile a top-down, functional view ofcognition with a view of human beings as elementsof a culturally shaped biological world?Historical as well as elusive electronic mediafrom the vantage of an embodied and distributedbrain.Speakers: Barbara Stafford, Kristin Veel, Christine Ross, Phillip Thurtle &Claudia X. Valdes, Christopher Salter, Tim Clark
12:25 h / 4:25 pm - concurrent session 1 - Art asResearch / Artists as Inventors(Chair: Dieter Daniels)Do "innovations" and "inventions" in the field ofart differ from those in the field of technologyand science? Have artists contributed anything"new" to those fields of research?Speakers: Dieter Daniels, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Fred Turner, Simon Penny,Cornelius Borck
concurrent session 2 - MediaArtHistories: Times and Landscapes 2(Chairs: Edward Shanken and Charlie Gere)Although there has been important scholarship onintersections between art and technology, thereis no comprehensive technological history of art(as there are feminist and Marxist histories ofart, for example.) Canonical histories of artfail to sufficiently address theinter-relatedness of developments in science,technology, and art.Speakers: Edward Shanken, Charlie Gere, Grant Taylor, Darko Fritz & MargitRosen, Sylvie Lacerte, Anne Collins Goodyear, Caroline Langill, MariaFernandez
30. September 05
GMT 15:45 h / 8:45 am - plenary Collecting,Preserving and Archiving the Media Arts(Chair: Jean Gagnon)Collections grow because of different influencessuch as art dealers, the art market, curators andcurrents in the international contemporary artscene. What are the conditions necessary for awider consideration of media art works and of newmedia in these collections?Speakers: Jean Gagnon, Christiane Paul, Peter Weibel, Jon Ippolito
18:00 h / 11:00 am - concurrent session 1 - Database/New Scientific Tools(Chairs: Rudolf Frieling and Oliver Grau)Accessing and browsing the immense amount of dataproduced by individuals, institutions, andarchives has become a key question to ourinformation society. In which way can newscientific tools of structuring and visualizingdata provide new contexts and enhance ourunderstanding of semantics?Speakers: Oliver Grau, Rudolf Frieling, Sandra Fauconnier, Christian Berndt,Alain Depocas, Anne-Marie Duguet
concurrent session 2 - Pop/Mass/Society(Chairs: Machiko Kusahara and Andreas Lange)The dividing lines between art products andconsumer products have been disappearing more andmore since the Pop Art of the 1960s. Thedistinction between artist and recipient has alsobecome blurred. Most recently, the digitalizationof our society has sped up this processenormously. In principle, more and more artworksare no longer bound to a specific place and canbe further developed relatively freely. The panelexamines concrete forms, e.g. computer games,determining the cultural context and whatconsequences they could have for theunderstanding of art in the 21st century.Speakers: Machiko Kusahara, Andreas Lange, Karen Keifer-Boyd, TobeyCrockett, Mark Tribe
3:00 h / 8:00 pmRudolf Arnheim Lecture:Sarat Maharaj: Xeno-Epistemics: Global Migrations and other Ways' of Knowing

1. October 05
GMT 15:30 pm / Canada 8:30 am - plenary - Cross-Culture - Global Art(Chair: Sara Diamond)This panel provides an opportunity to put aspecial focus on cross-cultural influences, theglobal and the local. For example, how what arethe impacts of narrative structures fromAboriginal and other oral cultures on theanalysis and practice of new media? How donotions of identity shift across cultureshistorically, how are these embedded andtransformed by new media practice? How doesglobalization and the construction of globalcontexts such as festivals and biennials effectlocal new media practices?Speakers: Sara Diamond, Sheila Petty, Mary Leigh Morbey, ThomasRiccio, Aparna Sharma, Laura Marks
17:45 h / 10:45 am - concurrent session 1Cross Diciplinary Research Methods(Chairs: Ron Burnett and Frieder Nake)The pressure to become interdisciplinary is veryintense
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