A Public Summit on Net Art

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Want a live crash course in Net art, taught by leaders in the field? If you're going to be in LA on Saturday, August 18, you're in luck -- the American Film Institute's 2001 edition of the California Digital Arts Workshop will include a public "summit": discussions featuring some of the world's most respected and experienced Net art curators, artists, and critics, who will converge in the city of angels to discuss tools and tricks of the trade. On the roster for the public presentations are Christiane Paul, who curated the recent "Data Dynamics" Net art show at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she is adjunct curator of new media art, and Benjamin Weil, staff media arts curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other luminaries. Hang around and you may also meet some of the artists participating in the workshops, including Jody Zellen, whose Web site "Ghost City" has appeared in festivals and exhibitions around the world -- who knows, maybe you'll learn a thing or two.