If you're attending SXSW Interactive, Rhizome's Director of Technology, Nick Hasty, will be hosting a panel titled "Emerging Trends in Internet Art." Panelists include Aaron Meyers, Ryder Ripps (of dump.fm and Internet Archaeology) and Petra Cortright. The panel takes place on Monday March 14th at 5pm, at Salon K at the Hilton, 500 East 4th Street. Description below:
Artists working with the Internet have to adapt, adopt, and respond to a continually developing medium with ever expanding potential. In this panel, we'll talk with leading artists about their practice and the current state of Internet art. Artists will discuss how recent developments, like the boom in online video, the proliferation of social media and mobile technologies, and the introduction of HTML5, have prompted new artistic strategies and aesthetics. The conversation will foreground how artists are often the first to experiment with and think through the new possibilities and limits of new technologies. Rhizome is a leading organization dedicated to Internet art. Founded in 1996, the organization has tracked and supported the development of this field since its inception. Rhizome supports artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media. We are affiliated with and based within the New Museum in New York.