This year's Digital Media Arts Festival, which took place earlier this month, brought together new media artists from around the world, who converged in Manila, the Philippines. Participants attended Flash workshops and demos on non-linear video editing, as well as observed work by colleagues, including Net artists such as Germany's Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and the Philippines' own Fatima Lasay.
There's a new outlet for Net art fans and Net artists themselves to peruse work created solely for online viewing. The Net Art Museum features only Web-based works by stalwarts such as John F. Simon and Jodi, as well as pieces by up-and-coming artists.
In response to the events in the USA and Afghanistan, Net artist Andy Cox, currently in residence at New Pacific Studio, New Zealand, and artist and critic Amy Berk are hosting an online bed-in for peace this coming weekend. The duo will be staying in bed and fasting for 48 hours beginning at 3AM Eastern Time and invite anyone around the world to join them via webcam; Cox's and Berk's own demonstration will be webcast live to create a world community for peace.
Last night, "send + receive," an online collaboration between Canadian, American, and Austrian sound artists took place. The group performed a live, collaborative remix of music originally issued by Harvestworks, a New York City digital art organization, in both a limited edition of 500 vinyl records.
'We're Not Really Here' is a new online project created by Irish artist Conor McGarrigle, comments on the gentrification of Temple Bar, considered the "cultural quarter" of Dublin. The neighborhood was once home to artists, who now can't afford to live there. McGarrigle has created a URL that serves as a parallel universe to Temple Bar; if anyone conducts a Web search by typing "temple bar dublin's cultural quarter," she will be redirected to his site, which offers a new artwork posted every two days.
So often we think of electronic art as something ultra-post-modern. Montreal's Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is a leading archival institution that has just launched a new section of its Web site dedicated to two pioneers of electronic art who created innovative works in the 1960s. Featuring items from the Steina and Woody Vasulka Archives, this Web resource marks the beginning of an extensive online collection of important, historical documents in the history of electronic art.