Today, Rhizome's own Mark Tribe explores how Net art has been accepted and presented to the public by high-profile musueums in a lecture given at UCLA's Dickson Art Center -- for better and for worse. Tribe's talk, entitled "One Flew Over the Coockoo's Net: How Net Art Is Being Assimilated by Mainstream Institutions" will also be webcast live at 6pm, Pacific Time.
This year's Root Festival, which celebrates media and time-based art and is held annually in Kingston Upon Hull, UK, has an online counterpart that will develop along with the real-world events. The site contains information on all the featured artists and projects as well as webcasts, chatrooms, and debates. Check back regularly for new designs and concepts. A highlight: EMARE [European Media Artist Residency Exchange] Petko Dourmana's user- visualisation system Socializer and a full program of live streams.
Geoffrey Thomas, an artist and techie who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has launched Storybeat, a site that houses experiments in interaction, animation and narrative. The concept behind Storybeat is a responsive, motion-based space that presents diverse, unrelated projects that nonetheless address humankind's technological development, the subjective nature of the world, and the experience of isolation.