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.
Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) Technical Coordinator