intelligent agent Vol. 6 No. 2
Special Issue: Papers presented at the ISEA2006 Symposium
Available online and Print-on-Demand athttp://www.intelligentagent.com
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+ Patrick Lichty, Christiane Paul, Introduction
+ Steve Anderson, Aporias of the Digital Avant-Garde
The article maps two divergent trajectories within music videos, design-ori=
ented short films, and motion graphics created between 1995 - 2005: a mode =
of remix-based montage inspired by open source programming communities and =
peer-to-peer networks; and the "digital analogue" as a mode of imaging that=
foregrounds the material basis of digital production.
+ Jon Ippolito and Joline Blais, Art as Antibody
This essay focuses on two of the most potent features of new media art's to=
olkit: perversion as technique for producing cultural forms and execution a=
s technique for distributing them. Some have described the new powers art w=
ields, such as perversion and execution, as viral. The best metaphor for ar=
t's contemporary role may be a microbe, but one internal rather than extern=
al: the antibody.
+ Ned Rossiter, Organized Networks, Transdisciplinarity and New Institution=
Rossiter investigates emergent social-technical dynamics of communication, =
production, and organization in the network cultures of the education syste=
m. The paper describes and analyzes the emergence of "organized networks" a=
s new institutional forms.
+ Josephine Bosma, Voice and Code
Bosma examines connections between oral expressions of language (speech and=
song) and programming languages. Voice is used as an entry point for refle=
cting on the human aspect in the languages that control our machines, netwo=
rks, and systems.
+ Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, Towards A New Class of Being - The Extended Bo=
The Extended Body, developed by the TC&A (Tissue Culture & Art) Project, ca=
n be seen as a way to define a new category of life: the biomass of living =
cells and tissues that have been separated from a unified "body." The Exten=
ded Body draws attention to the need for re-examining current taxonomies an=
d hierarchical perceptions of life.
+ Kevin Hamilton, Absence in Common: An Operator for the Inoperative Commun=
Hamilton argues that a phenomenology of presence is crucial to a discussion=
of where and how a "community domain" is possible. Communication itself, a=
nd the technological means by which it is achieved, have emerged as an impo=
rtant and material way in which ideals of community are inscribed into cult=
+ Joline Blais, Indigenous Domain: Pilgrims, Permaculture and Perl
The variety of forms of authorship, collaboration, and resource sharing acr=
oss cultures provides a formidable challenge for definitions of creativity =
and value. Parallel movements in indigenous culture, permaculture, and digi=
tal culture could suggest an alternative to the intellectual property regim=
e at the base of colonial cultures.
+ Mara Traumane, Media References - Knowledge Networks in Experimental Arts
Traumane outlines parallels between analogue collaborative, creative experi=
ments and structures and approaches in today's new media art field. She exp=
lores the self-definition of experimental arts practices; the references th=
at provide context for these initiatives; their methods of discussion and d=
ocumentation, and the role of media in this process.
+ Sharon Daniel, Public Secrets: Information and Social Knowledge
Daniel discusses the "public secrets" of the Prison Industrial Complex and =
its pervasive network of monopolies and human rights abuses in the context =
of an online project that documents conversations with women prisoners at t=
he Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California.
+ Valentina Nisi, Dr. Ian Oackley, Dr. Mads Haahr, Inner City Locative Medi=
a: Design and Experience of a Location-Aware Mobile Narrative for the Dubli=
n Liberties Neighborhood
The authors discuss the Media Portrait of the Liberties (MPL), a project us=
ing location-aware PDAs to present historically inspired video stories abou=
t an inner city area of Dublin, Ireland, known as "the Liberties."
+Trebor Scholz, The Participatory Challenge: Incentives for Online Collabor=
Scholz discusses participation in online collaborations and the potentials =
of "extreme sharing networks" in the unregulated commons. Current debates f=
ocus too much on what social tools can do and not enough on the people who =
use them. The essay offers hands-on guidelines and an outline of preconditi=
ons for online participation.
+ Alison Sant, Redefining The Basemap
The paper questions the methodology of the traditional "base map" as it is =
used in current collaborative mapping projects employing locative media tec=
hnologies and proposes alternative approaches for mapping the city as a spa=
ce of events.
+ Mirjam Struppek, Urban Screens - The Urbane Potential of Public Screens f=
Urban Screens investigates how the growing infrastructure of dynamic digita=
l displays in urban space, currently dominated by commercial forces, can be=
utilized in the context of artworks exploring the interconnectedness of pu=
blic space, interaction, and new media.
+ Franck Ancel, From Scenography to Planetary Network: Shanghai World Expo =
2010 at ISEA San Jose 2006
In the context of the upcoming World Expo in Shanghai, Ancel takes a look b=
ack at intersections between art and technology at previous World Fairs and=
suggests a movement "from scenography to planetary network" to develop a v=
ision for the interactive city of the future.
+Tapio Makela, Ars Memorativa in the Interactive City: Private Layers in Pu=
+ Timothy Murray, The Archival Event: Thinking Electronic Art Via Cornell's=
Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Murray presents Cornell University's Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art,=
which, among other holdings, houses extensive documentation from the Pacif=
ic Rim and features two specialized collections of immense value for the un=
derstanding of contemporary Chinese art.
+ Machiko Kusahara, Device Art: A New Form of Media Art from a Japanese Per=
Drawing from examples of Japanese new media art, Kusahara discusses "device=
art" as a form of media art that integrates art and technology, as well as=
design, entertainment, and popular culture and makes technology the focus =
of the artwork.
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