marc garrett
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Marc Garrett is co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the Internet arts collectives and communities – Furtherfield.org, Furthernoise.org, Netbehaviour.org, also co-founder and co-curator/director of the gallery space formerly known as 'HTTP Gallery' now called the Furtherfield Gallery in London (Finsbury Park), UK. Co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, projects nationally and internationally. Co-editor of 'Artists Re:Thinking Games' with Ruth Catlow and Corrado Morgana 2010. Hosted Furtherfield's critically acclaimed weekly broadcast on UK's Resonance FM Radio, a series of hour long live interviews with people working at the edge of contemporary practices in art, technology & social change. Currently doing an Art history Phd at the University of London, Birkbeck College.

Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80′s from the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the locally popular ‘Savage Yet Tender’ alternative broadcasting 1980′s group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events, pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was co-sysop (systems operator) with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS with Irational.org.

Our mission is to co-create extraordinary art that connects with contemporary audiences providing innovative, engaging and inclusive digital and physical spaces for appreciating and participating in practices in art, technology and social change. As well as finding alternative ways around already dominating hegemonies, thus claiming for ourselves and our peer networks a culturally aware and critical dialogue beyond traditional hierarchical behaviours. Influenced by situationist theory, fluxus, free and open source culture, and processes of self-education and peer learning, in an art, activist and community context.
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Tapestries? - Patrick Lichty Interviewed by Tilman Baumgärtel


Tapestries? - Patrick Lichty Interviewed by Tilman Baumgärtel

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The American artist Patrick Lichty is best-known for his works with digital media: as part of the activist group RT Mark and as designer of digital animation movies for their follow-up The Yes Men, he has been recognized as a net artist with a political bend. He has been working with digital media since the 1980s, and has created works with video, for the Web and for Second Life.

At the moment, Lichty has a solo show “Artifacts” at DAM Galerie in Berlin (http://bit.ly/1DTNvt9).

However, the artist, who is teaching at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and has recently published a book of theoretical essays on Networked Cultures (http://bit.ly/1aLdAB6), is not showing media works, but tapestries. Tapestries! What's going on? Tilman Baumgärtel finds out.

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Painting with Data: A Conversation with Lev Manovich


Painting with Data: A Conversation with Lev Manovich

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By Randall Packer.

While big data has infiltrated our everyday lives, Lev Manovich and his collaborators have explored the data of everyday life as a window on social transformation. We discuss his latest work: The Exceptional and the Everyday: 144 Hours in Kiev, a portrait of political upheaval in the Ukraine constructed from thousands of Instagram photos taken over a six day period during the revolution in February of 2014.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/painting-data-conversation-lev-manovich

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My Question...


What would it look like if we took apart the big art institutions & redistributed them to the grounded artistic communities ?-)

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Art For Algorithms


Art For Algorithms

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Rob Myers takes a look at how we can subvert the operation of the algorithms that the Digital Humanities, corporations and governments use to read, see, and draw conclusions about human expression by treating them as the true audience for contemporary art and literature.

Art, to misparaphrase Jeff Koons, reflects the ego of its audience. It flatters their ideological investments and symbolically resolves their contradictions. Literature's readers and art's viewers change over time, bringing different ways of reading and seeing to bear. This relationship is not static or one-way. The ideal audience member addressed by art at any given moment is as much produced by art as a producer of it. Those works that find lasting audiences influence other works and enter the canon. But as audiences change the way that the canon is constructed changes. And vice versa. "The Digital Humanities" is the contemporary rebranding of humanities computing. Humanities for the age of Google rather than the East India Company. Its currency is the statistical analysis of texts, images and other cultural resources individually or in aggregate (through "distant reading" and "cultural analytics").

Enter the void
http://furtherfield.org/features/articles/art-algorithms

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Glitch Expectations: A Conversation with jonCates By Randall Packer


Glitch Expectations: A Conversation with jonCates By Randall Packer

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jonCates discusses his unique synthesis of language and media, his critique of technology, and how glitch, in all of its multifarious manifestations, has powered his work, functioning as a force for uniting artists, students, and communities in collective activity.

Interview here...
http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/glitch-expectations-conversation-joncates

Glitch Expecations: A Conversation with jonCates is ahead of his keynote speech at the Art of the Networked Practice online symposium: March 31 – April 2, 2015, organized by the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The symposium is also a collaboration between Randall Packer and Furtherfield.

It will be free, open and accessible via web-conference from anywhere in the world.

Visit the Website to register.
http://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/symposium2015/