new media

new media & digital arts

RIXC media collective (Latvia)

Recently founded Centre for new media culture in Riga - the RIXC is the joint effort of a number of independent local cultural groups working in the fields of new media, art, film, music, youth culture and the social projects. The founders of RIXC are E-LAB - Electronic Arts and Media Centre (http://re-lab.net), LOCOMOTIVE- film studio (http://www.karosta.org) and BALTIC CENTER - NGO for education and social development; members and partners include: SVAIGS99% (http://svaigs99.lv), Bio.codes, Djs AG & Raitis, VARKA CREW, F5, OPEN, CLAUSTHOME, ORBITA (http://www.orbita.lv), K@2 (http://www.karosta.org), and others.

Sarai - new media initiative (India)

Sarai: the New Media Initiative - a space for research, practice and conversation about the contemporary media and urban constellations. Sarai is based in New Delhi, India. In 1999, the members of Raqs Media Collective were invited to participate in the development of a strategy for the public broadcasting of documentary films in India, a discussion which led to the foundation of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, still the main engine of documentary film production and viewership in India. More significantly for Raqs's own work, this thinking took them into the new debates about knowledge, culture and technology that had become prominent with the rise of the Internet, and led to a search for new forms of production and dissemination of knowledge and cultural material. In 2001 Raqs co-founded Sarai at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. The word sarai, or caravansarai, common to many Central Asian and Indian languages, refers to the shelters for travellers, sometimes large and extravagant, that traditionally dotted the cities and highways of that part of the world, facilitating travel and commerce but also enabling the exchange of stories and ideas. Serving the function, variously, of research centre, publishing house, cafe, conference centre, cinema, software laboratory and studio for digital art and design, Sarai is striking for its networked structure. Through its institutional partnerships, the research fellowships it provides each year, its residencies for visiting artists, researchers and programmers, multiple email lists, and many informal collaborations, Sarai has developed a large network that allows it to accumulate a vast range of knowledge and opinion from across the world and to make it available in many forms, places and languages. "Cybermohalla", the network of media laboratories established by Sarai in slum areas of Delhi, has led to a particularly impressive collaboration between members of Sarai and groups of young writers, artists and thinkers from these areas; while collaborations with programmers have led to "OPUS", an online experiment in artistic production inspired by the working practices of the free software movement.

Lee Manovich - cultural software

Writings and texts by Lee Manovich with research areas such as:

- the aesthetics of information society;
- analysis of the categories and forms of new media such as interface, visualisation, simulation;
- the development of new concepts for new media theory: cultural interface, database narrative,
spatial montage, meta-media, macrocinema;
- criticism of new media art;
- the impact of computerization on visual culture;

sister O - Nancy Mauro-Flude

sister O conducts Operations in order to explore modes of subversion, collaboration, and collectivity.

Vloggercon photos now on Flickr

Vloggercon was held late January in New York - a conference about vlogging. check out the vlogging yahoogroups mail list if you'd like more info or visit the vlogging wiki at http://www.me-tv.org, and view the photos at Flickr

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beeoff

Beeoff is a Swedish artist group based in Stockholm. Since the start they have focused on real-time processes and worked with advanced Internet technology as a distribution form. The works are often seamlessly intertwined in the areas of sound, video, and software. Art in many different ways but always intended to be produced and viewed in real-time. This means that image and sound streams are connected to a physical installation that is both visual and conceptual.

dosensos - mobile art projects

dosensos is a mobile arts organization and curatorial agency working from London in collaboration with artists, curators and organizations .

Its activities include the curation and production of international artist exchange projects and exhibitions. Dosensos supports artists and projects in the area of sound and visual arts, new media and net art as well as public art.

Furtherfield

[net art at furtherfield : web art, political art, poetry, critical text & creative freedom]

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