[NetBehaviour] Ars Electronica 2006
carlos.katastrofsky at gmx.net
Thu Sep 7 10:15:36 CEST 2006
the mp3 of the talk is here:
On Thu, 07 Sep 2006 00:13:25 +0200, Mark Hancock <mark at memecortex.net>
> did anyone else attend this years Ars Electronica event in Austria? If
> so, I'd be interested in knowing what people thought of the Placing
> Re:Placing Media Arts talk hosted by Andreas Brockmann?
> An attempt to gather together various theorists and curators and other
> 'worthy' people, to try to understand the present state of Media Arts,
> and question why the mainstream art world wasn't taking Media Arts
> seriously (!). I felt the talk became too much of a desperate cry for
> the attention of an older parent. Rather than getting on with what is
> happening within the media arts scene and enjoying the 'privileges'
> afforded by not having to contend with the issues that come with so much
> mainstream arts, (such as ‘high’, ‘low’ brow, or the difficulties of
> navigating the marketing/sales system of many galleries etcetera
> etcetera) It seems that many want to take these issues on as well.
> Surely the beauty of media/digital arts is that they are attempting to
> bypass these old structures? Attempting to invent new ones?
> Also, post-conference, there was discussion of what constitutes good
> media arts anyway? I'm certainly on a continuous path to understanding
> that myself.
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