[NetBehaviour] Let's help Turbulence!!!

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Dec 10 16:05:55 CET 2007

Hi Everyone,

Please go to Turbulence (http://turbulence.org) and make a donation now.

I really, really think that everyone should be gathering a momentum in 
supporting Turbulence right now.

The positive and cultural impact that they have had in supporting and 
nurturing the continuation of a lively and dynamic Internet and media 
art culture, has been pretty solid through the years.

Many artists and artist groups have gained not only decent commissions 
from Turbulence but they have also experienced, productive results from 
their involvement with Turbulence regarding representation and other 
relevant connections that feed the much needed process of becoming seen 
by a larger audience. Their unique and flexible approach with working 
with artists is noted and respected, we could do with a few more groups 
like them out there.

I am not exactly rolling in cash, but I have made an effort in 
contributing some money today. I want those who value our media art 
culture to give their money and support to Turbulence also. I do not 
just hope that Turbulence gets past this troubling period, but I also 
personally need reassurance that there are plenty of people out there 
who are interested in contributing to a sustainable future of groups 
such as Turbulence beyond mere, personal and immediate needs; that 
people are still interested in trying to maintain a creative field that 
does not only rely on traditional structures to justify our shared 

We need these progressive platforms to keep our work and potential 
growth around it alive.

We need them all. Feed them and they feed us - it's simple.

So, please do not waste time and help them out before it's too late.

Wishing everyone well.


 > Many of you may not realize that we are a tiny, not-for-profit 
 > Helen and I spend much of our time raising funds from government and 
 > foundations to commission networked art. Our mission is to support both
 > emerging and established artists.
 > There are very few resources for new media/networked art in the United
 > States, which makes the process highly competitive. When we succeed, 
we are
 > only entitled to use a very small percentage of the grants for server
 > maintenance and administrative overhead, which translates into inadequate
 > salaries for ourselves and our system administrator.
 > Our passion for the field has fueled our commitment for many years, 
but we
 > can no longer sustain Turbulence, Networked Performance and Networked 
 > Review without your help. We hope you value them enough to help us 
keep them
 > alive.
 > Please go to Turbulence (http://turbulence.org) and make a donation now.
 > Sincerely,
 > Jo and Helen
 > Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
 > New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
 > New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
 > Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
 > Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
 > Networked_Music_Review: http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review
 > Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade
 > New American Radio: http://somewhere.org


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