[NetBehaviour] [announce] New Media Art Cybersalon 27/3/13.

netbehaviour netbehaviour at furtherfield.org
Wed Mar 20 12:55:56 CET 2013

Event free...

Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, co-founders of Furtherfield will discuss 
how they spurned the banal Britart star system to explore other art 
constellations; working with emancipatory network cultures, practices 
and poetics in arts, technology and social change.


This month's Cybersalon is celebrating the past two decades of digital 
creativity in London and will look forward to the city's next burst of 
artistic innovation.

New Media Art in the 1990s was not about a particular art form, but 
rather about exploring the emerging medium itself. Some have called it 
techno-deterministic, others saw it as a rise of new digital aesthetics. 
What is now clear is that the best artworks from this pioneering decade 
explored how the decentralised and open structure the Net encouraged the 
development of virtual and real-life communities. It was this artistic 
avant-garde that would find its home in the rave scene, cybercafes and 
autonomist collectives. In 2013, learning from this formative 
experience, both veterans and newcomers are producing many weird and 
wonderful media artworks for our own times. Come to Cybersalon to 
discuss the past, present and future of new media art in this vibrant 
city. London's greatest contributions to digital aesthetics are yet to come!

All the Speakers

Artist William Latham will show and speak about his early experimental 
work on digital sculptures, developing Mutator and its influence on the 
aesthetics of the London club scene of the 1990s.

Ivan Pope, the founder of ArtNet BBS and co-director of Webmedia, will 
show the thinking, creation and impact of his first Web artwork - The 
Last Words of Dutch Schultz - and it's implication for today's Net 

Sean Cubitt from Goldsmiths, University of London, will talk about how 
the interaction between electronic artists and their technologies 
creates a distinctive digital aesthetic.

Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett will discuss Furtherfield, its online 
community, and their physical gallery space, and showcase the latest 
trends and up-and-coming artists of London's new media art scene. 


Ilze Black, Queen Mary, University of London; co-founder of network 
media group Take2030; and OPEN art bureau in1990s post-Soviet Latvia.

Exhibits: David John Russell, 'Puppets of my creations'; and other new 
media artworks from London 1994-2013.

Tunes: Wildlife Display Team.

See you there!

Entrance is free but please book on http://cybersalon.eventbrite.co.uk

6.30pm: doors open and drinks
Discussion: 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
Followed by drinks in the pub: The Slaughtered Lamb.

The Arts Catalyst,
50-54 Clerkenwell Road,

London EC1M 5PS

Tubes: Old St/ Barbican

Barclays Bikes: Right outside the venue
Arts Catalyst is next to Foxtons on Clerkenwell Road.

Audio recordings, tweet timeline and transcript of the discussion will 
be available after each event.

About Cybersalon

A monthly meeting of minds on how the Internet is shaping society for 
artists, entrepreneurs, techies, activists, academics and designers.
--- Speakers, discussion, exhibits, presentations and performances --- 
and a cheap bar.
The last Wednesday of every month: 6.30 - 10.00pm

Twitter: @Cybrsalon #Cybersalon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cybrsalon

In partnership with:
School of Media & Performing Arts, Middlesex University: 
Easynet: http://www.easynet.com/

We’re collecting work to create an archive of the past twenty years of 
digital culture in London. We want your old hardware and software!

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