Saturday Night Fever
for Loneliness/ Isolation
few colleagues, showing venues,
art history not accept
art world not interested
MFA show Kent State Interactive Photo
Exception Journal Leonardo
to learn strange things
Disciplines not artist friendly
not many artists interested, networks
exceptions: Generative Systtems
Sonia Sheridan, other programs
to invent new ways to think about work
People want to assimilate to new media or sculpture
Discourse not include larger cultural issues
Martin Newell - Utah Teapot
about popular culture, science, research worlds
Issolation of art/media world
Optimism about cutlure transformation
computer revolution. The microcomputer
Non professionals could become inventors, innovators, entreprenurs
Expectation of technical interest, literacy
Artists as researchers, not just users
Break down barriers between disciplines
Can locate information for any project
Can find other artists
Can be found by others
|Tolerance for Isolation
Many more people working
Web has changed information exchange.
Access technical information, colleagues
We Make Money Not Art Web Site
Many educational programs
Networks to discuss issues, provide information & support
Open source, DIY, make magazine
CIA Program - SFSU
Ways to Think about Work
Theory, books, critique
What is arts avant garde role in culture or technology?
Relation of art/media/research/commerce?
Moving so fast - todays radical innovation is tommorrow's yawn
Engines of innovation reved up
How should artists respond
Personal Anecdote - The 1997 Telepresent Project
World's first mobile, gps enabled, automatic web camera
wilson - Telepresent 1997
Museums and Art World still don't get it
Someone working in experimental areas still on the fringe
Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand
Camera Lucida (sonuluminescent chambers)
Can there any separation of art world from world of commerce/government/media?
Is there any possibility of genuine invention and innovation?
Are there possibilities of cultural advance from researh
Are there possibilities of cultural advance from art?
How should we think about the relationship of science to the larger culture?
|Interflow of science, invention,
Science as entertainment
Cult of the amateur: "a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons"
Will the development of biological research duplicate microcomputers?
Popular involvement with development of the microscope