a month of artistic collaboration, exhibition & discussion with 3 flavours of online participation
A project of Furtherfield with Nick Briz & Joseph Yølk Chiocchi as part of the Art of Networked Practice | Online Symposium
During March 2015, Randall Packer, convener of The Art of Networked Practice | Online Symposium, will host a month of discourse and artistic production across 3 network channels. Using any and all available network tools- software, email, browsers, apps, devices etc. - we will discuss, remix, and engage each others’ words and works in the form of utterances, files, behaviours, codes, glitch, protocols, instructions, manifestos, games, and net theories.
Join The NetArtizens Project to explore, express, and debate the role of the network in our individual and collective practice as artists, scholars, educators, and citizens of the Net. You can also contribute to the NetArtizens Open Online Exhibition, an evolving showcase of works submitted between March 2 – April 2, 2015.
About the NetArtizens Project
In the age of social media, our conversations, gossip, discourses, research, decision making, organisational and artistic work are “intertwingled" (to use Ted Nelson’s playful term) with exponentially exploding repositories of media and information. Nowadays, our everyday communications are embedded with the metadata of search querys, hyperlinks, hashtags and usernames. To the extent that we practice these new techniques of "social taxonomy,” how can we use them to examine and dissect our individual and collective net behaviour(s)?
Clearly there is a new language emerging in the global information culture: a written language borrowed from the machine, that is, compressed utterances embedded with taxonomies, links, and metadata. This language is literally exploding with meaning and it has permeated our social relations and artistic production. What is crucial to understand about an emerging language infiltrated by social taxonomies is how we use these mechanisms to aggregate our ideas, concepts, desires, exchanges, collective narratives, and shared histories.
If being an active citizen in the age of social media implies an embrace or at least exposure to this new language, let’s propose the following role: the NetArtizen, one who integrates their individual practice and social communications with the language, artistry and creative potentiality of the network.
– Randall Packer, Co-Chair, Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium
About The Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium
The Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium is an international gathering exploring emergent forms of networked research, artistic production, and teaching in the arts. Intended as a global and inclusive gathering, without registration fees, the symposium unites local and remote speakers and audiences via Web-conferencing from around the world to discuss a range of topics, including: distributed teaching and studio models, collective research, peer-to-peer cultural production, networked performance, big data cultural analytics, and a broad array of issues in Internet art & culture. The Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium brings together artists, educators, theorists, and scholars from universities, art schools, museums, alternative art spaces, and other cultural institutions to capture the range and diversity of past and current networked practices in the arts.