REFRESH! Histories of Media Art: Program and Registration
1st INT. CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORIES OF MEDIA ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
September 28 - October 1, Banff New Media Institute, Canada
"The technology of the modern media has produced
new possibilities of interaction. What is needed is a wider view
encompassing the coming rewards in the context of the treasures
left us by the past experiences, possessions and insights."
R. ARNHEIM, Sommer 2000
- Honorary Chair, Refresh! -
Recognizing the increasing significance of media art for our culture, the conference on the Histories of Media Art will discuss for the first time the history of media art within the interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts of the histories of art. Banff New Media Institute, the Database for Virtual Art, Leonardo/ISAST and UNESCO DigiArts are collaborating to produce the first international art history conference covering art and new media, art and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as pertinent to contemporary art.
The conference will also discuss the documentation, collection, archiving and preservation of media art. What kind of international networks must be created to advance appropriate policies for collection and conservation? What kind of new technologies do we need to optimize research efforts and information exchange?
Held at The Banff Centre REFRESH will feature lectures by invited speakers as well as others selected by an international jury from 350 received paper proposals.
For further information on the program and the speakers in each session please go to www.MediaArtHistory.org.
I. MediaArtHistories: Times and Landscapes I Chairs: O. GRAU and G. NADARAJAN
MediaArtHistories: Times and Landscapes II E. SHANKEN and C. GERE
II. Methodologies: W.J.T. MITCHELL and tba.
III. Art as Research / Artists as Inventors: D. DANIELS
IV. Image Science and 'Representation': From a Cognitive Point of View: B. STAFFORD
V. Collaborative Practice/ Networking (history): R. KLUSZCZYNSKI and D. DOMINGUES
VI. Pop/Mass/Society: M. KUSAHARA and A. LANGE
VII a. Collecting, preserving and archiving the media arts: J. GAGNON
VII b. Database/New Scientific Tools: R. FRIELING and O. GRAU
VIII. Cross-Culture - Global Art: S. DIAMOND and M. HSU
IX. What can the History of New Media Learn from History of Science/Science Studies? L. HENDERSON
X. Rejuvenate: Film, sound and music in media arts history: T. GUNNING and D. KAHN
XI. High Art/Low Culture - the future of media art sciences? K. BRUNS
XII. History of Institutions: I. SAKANE and J. REICHARDT
For information, online conference registration and accommodation please go to: http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/events/refresh/registration_form.asp
For questions concerning registration please contact Luke Heemsbergen: Luke_Heemsbergen@...
Conference: September 28 - October 1st
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Banff New Media Institute and in conjunction with the conference, Sarah Cook and Steve Dietz will curate "The Art Formerly Known As New Media", an exhibition at the Walter Phillips Gallery (Sept. 17 - Oct. 23).
BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE, DATABASE OF VIRTUAL ART, LEONARDO, DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT, UNESCO DIGIARTS, VILLA VIGONI, INTEL, GOETHE-INSTITUT, SSHRC, CANADA COUNCIL
Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau
Fachbereich 3, Medienwissenschaften
Adolf-Reichwein Strasse 2
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- BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE,
DATABASE OF VIRTUAL ART
and LEONARDO/ISAST produce :
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
THE HISTORIES OF MEDIA ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
September 29 - October 1, Banff New Media Institute, Canada
CONFERENCE WEB SITE : www.MediaArtHistory.org (full program with abstracts available)
REGISTRATION: www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/events/refresh/ (attendence place still available)
Thu, 29 Sept. 05
EDMOND COUCHOT: Towards the Autonomous Image
I. MEDIAARTHISTORIES : TIMES AND LANDSCAPES I
GUNALAN NADARAJAN: Islamic Automation: A Reading of al-Jazari's The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices (1206)
LOUISE POISSANT: From Material to Medium
OLIVER GRAU: REMEMBER THE PHANTASMAGORIA! Virtual Art of the 19th century and Its future
MARIO CARPO: The Demise of the Identicals Architectural Standardization in the Age of Digital Reproducibility
MARK HANSEN: tba
ERKKI HUHTAMO: Media Arts and Media Archaeology - Collision or Convergence
IRINA ARISTARKHOVA: Excavating Mother, Excavating Cyborg
ANDREAS BROECKMANN: Image, Process, Performance, Machine, Paradigms of Media Art Theory
III. IMAGE SCIENCE AND 'REPRESENTATION': FROM A COGNITIVE POINT OF VIEW
BARBARA STAFFORD: Picturing Uncertainty: From Representation to Mental Representation
KRISTIN VEEL: Once Upon a Time There Was a DatabaseSDatabase and Narrative from a Cognitive (...)
CHRISTINE ROSS: Slow Time in Contemporary Media Arts, (Canada)
PHILLIP THURTLE & CLAUDIA X. VALDES: Biofeedback and the Arts: Listening as Experimental Practice
CHRISTOPHER SALTER: The Performative Turn in New Media - A Critical History
TIM CLARK: Computation, Aesthetics, and Representation: A Critical Examination of the "The Thesis of Computational Sufficiency & Explanation" and the Incorporation of "The Argument from Human Creativity
IV. ART AS RESEARCH / ARTISTS AS INVENTORS
DIETER DANIELS: Art as Research / Artists as Inventors
CHRIS MEIGH-ANDREWS: Richard Monkhouse & Peter Donebauer, and Development of the EMS Spectron and the Videokalos Image Processor
FRED TURNER: Where Cybernetics Met The Counterculture: The Us Company
SIMON PENNY: Bridging Two Cultures: Towards an Interdisciplinary History of the Artist-Inventor and the Machine Artwork
CORNELIUS BORCK: Going Beyond the Body's Limits: Raoul Hausmann's Art of Prosthetic Perception
V. MEDIAARTHISTORIES: TIMES AND LANDSCAPES II
EDWARD SHANKEN: Towards a Comprehensive Technological History of Art?
CHARLIE GERE: Early British Computer Art: the Findings of the CACHe Project
GRANT TAYLOR: How Anti-Computer Sentiment Shaped Early Computer Art
DARKO FRITZ & MARGIT ROSEN: Between Form and Concept - The Positioning of Computer-Based Arts in the Late 1960s
SYLVIE LACERTE: Experiments in Art and Technology: a Gap to Fill in Art History's Recent Chronicles
ANNE COLLINS GOODYEAR: Technophilia, Vietnam, and the Rise and Fall of 'Art and Technology' in the United States, 1965-1971
CAROLINE LANGILL: Hey, Look at Me! Thoughts on the Canonical Exclusion of Early Electronic Art
MARIA FERNANDEZ: Gordon Pask - Cybernetic Polymath
Fri, 30 Sept. 05
VI. COLLECTING; PRESERVING AND ARCHIVING THE MEDIA ARTS
JEAN GAGNON: The Daniel Langlois Foundation's Research and Documentation Centre (CR+D) : Building and Preserving Tools and Resources on Media Arts
CHRISTIANE PAUL: The Myth of Immateriality - Presenting & Preserving New Media
PETER WEIBEL: The Migration and Preservation of Media
JON IPPOLITO: Creative Networks: Frictionless or Regulated?
VII. DATABASE / NEW SCIENTIFIC TOOLS
RUDOLF FRIELING: 'Media Art Net': Database and Context
CHRISTIAN BERNDT: Database of Virtual Art - For an Expanded Concept of Documentation
SANDRA FAUCONNIER: V2_'s Archive - A Dynamic Model for the Description of Media Art
ALAIN DEPOCAS: tba.
ANNE-MARIE DUGUET: tba.
RICHARD RINEHART: A System of Formal Notation for Scoring Works of Digital and Variable Media Art
VIII. POP/ MASS/ SOCIETY
MACHIKO KUSAHARA: Technology as Art: 'Device Art' as a New Japanese Paradigm
ANDREAS LANGE: Archiving of Computer Games
KAREN KEIFER-BOYD: Computer Games: Art in the 21st Century
TOBEY CROCKETT: An Aesthetics of Play - or, How to Appreciate Interactive Fun
MARK TRIBE: Open Source Culture
RUDOLF ARNHEIM LECTURE
SARAT MAHARAJ: Xeno-Epistemics: Global Migrations and 'Other' Ways of Knowing
Sat, 1 Oct. 05
IX. CROSS-CULTURE - GLOBAL ART
SARA DIAMOND: Cross Culture - Global Art
MANRAY HSU: From TEchno-Utopia to Network Cosmopolitanism: On the Convergence between New Media Art and Contemporary Art
MARKO STAMENKOVIC: New Media Art in Postsocialist Conditions
SHEILA PETTY: CyberRace Constructs: Transnational Identities in R. Kempadoo's Ghosting
MARY LEIGH MORBEY: From Cybercolonialism to Cyberglocalization: A Virtual Shifting of Cultural Identity on National Musea Websites
THOMAS RICCIO: World Narrative: The Creation of a New ?Place?
APARNA SHARMA: Oscillations... Occasions of Excess and Interrogation
LAURA MARKS: Latent Rhythm: Algorithmic Performativity in Media Art and Islamic Calligraphy
X. CROSS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH METHODS
FRIEDER NAKE: Events of Significance
RON BURNETT: Is New Media New?
DOT TUER: Transculturation and New Media History
GUY SUI DURAND: tba.
WILL STRAW: Grounded Materialities: Who Isn't Interdisciplinary?
DAVID TOMAS: Toward a Relational History of Media and its Practices
MICHAEL CENTURY: New Media in an Adhocracy
XI. REJUVINATE : FILM; SOUND AND MUSIC IN THE MEDIA ARTS HISTORY
DOUGLAS KAHN: Music: The First Digital Art
SEAN CUBITT: tba.
KEITH SANBORN: Hollis Frampton's Algorithmic Aesthetic
SCOTT BUKATMAN: Comics and the Critique of Chronophotography, or "He Never Knew When It Was Coming!"
LUCIA SANTAELLA: The Semiosis of Media Art, Science, and Technology
XII. COLABORATIVE PRACTICE / NETWORKING (HISTORY)
RYSZARD KLUSZCZYNSKI: RE-Writing the History of Modern Art: How Hypermedia Change Our Vision of the Past (the case of artistic collaboration)
DIANA DOMINGUES, ELISEO REATEGUI: Collaborative Transdisciplinary Practices for Complex Systems in Interactive and Immersive Art
NINA CZEGLEDY: Cross Cultural Interdisciplinary Initiatives
TODD DAVIS, DOUGLAS JARVIS, JEREMY TURNER: SAT-TEL-COMP - (Satellite-Telephone-Computer): Beginnings of Multi-Dimensional Artist Networks Through the Connectivity of (technological) Telecommunications Devices and Human Dialogue
MARGARET DOLINSKY: CAVEs Projecting Imagination into Reality Across High Speed Networks
XIII. WHAT CAN THE HISTORY OF NEW MEDIA LEARN
FROM THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE STUDIES ?
TIMOTHY LENOIR: Making Studies in New Media Critical
MICHAEL PUNT: History of Science, Technology and Entertainment at the Turn of the 19th Century
LINDA HENDERSON: 'The Fourth Dimension,' the History of Science, and New Media
TIMOTHY DRUCKREY: Idiosyncratic Archaeologies: Realigning Media History
SIMON WERRETT: Logics of Innovation: Science Studies and New Media Approaches Compared
YANN CHATEIGNÉ: The Fourth Memory: Beyond Information Art in Hypertechnological Times
XIV. HIGH ART / LOW CULTURE - THE FUTURE OF MEDIA ART SCIENCES?
KARIN BRUNS: High Art / Low Culture - the Future of Media Art Sciences?
YARA GUASQUE: Immersive and Participative Environments
ANDY POLAINE: Lowbrow, High Art. Why Big Fine Art Doesn't Understand Interactivity
CLAUS PIAS: Zombies of the Revolution
BARBARA PAUL: tba
XV. HISTORY OF INSTITUTIONS
ITSUO SAKANE: On the History of Interaction between Art and Technology - Toward the Cultural Evolution of Human-Being
JASIA REICHARDT: The Computer in Art
MICHAEL NAIMARK: Dynamics of Sustainability
PETER RICHARDS: tba.
JOHANNES GOEBEL: tba.
ANDREAS BROECKMANN: discussant
POSTER SESSION with:
KIRSTY ROBERTSON, CHARLOTTE FROST, GENCO GULAN, ATTEQA MALIK, MICHAEL SALMOND, MARIA VICTORIA GUGLIETTI, AYESHA HAMEED, CHRISTOPH KLUETSCH, JOHN MAXWELL, TIM JACKSON, SYLVIA GRACE BORDA & ALICE MING WAI JIM, ARTUR MATUCK, MAUREEN NAPPI, MARTIN RIESER, JAN ALTMANN, FRANCES DYSON, FRANCK ANCEL, CAROLINE BERNARD, JEAN-LOUIS BOISSIER, JEAN-LUC MARCHINA, DANIEL PINKAS, COUNTY TAM, MARA TRAUMANE and SUSANNE SCHUMACHER
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