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Member Spotlight: Matilda Aslizadeh

Matilda Aslizadeh is a media artist and art educator based in Vancouver, Canada, where she has resided for most of her life. Her video installations and photo-based works draw on film history, cartography and media archaeology to rethink narrative structures that persist in Western culture: specifically, the imperative to “pursue happiness ”in its recent neoliberal articulations. Her work has been shown internationally. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include participation in Art Souterrain Contemporary Art Festival, Montreal, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, and the group exhibit ion, Believe, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto. 1. Tell us a little about your background…

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Member Spotlight: Matt Bernico

Matt Bernico (b. 1988) is a media theorist and professor from Ottawa, Il. He received his Ph.D. from the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, CH. Bernico is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Greenville University in Greenville, Il. Bernico’s research interests include ways material culture influence and reinforce belief. 1.  Tell us a little about your background and your trajectory as an artist/ scholar. I’ve always been a “technical” person. I grew up circuit bending instruments, making bad electronic music, and trying to fix all of the things I broke along the way. I loved the…

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Art of the Social Networked Practice Online Symposium

A three-day international gathering presenting keynotes, live Internet performances, and global roundtable discussions Online Symposium held March 29 – 31, 2018 Art of the Social Networked Practice Online Symposium is a collaboration between the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore); LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore); & The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Performance (US) Social Network Practice Online Symposium Schedule Online Registration The Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposium is an international gathering presenting emerging research, artistic work, and technological innovation in the networked arts. Intended as a global…

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Broadcasting: EAI at ICA

Pushing aside the black curtain to the Project Space, I entered a gallery with illuminating imagery on all four walls. As my eyes adjusted to the low lighting in the space, I first noticed the various types of audio visual technology that exhibited the Broadcasting: EAI at ICA exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania. This variety of media such as video projection, flat screens and old style televisions, displayed the historical range of visual culture that is roughly from the 1970’s to present day. The curation of this media art exhibition is drawn from Electronic…

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Networked Conversations with: Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett

THIRD SPACE NETWORK presents Networked Conversations with: Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett, co-directors of the London-based Furtherfield gallery for arts, technology and social change Saturday, November 18, 10:00am-11:00am (ET US East Coast / calculate your time zone) Online Login: https://connect.ntu.edu.sg/thirdspacenetwork/ Select “Guest,” type your name, and “Enter Room.”   About Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett: Ruth Catlow is Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Furtherfield online community for arts, technology and social change since 1997, now also a public gallery in the heart of Finsbury Park, North London. She is an artist working with emancipatory network cultures, practices and poetics in arts, technology…

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Networked Conversations with: Second Front

THIRD SPACE NETWORK presents Networked Conversations with: Second Front Saturday, October 28, 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT US East Coast / calculate your time zone). Event Login: https://connect.ntu.edu.sg/thirdspacenetwork/ Select “Guest,” type your name, and “Enter Room.”   Second Front, founded in 2006, is the first performance art group in the online virtual world of Second Life. Members of Second Front who will be joining the interview include: Bibbe Hansen (New York), Doug Jarvis (Victoria), Patrick Lichty (Chicago) Liz Solo (St. Johns), and Jeremy Owen Turner (Vancouver). Second Front has performed extensively both in-world and in galleries and museums. Though the artists perform remotely their performances…

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Networked Conversations with: DON FORESTA

THIRD SPACE NETWORK presents Networked Conversations with: DON FORESTA Saturday, September 23, 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT US East Coast / calculate your time zone). Event Login: https://connect.ntu.edu.sg/thirdspacenetwork/ Select “Guest,” type your name, and “Enter Room.” Don Foresta, pioneering network research artist, has been working for more than thirty years to develop the network as an artistic tool. An ex-patriot living in Paris since the early 1970s, he is a recipient of the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Since 1988 he has been building a permanent international, interactive artists’ network, permitting creative interaction over long distances between…

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Upcoming 2017 Network Conversations

New Media Caucus is proud to sponsor the fall 2017 Networked Conversations hosted by Randall Packer. Networked Conversations features media artists, curators, writers, and activists exploring a broad range of social, political and aesthetic topics at the intersection of net culture. Networked Conversations collapses geographical and cultural boundaries via participatory Internet chat from anywhere in the world that is free, open, and accessible. Networked Conversations is presented by the Third Space Network. The concept of the Third Space Network has emerged from the Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium [i] and NetArtizens Project, organized by Randall Packer and Furtherfield’s Marc Garrett and Ruth…

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YouTube and The Human Experience

  Presenting Princess Shaw is a recent PBS Point of View (POV) film with a digital humanities focus about the human experience of the social media site, YouTube. The documentary film represents the reality of the struggles and perseverance of Samantha Montgomery also known as Princess Shaw, who is a musician living in New Orleans, Louisiana. She employs YouTube as a video diary to tell her version of the impact of her current socioeconomic background and being a woman musician. Her YouTube channel is also a presentation platform to debut her songs. The film introduces Israeli producer Ophir Kutiel also…

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Terminal 4.0

For the final segment of the Terminal installation at Western Front in Vancouver, Canada, Terminal 4.0 reflects on the quality of sociability with social media sites. The web-based content for Terminal 4.0 is a social media platform entitled State of Exceptional Webnation that was built by a duo of artists. The platform is part of a larger critique concerning the saturation of image culture and media hyberbole with online communication. Jean-Paul Kelly’s essay, TERMINAL; INTERFACE is the first essay that was commissioned by Media Curator, Alison Collins for the Terminal project. His essay sets a reflective tone toward the progression…