Networked Conversations with: DON FORESTA

Networked Conversations with: DON FORESTA

Saturday, September 23, 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT US East Coast / calculate your time zone).

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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 artists and art institutions using video and computer technologies linked to high-speed networks. His book, “Mondes Multiples”, on the convergence of art and science in western culture, was published in 1991. He later created a major conference on art and science in Prague with the Council of Europe under the presidency of Vaclav Havel. He also developed the seminal series of Souillac Conferences, bringing together artists, specialists in art and communication, industry and government to debate and develop advanced art and technology projects.

Foresta is currently building, as coordinator of an international team, the permanent high bandwidth art network MARCEL using Internet 2 & 3 to connect institutions internationally. MARCEL is a permanent broadband interactive network and web site dedicated to artistic, educational and cultural experimentation, exchange between art and science and collaboration between art and industry.
For more about Don Foresta visit Third Space Network.

Networked Conversations is hosted by Randall Packer, live & online & free via Internet chat. We encourage students to join the conversation and pose their questions in the chat. Sponsored by the New Media Caucus (NMC).