In the context of media transformation, this event brings together scholars and researchers in the fields of media, ICT, and political science, to reflect and discuss how we can conceptualize and develop empirically the public sphere of the new media-driven society.
Abstracts due July 1, 2012. Conference Nov 8-9, 2012, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Read full CFP here: http://cemes.ku.dk/newmedia/dokument/
In order to understand the processes that produce culture, in this book, Goriunova introduces the concept of the art platform, a specific configuration of creative passions, codes, events, individuals and works that are propelled by cultural currents and maintained through digitally native means.
Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet
In this book, Goriunova offers a critical analysis of the processes that produce digital culture. Digital cultures thrive on creativity, developing new forces of organization to overcome repetition and reach brilliance. In order to understand the processes that produce culture, the author introduces the concept of the art platform, a specific configuration of creative passions, codes, events, individuals and works that are propelled by cultural currents and maintained through digitally native means. Art platforms can occur in numerous contexts bringing about genuinely new cultural production, that, given enough force, come together to sustain an open mechanism while negotiating social, technical and political modes of power.
Software art, digital forms of literature, 8-bit music, 3D art forms, pro-surfers, and networks of geeks are test beds for enquiry into what brings and holds art platforms together. Goriunova provides a new means of understanding the development of cultural forms on the Internet, placing the phenomenon of participatory and social networks in a conceptual and historical perspective, and offering powerful tools for researching cultural phenomena overlooked by other approaches.
Urban informatics explores the intersections between people, place and technology, and their implications for creativity, innovation and engagement. This paper examines how the key learnings from this field can be used to position creative and cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums to take advantage of the opportunities presented by these changing social and technological developments.
By Marcus Foth, Australian Business Foundation Research Fellow on Innovation and Cultural Industries 2011 and Mark Bilandzic and Greg Hearn, Urban Informatics Research Lab at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Access full paper here, 44 pages.