Working Across Boundaries: Curating and Preserving New Media Art: Overcoming the Distance: Displaying the Data-Based and Location-Driven New

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  • Histories of the New Sessions

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  • Working Across Boundaries: Curating and Preserving New Media Art: Overcoming the Distance: Displaying the Data-Based and Location-Driven New

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Abstract:

  • Curators are concerned with the placement of art works for their access by audiences. The question of ‘where?’ the experience of net-based art resides has led to an investigation of ‘locative media art’ or geographical-sited online art. Many of the projects I have found interesting have been those that gather, in database form, information about real world experience to share with others. These works suggest that the essential functions of the Internet (the storage and retrieval of information) form an inherent part of the art experience. Questions addressed in this presentation include: How ‘locative’ is the online experience? How do you make the online experience relevant to a ‘local’ audience? What can be learned from other community-based collaborative models?

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