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FCJ-047 Intimate Transactions: The Evolution of an Ecosophical Networked Practice

Keith Armstrong Australia Council New Media Arts Fellow These artworks invent a gift-exchange community involved in a more intimate sense of transactions that we usually consider impersonal. (Saper, 2001:x) In 2005, The Australian Centre For the Moving Image promoted Intimate Transactions as follows: An immersive, interactive installation unlike any other, members of the public can experience…


FCJ-046 Entropy And Digital Installation

Susan Ballard School of Art, Otago Polytechnic In the lives of emperors there is a moment which follows pride in the boundless extension of the territories we have conquered … There is a sense of emptiness that comes over us at evening … It is the desperate moment when we discover that this empire, which…


FCJ-040 Theses on Distributed Aesthetics. Or, What a Network is Not

Anna Munster & Geert Lovink College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands “Distributed aesthetics: form or forming?” We are moving from living, analysing and imaging contemporary culture as an information society technically underwritten by the computer, to inhabiting and imagining relays of entwined and fragmented techno-social networks. New…


FCJ-039 tsk tsk tsk & beyond: anticipating distributed aesthetics

& beyond: anticipating distributed aesthetics Darren Tofts Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Connectivity, interactivity and displacement have accelerated situations of difference. The social concept of networked communities, which preoccupied us in the ‘90s, has its correlative in a particular strand of aesthetics. Distributed and distributable media have made a significant impact upon the way we…


Issue 07 – Distributed Aesthetics

Finding new terminology for emerging art and cultural practices or for media and technological constellations is bound to be contentious. On lists, blogs and during face-to-face forums and conferences we continue to debate what the term new media entails, let alone whether this provides an umbrella for wearable computing, smart materials, mobile phone movies or…