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ISEA2010 RUHR Conference
P32 Latin American Forum II: Current Media Art Practice / Curators and Organisers

Thur 26 August 2010
13:00–14:30h
Orchesterzentrum|NRW, Dortmund

Moderated by Juan José Díaz Infante (mx)

The Current Media Art Practice / Curators and Organisers panel problematises the role of curatorial processes in media arts in Latin America, looking for a contextualisation in the global context.

  1. 13:00h | Claudio Rivera-Seguel (cl): Collaborative Commons. Latin American Interdisciplinary New Media Initiatives
  2. 13:20h | Tania Aedo (mx): (ready)Media. Towards an Archaeology of Media and Invention in Mexico
  3. 13:40h | José-Carlos Mariátegui (pe/gb), Victoria Messi (ar): Insulares/Divergentes
  4. 14:00h | Giselle Beiguelman (br): Technophagic Emergence. Creative and Critical Trends of Digital Culture

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | P32 Latin American Forum II: Current Media Art Practice / Curators and Organisers (PDF, 130.28 KB)

Claudio Rivera-Seguel (cl)

Collaborative Commons. Latin American Interdisciplinary New Media Initiatives

The Open Culture phenomena can be exemplified by initiatives such as: Open Source Community, Creative Commons and Transition Initiatives, to name a few. Most of these movements have emerged via the implementation of P2P self-organizational models, facilitated via communication technologies and motivated by the lack of effective and lasting solutions to local social inequalities and concerns. This presentation analyses and comments on the organizational interrelationships of three Latin American cultural initiatives from the perspective of the above mentioned, emerging Open Culture society.

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | Collaborative Commons. Latin American Interdisciplinary New Media Initiatives (PDF)

Claudio Rivera is artist/curator/educator working on interdisciplinary initiatives related to art, science and technology. Experiments with digital graphics, immersive telepresence and physical computing. Graduated from UBC Architecture School, Canada, 1992. Recipient of The Millenium Grant (Canada, 1999).

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Tania Aedo (mx)

(ready)Media. Towards an Archaeology of Media and Invention in Mexico

Presentation of the project: '(ready)Media. Towards an Archaeology of Media and Invention in Mexico'. (ready)Media takes as it starting point a critical and creative approach to Laboratorio Arte Alameda's ten year archive. Working collaboratively with eleven curators and around thirty authors, the project has resulted in an exhibition, an audiovisual series and a book that explores the intersections and interstices between art, science and technology.

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | (ready)Media. Towards an Archaeology of Media and Invention in Mexico (PDF)

Currently the director of Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Aedo has been active in the field of art and technology over the last fifteen years. She worked at the Multimedia Center from its opening in 1993 and directed the Center from 2005 to 2007. As part of her art practice she has developed several three-dimensional interactive simulations, as well as various multiuser environments on the Internet, exploring the idea of construction and transformation of subjectivity.

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José-Carlos Mariátegui (pe/gb), Victoria Messi (ar)

Insulares/Divergentes

This document provides a description on Insulares/Divergentes: Towards a New Technological Culture in Latin America project, a research of Latin American cultural initiatives involved in the social and cultural development supported by information technologies and new media. The areas of analysis are key to understand the development of new cultural landscapes through ICTs and have been divided into seven dimensions in order to organize the research: Philosophical, Organizational, Technological, Context, Knowledge, Transmission and Impact/Self-evaluation. The primary aim of the project is to explore and document the emerging cultural change and open up a discussion regarding the way we should understand new media culture in contemporary Latin America and its increasing construction, mediation and presentation through technological means.

José-Carlos Mariátegui is a Scientist (combined degree of Biology and Mathematics, MSc on Information Systems) and media researcher. Founder of Alta Tecnología Andina (www.ata.org.pe) and Escuelab (www.escuelab.org). Has published and curated extensively on culture, technology and society, particularly regarding Latin America. He is a PhD candidate on Information Systems at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Victoria Messi, Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Buenos Aires. She is completing the master's program in Science, Technology and Society at National University of Quilmes. Academic Coordinator and professor of “Non-linear languages”at the Master's Program in Aesthetics and Technology of Media Art at the National University of Tres de Febrero. (www.maestriaenartes.com.ar). Author and developer of El Pez Eléctrico (www.elpezelectrico.com), site that publishes original articles, videos and texts on art, culture and technology. Was joint professor at the Graduate Program in Media Arts of UNTREF. Coordinator of Emergentes, a travelling exhibition of Latin American Media Art produced by Fundación Telefónica. She has worked in the production and assistance of several new media, video and photography exhibitions in Argentina. She worked in the production department of the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires (Mamba). She writes texts on art and new media, published in catalogues and journals in different countries. She did the editorial production for several books on photography, media and contemporary art. Lives and works in Buenos Aires.

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Giselle Beiguelman (br)

Technophagic Emergence. Creative and Critical Trends of Digital Culture

Brazilian production in the sector of digital culture indicates an emerging technophagic tendency, a process that devours and grinds technology and which is mediated by a critical, creative use of the media. Such tendency appears in alternative economic models, artistic practices that promote other actions, and pirate systems devoted to collective uses of telecommunications. In spite of their different profiles, they are a phenomenon directly related to Brazil’s forms of insertion in the globalization process.

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | Technophagic Emergence. Creative and Critical Trends of Digital Culture (PDF)

Giselle Beiguelman is a new media artist and professor at the Graduation Program in Communication and Semiotics of PUC-SP (São Paulo, Brazil). Curator of Nokia Trends (2008 and 2009), she is Artistic Director of Sergio Motta Institute. In her oeuvre she researches the cultural impact of the Internet and technology.
Further Information: desvirtual

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