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ISEA2010 RUHR Conference
P39 Roundtable: Media Art, DIY Culture and Education
Thur 26 August 2010
Volkshochschule Dortmund, L 103
Moderated by Dominik Landwehr (ch)
Recent years have seen a surge in interest on workshops, hacking and informal learning structures in the the context of media art and education. At the same time a globally networked Do-It-Yourself culture emerged with important nodes such as the MAKE brands while the art market embraced hacker aesthetics. This roundtable gives space to analyse the recent DIY boom across the fields, to discuss artistic projects in the context of technology education and to trace the potentials and limitations of media art education through workshops.
Antti Ahonen (fi)
Antti Ahonen is a visual artist from Helsinki. He have been working as an art director for Association of experimental electronics since 2002 and part of Pixeache festival team since 2002. Also works as a photographer shooting media-art, performace-art and theater.
Marc Dusseiller (ch)
Marc R. Dusseiller is a lecturer for Micro- and Nanotechnology and artist. He performs DIY-workshops and is president of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK. He lectures in sculpting and fine arts at ETH Zurich as well as in Biomedical Microsystems at FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.
Ricardo Peach (au)
Ricardo Peach is the Program Manager of the Inter-Arts Office at the Australia Council for the Arts, where he initiated the Australia Council's first virtual world art initiatives. Born in Volksrust, Mpumalanga, he and his family migrated from South Africa to Perth, Australia in 1980. In Second Life he is known as Ricardo Paravane.
Escher Tsai (tw)
After the position as project manager at ACER Digital Art Center, Escher Tsai devoted himself to creativities, research and education of digital art. He is the founder and artistic director of 'microplayground and 'dimension plus. He received a Master of Art History from Taipei University of Art, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Dominik Landwehr (ch)
Dominik Landwehr is the director of the pop and new media program of the Migros Culture Percentage in Switzerland. He has been initiating the Do-it-yourself project "Home Made Labor" (www.homemade-labor.ch) and published a number of books and articles on the DIY in media arts.