"Interfacing the Digital: Institutional Challenges"
Tuesday, March 11, 2003, 4:00 PM EST
Bartos Theatre, MIT Media Lab (E15)
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"Interfacing the Digital" presents work at the
Walker Art Center focusing on new physical interfaces, particularly for
the presentation of digital art. Some examples include a freestanding
revolving door portal for the exhibition "Art Entertainment Network"; a
telematic table resulting from an international design competition; and
a "temporary autonomous sarai" developed collaboratively by the new
media artists Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi) and the architectural
practice Atelier Bow Wow (Tokyo). These and other projects are
prototypes for new, interactive social spaces and functions being
developed for the Walker's new building expansion, designed by the
architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Steve Dietz is Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, where he founded the New Media Initiatives
department in 1996. He is responsible for programming the online Gallery 9, including more than 20 net art commissions and one of the earliest archive-collections of net art, the Walker's Digital Arts Study
He has organized and curated new media exhibitions, including "Beyond
Interface: net art and Art on the Net" (1998); "Shock of the View:
Artists, Audiences, and Museums in the Digital Age" (1999); "Digital
Documentary: The Need to Know and the Urge to Show" (1999);
"Cybermuseology" for the Museo de Monterrey (1999); "Art Entertainment Network" (2000); "Outsourcing Control? The Audience As Artist," for the "Open Source Lounge" at Medi@terra (2000); "Telematic Connections: The Virtual Embrace" (2001-02); a nationally traveling exhibition; with Jenny Marketou, Open_Source_Art_Hack (2002) at the New Museum in New York City, and, most recently "Translocations" which opened in February as part of "How Latitudes Become Forms" at the Walker Art Center.
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