Sunday, March 1, 2009

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] ARTISTS AS INVENTORS ON YASMIN --- Moderator's Introduction


related to the artists as inventors discussion, there is the
development over the last 20 years of artists starting up
companies= artists as entrepreneurs is clearly linked
to artists as inventors= in the technology world many
inventors try to commercialise their inventions by starting
companies ( see bio tech these days !)

there was an interesting panel on this topic at the
us college art association meeting in ny last week


Artist as Startup: Web Application as Cultural Intervention
<strong>Friday, February 27, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM</strong>
Concourse Meeting Room 402AB, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Chair: Michael Mandiberg, College of Staten Island, City University of New

New developments in web programming have allowed individuals and small
groups to build large scale web sites and web applications that were
formerly the domain of well funded companies. The goal of this panel
is to bring together artists and researchers to exchange information
and create dialog about how and why artists are using these tools, and
what they are making with them. Some of the important questions to be
discussed are: How does the availability of these new tools affect the
work that new media artists are making? How does the ability to make
something 'look real' change what is made by artists? How does this
relate to the Situationist current that runs through early Internet
art. What does it mean to place art into the context of daily life
online, and how does this relate to historical engagements of the
quotidian (Fluxus, Life-Art, Public Art, etc.) What does it mean to
use the specialized tools of a large corporation to make art? Where is
the edge between art and software development, and is this an
important distinction? And lastly, what is the role of use value in
new media art?

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Anti-Social Networking
<a href="">Angie Waller</a>, Parsons the New
School for Design

<a href="">Mechanical Olympics</a>
<a href="">xtine burrough</a>,
California State University, Fullerton

Beyond Friend Collecting and the Gossip Mill: Social Networking for Change
<a href="">Brooke Singer</a>, Purchase College,
State University of New York

<a href=" <>"></a>: Why
Reinvent the Wheel
When One Gear Can Make the Whole System Run Backward
<a href="">Steve Lambert</a>, Eyebeam Center for
Art and Technology
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