- I was very interesseted too by the Mediterranean forum on digital culture, and the links with the arabic revolution. It was such appropriate to speak about that in an other mediterranean country, and to learn about how people used the digital and global media in one part of the world, that could be seen as a local revolution, but concerning the total humanity. And also it would be great to follow the discussion, cause : the revolution is going on and needs to be thinked to be realized, and new models seem to be necessary to invent. But, in that way, it is not only a local problem, but a global, if we think to the difficulties that each country can have with the economic crise. New medias could help to these non institutionnal exchanges. And help to find ways to invent a virtual global public space
I am from a mediterranean area (Marseille) and i know about the energy but also about the difficulties to make things go , and even to make things.
> Message du 27/09/11 à 22h48
> De : "Annick Bureaud"
> A : "YASMIN DISCUSSIONS"
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> Objet : Re: [Yasmin_discussions] ISEA feedback
> Hi Cynthia !
> > I have been part of a few discussions on ISEA2011 on other lists, and it is refreshing to read Colette's positive summary.
> I have a tremendous difficulty in answering the question
> that I am frequently asked : How was ISEA ?
> I think that considering what is on the "menu", between the
> panels, papers, exhibitions, workshops, + parallel events
> taking the advantage of ISEA to take place, everyone has a
> different meal and what makes the "success" or "failure" of
> an ISEA is not the overall event but if what you had
> selected has matched your expectations.
> So, for me that ISEA has been successfull with one dish that
> was not OK to go on with my metaphor. Istanbul is a big
> city, it took time to go from one place to the other and
> there was no place that acted as the "central-inevitable"
> spot (apart from the boat, that has been a great idea)
> where everyone gathers at the same time (meals or breaks for
> instance) and it has been very difficult to meet the people
> I wanted to meet (even sometimes with planed meetings). This
> is the only drawback I see in this ISEA.
> > Turkish culture is quite developed, and has been for centuries.
> > Several Turkish artists that I spoke with found it distressing that those coming from the countries that are now in power think of Turkey as under-developed.
> I fully agree with you Cynthia. And there *is* a
> contemporary and a new media art scene in Turkey and
> specially in Istanbul. I know there was a Mediterranean
> panel (that I missed !) but I think I would have liked to
> have more Turkish artworks shown in the ISEA exhibitions
> (well, there was none, so let say, some !). I think ISEA is
> not only the international new media art circus coming to
> town, it should also be a platform for the hosting
> city/country artists exposure.
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