The MARCEL Network, Past & Present
MARCEL is a permanent very high band-width network dedicated to
artistic, educational and cultural experimentation, exchange between art
and science and collaboration between art and industry.
It is also a portal site for the network listing information in art,
science and industry for its members, but open to the public. MARCEL
was designed as a tool to help people move into the high bandwidth
network space with art, science and education and to claim a part of the
network space for culture.
During a meeting in Souillac, France in July 1997 a group of
international experts from art and industry agreed on the importance of
fundamental artistic research, rather than merely applied arts, in the
development of telecommunication networks. The need for collaboration
between artists, artistic establishments and the public and private
sectors in building a permanent high band-width network for artistic
experimentation was the central point of the first conference.
On 22/11/2011 22:20, roger malina wrote:
> Networking 5.0: Networks of Networks in Art-Science-Technology
> Yasminers- I would like to stimulate a discussion over the coming days
> on the YASMIN DISCUSSION LIST:
> <a href="http://estia.media.uoa.gr/mailman/listinfo/yasmin_discussions"
> title="yasmin discussion list"></a>
> about the new intense wave of developments of networks in our
> I have just returned from the US National Science Foundation workshop \
> At the Maryland Institute College of Art on the Network for Science,
> Engineering, Art and Design (NSEAD) hosted by Gunalan. Nadarajan,
> a good friend of Emerging the Art-Science-Technology field.
> ( http://malina.diatrope.com/2011/11/12/nsf-art-science-workshop-at-maryland-institute-college-of-art-nov-14-and-15-2011/
> <a href="( http://malina.diatrope.com/2011/11/12/nsf-art-science-workshop-at-maryland-institute-college-of-art-nov-14-and-15-2011/
> ) " title="MICA NSF workshop for NSEAD"></a>
> The last time I worked with Gunalan was at the REFRESH conference at
> Banff in Canada when with Oliver Grau, Sara Diamond, Annick Bureaud,
> Susan Kennard and an international committee we organized the first
> International Conference on Histories of the Media Arts, Sciences
> and Technology in 2005 :
> (http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/programs/archives/2005/refresh/lisiten.asp ),
> <a href="(http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/programs/archives/2005/refresh/lisiten.asp
> )," title="refresh"></a>
> The network that was initiated at that conference has continued to self mobilize
> With the latest conference being held in Liverpool
> One of the outcomes from this conference at FACT was a manifesto
> organized by Oliver
> Grau, Sean Cubitt and Ross Harley which has now been signed by over
> 100 members of our community:
> <a href="http://www.mediaarthistory.org " title="manifesto"></a>
> which has as its goals :
> a.) Establish international and sustainable funding structures
> Therefore it is essential to establish international and sustainable
> funding structures that can guarantee the persistence of
> these valuable resources, and to make use of networked collaboration
> to archive key data in a cooperative process of knowledge
> transfer between artists, institutions and researchers internationally. ..
> b.) Supporting an International Association/Institution for Shared Data
> We urgently need global networked collaboration in Media Art research
> across the aforementioned networks.
> We need as many bridges into society as possible: archives,
> conferences, text repositories, collective database
> documentation, and preservation
> You can sign the manifesto at : http://www.mediaarthistory.org/
> <a href="http://www.mediaarthistory.org/" title="manifesto"></a>
> This week at the MICA workshop the group (following the work of several other
> Workshops between the US National Science Foundation and the US National
> Endowment for the Arts ) concluded that a new Network for Science- Engineering-
> Art- Design was needed as an advocacy organization for the emerging fields of
> Science/Engineering- Art/Design Practice.
> The week before I participated in a conference at IKAS-ARTS in Bilabo on the
> Invitation of Natxo Rodriguez:
> (http://www.ikas-art.com/ )
> <a href="http://www.ikas-art.com/" title="ikas"></a>
> It is a network of 11 art and design schools in Spain, France and
> IKAS-ART IS AN ART ENCOUNTER FOR UNIVERSITIES. FINE ARTS FACULTIES
> FROM ALL OVER THE
> WORLD SHOW THEIR STUDENTS' WORK.
> There was discussion there of how this network could bid for funding
> as a European
> Creative Regions.
> An initiative Regional Studies Association Research Network on
> Creative Regions in Europe is another
> network that includes members of our community:
> <a href="http://www.creative-regions.eu/" title="creative
> We seem to have emerged in a new wave of institution building in art-science-
> Technology and 'networks' is where the action (and the funding is) !!
> There have been a number of 'waves' that historians such as Eddie Shanken
> have described of the kinds of institutions that have been build to
> bridge our creative communities
> ( Bauhaus, EAT/CAVS.., Media Lab/Ars/V2…. ISEA was founded in 1990,
> YASMIN was created in 2000 HASTAC,…….).
> I guess my question is: are we entering an era of new ways that we
> organize ourselves ?
> Are we now in the era of 'networks of networks"? Operating networks
> takes larges amount of time and resources.
> How does a sustainable 'network of networks" organize itself (do we
> follow the power Law of many scale free networks
> as described by complex network science, ( with amazon and google
> dominating the rest ? ) See Barabasi Scale-Free Networks: A Decade
> and Beyond. :
> <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/325/5939/412.full "
> Or are we creating a dense network with a different structure that
> doesn't follow a
> Power law see Matthias Scholz ?
> <a href="http://www.network-science.org/similaritymodel.html"
> title="non scale free"></a>
> Or does the long tail have the real impact ?
> On the YASMIN list we have many people who have set up and participated in
> Networks in art/science/technology . It would be great to have some
> discussion of the new systems we are
> Building and how we design them to really do what we want.
> See you on YASMIN
> Roger Malina
> Yasmin Co Moderator
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