Posted on 25 June 2012.
Christiane Paul, associate professor and director of Graduate Programs in the School of Media Studies, at The New School of Public Engagement participated last week on a panel Digital Gallery, at New York’s Internet Week, a citywide festival celebrating the openness of the worldwide web and the digital community in New York.
Presented by Intel and VICE’s Creators Project, the panel examined how the Internet has expanded the potential reach for artworks and has given artists a way to circumnavigate the exclusive gallery/museum system. While at the same time presented new challenges for artists and institutions alike in terms of considering how to create, present, archive, and conserve artistic works that exist in the digital space.
Christiane Paul has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. Her recent books are Context Providers ‘ Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008); and Digital Art (Thames and Hudson 2003; expanded new edition 2008). As Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, she curated several exhibitions, including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, Profiling (2007), Data Dynamics (2001) and the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial, as well as artport, the Whitney Museum’s website devoted to Internet art. Read it in The New School News here.
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Posted on 08 June 2012.
Christiane Paul, Director of Graduate Programs, School of Media Studies, participated in a panel at New York’s Internet Week. Information is listed below.
Internet Week Event Schedule
VICE is hosting a panel discussion on the concept of the Digital Gallery as part of Internet Week New York (May 14-21). Speakers include Piotr Adamczyk (Data Lead, Google Art Project), Julia Kaganskiy (Global Editor, The Creators Project), Christiane Paul (Director of Media Studies Programs and Associate Prof. of Media Studies, New School), John Rothenberg (Partner, Sosolimited), and Zoë Salditch (Program Director, Rhizome). Panel description follows:
On the one hand, the internet has expanded the potential reach for a work of art and has given artists a way to circumnavigate the exclusive gallery/museum system. On the other, it’s presented new challenges for artists and institutions alike in terms of considering how to create, present, archive, and conserve artistic works that exist in the digital space. What are the challenges and opportunities of the new concept of the “digital gallery”? We’ll hear from some leaders in the cultural space that are setting the new standards for how we display and engage with art in the digital era.
Come by the Internet Week headquarters stage at 82 Mercer on Thursday, May 17th from 2-2:45 PM and join in on the discussion. Visit Internet Week New York for more information. Make sure to check out the panels by our sister sites Noisey, Motherboard, and VICE.
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Posted on 26 February 2012.
For its artport website, curated by School of Media Studies associate professor Christiane Paul, the Whitney Museum of American Art‚Ä®commissioned America’s Got No Talent, a web-based software project by‚Ä®Parsons Design + Technology faculty members Jonah Brucker-Cohen and‚Ä®Katherine Moriwaki. The project synthesizes and processes the steady ‚Ä®stream of Twitter feeds for several American reality television shows‚Ä®such as American Idol, America’s Got Talent, America’s Next Top Model,‚Ä®and X Factor US among others in this genre and highlights when and how‚Ä®these shows gain popularity through social media and followers. When‚Ä® tweets are sent, they are dynamically displayed along with the bias‚Ä®for each program which is based on retweets from followers as well as‚Ä®fans. The visualization takes the form of a horizontal bar graph in‚Ä®the shape of an American flag that updates dynamically. Each show’s‚Ä®virtual presence grows in size based on the amount of attention it‚Ä®receives from social media users worldwide, creating a measurement‚Ä®meter that ranks popular media on their social exposure, rather than‚Ä® their credit as viable media sources. For more on this project, read The New School News article by clicking here. Visit the America’s Got No Talent site here.
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