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Media Studies Faculty Discusses the Future of the Digital Gallery


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.

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