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|[Nettime-nl] Lev Manovich: public lecture|
Public Lecture: Lev Manovich, Art After Compression Date: Tuesday 15th November Time: 18.00hrs Place: Collegezaal, Overblaak 85, Rotterdam Entry: Gratis, all welcome
Art After Compression
All human art can be thought of as a form of compression - condensing individual and collective experiences, memory, and knowledge into symbols, icons, short narratives, and images. While there are many reasons for this, even if humans ever wanted to create significantly more detailed representations, the limitations of storage media would not allow this.
This situation fundamentally changed over the last few years as the developments in IT now make possible for us for the first time to record (and consequently organize and access) as much data as we want. How does IT industry, computer science and engineering research, media design and art are responding to this new 'post-compression' condition? What kind of media art can we create today when we can capture the world without any limitations.
I will discuss developments across these different areas pointing towards a number of new cultural strategies which already becoming visible. The examples discussed will include Sokurov's film 'Russian Arc,' interactive virtual spaces by Masaki Fujihata, the rise of database art, visual search engines, Microsoft's MyLifeBits project, work on metadata standards and sensor networks.
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