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>From mollybh@netspace.net.au Fri Sep 15 03:23:35 2000
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000
Subject: MAAP WWWeb Jam 2000 - Forum

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. Dear Friends of Multimedia Art Asia-Pacific,



Join us on-line September 17th from your location!

MAAP/ MULTIMEDIA ART ASIA-PACIFIC
MAAP2000   WWWEB JAM! - A Forum/Discussion
"Crossing Cultures: Presence and Place"
MAAP in the New Millenium
Multimedia Art Asia Pacific
Net.cast Forum " live" from
the Brisbane Powerhouse and Online @
http://www.maap.org.au


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MAAP2000 Net.cast Sunday 17th 11:00 --5.30pm  EST

Facilitator: New Media theorist, Geert Lovink
w/ Molly Hankwitz, curator of Screen Culture, co-coordinator
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Artists and curators from the region are invited to  join our discussion
at  the Web Jam 2000.


Crossing Cultures--
Presence and Place: MAAP in the New Millenium
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New  technologies have made a significant
dent on most cultures. Web presence  and  the Internet
offer media artists, visual artists,  curators and theorists
 the unique opportunity  to show work  on-line
and to work inter-culturally in "virtual geographies"
between regions. Yet, cyberspace and culture  is no longer
new. It has history. It has  become a household word and is
 more or  less understood  as  "developing"  and as modern
and flourishing. Telecommunications  is a  frontier  of change
 in  the New Millenium. Curiously enough, along with new  abilities
 to keep in touch and to "culture jam" ,  such as  wireless
 modems and streaming  media-- contexts in which more artists
 from more  cultures will traffick in  ideas  more immediately--
 the  intellectual baggage of  "cultural specificity "of the work of
art and  its place of origin within a global economic system  are
even more  apparent! The artist has to be present,
 in a sense,  where the art is being  made, or the art has to be
FROM a specific place.

"Presence and Place"  is a step past the MAAP99 Forum
 'Collapsing Geographies' where issues of new media space
dissolving traditional geographical and hierarchical space were
examined. This year we will  discuss artistic practice that
connects to alternate community and individual  places in the
virtual space of theWorld Wide Web.The now common idea of
new  media is one that destroys boundaries and melts countries -
 a globalisation.  However the reality is that art and ideas are made
 "somewhere" and that the  local and specific environment are still at the
 core of how artists perceive and  express their ideas.

*The idea of "presence" is related to context -
What  is the identity/persona of the creator?      Who is the work talking
to?
 How is it  perceived?            Is the personalised ownership of
 artistic authorship once again  needed  to humanise new  technologies?

*The idea of "place" is related to context -        Where  is the work
seen?
 Who owns the place and identity of power?
 What is the sense of  place in a global and local reading?
 How do we name the new places emerging? Panels
 in Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Seoul and  Tokyo will be netcast
"live" presenting and discussing new media content  and  issues.
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Join the On line Chat - ask questions and  respond to
presentations "live" on the net.
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...... .............. Participants include:

 * Feng Mengbo, new media artist and  Pi Li, video curator - Beijing,
 China *

 * Kim Sun-Jung, curator and Young-hae Chang, artist/Art Songe--Seoul,
 Korea *

 * Fion Ng , director, Videotage - Hong Kong, China
 with  Hung Keung *

 *Tetsuo Kogawa , net homeless project, artist- Tokyo, Japan*

 *Shilpa Gupta, new media artist -  Mumbai, India*

* W Christiawan, artist -  Bandung, Indonesia*

 *Kathy Cleland, writer/curator of ' Cyber Cultures', Sydney, Australia*

* arTok I pacific arts an ABC-Arts Online Radio initiative
 w/ Mirielle Vignol, Arts & Culture On-line,
 Andrew Garton, artist, toy satellite,and Lorindo Garcia, ABC
  - Melbourne, Australia*

 *Simon Quah, artist -Singapore*

*Kathy Cleland, curator - Sydney*

 *Kim Machan, festival director, MAAP, Brisbane, Australia *

 *Beth Jackson, Australia Council/director, Griffith Artworks, Brisbane,
Australia *

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...... ....... *MAAP 2000 Web Jam*
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...... ....... 'Crossing Cultures: Presence and Place'
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 invites panels from around the region
 to relate current  opinions and ideas,
examples and case studies in
a lively on-line exchange!

                      -- Molly Hankwitz, Forum 2000

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...... ...... SCHEDULE - MAAP2000 - WWWEB JAM! - Crossing Cultures:
Presence and  Place --A Forum/Discussion--
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11.00 -12:00 "Hello World!" - an introduction to participants
This part  of the Forum will introduce participants and
give general background as to where  they are and what
 they are doing. An informal approach to build an overview
of  activity in the Asia Pacific regions.

12.00 - 13:00 "Streaming Media" A selection of
projects presented by Geert Lovink
and Molly Hankwitz

13:00 -14.00 Lunch break

14.00- 14.15 "Focus Profile"
 Interview highlights with new media specialist/theorist-- Geert Lovink

14:15 - 16:30 "Presence and Place" Presentations
 and case studies presented  by forum participants projects,
 responses, dialogue from  international  participants and a
 panel of presenters in Brisbane.

16:30 - 17.30 "Free For All" - open discussion - questions --
comments from  the Bulletin Board Online at the MAAP website

17.30-17.50 "Summary" Beth Jackson, Director of Griffith
Artworks and Australia Council board member.
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SEE MORE, SEEK MORE AND SPEAK MORE @
info@maap.org.au and www.maap.org.au
GPO Box 2505,BRISBANE Q 4001
AUSTRALIA   Tel: (07) 3348 7403  Fax: (07) 3348  4109
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...... ............. MAAP is a not for  profit organisation that promotes
excellence in art and technology in  Australia/Asia Pacific regions.


Major Sponsors:
Platinum - Macromedia
Gold - CITEC
Silver- Choice Connections
Apple Computers Government

Sponsors: Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council,
Brisbane Powerhouse Centre  for the Live Arts, Cinemedia

Supported by: Asia Pacific Magazine,  Firmware, FDnet services,
IdN Magazine,  MalaysianVideo Awards Festival, QUT-
Communication Design, QANTM, QPIX, ANAT,
Videotage - Hong Kong, Institute  of Modern Art, Metro Arts.
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...... .............. Kim  Machan Director Multimedia Art Asia Pacific Inc
ABN 28 453 510  851 phone 61 - 7 - 33487 403 fax      61 - 7 -  33484 109
mobile 0411 591 058

Karen Montagu
Publicist
Tel: 0411 479  006
Multimedia Art Asia Pacific Inc
ABN 28 453 510 851

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.... www.maap.org.au MAAP is a not for profit organisation that promotes
excellence in art and technology in Australia/Asia Pacific regions.

Major Sponsors:
Platinum - Macromedia
Gold - CITEC
Silver - Choice Connections
Apple
Computers
Government
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. Sponsors: Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council Brisbane Powerhouse
--Centre  for the Live Arts Cinemedia ....................... Supported
by: QUT-Communication Design
 Asia Pacific Magazine
 IdN Magazine, Malaysian Video Awards Festival,
 QANTM, QPIX,  ANAT, Videotage - Hong Kong,
 Institute of Modern Art, Metro  Arts.
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BIOS:

Geert Lovink was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1959. After
graduating from political science at Amsterdam University he worked as an
independent media theorist and radio-maker. He is an organizer of
conferences, online forums, publications and projects such as community
Internet providers, mailinglists and media laboratories. Over the last
fifteen years he has lived and worked in Berlin, Budapest and throughout
Central and Eastern Europe, teaching media theory and supporting
independent media and new media culture. He is a former editor of the new
media arts magazine Mediamatic (1989-1994) and is a member of Adilkno, 
the
Foundation of Illegal Knowledge from which two books have appeared in
English translation: Cracking the Movement (1994) and The Media Archive
(1998). In 1995, together with Pit Schultz, he founded the international
mailinglist Nettime, from which material was brought together in the
"README!" anthology (1999). He is now based in Canberra.

Molly Hankwitz is a curator, activist, architect and media artis born in
the United States in 1959. She graduated from the Whitney Museum of
American Art Independent Study Program in 1989 andhas lived in San
Francisco for the past nine years teaching and organizing exhibitions
through Artists Television Access a film and video collective. Her
writings on art, media, theory, and architecture have appeared in
ArtForum, net.time, Leonardo Digital Reviews, YLEM News letter,
Forum,ARTPAPERS,toysatellite and other web and art press publications. 
She
is a contributing editor to Leonardo Digital Reviews and former editor of
'avantmedia'--webzine. She is on the Advisory Board of YLEM and teaches at
Queensland University of Technology in Visual Arts and Architecture. She
is based in Brisbane.

Molly Hankwitz
Archimedia/Leonardo
Queensland University of Technology
Lecturer/Studio Instructor
School of Visual Arts and School of Architecture
0438 050759 (mobile)
3864 3250 (office at QUT, Tuesdays only)
3846 5457 (office at home)
mailing:
2/60 Brighton Road
Highgate Hill 4101 QLD
Australia



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