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ERIC Number: ED482128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
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Interfacing the Digital.
Dietz, Steve
In the last 5 years, there has been at times heated debate not only about how best to present digital and specifically networked art in an institutional context but also whether to do so at all. Not all of the discussion revolves around issues of physical interfaces to such works, but their onsite presentation is a critical concern for both museums and artists--and their audiences. This paper is informed by these discussions, mostly online in the archives of nettime, rhizome, thingist, and CRUMB, but focuses on the author's personal experiences in curating 10 exhibitions over the past five years that have included network-based art. The paper presents work at the Walker Art Center (Minnesota) focusing on new physical interfaces, particularly for the presentation of digital art. Some examples include a freestanding revolving door portal for the exhibition Art Entertainment Network; a telematic table resulting from an international design competition; and a "temporary autonomous sarai" developed collaboratively by the new media artists Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi) and the architectural practice Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo). These and other projects are prototypes for new, interactive social spaces and functions being developed for the Walker's new building expansion, designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron. (Includes 10 figures.) (Author)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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