Media Art Worlds - a conference on hybrid economies of digital art

Media Art Worlds conference is dealing with the contextualization of production and presentation in media art as well as addressing the position of an artist in hybrid economies. The conference is taking place in Helsinki on March 24th and is organized by EMAP - European Media Art Platform.

Adam Donovan and Katrin Hochschuh - our EMAP residency artists

The production and presentation of media art take place in a hybrid economy involving diverse technical and social platforms as well as a variety of institutional contexts – art museums, film festivals, science & technology centers, universities, and media art organizations. It can be said that media art's potential for both digital innovations and critical interventions arises from a practice which cuts across established categories of culture and technology. However, this activity can also result in a precarious position for the artist, who may feel trapped between the worlds. In this conference, we hope to share expertise on how to develop projects, reach audiences and sustain practices across the many media art worlds.

The event is free of charge, it will take place on March 24th at Korjaamo cultural center in Helsinki, Finland.

Please register by 18 March.

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14:00 Welcome and introductions / Minna Tarkka (m-cult), Taru Elfving (FRAME), Carlo Imarisio (Creative Europe), Peter Zorn (Werkleitz / EMAP)

14:30 Keynote talk / Sarah Cook (LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery, New Media Scotland)

15:20 Roundtable #1 Art, Film and the Net / Moderator: Peter Zorn (Werkleitz)

16:00 Roundtable #2 Art, Science, and Technology / Moderator: Veronica Liebl (Ars Electronica)

16:40 Wrap up discussion / Moderator: Arjon Dunnewind (Impakt)

17:00 Networking

18:00 End of conference

The conference is organized by the EMAP - European Media Art Platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Hosted by m-cult, the conference is supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and the Finnish Institute in London.

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