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Re: Educating New Media Curators: Oct Theme of the Month

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Michael Connor <[log in to unmask]>

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Michael Connor <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 3 Oct 2002 16:08:38 +0000

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Hi All

I think Steve poses an interesting question, and since most of the invited
guests have remained quiet I'll take a stab at it. I've taken a very
circuitous route to curating new media, and I'm curious if others have had
similar experiences.

I haven't studied new media curating in an academic context--my major was
Cultural Studies, focusing on critical theory and global media. During the
commercial heyday of the web, I confess that I did everything I could to
look the other way, co-directing and programming a short film festival in
North Carolina (US) and ignoring sponsorship offers from venture
capital-funded twentysomethings. It was only after the much-heralded
"bursting of the bubble" that I rediscovered my interest in new media,
curating a number of events/performances/installations over the past couple
of years and producing work of my own as well. During that time I also
worked as a video art teacher, freelance writer (covering technology &
culture), and web designer, but not necessarily in that order.

My interest in art and technology led me to FACT in Liverpool
(http://www.fact.co.uk), where I am Curator [New Media] as of quite
recently.

So that's my American-style confessional sort of thing, now lets hear from
someone else. I don't want to get too far into Beryl's other questions at
this point, we'll leave that for the next round.

Michael Connor


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Michael Connor
Curator [New Media]
FACT, the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology
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Liverpool, L69 1AR
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Coming soon - the FACT Centre, a major new centre for film, art and
creative technology

Opens in Liverpool in early 2003

FACT is pleased to be supporting Liverpool's bid to become European
Capital of Culture 2008.

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