He was head of Tate Media and, before that, worked in their marketing
department. Prior to that I donšt know what his activities were.
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From: Gary Thomas <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:41:10 +0000
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Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] new media at the BBC
well..they found him at Tate...which has certainly commissioned 'net-
based art of note', but maybe he was looking the other way at the time.
On 4 Feb 2010, at 09:57, Axel Lapp wrote:
> Where do they find these people?
> "It's interesting that, as far as I am aware, no contemporary
> artist has yet harnessed this extraordinary technology to make a
> significant artwork. Of course, maybe I'm wrong and am missing
> something great - do you know of any net-based art works that are
> worth a look?
> Maybe you have made one (an artwork made specifically for the
> medium, as opposed to a film such as the one above, which uses the
> net only as a means of dissemination)?
> If you, like me, can't find any net-based art of note, why do you
> think that is? Why, when there's been such a boom in contemporary
> art around the world, has no artist made the medium of the web his
> or her canvas? And if someone were to use the net as a medium, as
> opposed to making an image, or a video, or even an interactive
> Flash animation, what would the resulting art look, or sound, or
> feel like?"
> Will Gompertz, the new BBC 'Arts Director' in his blog, http://
> 2010/02/40_wild_birds_play_a_gibson_le.html, on 2. February 2010.
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