Begin forwarded message:
> From: Rob Gorbet <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 31 October 2010 21:30:39 GMT
> To: Sarah Cook <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] another technology company and
> museum partnership....
> Amazing that anyone who would promote the show with reference to
> Benjamin's work hadn't fully thought through -- nay, didn't even have
> a satisfactory answer to -- the copyright issues around it.
> Rob Gorbet, PhD, PEng
> Associate Professor, Centre for Knowledge Integration
> University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Sarah Cook
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> thought this article from artnet magazine might be of interest --
>> anyone in
>> Australia care to comment?
>> Oct. 28, 2010
>> AUSSIE ART CENTER KILLS PRINTER PROJECT
>> Melbourne’s Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and
>> Hewlett-Packard are smarting from an interactive art installation/
>> showcase gone wrong. The piece, dubbed
>> myworkisintheaustraliancentreforcontemporaryart, was intended to
>> run Oct.
>> 25-Nov. 7, 2010, and was essentially a promotion for HP’s "ePrinter"
>> technology, allowing anyone to email an artwork to a printer
>> located in
>> ACCA’s foyer. Less than a week into the run, however, the printer
>> was taken
>> offline, according to The Age, amid a hubbub from artists
>> condemning the
>> piece for copyright provisions giving the HP ownership of all the
>> submitted. Artists Damon Kowarsky and Deborah Kelly had even
>> submitting protest works. ACCA made the decision to kill the
>> project, and
>> now seems to be furiously disassociating itself from the whole thing,
>> claiming that it was "a venue-hire arrangement." When the project
>> the institution’s artistic director Juliana Engberg was quoted as
>> it with the tagline, "Art in the age of mechanical reproduction
>> just went