I hope this project will be of interest to the list and is within the
etiquette of such posts.
Field Broadcast West is a project by the artists Rebecca Birch and Rob
Smith that we have helped to fund through Creative Citizen initiative
at Bournemouth University. Originally established with SCAN, this is
an element of some research into the development of the software by
artists that can then be used in a variety of contexts from citizen
media to citizen science, as well as the arts. In addition to
practical help by directly assisting those working in the difficult
field of media arts in the UK at this time, the project seeks to find
sustainable and socially engaged new media practices that stand in
their own right as well as providing models for engagements by
scientists and journalists to help communities create their own public
policy documents. The project as a whole is a collaboration with the
Extreme Citizen Science Research Centre at UCL. We believe this kind
of innovative work can go beyond any political byline of 'big
society' (UK Coalition Government speak for cutting state services
underpinned by the so-called radical thinking of red conservative
Phillip Blonde). Creative thinking through new media, open tools,
systems and networks can potentially lead to ways of giving voice to
remote, unconnected and unrepresented in our society, creating
documents, data and evidence as we see a shift towards open societal
models of participation. It might not be what they are expecting, but
as they asked, we should oblige.
So in the spirit of participation and as professionals interested in
new media arts audience, if you want to receive some live unscheduled
broadcasts care of Field Broadcast West direct to your computer
desktop or laptop - simply download the widget. See details below.
Please feel free to forward.
We hope you enjoy.
Director of Experimental Media Research Group - Emerge
The Media School
Tel: 0044 (0)1202 961452
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Field Broadcast West: Seven Sunsets
LIVE from 21st July- 2nd August 2011
Broadcasting Artists are: Bram Thomas Arnold, Sarah Bowker-Jones, Dan
Coopey, Hamilton and St Amand, Steve Rowell of Office of Experiments,
Matthew Tickle and Dan Walwin
Field Broadcast West offers viewers the opportunity to experience
seven artistsí work broadcast live to your computer desktop, direct
from the remote landscapes in which they are being created.
The seven artists will create new works in response to the curatorial
theme of sunsets. This familiar, and valuable currency in landscape
art, tourist iconography and advertising, experienced through picture
postcards, travel brochures and throughout art history will be re-
examined through the prism of twenty-first century technology.
To view the broadcasts from the seven artists you will need to do
download the Field Broadcast pinger from our website www.fieldbroadcast.org
install the software and make sure you have your computer switched
on at sunset!
The Seven broadcasts will be made during the 13 days, the exact days
will not be announced- you will have to be there! You can however
follow us on Twitter @fieldbroadcast http://twitter.com/fieldbroadcast
This series of broadcasts is made possible through commissioning by
Creative Citizen Project in association with Emerge - the Experimental
Media Research Group at Bournemouth University. Part of the Digital
Hub, the project seeks to help support sustainable citizen arts, media
and science projects and to develop creative social capital and
enterprise in remote communities through digital media.
Field Broadcast is developed and produced by artists Rebecca Birch and
Rob Smith. Launched in 2010 as part of Wysing Arts Contemporary:
Presents at Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge. It was presented live
through the field broadcast software and in the gallery. Field
Broadcast has featured over forty artists including Ed Atkins, Susan
Collins, Juan Cruz, Sean Edwards, Simon Faithfull and Laura Wilson.
Field Broadcast is a live broadcasting network/ project/ platform/
contraption that enables artists to make artworks that forge a direct
link between the place they are broadcasting from and their audience.
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