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20 October – Special Event – Collaborative Curating and New Media.

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Being that the theme relates to Curating and New Media, I thought it 
worth posting the details of the event on the Crumb list...

Wishing all well.

marc

www.furtherfield.org

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20 October – Special Event – Collaborative Curating and New Media.

Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, King’s Cross
http://doc.gold.ac.uk/thethursdayclub/?p=488

Panel discussing issues chaired by Irini Papadimitriou,

Eleanor Dare and Lee Weinberg  (http://www.wix.com/Vains_Pro/VAINS),  
Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett (Furtherfield  artists:online media arts 
Community and Ele Carpenter , Curating, Goldsmiths

Eleanor Dare and Lee Weinberg are interested in in the role of 
embodiment and subjectivity within digital contexts, particularly within 
the context of programming for the arts. What does programming bring to 
the arts, how does it change the materiality and ontology of artistic 
output and conception? Through VAINS (the Visual

Art Interpretation and Navigation System) we explore and offer 
medium-specific tools for investigating computational artworks. We also 
bring to this practice an investigation

of the ways in which subjectivity and embodiment might be acknowledged and

deployed within so-called virtual contexts. Together we have developed 
both software and methodological initiatives that constructively 
confront curation within a digital domain.

*Marc Garrett – Co-Founder & Co-Director*

Marc is an artist, curator, writer, activist, educator and musician. 
Emerging in the late 80s, early nineties using agit-art tactics from the 
streets, exploring creativity via unofficial, experimental art platforms 
such as pirate radio and digital bulletin boards (BBS). Dedicated to 
exploring arts and various forms of social & technological hacking. Marc 
hosts a weekly radio show for Furtherfield on Resonance FM and is 
principle editor, coordinating the team of writers in their review of 
contemporary media art and cultural context on the Internet. He has 
written and co-edited various publications on the subject of media art 
such as the popular Artists
Re: Thinking Games. He co-curates exhibitions and residencies, is 
(slack) moderator for the Netbehaviour email list. Marc is currently 
studying his PhD at Birkbeck University on the theme of Art, Technology 
and Social Change.

*Ruth Catlow – Co-Founder & Co-Director*

Ruth is an artist, curator, writer and educator. In 1996 she emptied her 
studio, ‘gifted’ her sculptures to public space and turned to the 
Internet as a medium of connection, openness, exchange and activism. In 
1997 she co-founded Furtherfield with Marc Garrett. She is responsible 
for Furtherfield’s organisational and artistic programme development 
with a focus on Media Art Ecologies. She co-curates exhibitionsdirects 
artistic, participatory and technical projects. Ruth is an 
internationally exhibited artist and regularly contributes to 
publications, books and conferences. She is currently Senior Lecturer 
and Course Manager at Writtle School of Design.

Ele Carpenter is Lecturer in MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College, 
London.  

Published papers include:
(2010) Activist Tendencies in 
Craft. In: Art, Activism and Recuperation, Concept Store #3. Eds Cox, 
Haq, Trevor. Arnolfini: Bristol.
(2010) Intervention & Revolution, 
Interview with Gregory Sholette. In: Cook & Graham, et al,. A Brief 
History of Working with New Media Art: Interviews with Artists. The 
Green Box: Berlin.
(2009) Strategy and Tactics of Curating. In: Time at 
Work, CECAC 2008. Milan: Post Media Books.
(2008) Art-Activist Symmetry 
in the artwork of Oliver Ressler. (2007) Filming Stable: Interview with 
Kate Herbert. In: K. Herbert, Stable. Gloucester Cathedral.
(2007) Folk 
Art in the Digital Age. In: No Fixed Abode, Sheffield. 
www.nofixedabode.org.uk/publication.html

The Open Source Embroidery was inspired by Ele’s PhD research 
investigating the languages of participatory and collaborative practice 
in new media and socially engaged arts practices. The Open Source 
Embroidery project investigates the shared characteristics of 
collaborative production and programming for craft and computing. The 
project has produced exhibitions, workshops and artworks including the 
Html Patchwork. Ele is currently facilitating a new artwork called the 
Embroidered Digital Commons (2009 – current), a distributed embroidery 
of ‘A Concise Lexicon of / for the Digital Commons’ written by the Raqs 
Media Collective, 2003. Each of the 26 terms of the lexicon are stitched 
by artists, crafters and programmers around the world. 

Ele completed 
her post doctoral research with CRUMB (Curatorial Resource for Upstart 
Media Bliss) at the University of Sunderland in 2008. Her curatorial 
practice-based research focused on socially and politically engaged art 
activism with and without new technologies.

Irini Mirena Papadimitriou is Head of New Media Arts Development at

Watermans (http://www.watermans.org.uk/exhibitions/exhibitions.aspx), a 
venue dedicated in presenting innovative work as well as supporting 
emerging and established artists working with new technologies. She is 
also a member of the Digital Programmes Team at the V&A 
(http://www.vam.ac.uk/) with main responsibilities the Digital Design 
Drop-in programme, a monthly digital art and design ‘show & tell’ 
presentation in the Sackler Centre Digital Studio and the Digital Design 
Weekend, an exciting weekend of free events, talks and workshops 
celebrating contemporary digital art and design which coincides with the 
London Design Festival. Irini is also a board member at Goldsmiths’ 
Thursday Club.

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