No, but I wish I was! This looks like a long overdue critique - espc. the questions of depiction, realism and market success. I think the lunch bytes series is filmed though. xj > Anybody here going to this event in Berlin today and tomorrow? > > http://www.lunch-bytes.com/events/upcoming/lunch-bytes-36/ > > Any reports about the event would be gratefully received. > > I'm really interested in this final panel and what Melissa has to say > about why the concerns and methodologies of internet artists' (as opposed > to post-internet artists) did not 'seem to have taken off' > > 5.30-6.15pm > "What Was Pre-Post-Internet? Why Net Art and Cybernetics Are Forgotten" > Keynote Lecture > ◆ Melissa Gronlund, writer, critic, co-editor of Afterall journal, > London/Abu Dhabi > In her presentation Melissa Gronlund will contest the notion that the > present postinternet moment occupies a uniquely ahistorical position based > on the enormity of the internet's effects on daily life. The histories of > net art, cybernetics, and other new media forms, which would appear to be > the obvious forerunners to today's internet-based art, are not typically > cited by artists as relevant, nor do their concerns and methodologies seem > to have taken off. This presentation will offer some hypotheses as to why > this might be the case, including a shift away from modernism and towards > depiction and literary realism. Other contextual factors, such as the role > of contemporary internet art in the art world and market, will be > addressed.