The National Digital Platform project is underway, with the Community Partnerships (CP) section of the Australia Council announcing funding for the project as part of CP's National Sector Development Initiative. The project was proposed and will be led by Feral Arts in Brisbane. Christian Ramilo, DCA Executive Officer, has been invited to the Working Group of the National Digital Platform; he is attending the first Working Group meeting in Brisbane, 8-9 May 2013.
Christian Ramilo, DCA Executive Officer, attended the National Experimental Arts Forum (NEAF) at Carriageworks, Sydney, 5-6 May 2013. The NEAF was convened by the Interarts Office of the Australia Council for the Arts to bring together more than 60 artists, academics, and others active in the Interarts field. The Forum discussed pressing issues about experimental arts practice in Australia and recommended actions to the Australia Council towards further developing experimental arts.
dLux MediaArts brings to the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) the inaugural MEMEBRAIN Hackfest. dLux MediaArts is partnering with Dorkbot (Sydney), Darwin Community Arts (Darwin) and Kulchajam (Byron Bay) to bring together artists, designers, techies and more to come together in a cross-locational Hackfest over Friday 14 - Sunday 16 June 2013. Collaborators are invited to explore the participatory nature of technology and art.
Skype videochatting is now available at the Malak Telecentro. Currently, one computer has Skype installed but more computers will have it within the next month or so. Skype was requested by recently-arrived migrants to stay in touch with their relatives and friends overseas. Ghulum Reza (in photo) was the first to request the service and has been a regular user since it was installed at the Telecentro last month.
Nancy Mauro-Flude, a Tasmania-based artist and arts educator, will be Darwin in August 2012 to lead a four-day workshop on Telematic Broadcasting Tools and Scenarios in LiveArt.
Date: 1-4 August 2012
Leaders: Nancy Mauro-Flude, with Audrey Samson & Nick Smithies
Schedule: 1-4 August, from 10am to 14pm (4 days)
Required skills: Agility, confidence with a computer (no need to be an expert)
As a part of the 2011 Transforming the Chan program at the Chan Contemporary Art Space in State Square, Darwin, Frontline created the Virtual Chan - an online virtual space for people to visit the Chan Art Space any time they like!
While the space in still in development, online audiences are encouraged to visit, check it out and add to the Chan creative space.
UPDATE: The Virtual Chan was decommissioned after Transforming the Chan.
Between March and September 2011, Frontline ran a series of interactive new media arts displays and events at the Chan Contemporary Art Space. During this period there were 10 events in total and 4 ongoing exhibitions.
The concept behind Transforming the Chan was for DCA to develop and present innovative new media artworks to activate and illuminate the external structures and environment surrounding the Chan Art Space. Its curational rationale included themes such as: