[ISEA2006] Panel: Antonio Muntadas – On Translation: Social Networks

Panel Statement

Panel: Zero One Residencies

On Translation: Social Networks is an examination of the complex networks of economic, cultural, technological and military systems operating throughout the social fabric of the present day. The vocabulary used by diverse organizations provides a reference point for how each of these organizations situates themselves within this context. The project will be realized by ‘scraping’ text from the websites of a broad range of organizations. Vocabulary usage will be analyzed and associated with latitude and longitude data for a spatial reference to each organization. The four systems mentioned (economic, cultural, technological and military) form axes along which vocabulary usage data can be visualized. This project has been developed with students at CADRE at San Jose State University.

  • Antonio Muntadas, New York,USA. Studied at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de lngenieros Industriales in Barcelona and the Pratt Graphic Center in New York, visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the I.U.A.V, in Venice, taught and directed seminars at the University of California in San Diego, the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux and Grenoble, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, Cooper Union in New York, received prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NewYork State Council on the Arts, Ars Electronica, Laser d’Or, and the Premi Nacional d’Arts Plastiques de la Generalitat de Catalunya, commissioned by the Centre Nacionale des Arts Plastiques in Paris, the Fonds d’Arts Publiques in Marseille, the Public Art Fund in New York, Resident artist and consulting advisor at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, the Banff Center in Canada, Arteleku in San Sebastian, Spain and the University of Western Sydney in Australia.