The author chronicles the history of Mexico’s Centro Nacional de las Artes (National Center for the Arts) in Mexico City, and in particular the Multimedia Center, a space dedicated to the creation and teaching of the arts and preservation of cultural heritage through the use of new technologies such as CD-R0Ms, the Internet and teleconferencing, as well as exhibitions. After 10 years of operation, the Multi-media Center faces new types of challenges as the new technologies become successfully integrated into creative practice. In response to the changing
environment, the center is moving toward collaborations with similar institutions internationally and toward new funding models.
- Andrea Di Castro, multimedia artist, Mexico City, Mexico
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