Chair Person: Patrick Lichty
Presenters: Ali Miharbi, Eden Unulata, Claudia Pederson, Burak Arikan, Iz Öztat & Chantal Zakari
In keeping with the site of the ISEA2011 Symposium, this panel seeks to present papers that address new media cross-border discourses between Turkey (the site of the symposium) and North America (the birthplace of New Media). This panel seeks to investigate North American/Turkey conversations in New Media Art & Culture; issues artists are exploring, and residency and curatorial projects. Also, we seek to probe the cross-cultural effects of networked culture and social media upon the demographics involved as well as the greater global milieu. This will be done by exploring artists, works, residencies, initiatives working between these spaces and sites of online culture that create frames of engagement for these issues. The initial impetus of this panel comes from the chair’s involvement/research of Turkish artists who have lived in the States, North American artists working in Turkey, and ways their experiences are reflected in the work. In addition, in conversation with Burak Arikan, other issues such as the impact of Facebook, online dissemination of information, Wikileaks, social media and other aspects of networked culture will be addressed.
- Patrick Lichty (b.1962) is a media artist, writer, independent curator, animator for the activist group, The Yes Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. He began showing technological media art in 1989, and deals with works and writing that explore the social relations between us and media. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney & Turin Biennials, Maribor Triennial, Performa Performance Biennial, Ars Electronica, and the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). He also works extensively with virtual worlds, including Second Life, and his work, both solo and with his performance art group, Second Front, has been featured in Flash Art, Eikon Milan, and ArtNews. He is also an Assistant Professor of Media Theory and Experimental Genres at Columbia College Chicago, US.