[ISEA2011] Artist Statement: Julian Priest – Information Comes From The Sun

Artist Statement

The Sun is the Earth’s information service provider. The Earth is an open system that creates forests of life, culture and technology and exports entropy into the galactic gloaming.

  • Julian Priest is an artist and researcher. He was an early community wireless networker and became an activist and advocate for the freenetworking movement, exploring wireless networking as a theme in fields of arts, development, and policy. He was co-founder of the consume project and one of the instigators of WSFII, the world summits on free information infrastructures, an international series of events to promote grass roots information infrastructures. He has commented on radio spectrum policy and co-founded policy intervention OpenSpectrum UK to advocate an open spectrum in the public interest, in Europe and the UK. Since 2005 he has developed an artistic practice around participatory and collaborative forms. His current interests are themes around the physical and cultural boundaries between technology and the environment, and the connection between energy and information. He is based in Whanganui, New Zealand where has a project room ‘The Green Bench.’ He is on the board of Aotearoa Digital Arts trust and lectures in creative technologies with the Interdisciplinary unit at A.U.T University in Auckland.

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