Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving
June 10, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Roundtable
Keywords: archive, digital art, new media art, connection, world-wide network
The purpose of this round table discussion is to brainstorm the idea of developing a world-wide network of online new media art archives.
Online new media art archives exist throughout the world and contain a rich history of the research, events, artifacts, and people that helped to define the field of new media art. The purpose of this round table discussion is to brainstorm the idea of developing a world-wide network of online new media art archives. This distributed connection among archives would enable easy access to related information and benefits both users and archive administrators. This effort raises many questions and presents unique challenges but through the input of the new media art archiving community, solutions and a path forward will be forged.
- Bonnie Mitchell is a digital artist, animator, archivist as well as a professor at Bowling Green State University in Digital Arts, Ohio, USA. Mitchell’s artworks explore spatial and experiential relationships to our physical, social, cultural and psychological environment through interaction and physical immersion. Her creative work includes interactive installation art, environmental data visualization art, experimental visual music animation, net-art, and new media art archive development. Mitchell is the co-director of the SIGGRAPH History and ISEA Symposium online Archives and also a member of the organizing team of the Summit on New Media Art Archiving (first held in 2021 online and again in 2022 in Barcelona). She is also a member of the ISEA International Advisory Committee, the ACM SIGGRAPH History and Digital Arts Committees and is the SIGGRAPH 2023 History Chair in charge of the 50th conference celebration.
- Oliver Grau (DE) is first Chair Professor for Image Science in the German-speaking countries at the Danube University since 2005 and has held more than 350 lectures and keynotes. Grau’s “Virtual Art,” (2003) is the most quoted art history monograph since 2000. He conceived scientific tools for digital humanities like the Archive for Digital Art (ADA, since 1999) and developed international MA programs like Image Science and the joint master in MediaArtsCultures. Grau was founding director of the MediaArtHistories Conferences. He has received several awards for books including Mediale Emotionen (2005), Imagery in the 21st Century (2011), recently: Digital Art through the Looking Glass (2020). 2014 he received a doctor h.c., 2015 he was elected into the Academia Europaea.