[ISEA2000] Panel: Peter Anders (moderator) — An interrogation of space

Panel Statement

In a staged presentation representatives from several professions will make inquiries onthe nature of space – specifically in the light of current media technology. It will include artists, architects, interface designers and theo¬rists. They will be present both physically and via remote, Internet transmis¬sion. Space, represented by one of the participants, has been captured and tied to a chair. The darkened stage resembles an interrogation room lit by one bulb and a swiveling lamp aimed onto the face of the blindfolded priso¬ner. Two interrogators, a good cop and a bad cop, question Space’s charac¬ter and complicity with Time, Culture and Media. Remote inquisitors ask-questions appropriate to their fields. Space responds in terms that are spe¬cific, yet elusive and ambiguous.


  • Pamela Jennings. Received Media Arts grants from the New York State Council on the Arts; Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts; and a MacDowell Fellow. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the CAiiA program.
  • Jim LeftwichFounder of Orbit Interaction, an interaction design and development consultancy in Palo Alto, California. His work has spanned a range of products and research on information visualization.
  • Patrick Lichty.Media artist and theorist. He works in a variety of media, has collaborated with SITO.org and RTMark, and published in CTHEORY, frAme, and LEONARDO. His recent work is for the Walker Art Center entitled Grasping at Bits.
  • Gregory Little. Media artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Kent State University. His work addresses human sentience and simulation. He has exhibited at the Virtual Reality Centre in Teesside, U.K. and Ars Electronica in Austria.
  • Timothy McFadden. Technologist, artistic collaborator and currently works with France Telecom in Silicon Valley. He has created VRML spaces for art¬work and is presently collaborating with dancers using augmented reality.
  • Mike Mosher. Artist and director of Community Art Machines. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Saginaw Valley State University Art School and is completing the book Creating Web Graphics, Audio and Video (Prentice-Hall, 2000).
  • Scott Patterson. Architect and net.artist in New York City where he currently works with plumb design. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Parsons School of Design’s MFA in Design and Technology.
  • Dan Livingstone. Artist and assistant professor at the University of Plymouth School of Computing in the U.K. His work concerns data-driven interaction with sculptural and spatial environments.