[ISEA2011] Panel: Paula Perissinotto (moderator) — New Media Archives: New Intelligent Ambiances

Panel Statement

Chair Per­son: Paula Perissinotto                                                                                                                   Pre­sen­ters: Gabriela Pre­v­idello Orth, Nick Hasty, Tim­o­thy Mur­ray & Jon Ip­polito

This panel pre­sents a dig­i­tal art archives in­ves­ti­ga­tion high­light­ing the use of in­tel­li­gent sys­tems ap­pli­ca­tions in con­ser­va­tion, re­trieval, in­dex­ing or ac­cess forms re­lated to the artis­tic ob­ject ma­nip­u­la­tion. The main goal of the dis­cus­sion is to de­fine pa­ra­me­ters for non lin­ear sys­tems on the new media art in­for­ma­tion treat­ment. The prin­ci­ples for an in­tel­li­gent ma­chine and friendly in­ter­face to archives am­biance is still a the­ory. How­ever, the ap­pli­ca­tion of this con­cept on cur­rent plat­forms is a healthy mech­a­nism of tran­si­tion from lin­ear and se­man­tic struc­tures to a sym­bolic, non lin­ear and fuzzy logic sys­tem. Ma­chines do not have the cog­ni­tive de­vel­op­ment of hu­mans. They do not de­velop con­scious­ness or in­ten­tion­al­ity pred­i­cates yet. Nowa­days, the in­tel­li­gent ma­chine ap­pli­ca­tions aren’t sep­a­rated from human acts. These non lin­ear sys­tems and re­la­tions work as a frac­tal com­ple­ment for re­search and knowl­edge. Mem­ory is con­sid­ered not only by the pre­vi­ous con­tent in­dexed on the archive, but also by the in­ter­locu­tor’s ac­tions and per­cep­tions. To dis­cuss muse­ol­ogy, data­base sys­tems, data vi­su­al­iza­tion, artis­tic process and other themes by the lens of the mem­ory, this panel fo­cuses on doc­u­men­ta­tion tools and con­cepts to un­der­stand the ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence ap­plic­a­bil­ity in elec­tronic and dig­i­tal art con­ser­va­tion. The panel pro­po­nent FILE elec­tronic lan­guage in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val is a non­profit cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­motes a re­flec­tion on the main is­sues in the con­tem­po­rary elec­tronic-dig­i­tal global con­text, al­ways keep­ing a trans­dis­ci­pli­nary vi­sion in the cul­tural man­i­fes­ta­tions com­plex­ity of our time. The FILE ini­tia­tive of doc­u­men­ta­tion oc­curs since its first edi­tion, in 2000. Al­ter­na­tive tac­tics are used to keep the archive up­dated with dif­fer­ent plat­forms to cover all its con­tents. Mech­a­nisms of tran­si­tion to in­tel­li­gent sys­tems arise as a so­lu­tion to FILE Archive doc­u­men­ta­tion and ac­cess. Cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for dis­cus­sions in this area and share with other ini­tia­tives such as ISEA event will con­tribute to en­large the dig­i­tal con­ser­va­tion knowl­edge.

  • Paula Perissinotto is an artist spe­cial­iz­ing in elec­tronic lan­guage. She has a Mas­ters of Vi­sual Po­etry by ECA, School of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Arts at Uni­ver­sity of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a Mas­ters of Cu­ra­to­r­ial and Cul­tural Prac­tices in Art and New Media at MECAD/ESDI in Barcelona.  In 2000 she co-founded the FILE Elec­tronic Lan­guage In­ter­na­tional, a non-gov­ern­men­tal and non­profit cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­motes and en­cour­ages aes­thetic, cul­tural, and sci­en­tific stud­ies re­lated to dig­i­tal cul­ture.  For the last 12 years, she has di­rected FILE Fes­ti­val, an in­ter­na­tional cul­tural plat­form to boost pro­duc­tion and bring vis­i­bil­ity to the cul­tural de­vel­op­ment of art and tech­nol­ogy in Brazil. In 2010 Perissinotto launched the Mul­ti­me­dia pro­duc­tion course at the Eu­ro­pean De­sign In­sti­tute in Sao Paulo.  file.org.br