As the Internet becomes increasingly ubiquitous around the world, more and more web users are making the transition from consumers to creators, merging art, technology and networks to build new and surprising digital art forms with unprecedented and democratising results.
What might the combination of these experiments in theory, code and creativity — a practice we refer to as "networked art" — mean for cultural heritage organisations, artists, technologists and curators? How will it change our understandings of galleries, libraries, archives and museums? And how might creative works inform our understandings of the open web’s key challenges, from privacy to ownership, and from identity to governance?
Join us at the Mozilla Festival 2014's new Art and Culture of the Web track in London this October to explore and break the boundaries of art as we know it.
INSPIRE: Open Studio | This space, the first of its kind ever seen at Mozfest, will host a groundbreaking live gallery featuring 12 new digital artworks from around the world, each encouraging participants to jump in, hack and build in collaboration with creators. Shrouded in mystery from the rest of Mozfest, each of the circular experiences offered within will illustrate critical artmaking in practice.
Featured artworks: TBA
PRACTICE: Workshops | To augment the experiences of the Open Studio, in-depth theoretical understandings of networked art and culture will be built through a set of 12 complimentary workshops facilitated by a diverse set of organizations, from Creative Commons to Rhizome, from the Internet Archive to TATE, and from Europeana to Manufactura Independente. Ranging from cultural heritage investigations to webfonts to net art anatomies to data shadow puppet-making, formats will inspire participants to explore, make and learn together.
Featured workshops: TBA
9 September 2014 | Thanks to all who proposed sessions and ideas. We had an overwhelming response, and are now evaluating the final proposals. Have a question? Get in touch.
Photo taken of the Draftsmen’s Congress at the 7th Berlin Biennale. Context here.