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17 APRIL 2015

Tactical Media Files: a living archive of social-political action

"Tactical Media emerged when the modest goals of media artists and media activists were transformed into a movement that challenged everyone to produce their own media in support of their own political struggles. This "new media" activism was based on the insight that the long-held distinction between the 'street' (reality) and the 'media' (representation) could no longer be upheld. On the contrary, the media had come to infuse all of society.

To challenge dominant (strategic) structures in society, it was necessary develop new (tactical) means of producing and distributing media. Not a specialised task separate from the social movements, but a key activity around which social movements could coalesce. And of equal importance, the media environment characterised by a broadcast logic of geography was being supplemented with an environment characterised by a many-to-many logic of access.

Though much has changed these insights remain as valid today as they did in the early 1990s."

(Eric Kluitenberg and David Garcia)

Fig.1 Image from: Critical Art Ensemble, Digital Resistance: Explorations in Tactical Media, 2001. http://critical-art.net/books/digital

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1990sagency of access and engagementamateur cultural productionAmsterdamartist collectivebig media • broadcast logic • broadcast mediacollective actioncritical artcritical engagementcritical perspectivescritical practices • David Garcia • digital resistance • Eric Kluitenberg • hegemonic discourse • International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam • living archive • living practice • many-to-many • media activism • media archive • media environment • media representation • multimedia organisation • new media activism • new tactical means • participative mediapolitical action • political struggles • politics of resistance • power and agency • producing and distributing media • renewal and re-invention • social historysocial movementstactical engagementtactical media • Tactical Media Files • television programming

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
09 JANUARY 2013

Eighth International Conference on the Arts in Society

Eighth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 24–26 June 2013

"The purpose of the annual Arts Conference is to create an intellectual platform for the arts and arts practices, and to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. It is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world–on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities.

Its scope is deliberately broad and ambitious. Our times demand nothing less than cross–disciplinary and holistic approaches. The breadth of the Conference and its accompanying Journal, however, are without prejudice to finely grained discussion of the specific, the local and the grounded practices.

The Conference provides a venue and a framework for the arts and art practices that are situated within the context of international art expositions, festivals and biennials engaged with the international production of art and its global distribution networks. This Conference aims to discover what values, instincts and common ground may exist within the arts and their practices and sites of reception around the world. Your participation shapes the Conference itself.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types). Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community, see Our Focus."

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2013art and design conferenceart and educationart educationart practicesarts • arts conference • arts education • arts history and theory • Arts in Society Conference • arts practices • Budapestcall for paperscolloquiaCommon Ground (publishing)conferencecreative artscritical engagementcross-disciplinary • Eotvos Lorand University • holistic approaches • Hungaryinterdisciplinaryinternational conferencenew media • paper presentations • political and community agendas in the arts • poster sessions • roundtable sessions • scholarly platform • technology and the arts • the arts • The Arts Knowledge Community • the role of the arts in society • theory and practicevisual arts

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
07 SEPTEMBER 2011

Furtherfield: co-creation, swapping and sharing code, music, images, video and ideas

"Vision: We believe that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co–creators of their cultures and societies. ...

Mission: Our mission is to co–create extraordinary art that connects with contemporary audiences providing innovative, engaging and inclusive digital and physical spaces for appreciating and participating in practices in art, technology and social change.

Who We Are and What We Do?: Furtherfield was founded by artists Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett in 1997 and sustained by the work of its community as the Internet took shape as a new public space for internationally connected cultural production.

Furtherfield is now a dynamic, creative and social nerve centre where upwards of 26,000 contributors worldwide have built a visionary culture around co–creation – swapping and sharing code, music, images, video and ideas.

A Not–for–Profit Private Limited Company since 2009, Furtherfield has received regular funding from Arts Council England since 2005 which supports artistic programmes with a local, national and international reach as well as innovative outreach projects and the development of new forms of infrastructure and digitally enabled participation and engagement in the arts.

Digital Communities for Co–creation: Through our online platforms for review, discussion, reflection, sound exploration, conversation and audiovisual mash–ups, specialist and amateur artists, designers, activists, thinkers, and technologists come together to cultivate open, engaging and stimulating contexts for making and thinking."

(Furtherfield)

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1997artart and technologyart practicesartistsArts Council Englandaudiovisual mash-upsco-creationcontributorscreative practicecritical engagementculture and societydesign researchdesign researcherdigital and physical spaces • digital communities • digitally enabled participation • engagement in the arts • Furtherfield • inclusiveinnovationinterdisciplinary • making and thinking • Marc Garrett • mash-up • new forms • not-for-profit • online platforms • open contexts • outreach projects • participationpractice-ledpublic space • Ruth Catlow • sharingsocial changeswappingUK • visionary culture

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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