CONFERENCES

The 15 minutes presentations are organised within the WJ-S multi-screen environment, transformed for the occasion into a space for reflection and investigation. The online browsing through a selection of emblematic websites, chosen by the speakers, takes place simultaneously on 3 big screens.
The speakers are physically present or participate in the event through a video conference program.

WJ-SPOTS is a series of public conferences where participants (artists, critics, thinkers, inventors, researchers, curators, organisers and producers of cultural events) are invited to look back on 15 years of artistic creation on the internet.

WJ-SPOTS is a series of live conferences with a simultaneous online surf on a selection of URLs on 3 big screens.

WJ-SPOTS in an event that is webcast on the Internet, the online audience can interact with the participants on a live chat.

The events

MCD WJ-SPOTS #1 "15 years of artistic creation on the Internet"

Friday 25 September 2009

Festival Ososphere
13 rue du hohwald 67000 strasbourg

Special MCD edition WJ-SPOTS #1 "15 years of artistic creation on the Internet"

WJ-SPOTS is a project that was conceived of and designed by media curator Anne Roquigny, in which artists, critics, thinkers, inventors, researchers, curators, organizers and producers of cultural events are invited to look back on 15 years of Internet history.

The interviews are conducted inside the WJ-S multi-screen environment www.wj-s.org, transformed for the occasion into a space for thought and investigation. Online browsing of a selection of emblematic websites, chosen by the speakers, take place simultaneously on 3 big screens. Real time surfing is like a magnified and augmented thought presentation, offering multiple of points of view while the participants answer a series of 5 questions.

With the participation for WJ-SPOTS#1 of :
Aliette G Certhoux, Agnès de Cayeux, Anne Laforet, Anne-Marie Morice, Annick Rivoire, Annie Abrahams, Antoine Schmitt, Bruno Alacoque aka weweje aka s.u.n aka datatank, Albertine Meunier, Christophe Bruno, Collectif MU, Cyril Thomas, David Guez, David-Olivier Lartigaud, Douglas Edric Stanley, Elisabeth Klimoff, Emmanuel Vergès, Eléonore Hellio, Etienne Cliquet, Fred Forest, Grégoire Courtois aka Troudair, Gregory Chatonsky, Isabelle Arvers, Ivan Chabanaud, Jacques Perconte, Jérôme Joy, Jocelyne Quelo, Joëlle Bitton, Julie Morel, Lucille Calmel, Mabuseki, Margherita Balzerani, Martine Neddam aka Mouchette, Michaël Borras aka Systaime, Nathalie Magnan, Nicolas Frespech, Nicolas Maigret, Olga Kisseleva, Olivier Auber, Olivier Forest, Peter Sinclair, RYBN, Thierry Théolier aka ThTh, Xavier Faltot.

The first WJ-SPOTS took place in Paris, on May 27th & 28th, 2009, from noon to midnight, and was programmed within the framework of two digital events : Futur en Seine and Les Immatérielles.

WJ-SPOTS#1 was a two-day opportunity to discover approximately 40 outstanding figures of the French Internet community and the online content (texts, sound, video, animations...) browsed and downloaded in real time by Isabelle Arvers and Anne Laforet, from the gigantic hard drive that is the web.

The participants commented and analyzed, from an artistic perspective, how the Internet has been progressively taken over as a space of artistic creation, from its beginning until now : online creation, software art, code art, ascii art, flash art, google art, generative art, interactive art, collaborative art, tactical media, locative media, telematic art, network performances, etc.

WJ-SPOTS #1 is the first edition of a series of events and publications that will be organized in 2010 and 2011, in partnership with international media and cultural organizations.

WJ-SPOTS plays on numerous levels of re/transmission and publication.

WJ-SPOTS is a public event where it is possible to interview online artistic creators and surf in real time their selection of Internet sites.

WJ-SPOTS makes it possible to see the live retransmission of the event on the Internet on the Selfworld site : www.selfworld.net .

WJ-SPOTS makes each of the interviews available via video on demand, on the server of Digitalarti :http://www.digitalarti.com/fr/views/videos/7026.

WJ-SPOTS provides access to the artists’ bookmarks : http://www.digitalarti.com/fr/views/videos/7026.

WJ-SPOTS is also a collection of bilingual (French and English) special editions, produced and published by the magazine MCD.www.digitalmcd.com

WJ-SPOTS #1 is supported by
the French Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Délégation au développement et aux affaires internationales (DDAI) www.culture-multimedia.culture.fr,
Futur-en-Seine www.futur-en-seine.org,
La Maison des Métallos www.maisondesmetallos.org,
Musiques & Cultures Digitales www.digitalmcd.com,
Digital Art International www.digitalarti.com,
Selfworld www.selfworld.net

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