Archive for February, 2008

Great news from David Broker – CCAS

Thanks David for a wonderful presentation and trip back to the 1990s via VNS Matrix, Linda Dement and Rosalind Brodsky. 

David has also very kindly offered that CCAS cover the cost of the room hire for the monthly dorkbot meetings.

It is great to have the support of CCAS and we look forward to seeing David at future events.

Alex Gillespie and Tracey Meziane Benson

February 27, 2008 at 5:07 am Leave a comment

February dorkbot cbr meeting – Speaker: David Broker

Announcing our February meeting in association with Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS), Dorkbot CBR presents David Broker, Director CCAS.
Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: The Fireplace Room, Gorman House Arts Centre
Street: Ainslie Ave. Braddon
Cost: There is a $3 door donation to cover room hire. BYO snacks to share
Presentation overview statement:
I will be talking about the process by which I was slowly seduced by a number of artists who have taken part on the new media revolution. Beginning in the early 1990s I will recount a personal history of contact with digital artists, naming names and making some startling confessions on behalf of other people. This is not always a pleasant story but hey … its interesting and it raises many important issues in relation to digital media, its uses, misuses and muses.
David Broker is a writer, curator, and currently, Director of Canberra Contemporary Art Space. He began his career in the arts at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia where he was administrator and co-editor of Broadsheet magazine and moved on to become Deputy Director of Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art in 1996. David has curated and managed many exhibitions including, Beauty 2000 at the IMA in 1998, Primavera 2002 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the IMA/Ssamzie Space International Residency Exchange in Brisbane and Seoul in 2004, and in 2007, Streetworks an exhibition of work by Shaun Gladwell and Craig Walsh toured by Asialink to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree Visual Arts majoring in Photography and Film at the University of South Australia David’s keen interest in art theory lead to an auxiliary career as an arts journalist. His articles and reviews have been published in periodicals such as Artlink, Art Monthly, Broadsheet, Eyeline and Photofile, and he has contributed to books such as Shoosh! A History of the Campfire Group (IMA 2005) and Ray Cook Photographs – Dairy of a Fortunate Man (QCP 2007). For many years David has also produced and presented arts radio shows on 4ZZZ in Brisbane and 5UV in Adelaide.

February 18, 2008 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Links to Mitchell Whitelaw’s sites

Thanks to Mitchell Whitelaw for his fabulous presentation. If you want to look into his work further follow these links.

  • February 1, 2008 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

    Mitchell Whitelaw

    Mitchell Whitelaw is an academic, writer and artist with interests in new media art and culture, especially complex generative systems and digital sound and music. His work has appeared in journals including Leonardo, Digital Creativity and Contemporary Music Review. In 2004 his work on a-life art was published in the book Metacreation: Art and Artificial Life (MIT Press, 2004). His current work spans generative art and sonic and visual data-aesthetics. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Communication at the University of Canberra.Mitchell will be presenting on his recent 6 month residency at Monash University Centre for Electronic Media Art.While visiting CEMA Mitchell wrote about, and experimented with, generative and data art, transcoded audiovisuals, and other creative forms that deal with the abstract structures and capacities of digital media.

    February 1, 2008 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

    2nd dorkbot cbr meeting – 30 January 2008

    Thanks to all who came along to the first dorkbot CBR meeting!Announcing our second meeting in association with Canberra Contemporary Art SpaceDorkbot Canberra presents Mitchell Whitelaw on the 30th January 2008.Date: Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008.Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pmLocation: The Fireplace Room, Gorman House Arts Centre.Street: Ainslie Ave. BraddonCost: There is a $3 door donation to cover room hire. BYO snacks to share.

    February 1, 2008 at 8:41 am Leave a comment

    1st dorkbot cbr meeting – 12 December 2007

    Come along to Dorkbot CBR’s first meeting.Meet other media/arts/technology dorks in your area.Hear Dorkbot CBR’s upcoming plans for next year.Wednesday, December 12, 20075:30pm – 7:30pmLocation: Meeting Room, Gorman House Arts Centre look for the dorkbot signs.Street: Ainslie Ave, BraddonCity/Town: Canberra, Australia There is a $3 door donation to cover room hire and snacks!Hope to see you there.

    February 1, 2008 at 8:32 am Leave a comment

    dorkbot cbr meetings

    • 30 January 2008: Mitchell Whitelaw
    • 26 February 2008: David Broker
    • 25 March 2008: TBC
    • 30 April 2008: TBC
    • 27 May 2008: TBC
    • 24 June 2008: TBC

    February 1, 2008 at 3:01 am Leave a comment


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