The ADA Network is New Zealand's national research network for critical discussion and presentation of digital and media arts.
ADA Mesh Cities is a series of events held over 2013-15. It proposes to address the role of media arts in the city, exploring key issues such as urban space, social engagement, memory and speculative futures through a series of symposia and artist workshop tours. The latest event in the programme is the ADA BookSprint November 23-28 2015.
Space, Network, Memory: Media Art and the Transitional City is a 5 day BookSprint that will include documentation and discussion of media art practices from around Aotearoa that engage with these interconnected themes (space, network, memory).Taking place at XCHC in Christchurch it will gather a group of up to 10 participants for an immersive creative writing project facilitated by Adam Hyde.
Space : Network : Memory – the 9th ADA Symposium looks at digital art and the social space and asks; What roles are digital networks playing in our ability to reveal and understand layers of a city? How does this affect contemporary practices in art, architecture and related fields?
Dan Untitled’s DJ3D14 is an interactive video/robotics artwork in Anaglyph 3D for Digital Art Live. Splicing real-time 3D footage into a series of video loops, participants in the ‘line of sight’ will see themselves superimposed into scenes that are ‘real, or ‘fictional’. Opening at the ADA Symposium in Auckland and exhibited on the the Digital Art Live screen at The Edge, Aotea square.
Attendance at ISEA 2013, supported by Creative New Zealand is an output of the ADA Mesh Cities project. ADA members presented a panel titled Media Art and the Transitional City. The ISEA roundtable conversation has been worked into a paper for publication in the ISEA conference proceedings.
The Aotearoa Digital Arts List is an e-mail based discussion list for artists, curators, critics and educators focused on the intersection between art in technology in New Zealand and further afield. Subscription information on the following page.