ADA Mesh Cities Christchurch will be a series of events held over 2013-15 addressing the role of media arts in the city, exploring key issues such as urban space, social engagement, memory and speculative futures.
Over this three-year period the ADA Network will host three major symposia and a series of workshops and speaking tours
Mesh Cities Artist for 2013 is Dr Janine Randerson who will developing a collaborative network for a new work. ‘Neighbourhood Hope Index’ uses clouds and sound to map affective zones in post-earthquake Christchurch. The framework for this artwork stems from the emergent currency of data in the plan for a better city. A so-called silver lining for the embattled inhabitants is that a ‘smart’ city may emerge where the instrumental measurement of traffic flows, water quality, air quality and urban weather can be remedied.
The full programme for the 8th ADA Symposium in Dunedin = Space: Network : Memory. Three days of presentations, panels, discussions and activities with national and international artists and academics. This event happens 13-15th September 2013 in the Dunedin Warehouse district (Vogel Street) and at Otago Polytechnic
NUMBER 8 COLLECTIVE, 2012 / 2013
The Un Litro de Agua project aims to establish and support dialogue between Colombian and New Zealand artists and the wider public through a series of collaborative arts events. The project facilitates discussion and critical thinking around sustainable water practices through workshops, exhibitions, urban interventions and platforms for public participation and dialogue.
MELANIE SWALWELL, 2008.
From The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, ed. Brennan and Ballard, 2008.
Swalwell investigates this highly experimental practice that was a significant part of the reception and culture of early home computers. Her informants exemplify early relations to technology where the “probing of possibilities provided a base for invention”.
The ADA Network enables communication between artists, curators, teachers, critics, theorists, writers and the interested public. ADA develops public understanding of digital art through its online forum, through publications and exhibitions, and by touring speakers, holding master classes and symposia.