The ADA Network is New Zealand's national research network for critical discussion and presentation of digital and media arts.
ADA Mesh Cities Christchurch is to be 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 ADA Mesh Cities Artist Tour 2014 is being facilitated by the collaborative team Trudy Lane and Halsey Burgund, with their project Sound Sky (http://soundsky.org/) a new geo-located audio work envisioned for Christchurch. Participants can learn about and participate on location in this contributory art project for Christchurch
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?
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.
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 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.