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
The Netwalking Tour, a series of master classes and workshops with Simon Pope, will take place April 2013. The ADA Network will host public workshops in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington that will draw upon Pope’s recent work that has taken the form of walking-as-art. The workshops will explore an expanded notion of dialogue and negotiation.
Energetics and Informatics: the 7th ADA Symposium, was held in Whanganui, December 10-12, 2010. Invited keynotes were Douglas Kahn, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding. The symposium examined the relationship between energy and information in media arts and included a screening programme and two exhibitions.
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.