The aim for the end of the day is to develop a document, a manifesto, a five point plan for the development of the Digital Arts in New Zealand.
The 1st ADA symposium was subtitled “New Media in New Zealand” and was hosted by Sean Cubitt and Stella Brennan at Waikato University in honor of Waikato’s roots as the first Internet Gateway in New Zealand (way back in 1989). This was the first gathering of interested individuals who would form into the ADA Network.
ESSAY by STELLA BRENNAN, 2003
for ‘Arcadia: The Other Life of Video Games’ curated by Hanna Scott, Govett Brewster Art Gallery New Plymouth.
The Arcades in question aren’t distant tree-filled realms but those garishly-carpeted, dimly-lit caverns crammed with everything from Dance Dance Revolution to Mortal Kombat.
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