WJ-SPOTS

June 10th
@ La Gaîté Lyrique
19-22h, free entrance

WJ-SPOTS SEMINAR : 15 YEARS OF INTERNET CREATION


WJ-SPOTS is a project imagined and conceived by the media curator Anne Roquigny; it consists of a series of conferences where artists, critics, thinkers, inventors, researchers, curators, organizers and producers of cultural events are invited to comment on the history and the future of the internet.

With :

Alejo Duque
(Colombia) artist, researcher
http://co.lab.cohete.net/
Atau Tanaka (Japan) artist, director Culture Lab Newcastle, UK
http://culturelab.ncl.ac.uk
Aymeric Mansoux (France) artist
http://su.kuri.mu
Carl.Y & Laboiteblanche (((NOMUSIC))) (France) artists, curators
http://www.nomusic.org/
Géraldine Gomez (France) curator Centre Pompidou, Paris
http://www.centrepompidou.fr/
Jaromil (Holland) hacker
http://rastasoft.org
Jean-Baptiste Bayle (France), artist
http://www.myownspace.fr
Julien Levesque (France)  artist
http://www.julienlevesque.net/
Julien Ottavi (France) artist, curator
http://www.apo33.org/
Karen Dermineur (KRN) (France) artist, curator
http://KRN.incident.net
Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir (Iceland) lecturer, critic
http://reykjavikmedialab.is
Michaël Sellam (France) artist
http://michaelsellam.com/
Pedro Soler (Espagne/Spain) Expert
http://root.ps
Ricardo Mbarkho (Liban/Lebanon) artiste/artist
http://www.ricardombarkho.com/

The event, organised in Paris at la Gaité Lyrique on the 10th of June 2011 (19H-23H), during The Mal au Pixel Festival, is an opportunity to make a focus on international practices linked to Internet cultures and networks. International web personalities are invited to analyse and question how the Internet has been taken over by artists as a space of creation (online creation, sofware art, code art, ascii art, flash art, google art, twitter and Facebook art, generative art, interactive art, collaborative art, tactical media, locative media, telematic art, telepresence art, network performances, hybrids of physical and virtual worlds).

The 15 minutes presentations are conducted inside the WJ-S multi-screen environment www.wj-s.org, transformed for the occasion into a space of thought and investigation. Online browsing through a selection of emblematic websites - chosen by the speakers, takes place simultaneously on 3 big screens. The speakers are physically present or they may participate through a video conference program.

Isabelle Arvers and Anne Laforet will be webjaying through a selection of URLs related to each presentation while the participants will be doing their conferences. The real time surfing magnifies and augments the points raised throughout the presentation, offering multiple perspectives on the subject.

After the event, the conferences are edited and will be available via the Internet, on the server of Digitalarti : www.digitalarti.com

WJ-SPOTS is also collection of special bilingual (French and English) editions, produced and published by the magazine MCD. Each special edition contains the texts of the presentations, as well as the bookmarks of each participant: http://www.digitalmcd.com/

WJ-SPOTS is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

The live broadcast of the event is provided by Ivan Chabanaud: www.selfworld.net/

http://www.wj-s.org/WJ-SPOTS-MAL-AU-PIXEL-FESTIVAL