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[New Release] The 3rd International symposium for Media Art "Formation of Culture in the Post-Internet Era: Creation, Production, and Network" Report

Since the internet has become an everyday part of our lives, creative practices have prompted the formation of alternative scenes and joint creative processes through the fusing of varying expertise and fields by individuals connecting with each other through social media, namely among the next generation of artist who use media technology. Here we get a glimpse of cultural development through new ideas and creative methods that utilize digital technology and influences that transcend borders.

This report serves as a record of the 3rd international symposium for media arts "Formation of Culture in the Post-Internet Era: Creation, Production, and Network." This symposium presented these processes of forming culture through three sequential themes: creation, production, and network. We introduced artists who use the medium of internet in their work, as well as the work of directors and curators who help produce these new creative formats, and the work of editors who advance media development in Asia, to think about how culture will be shaped from now on.

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Contents:

Preface to the Third International Symposium Report

[Session 1] Defining "Creation" in the Internet Society

  • Turning Old Home Appliances into Borderless Electromagnetic Native Instruments
    WADA Ei
  • Media Art at a Bold Intersection of Ancient Religion and Cutting-Edge Science
    Lu Yang
  • Redefining Media, Educating the Next Generation, and Stimulating Interactions
    Eyedropper Fill (Wattanapume Laisuwanchai, Nuntawat Jarusruangnil)
  • The Evolution of Computers, and the Future of Architecture and Design
    TOYODA Keisuke
  • Arranging Nodes: Forming a Virtual Community
    tomad

Discussion and Q&A
WADA Ei + Lu Yang + Eyedropper Fill + TOYODA Keisuke + tomad | HATANAKA Minoru

[Session 2] Producing New Forms of Expression

  • Resisting the Mainstream: The Internet, Experience, and Reproduction
    KANAZAWA Kodama
  • How Can We Play Together?: Improvising as a Way to Establish a Relationship Between Artists
    dj sniff
  • Liberating the Internet from Universality and Globalization
    Riar Rizaldi

[Session 3] Creating a Cultural Scene in Asia

  • The Importance of Building Sustainable Relationships: Publishing a Special Issue on Asian Music
    KAWADA Yohei
  • Reaching Young Asian Cultural Creatives Across Multiple Platforms
    Marvin Conanan
  • An Online Media Collaboration Sharing Local Culture Across National Borders
    WADA Tetsuro, Choi Jang-min + Kwon Hyuk-in

[Wrap-up Session] Post-Internet and Simultaneity in Asia

Moderator Discussion and Q&A
HATANAKA Minoru + KANAZAWA Kodama + WAKABAYASHI Kei

Symposium Organizer Profiles

Published: February 21, 2020
Publisher: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Editors: HIROTA Fumi, KASHIMA Moeko (The Japan Foundation Asia Center)
Editing & Writing: William Andrews
Japanese Writing: ABE Kenichi

Symposium Outline

Date Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2019
Venue NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Panelists &
Moderators
Wada Ei (Artist, Musician) [Japan]
Lu Yang (Artist) [China]
Eyedropper Fill (Wattanapume Laisuwanchai, Nuntawat Jarusruangnil) (Multimedia design team) [Thailand]
Toyoda Keisuke (Architect / Co-founder of noiz) [Japan]
tomad (Organizer, DJ / Head of Maltine Records) [Japan]
dj sniff (Turntablist, DJ, Curator) [Japan]
Riar Rizaldi (Artist, Researcher) [Indonesia]
Kawada Yohei (Editor) [Japan]
Marvin Conanan (Founder, Editor in Chief of PURVEYR) [Philippines]
Wada Tetsuro (Chief Editor of FNMNL) [Japan]
Choi Jang-min + Kwon Hyuk-in (Founders, Editors in Chief of VISLA Magazine) [South Korea]
Hatanaka Minoru (Chief Curator of NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] ) [Japan]
Kanazawa Kodama (Independent curator / Senior Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, Towada Art Center) [Japan]
Wakabayashi Kei (Editor) [Japan]
Organized by The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Special
support from
NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
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