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11/11/2008

Article Distributed Art of Invisible Networks: Notes on Network Politics by Magda Tyżlik-Carver published in Techsty, magazine of literature and new media

The article by Magda Tyżlik-Carver Distributed Art of Invisible Networks. Notes on Network Politics has been translated into Polish and published in Techsty www.techsty.art.pl, a Polish online magazine of literature and new media.

The article concentrates on describing the conditions in which the network emerges as a medium. It focuses on a reading of selected examples of network art and it is driven by writings on politics of aesthetics by French philosopher Jacques Rancière. Among the artworks discussed is love_potion, a network artwork by Cornwall based artist group Glorious Ninth, and the Department of Reading (DoR) which is a project initiated in 2006 by Sönke Hallmann at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.

You can read English version of the text here: http://techsty.art.pl/magazyn/magazyn5/artykuly/en/tyzlik_carver01.html
Polish version is available following this link: http://techsty.art.pl/magazyn/magazyn5/artykuly/tyzlik_carver01.html

Techsty is a Polish internet service and a magazine for those interested in the subject of literature and new media, hypertext theory, ergodic literature, computer game theory and all forms of e-texts and literary activity on the web in which the language of the digital environment is not taken for granted, but is a subject of artistic considerations. Techsty has been on the web since 2001.

iRes, Research in Network Art is a dynamic research environment focusing on the ethical production and dissemination of cultural forms within network societies. Bringing together practitioners, theorists and communities of interest working across a broad spectrum of art, performance, design and media, iRes encourages the pollination of experimental ideas across disciplines. Research is practice-led and is underpinned by discourses around networks, technologies, art and trans-subjectivity. It is disseminated online and offline as network art and performance through exhibitions, publications and conferences.

Magda Tyżlik-Carver is a Research Assistant at iRes. Her recent curatorial projects include exhibitions Participation (2007) and (IN)visible Networks (2008). She has organised events and online discussions as part of her project New Models of Curating? which she has undertaken at iRes. Her current research interests include collaboration, the common and the community in the network society.

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