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ANAT Reports

Articles written by the staff of ANAT

July 2nd, 2009

Digital worlds, existing both in lived (pocket inhabiting mobile phones) and virtual (amorphous and online) spaces, prompt new ways of thinking about community and connection, cultural memory and individual voice. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Goodbye Privacy, Ars Electronica, Linz…Entering the ivy shrouded “Aktienkeller”, a series of abandoned, dark, damp caverns cut into the Linz hillside, I agree to sign a disclaimer saying I have never been anxious or had a headache, so that the orange coated security staff will allow me to view Kurt Hentslarger’s FEED. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

I hold an image of bigger hands holding a fish bowl (nestled on my mobile phone screen). Behind the bowl, clouds roll over a dry outback – a shuddering bumpy backdrop for a road movie. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

Collaboration between the arts and sciences has the potential to create new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. (more…)

July 29th, 2009

Since 1988 ANAT has been working with artists who make artwork with personal computers, yet despite a promise of intimacy, unique identity, and immediacy these computers haven’t always been so personal. (more…)

July 29th, 2009

The reSkin Media Lab provided a framework for examining and reflecting on the futuristic vision that artefacts worn on the body will increasingly be “smart”, will “think”, and will augment communication. (more…)

July 29th, 2009

Arts Victoria’s Arts Innovation program provides support for professional artists to undertake a project with partners in other fields to share their respective knowledge and expertise. (more…)

July 29th, 2009

The Synapse Art and Science Residency program is an initiative aiming to support creative partnerships between scientists and artists, science institutions and art organisations. It is a significant national and international program managed by ANAT, and is part of the Australia Council Synapse initiative. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

In today’s high-tech world, and with 2009 being ANAT’s 21st anniversary year, our Emerging Technology (ET) labs have never been more necessary. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

Sound in the public space is still very much a frontier, where the lines are drawn by multiple authorities and exposure to the “public” challenges sound artists with a whole new set of issues and dynamics. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

In his editorial, Scott Hessels writes about his recent embrace of new forms of screen-based content creation and delivery compared to his earlier approach where content was king. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

ANAT’s core mission is to actively support the field of media arts in Australia by taking a leading role in shaping the environment in which media arts practice exists. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

The successful artists for the 2006 round of national and international Synapse Art and Science Residencies were announced by Andrew Donovan, Director of the Inter-Arts Office, Australia Council, in late March at the New Constellations: Art, Science and Society International Conference in Sydney at the MCA. In 2006, the residencies’ focus is on ecological sustainability and issues of human/environmental interaction. (more…)

September 4th, 2009

As part of the art research science program encouraging collaboration between artists, scientists and researchers, ANAT will be moderating a discussion list throughout 2008. (more…)

September 4th, 2009

There is no doubt about the breadth of effect the mobile phone (a small disrupter with a widespread impact) is having on creative fields and social practices. (more…)

September 4th, 2009

For many reasons it was with trepidation that I recently accepted the position of Program Manager for the Embracing Sound [ES] Program with ANAT. Although a potentially negative opening for my initial article in the role, my trepidation is under the most positive of circumstances; primarily being the immense respect I hold for Australian sound art and its practitioners. (more…)

September 4th, 2009

The journey continues south west to…It’s Simply Beautiful, LABoral, Gijón, Spain (more…)

September 18th, 2009

Inspired by the 150th publication anniversary of The Origin of Species, Darwin’s evolutionary treatise, Super Human: Revolution of the Species turns the spotlight on collaborations between artists and scientists and the impact these investigations have on what it means to be human, now and into the future. (more…)

November 26th, 2009

The image embracing the exterior of the November issue of Art Monthly Australia (AMA) is the interior of an anechoic chamber, a room designed to create the (rather superficial human) construct of ‘silence’ through its elimination of external environmental noise such as echo, radio frequency and acoustic sounds. (more…)

January 24th, 2010

ISEA2004 was the 12th Symposium on Electronic Arts, organised for the first time in two capital cities and on a ferry that travelled between Helsinki, Stockholm, Mariehamn, and Tallinn. During this time, the Baltic Sea became the centre of electronic music, new media research, art and design. (more…)

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