Title: ArtCamp 2007: Re:UseArtCamp is coming up on Saturday, September 8th, 2007!
The aim of ArtCamp07: Re:Use is to bring the open, participatory and creative energy of BarCamp to the world of art in an interdisciplinary forum. As an unconference, it’s about using principles of self-organization to bring people together, and to create an emergent format where people may talk, meet, show work, present ideas, receive input, and generally discuss, view, and advance ideas, research and projects.
The unconference format is borrowed originally from the technology community, where it was observed that conversations happening outside formal sessions at traditional conferences were often more enjoyable, productive and illuminating than the sessions themselves.
ArtCamp06 overturned the New Forms Festival conference in order to undertake the first ever unconference devoted to the subject of art. The event was attended by over a hundred artists, designers, programmers, critics, theorists, curators and practitioners from all fields who presented 30 workshops, talks and hybrid events in a single day. This will be the second iteration.
We are excited this year to add to this fascinating mix a group of invited moderators, including:
Andrew Feenberg: Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University Lindsay Brown: Writer and Critic Jesse Scott: Artist and Curator (memelab, CineCitta) Alissa Firth-Eagland: Director and Curator of Media Arts, Western Front Patrick Lichty: Artist, Curator, Writer, Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Agent Magazine