Due 4/23: Manifesto for New Media Curators
NEW MEDIA ART IS A TREND!
It is beyond the traditional art works we used to describe! Arjen Mulder, great editor and author of works of art criticism, states in his The Age of Instability that “Interdisciplinary collaboration between art and research generates an ecology of knowledge domains in which instability can be made productive”. In today’s new media art, we have been using it in a numerous variety industries such as “social, cultural, political, and economic relations” (Mission), in order to illustrate and express our feelings, emotions, and moreover, to communicate with the deepest and the most insightful meanings our society means to reflect. The media and technology perfectly fit with each other; and they tightly relate and connect between art work and people’s daily activities. All we need is to be creative, imaginative, passionate, unique, and encouraged to explore and bring up the voice through our manifesto.
NEW MEDIA ART IS MULTIDISCIPLINARY!
Politicians use new media arts to post the most striking news online in unique font words, pictorial, or video format in order to grab viewers attention through an easier way of explaining the most controversial and current political issues.
Athletics expand the idea of new media arts throughout the Olympics ceremony performances so that it attracts and grabs more audience attention.
Businessmen connect new media art ideas through commercial to advertise its target customers in order to bring up more profits.
Scientists then generate new media arts within academic institution as to transform the abstract theory into solid and interactive animation.
Within so many different forms of new media art, everyone can become artist and media curators, enjoying the benefits of the combination of art and technology!
NEW MEDIA ART IS INEVITABLE!
The world is turning more openly and globally, which it requires more new media arts’ engagement in supporting one country’s artists to be able to create such intelligent pieces. Lev Manovich also emphasizes since 1990s, new media art has been tremendously increasing and speeding up, emerging through various cultural institutions! (Manovich 3). Although the art galleries are irreplaceable and being as the most original work pieces of artists, the emergence and the development of technology no doubtfully benefits people’s lives through the most essential programs. For example, Instagram has become one of the hottest photo sharing and editing apps among younger age users. This app provides people options to experience different view settings and acquires real-data processing (Gere 5) so that the owners can share their newest photo shots the first time. As The Age of Instability mentions, “Media art is inevitably beautiful.” ( Mulder)
NEW MEDIA ARTS IS EVERYWHERE!
Just like water and air, people cannot live without new media art. As curators, we have so many choices from these various new media arts to decorate our lives. Charlie Gere describes the relation between art works and technology in his article by using the development of computer as one of the examples, saying the two together serve as “an interactive visual medium rather than simply a number cruncher” (Gere 5). It is really hard to imagine “A world without Internet and mobile phones is almost unimaginable” (Gere 12) and those devices have now evolved into a more convenient visible art gallery through the invisible data transferring. Therefore, keep it digital! Keep it fast! Curate our own new media art works through the progression of new technology! New media art’s irreplaceable role tells us that it has bonded and will continue contributing to our major daily activities.
Charlie Gere’s New Media Art and the Gallery in the Digital Age With Links
Lev Manovich’s New Media from Borges to HTML with links
V2_ Institute for Unstable Media mission
Arjen Mulder’s The Age of Instability