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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
"D. Allen Simpson" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 6 Jun 1995 11:28:42 -0500
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In article: Film Symposium via the 'net, "D. ALLEN SIMPSON" < writes:
    Up front, excuse this message if it has already been posted on the
list.  If not, this could be an *interesting* try at interactivity via
the net for a film symposium.  If anyone does become a part of this
'net activity, I for one would love to get some feedback back on the list
about how the experience was, and if it works.
    Doug Simpson
>Subj:   Participate in Biennale Symposium via the Internet
>From: Enrica Abbate <[log in to unmask]>
>Organization: Associazione Fondamenta Nuove
>art and technology. creativity and its methods
>June 8, 1995
>As part of the Centennial Celebration of the Biennale Visual Arts
>Exhibition, the TEATRO FONDAMENTA NUOVE in Venice, Italy, is organizing
>simultaneous, interacting symposia entitled "art and technology. creativity
>and its methods".  One symposium, consisting primarily of panelists present
>in Venice at the invitation of the Biennale, will take place live at the
>TEATRO FONDAMENTA NUOVE.  The other symposium will be held simultaneously
>among members of the Internet community from around the world via internet
>conferencing.  The contents of the internet conference will be projected on
>the screen in Venice where it will be used to stimulate panelist
>discussion.  In turn, delegates will be responsible for representing to the
>internet conference the central elements of the dialogue taking place in
>Venice, making meaningful connections between the two forums.  In this
>manner, two independent, yet intersecting and mutually reinforcing symposia
>will be taking place, thus blurring barriers of physical distance.
>The symposia will focus on the influence of advanced technology-- such as
>virtual reality, interactive television, and other high-tech forms-- on the
>creative process, and will represent the perspective of artists, critics,
>philosophers, and scientific and business leaders from technological
>fields.  In particular, participants in the symposia will be asked to draw
>on personal experience to stimulate discussion on the following questions:
>Is technological development bringing us to self-destruction or to a new
>Are we experiencing the last phase of Western civilization, or the dawn of
>the digital era?
>Does the computer revolution favor alienation or communication?
>Does computer simulated closeness increase actual solitude?
>How do advanced technologies affect the relationship between artist, art,
>and viewer?
>As a member of the Internet community, you are invited to participate in
>the internet conference.  On June 8, 1995, the Internet conference will be
>open and projected onto the screen at the TEATRO FONDAMENTA NUOVE from
>15:00 to 19:00 Central European Time (9:00AM-1:00PM Eastern Standard Time).
>The conference is accessible with a Telnet program.  To Connect TELNET to:
>You will then see the heading "Welcome to the Chat Room" and you will be
>asked to Enter your name.  Please type in your first and last name as well
>as the city and country where you are physically located at the time of the
>connection.   The following format is recommended for readability:
>Note the lack of spaces as well as the capital letters separating the first
>name from the last name, and city from country.
>Given sufficient space, anyone will be allowed to enter the conference at
>the time of the symposium.  If you are planning to participate, however, it
>would be greatly appreciated if you could please send an e-mail in advance
>indicating your intention to participate and a brief description of your
>background and interests.  The address to use for this purpose is:
>[log in to unmask]
>If you are unable to participate at the time of the symposium or you do not
>have a telnet capacity, you can also e-mail questions or comments to the
>above address in advance.  These contributions will be incorporated into
>the proceedings and the nature of responses and reactions on the part of
>the panelists or conference participants will be returned via e-mail at a
>later date.  (See the WWW page listed below for panelist biographies.)
>To find out more information on the symposium, connect to its World Wide
>Web page:
>The page (which should be completed by June 5) contains the schedule of
>events and installations, detailed conceptual outline of the symposia,
>biographies of panelists and presenting artists, and sponsor listings. In
>addition, on June 8 by 14:30 Central European Time (8:30 Eastern Standard
>Time), the web page will contain a summary of the panelist discussion that
>took place during the morning's session.  Finally, after the completion of
>the symposium, the transcript of both the live proceedings and the internet
>conference can be obtained at this web address.
>If you want to obtain any of the above information via e-mail, please send
>requests to [log in to unmask]
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