Programable Media Symposium.
Open Platforms for Creativity and Collaboration a symposium organized and presented by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. / Turbulence.org, hosted by Pace Digital Gallery, March 2, 2007, Broadcast Live in Second Life.

In July 2004 the not-for-profit media organization New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. began the networked_performance blog to chronicle observations that internet based creative practice is expanding due to the ready availability of wireless, mobile, and GPS computational devices and the emergence of the programmable web. We observe that artists, designers and researchers working in digitally networked and programmable environments are increasingly making projects that are media platforms, tools and services which are open and contingent upon participation and the contribution of content to realize them.

Programmable Media: Open Platforms for Creativity and Collaboration, hosted by Pace University, will explore two forms of current practice. First, the creation of original software to create tools and services for creative and social use, such as a freely available 3-D drawing tool and musical instrument, or a public commons meta layer conceived as a continuous public space for collaboration. Second, the creation of original work using the tools available within open platforms such as Second Life and MySpace to build community and raise awareness.

PARTICIPANTS: John (Craig) Freeman, Tom Igoe, Cary Peppermint, Amit Pitaru, Michelle Riel, Helen Thorington, and Mushon Zer-Aviv and Dan Phiffer.


Screen Capture of Helen Thorington, Siting this Symposium in current practice.


Michelle Riel, Siting this Symposium in current practice.


Dan Phiffer, The Social Space of the Net: ShiftSpace.


Mushon Zer-Aviv, The Social Space of the Net: ShiftSpace.


Amit Pitaru, Sonic Wire Sculptor.


Tom Igoe, Networked Objects: Email Clock & Air Quality Meter & others.


Cary Peppermint, The Performative Space of the Net.
John Craig Freeman, March 2, 2007.




Imaging Place Second Life.

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