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n.e.w.s. at Basekamp

  • Ridgway R
    n.e.w.s. has been invited to make a presentation at Basekamp. This evening the general n.e.w.s. website will be addressed: the launch, how we go further, what's needed, what needs to be deleted, etc.
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    Submitted
    * collaboration * immaterial labour * plausible artworlds * Web 2.0, Basekamp, n.e.w.s, Plausible Artworlds

How should we try to define 'cultural diversity'?

Experimental Economy Camp

  • Ridgway R
    Recently, n.e.w.s. won the ‘Competition of Ideas’ for authoring a book proposal entitled “Arbitrating Attention”, which would explore new economic and social contexts for art. This 100-page text will be published at the beginning of next year. One of things n.e.w.s. hopes to do in the book is tap the undercurrent of new economic experiments in the way artistic activities can be de-framed yet incorporate survival tactics for sustainability.
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    Submitted
    * creative industries * de-framing * experimental economies * sustainability, CIS, Experimental Economy Camp, n.e.w.s

I want time that is NOT money

  • Ridgway R
    As I try to seize the moment after reading Stephen's post: ‘The Fate of Public Time: toward a time without qualities’, I cannot separate myself from my recent trip to the U.S., the place where I was born and raised but do not reside.
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    Submitted
    * availability * commodification * depoliticization * deregulation * immaterial labour * leisure * leverage * money * time, Allan Kaprow, Aristotle, Boym, Conflux, Creative Time, Dara Greenwald, Exit Art, Habermas, Heidegger, Hideous Beasts, Josh MacPhee, Mackenzie Wark, Park Avenue Armory, Randall Szott, Reaganomics, Reverend Billy, Riesenmaschine, Situationism, Warren Buffet

Cutting Slack extended until February 15th

  • Ridgway R
    By both slacking off from the imperative to work and, symmetrically, deliberately abstaining from leisure, slackers embody a fascinating – and for the productivist majority, infuriating – performative paradox. Slackers don’t “just” slack off; they go at it full-tilt. Performing laziness – that is, the studied and ostentatious practice of doing not much – is all-consuming. But is it subversive?
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    Submitted
    * leisure * performative * productivism * slackers, Andy Abbot, Brian Holmes, Chris Carlsson, Chris Rojek, Federico Geller, Felicity Scott, Hideous Beasts, Karen Andreassian, Katherine Carl, McKenzie Wark, Prayas Abhinav, Randall Szott, Renée Ridgway, Sal Randolph, Stephen Wright

Competition of Ideas

  • Ridgway R
    We are very delighted to announce that n.e.w.s. has won the 'Competition of Ideas', with our text Reinvesting attention surplus in plausible artworlds
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    Submitted
    Association Forum de l'Essai sur l'Art, Jacques Serrano, n.e.w.s

Cultural analytics

  • Ridgway R
    After the launch of n.e.w.s. at ISEA2008 in Singapore I did get attend Lev Manovich's lecture, author of the seminal work, The Language of New Media, (2001) MIT Press, Cambridge Mass, USA, where he pitched his 'cultural analytics' research project, as an ad for data-mining and fancy animations in academia, soon to takeover the world.
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    Submitted
    * cultural analytics * culture visualization * data-mining * global digital cultures * information aesthetics * user-generated content, Amazon, Asian Art Archive, Autostad, Boyack, China, Cyworld, dataesthetics, Deleuze, Dziga Vertov, Eastern Europe, Flickr, Gapminder, Google books, Hans Rosling, IAC, ISEA 2008, Klavans, Lev Manovich, Marcel Duchamp, Mellon Foundation, MOMA, MySpace, New York Times, Pandora, Singapore, South America, Volkswagen, Walter Benjamin, YouTube

Launch of n.e.w.s. at ISEA 2008

  • Ridgway R
    n.e.w.s. was launched on July 28th, as part of ISEA 2008 (International Symposium for Electronic Arts) from 19:00 to 22:00 @The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore. Join the Discussion.
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    Submitted
    * collaboration * feedback * horizon * process, Ade Darmawan/Ruangrupa, Branka Ćurčić/Kuda, Ingrid Commandeur, Inti Guerrero, ISEA 2008, Lee Weng Choy, Mia Jankowicz, Mondriaan Foundation, Mustafa Maluka, Renée Ridgway, Rich Streitmatter-Tran, Sannetje van Haarst, Singapore, Stephen Wright, The Substation, Thomas Berghuis, Tiong Ang, Yuliya Sorokina

Should we be able to have our "cultural diversity cake" and eat it too?

  • Ridgway R
    Survey
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    Submitted
    * cultural diversity * cultural management * food for thought * ghettoization * identity politics * multiculturalism

Asian Biennials

  • Ridgway R
    Asian Biennial Forum at n.e.w.s. November 14th-25th
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    Submitted
    * biennial * conversation * cultural diversity * post-colonialsim, Guangzhou Triennial, Susan Kendzulak

n.e.w.s. at Basekamp, summary

  • Ridgway R
    On Tuesday 16 September, n.e.w.s. was presented at Basekamp. Joing us from various places in the world on Skype audio: Aharon from Brighton, Prayas from India, Magda from Brighton, Stephen from Paris, and Mia from London via IM. Scott, Mary, Garrett and I were in Philadelphia. It was great to have everybody online, even in the wee hours of the morning for some.
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    Submitted
    * co-authorship * collaboration * critcial mass * tagging * technical * we, Basekamp, n.e.w.s

Disrupting Business Art & Activism in Times of Financial Crisis

Monetizing the Crowds

  • Ridgway R
    The monetization of our social relations is the causality of crowdfunding. Instead of just giving one’s time, or attention – those of us who are online and participating are coerced into contributing. This network, then, becomes the commodity.
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    2013
    Open!
    commodity, crowdfunding, digital economies, financial crisis, social factory, social relations, universal equivalent