From December 2000 ~ Technology, Culture, Creativity & the Changing Individual

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I made this in 2000, to present in a convention on Technology & Culture, hosted by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), in Pune, India.

I made this in 2000, to present in a convention on Technology & Culture, hosted by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), in Pune, India.

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  • 1.
    • The IDEA
    • <The I ndian D ocumentary of E lectronic A rts>
    Technology, Culture, Creativity & the Changing Individual
  • 2. “ Yes, I know what you mean ~ but it do get me to San Francisco every so often!” .. so then where are we today?
  • 3.
    • Input Devices
      • cameras, scanners, tablets, clipart
    • Processing
      • imaging, DTP, PPT
    • Output Devices
      • monitors, screens, projection, print
    • Appropriation
      • magazines, net, etc.
      • RAQs
    “ New” Technologies ~ Imaging
  • 4.
    • Input Devices
      • man./mech. stylus, optical
    • Object-Sharing
      • architects, engineers, artists, animators, doctors ,.. consumers
    • Appropriation?
      • wire-frames, real>virtual>real
    “ New” Technologies ~ 3D
  • 5. “ New” Technologies ~ 3D contd .
    • Processing & Output
      • node-edit, movement capture., creature shift
      • 3D printing, rapid prototyping, CAD-CAM
      • Video etc.
    • The “Personalization” of “Mass-Customization”?
      • send/receive wire-frames ~ desk-top factories, user-end delivery (auto-parts/detailing, toys, merchandizing), Nanotech’s “Universal Assembler”
  • 6. “ New” Technologies ~ Dance (!) Merce Cunningham & Credo, etc. Record / Archive / Train (also ref. Sports)
  • 7.
    • MIDI
      • instrument interface
      • create/edit
      • readymades?
    • Software
      • MIDI & WAV
    • Appropriation
      • remix, sampling
    “ New” Technologies ~ Audio Lev Termen, 1920
  • 8. “ New” Technologies ~ DV
    • Production
      • cameras and capture
    • Post-Production
      • edit-suites and PCs
    • Symbioses
      • 2D/3D, clipart, etc.
    • Appropriation?
  • 9. “ New” Individuals
    • It’s Tool-Time Folks!
      • change the world on a mail-order “PC” or borrowed notebook?
      • but where are the other peripherals?
    • Aibo & Lego
      • home- robotics ?
    • Implants
      • artificial limbs to artificial intelligence ?
    Edmund Scientific?
  • 10. “ Hauling software in buckets doesn’t make sense any more”
    • Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy asserting that very soon software applications will come for free
            • Outlook, November 20, 2000
    … lessons of an “Ancient Culture”...
  • 11.
    • H1, 2000 ~ launch of The IDEA as “India’s first CD-zine”. Experimentally “priced” at Rs. 100/-
    • H1, 2000 ~ Indiainfoline.com attempts distribution of one million free CDs through an ad-blitz, as an offline extension of their web-presence
    • H2, 2000 ~ Second gazette of The IDEA released with a creeping privileged free-circulation plan
    • H2, 2000 ~ Launch of The Virtual Mahazine as “The World’s First Multimedia Magazine on CD-ROM”. Monthly editions priced at Rs. 100/-
    Freebies,.. and free delivery too ? Late 1990s ~ emergence of free Data-CDs bundled with computer print-magazines
  • 12.
    • “ ...to network identified electronic-artists around India and (slowly) the world in a sharing creative matrix...”
      • by networking peers +/-, on the basis of their involvement with creative computer-based practices
      • by catalyzing new symbioses, new endeavours and new visions through real and virtual teamwork
      • by representing, facilitating and also archiving significant works of the passing eras in a continuously evolving matrix
    The IDEA ~ What ? <The Indian Documentary of Electronic Arts>
  • 13.
    • “ It’s all about money, honey!”
      • 1996: population density was 270 people per sq. km.
      • 2000: population total crossed 1,000,000,000
    The IDEA ~ Why ? (one aspect) <The Indian Documentary of Electronic Arts>
    • “ ...clerks to the world…” ~ a valid perspective?
      • H1-B, the East India Company, Fiji, Peru the Middle East,..
      • body-shopping & wage-rate arbitrage
    • Virtual Space ~ one escape hatch?
      • telecommuting, presence and virtual-teamwork etc.
    *Swaminomics(?) ~ ‘98/99 people
  • 14.
    • - Symbioses with Business
    • Outreach & Feedback Loop
      • Product /Service Benchmarking, Development, Advertising
    The IDEA ~ How ? <The Indian Documentary of Electronic Arts>
    • - Symbioses with Government
    • Outreach & Feedback Loop
      • Cultural, Technological, Human Resource Development incl. Institutional student/R&D networking (e.g. NID, IDC)
  • 15. *FYI ~ this year marks the 18th season of “EAPS” ( the Electronic Arts Performance Series ) presented by the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy. NY USA)
    • EAPS is a fall and spring series of performances, lectures and screenings featuring pioneering, experimental and emerging artists who explore the boundaries of electronic art
  • 16.
    • The first private-sector television broadcaster to downlink across India was a Chinaman in the 1990s! (Star TV)
    • .. and as the ‘FM’ radio-waves issue idled inconclusively through Y2K, the first private-sector radio broadcaster to downlink across India is an US-based corporation! (Worldspace)
    • New-media coming up in 2001 includes flat-screen virtual 3D (4D Vision Tech.) and Fragrance (Digiscents)
    Meanwhile,..
  • 17. Namaste ~ D-3/3492 Vasant Kunj New Delhi - 110 070 (India) <shankarbaba@hotmail.com>