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ArtsTech Meetups, the Upgrade Network, DorkBot, and other self-organized groups are providing a great social forum for museum professionals, curators, fans, innovators and artists to collaborate and ...

ArtsTech Meetups, the Upgrade Network, DorkBot, and other self-organized groups are providing a great social forum for museum professionals, curators, fans, innovators and artists to collaborate and meet in a physical social space. In this session, we'll look at how these unaffilliated groups are contributing to the greater social fabric of the arts scene and discuss how institutions are collaborating with these loosely organized networks.

Presented at MCN2012 :
http://www.mcn.edu/socially-networked-arts-groups

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  • ArtsTech started out as a meetup group - we explore how technology can engage audiences. We also want to facilitate collaboration between cultural organizations.\n
  • ArtsTech started out as a meetup group - we explore how technology can engage audiences. We also want to facilitate collaboration between cultural organizations.\n
  • As a premise, I’m asserting that Arts Organizations help build communities. \n
  • As a premise, I’m asserting that Arts Organizations help build communities. \n
  • As a premise, I’m asserting that Arts Organizations help build communities. \n
  • One of the key differences and advantages networks have is that we can facilitate collaboration across organizations.\n
  • Many of these organizations are helping produce NEW art. \n- Turbulence commissions net art. \n- Rhizome has helped connect artists working w emerging media since 1999\n- Dorkbot is a loose collective and is in \n
  • Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides\n\nWe...”met in a New York bar in 1999; moved to a pizzeria; upgraded to Eyebeam in 2000;”\n
  • Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources; and (ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. \n
  • Many of these organizations are helping produce NEW art. \n- Turbulence commissions net art. \n- Rhizome has helped connect artists working w emerging media since 1999 - focused on archiving, presenting, and commissioning\n- Dance-tech started out as a list-serve - now produces festivals and facilitates international collaboration\n
  • Zero1 was launched by Andy Cunningham to encourage creativity at the intersection of art and technology and to produce a major festival celebrating this creative intersection. Zero1 produces one of the largest Arts+Technology biennial in the US and has produced 4 biennials.\n
  • Some photos of ArtsTech in action\n
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  • ArtsTech and other groups (like MCN) have helped arts professionals build their knowledge-base and inspire each other.\n
  • Networks are emergent and necessary. \n\nThey meed unmet needs of organizations and individuals. How can networks support these unmet needs? What kind of programming would you like to see? \n
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  • SOCIALLY NETWORKED ARTS GROUPS Jaki Levy #ArtsTech Co-Organizer @artsTechMeetup | @jackomo http://artstechmeetup.com
  • •Founded in 2008•3k+ members•25k+ tumblr follower•4 Cities (and growing)•30+ events•Volunteer Run
  • •How can new technology raise awareness about the arts andenrich the audience experience?•How can cultural institutions interact and engage with each otherand their audience in meaningful ways?•What can we learn from our audiences and how can we use thisknowledge to improve the way in which we present our content?
  • OVERVIEW Why we’re here .1 Learn .2 Collaborate .3 InnovateJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • OVERVIEW Arts Organizations .1 Connect Individuals .2 Inspire .3 Educate .4 and much much more....Jaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • OVERVIEW Networks .1 Connect Individuals .2 Inspire .3 Educate .4 and much much more....Jaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Sample Networks http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikkokoo/6874935036/Jaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • A NETWORK OF NETWORKS Jaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Jaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources;(ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. Jaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • ONLINE NETWORKSJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • FESTIVALS AS NETWORKSJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Formats Include•Panels•Presentations•Demos•Unconferences
  • Meetup.comJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Member Driven Organization http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbroz/6676406427/sizes/o/in/set-72157628815225401/Jaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Partner with Institutions Nina Simon @ The WhitneyJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Volunteer Team in NYC #artsTech OrganizersJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Eyebeam NYC - 2012 @juliaXgulia at @eyeBeamNYCJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • Questions to Consider How do these networks support us? How do we support these networks? @juliaXgulia at @eyeBeamNYCJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • GET INVOLVED http://artstech.tumblr.com/ http://twitter.com/artstechmeetup http://www.facebook.com/artstechmeetup http://artstechmeetup.com #artsTechJaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo
  • THANK YOU!Jaki Levy | Socially Networked Arts Groups | November 8, 2012 | #MCN2012 @jackomo