Presentation of three on-line publishing projects
from the same administrative area, South
Mediation of culture
the big picture,
the noise project
Artists generated project -civic engagement
digital culture publishing
'de-territorialised‘ space for publishing
Mirroring of mediums - digital publishing and the
growing status of independence among artists
The Noise Project
A creative interactive webspace for young people ages 13
to 25 in South Dublin County.
The Big Picture (Connect project)
The Big Picture is an Interactive Exhibition Centre for the
County where visual and relevant multi-media content
will be exhibited for public interaction on council
A=AGHT is a semi-utopic virtual space/town whose
rules, population and culture are generated by a
facilitated exchange between youth from New
Orleans and Tallaght.
(how is this exchange happens)
Adult artists and cultural workers from both cities
developed projects that encourage youth
participants to explore historic moments, social
grievances, ethnic and racial disparities in order
to invent a place of creative resolve.
(cheap shots at polarisation)
Rigid + overtly structured
(Real or performed )
Text base publishing Multi-platform
Thematic tied/ single
Film media audio ...
(strong emphases on cross representation documents)
Who is publishing who
Art and Art making as publication (on-line)
Creation increasingly enclose spheres with highly
regulated and mediated exchanges
Mirroring other platforms –(bebo, youtube, flicker,
snagit) utilising a discourses of creativity, self-
Implications of medium for participants.
Personal creative freedom - retaining authorship -
individualised platforms .
About 200 million blogs
5 of top 10 websites are social media sites
120,000 new blogs launched every day
YouTube = 10% of all Internet traffic
1.5 million blog posts per day (17 per second)
Sources: Universal McCann: Wave.3: Power to the People, 2008; various
• On-line publishing - social network platform as public art, public
engagement, or places of free creative exchange.
• Direct and indirect methods of communication and engagement,
the perceptions of autonomy – generated for distinct personal or
Performance of engagement - Service provision as virtual experience
• Publishing as facilitation -
• On-line publishing platforms - mediation of civic engagement
through selected and self selected communities of young people.
• Self determined/artist lead publishing project in the context of
wider cultural strategies employed as publishing methods by a local
User generated content
quickly conceptually different rational for engaging
Publishing as bridge, dynamic,
absorption, reviewed a programmatic, project based
Information capturing – the documentation of
revert to publishing static
(the fixed object – singularity)