I have no idea what Matthew Fuller is talking about in the final session at ISEA. He’s got images flickering above his head, and a terminal window that seems to be picking out words from what he’s saying and searching the web for images “about” that word. It’s totally cool and totally distracting.

I’ll be able to tell you many of the words he used. Slap, virtue, methodology, contemporary, techniques, art, beyond.

2 thoughts on “distracted

  1. noah

    He began by saying that one of the things he’d like to do is, well, talk about art — which none of the other keynotes have done. He argued it’s kind of dangerous for ISEA to end up just a transdisciplinary junction point, with no direct connection to art. Of course, there’s been art, but a lot more time for seeing presentations, and only a percentage of these have touched on art.

    He just got a time signal from the moderator, and now is showing some art… JoDI’s work on a Sinclair Spectrum starts out — you can’t run it, just see it as video.

  2. Scott

    That presentation was dead boring. Saying you’re going to talk about art and saying something meaningful about art seem to be two entirely different things. As far as I could tell, his paper was an exercise using theory to say very little over the course of 30 or so pages. If his keynote an example of what we talk about when we talk about digital art, we don’t talk about much at all.

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