CHRISTINA FREEMAN

New Media Caucus 2015

Christina FreemanComment

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES, MEDIA LOUNGE at CAA

For the full program of events visit  http://www.newmediacaucus.org/events/2015-caa-new-york-events/

NEW MEDIA CAUCUS

I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Demaray, Darren Douglas Floyd, Mat Rappaport, Joshua Selman, Joyce Rudinsky and Sid Branka to program events for the Media Lounge at CAA this year.

In an effort to present a diverse yet telling picture of the current practices around alternative economies in new media, the New Media Caucus (NMC) invited its membership to submit models, frameworks, solutions and/or questions that reflect, in an unrestricted way, the Media Lounge theme, “alternative economies.” NMC members who responded to this invitation were additionally alerted to the fact that their submissions might entail further calls for participation.

Two dominant themes emerged from this open-ended query. The first is a focus on topics of identity in the consideration of groups that exist outside of a mainstream. The second manifests itself around the establishment of new economies.

The two experimental sessions being presented have been curated around the above themes and utilize a diverse set of unconventional presentation/performance/discussion forms in the consideration of alternative economies.  Tactically diverse and provocative in subject matter, these presentations utilize hybrid forms to interrogate social and political constructions of established and alternative economies.

The presenters at each session have additionally been tasked with jurying a selection of new media artworks. These works will contextualize and broaden the discussion of each theme and will be presented as part of each session.

http://www.newmediacaucus.org/events/2015-caa-new-york-events/