ncc 48


ncc48 - netART community congress     topics     net & literature
Topic "net & literature"
With Thomas Ballhausen, Xaver Bayer, Julia Hadwiger, Dzevad Karahasan,Igor Markovic, Beat Mazenauer and Claus D. Volko
as well as die flut, der hugi, upsites revisited.
October, 26th 08:00 pm through 12:00 midnight CEST
Narrative in new spaces
Text, narrative, public spaces
A space can only be public if it is accessible to everyone. With thresholds kept as low as possible. Without gatekeepers. In the case of new electronically generated spaces, this means: public access requires a certain degree of media competence and certain structural accesses. Thus the issue of public access on a broad basis is just as relevant as the issue of alphabetization and literacy used to be.
(An issue that is, by the way, coming up again: alphabetization and knowledge giving rise to dominance.)

So far, our old familiar notions of narrative techniques, authorship, reception and public are largely at a loss as we find the frontier of Gutenberg's galaxy being pushed farther and farther out into new worlds of simulation. Investigating these issues in practice and tackling them in the framework of debates changes the role models and procedures of authors.
(However, even during the 90s some authors actively created legends around literature and new media themselves, and getting hold of these would certainly help gaining a clearer prospect of the future.)

The binary code as a new "master code" renders the demarcation lines between the various disciplines permeable. Convergence between different media causes different forms of expression to overlap. Irritations arising out of the friction between reality and virtuality gives rise to both barriers and perspectives.

Telematics eliminates old notions of space and nationalist concepts. This requires new reference systems for constructions of "I" and "We". Artistic methods and everyday practices are changing.

My project is mainly dedicated to the following questions:
  • What is the relationship between old (physical) and new (simulated) spaces? (Referring to spaces in their capacity as cultural terrain).
  • How can narratives be delivered in the new spaces?
  • How are constructions of "We" developing in these new spaces?
  • What does "presence" mean under such conditions?
  • What does "public" mean and what would "the private" be under such conditions?

  • The notion of "narrative" as used in this context refers, in the broadest sense, to a basic motif of the human community that expresses symbolic thinking and interaction ... in categories such as
  • sharing myths
  • sharing experience
  • sharing perspectives
  • (What will be added, if anything?)

  • ... in artistic and everyday practice.
    Concept: Martin Krusche

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