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26/5: networks! a look into the future  

Nat Muller


Is an independent curator, critic, and foodie based in Rotterdam. She has recently been appointed new media curator at De Balie, Amsterdam. Nat is primarily interested in viewing social and political processes through a cultural/artistic lens.She has published articles in off- and online media, and has given presentations on the subject of media technology and art (inter)nationally. Her main interests include: human computer interaction; food and social communication; technology and intimacy, strategies for trans-disciplinary collaborations, the intersections of aesthetics, technology and politics; (new) media and art in Middle East. Her latest projects in 2004 include The Trans_European Picnic – The Art and Media of Accession in collaboration with Kuda (Novi Sad) and V2_ (Rotterdam), co-curating the electronic art biennial DEAF_04: Affective Turbulence: The Art of Open Systems; the curatorial research project "Xeno_Tech" which researches situated practices of media (art) in the Middle East. Projects in 2005 include the exhibition INFRA_ctures involving sound artists and architects, and Xeno_Sonic: a series of experimental sound performances from the Middle East. She is co-initiator of the Upgrade! Amsterdam, a series of gatherings for and by new media aficionados, artists, geeks, media makers and breakers, and the generally curious. Nat has taught media theory and electronic art at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam (NL) and at the Lebanese American University in Beirut (LB).





Today the topic is networks, and more specifically how they work when we think of cultural communities, onsite and online. Now this is of course a really large topic, but our speakers will break it down for you in bite-size pieces, and just as an appetizer let me throw a few thoughts at you... more



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