Nanyang Technological University - Singapore
31 / 03 / 2015 – 02 / 04 / 2015

International gathering explores the role of the Internet in art and education

The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is hosting the Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium, an international gathering exploring emergent forms of networked research, artistic production, and teaching in the arts.

This innovative online event is global, free and inclusive: the Art of the Networked Practice unites local and remote speakers and audiences via live Adobe Connect Web-conferencing from around the world. The symposium brings together artists, educators, theorists, and scholars from universities, art schools, museums, alternative art spaces, and other cultural institutions to capture the range and diversity of current networked practices in the arts.

The Art of the Networked Practice re-imagines the symposium format: how we might strive for a greater openness, accessibility, and potential for cross-cultural exchange in our increasingly connected global culture.

Co-chaired by ADM faculty Randall Packer & Vibeke Sorensen, the three-day event takes place in the ADM Lobby & the HSS Conference Center at NTU, as well as online via Web-conferencing. For additional information and to register, visit the symposium Website.


Program information

Opening Reception, ADM Lobby, Tuesday, March 31st, 6 pm – 8 pm SGT. Also broadcast live via the Internet.

The Symposium commences as a live broadcasted telematic event in the ADM Lobby, an evening of welcoming remarks, artist interviews, performance, and installation. The evening is hosted by symposium co-chairs Randall Packer & Vibeke Sorensen in Singapore, along with co-directors of, Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett, broadcasting from London. The opening features a site-specific networked installation and data visualization by ADM PhD student and animation artist Juan Camilo González, along with a Webcam performance work created by cyber-performance artist Helen Varley Jamieson with NTU students.

Symposium Keynotes and Panels, HSS Conference Center, Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm SGT. Also broadcast live via the Internet.

The following keynotes and panels are broadcast live via the Internet from the HSS Conference Center at NTU, a space specially configured for online Web-conferencing to accommodate a global dialogue between local and remote symposium speakers and attendees.

Keynotes will address the following topics and areas of networked practice: Steve Dixon – histories of networked performance art; Jon Cates – the expanse and expressiveness of networks; Peter Looker – the role of the teacher and student in the networked environment; and Lev Manovich –studying culture in the age of big data.

Panels include the following topics and internationally recognized speakers brought together via Web-conference from the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia: “Distributed Teaching and Studio Models” with Tim White, Anne Balsamo, Deborah Howes, and David A. Ross; “Peer-to-Peer Cultural Production” with Anne-Marie Schleiner, Marc Garrett, Ruth Catlow, and Alex Adriaansens; “Collective Research” with Juan Camilo González, Charlotte Frost, Melinda Rackham, and McKenzie Wark.


NetArtizens Project

02 / 03 / 2015 – 02 / 04 / 2015

The London-based alternative arts organization Furtherfield, known for its socially engaged arts programming, is organizing the NetArtizens Project, a month of networked artistic collaboration and online discussion leading to the symposium. The project takes place March 2 – April 2, 2015 and will include multiple channels for participation and discussion via Twitter, mailing list, and an open glitch art repository,, created by artists Nick Briz and Joseph Yolk Chiocchi.

About Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research

Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia. DBesides its main campus, NTU also has campuses in one-north, Singapore’s science and tech hub, in Novena, Singapore’s medical district, and at Gillman Barracks, Singapore’s contemporary arts cluster.


About the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University

Established in 2005 as part of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) has established itself as one of Singapore’s creative centres for tertiary education in art, design and media. ADM offers a unique experience in art and design education within an interdisciplinary learning environment. ADM offers a four year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in six areas: Digital Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Photography and Digital Imaging, Interactive Media, Product Design and Visual Communication. Supported by inspiring and dedicated faculty from across the globe, ADM blends Western and Eastern approaches to art, design and media education; and provides a studio-based learning environment within ADM and possibilities for interdisciplinary studies within NTU. Students graduate from ADM with the knowledge and skills that will make them successful artists and designers in the future.

About Furtherfield

Based in London, UK, Furtherfield is an alternative arts organization and website for exhibition, discussion and critical review with two physical spaces in the heart of Finsbury Park. The Furtherfield Gallery at the McKenzie Pavilion hosts exhibitions and pop-up up events and Furtherfield Commons is a technology and community space for discussions, workshops and informal residencies. Furtherfield believes that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies. Art and technologies play a central role in the way we see and form our societies, and so it is important that programming and productions involve more, and more diverse people at a fundamental level.