The Future of New Media, Two Years at a Time


For the last ten years, the Seoul International Media Art Biennale has been among the most accurate and important touchstones for activity in the field of new media art. This year's biennale (open September 12-November 5) seeks not only to act as the kind of hotness barometer than many such shows function as, but also as a convergence site for the so-called traditional media and new media communities, asking how the two can work together in the future--or, indeed, looking at how they already overlap. Operating under the subtitle "Turn and Widen," the exhibition and associated symposium is organized into sub-themes on Light, Time, and Communication and features dozens of international artists. If you're not in Korea, consider visiting their artist pages from the comfort of your computer. - Marisa Olson