A little shameless self promotion, guys. Nick Hasty, Rhizome's Director of Technology, has proposed a panel on "Emerging Trends in Internet Art" for SXSW Interactive in 2011. The panels are selected by votes - see a little description of the panel below, and vote here. Note: Voting ends 11:59 CDT on Friday, August 27th and you must register to vote!
Artists working with the Internet have to adapt, adopt, and respond to a continually developing medium with ever expanding potential. In this panel, we'll talk with leading artists about their practice and the current state of Internet art. Artists will discuss how recent developments, like the boom in online video, the proliferation of social media, mobile technology, and introduction of HTML5, has prompted new artistic strategies and aesthetics. The conversation will foreground how artists are some of the first to experiment with, and think through new possibilities and limits of, new technologies. Rhizome is a leading organization dedicated to Internet art. Founded in 1996, the organization has tracked and supported the development of this field since its inception. Rhizome supports artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media. We are affiliated with and based out of the New Museum in New York.