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Will Bradley on Thu, 20 Oct 2005 18:01:50 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> [event] Independent media conference in Manchester, Oct 28th-29th


 From Tomorrow On:
A conference on art, activism, technology and the future of independent
media
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October 11.00-17.30
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH. 

You are invited to join artists, activists, theorists, experienced media

practitioners and pioneers for two days of presentations, discussions, 
screenings and public debates on potential futures for the developing 
independent and alternative media movement. Successful current models
will be 
presented and discussed, while other sessions will focus on communities
and 
networks, aesthetics and ideology, and the politics of independence.

Speakers include Agnese Trocchi (Candida TV; Telestreet, Rome), Pit
Schultz 
(Bootlab, Berlin), Ali Tonak (San Francisco Independent Media Center),
Seda 
Guerses (De-Center Berlin), Simon Sheikh (TV-TV, Copenhagen), Emma
Hedditch 
(andiwilldo.net), Mick Fuzz (BeyondTV, Undercurrents, Manchester IMC),
Micz 
Flor (Center for Advanced Media Prague; radio networking in Indonesia and

Nepal), Saul Albert (University of Openess, London), Bjoernstjerne 
Christiansen (Superchannel; Superflex, Copenhagen). See below for bios of

participants.

Open sessions 14.30-15.00 - introduce yourself and your 
organisation/research/activities.

The conference will be streamed and archived online via
www.cornerhouse.org 
  
For more information and bookings contact lesley.young {AT} cornerhouse.org,
0161 
200 1525.

Tickets include a copy of the From Tomorrow On reader with texts selected
by 
conference participants, and admission to Thursday 27th 7.30pm screening
of 
The Battle of Orgreave (Jeremy Deller/Mike Figgis) at Cornerhouse
Cinema.

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Conference Programme:
  
Friday 28th
11.00
 From tomorrow on: current models and future possibilities for
independent 
media production and distribution
How well do the existing models work, technologically,artistically, 
economically, politically? How can or should they develop or change? The
panel 
will present projects, set themes and ask questions that will be returned
to 
throughout the weekend.
14.30 
Open session
15.00
Camcorder aesthetics and the articulation of protest: debating issues of

representation and ideology in art & activism.
Whom do we speak for? Whose interests does our action ultimately serve?
This 
panel will present and discuss different approaches to issues of art and

propaganda, activism and representation.

Saturday 29th
11.00
Virtual spaces, real networks: what can or should differentiate new, 
independent media systems from the mass media we already have? 
Do you serve a community or build an audience? Who are these networks
for? Do 
they really constitute a new space for action?
14.30 
Open session
15.00
What is independence? Exploring the political economy of knowledge
production 
and distribution
In this final session the panel will ask what independence might be in
theory 
and make suggestions on how to work towards it in practice, basing the 
discussion in their own varied experiences.

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Participants:

Saul Albert
works with the University of Openness, The People Speak, Twenteenth
Century 
and Dorkbot London. More info and links may be found here.
  
Bjoernstjerne Christiansen is a member of the Copenhagen-based artists'
group 
Superflex, www.superflex.dk
  
Micz Flor
is a media developer and training consultant at the Center for Advanced
Media 
- Prague, where he initialised Campware. Over the past few years he has
been 
working with independent media institutions in the south-east of Europe
as 
well as Asia. Besides his work in consultancy, training and development,
Flor 
has been organising a series of cultural events and symposia, including
the 
exhibition One Bit Louder in Liverpool, Moneynations2 in Vienna and 
flashlights at the Pandaemonium biennial of moving images, London. In
early 
1999 Flor worked as content developer for Public Netbase Vienna, where he
also 
co-edited the web/print publication 'period after' concerned with
independent 
media development. In 1998, while living in the uk he founded and
co-edited 
the online/t
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