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Keith Sanborn on Wed, 5 Jul 2006 20:10:17 +0200 (CEST)


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Code : Blue - Confluence of Currents
The MILLENNIUM DIALOGUE 2006
3rd Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium

July 21 - July 31 2006
Beijing Creative Space Art Center of China Millennium Museum
Beijing Cubic Art Center, Dashanzi Art District (Factory 798)
Beijing, CHINA
http://newmediabeijing.org


Presented by:
Tsinghua University
China Millennium Art Museum

In Collaboration with:
V2_Institute for the Unstable Media
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Ars Electronica Center
transmediale
Art Center NABI
Groupe Molior


Introduction

The new millennium has witnessed the growing
vitality throughout the world of new media art,
an art mediated via digital means, often with
the internet as its platform. This emerging art,
originating from an increasingly technologically
dependent society, not only challenges
traditional creative media, and ways of
thinking, but also posits to artists and
cultural workers new questions concerning all
realms of contemporary life.

Under the auspices of Millennium Dialogue, the
First and Second Beijing International New Media
Arts Exhibition and Symposium successfully
mounted two ground-breaking exhibitions and
symposia in 2004 and 2005 respectively at the
China Millennium Museum in Beijing. Enlisting a
number of key players in the realm of media art
throughout the world as partners, "Millennium
Dialogue" aims at establishing a global,
constructive platform for dialogue and exchange
with the most current discourse in new media
arts production and theorization to advance and
promote digital arts and education in China and
beyond.

With the repercussion of Millennium Dialogue
2004 and 2005 still undulating, 2006 sees
another stellar gathering of the international
new media art community in Beijing. The Third
Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition
and Symposium, marking the inauguration of the
newly established, spectacular Beijing Creative
Industries Zone, takes to the Chinese capital
another highly charged, thought provoking new
media art exhibition revolving on the central
theme - Code:Blue, and a symposium which
furthers the discourse of new media art practice
and education with global perspective.


Theme exhibition and symposium
Code:Blue - Confluence of Currents

In the early 1400s, 80 years before Columbus set
foot on the Americas, Chinese fleets led by
Zheng He, an eunuch admiral, traversed the
Indian Ocean reaching the Cape of Good Hope
numerous times, establishing peaceful
relationships with principalities and kingdoms
along their voyage routes, propelling cultural
understandings, and precipitating trading
activities among many nations. The rise of China
in the 21st century as a major economic player
in the Pacific region and beyond revives the
lost legacy of China as an oceangoing nation,
and unveils her creative merchandising spirit.
China's seclusion from the outside world that
resulted in an isolated "earth" civilization was
but a temporary 
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