Hosting with the Others
This conversation will involve art and cultural associations with an affinity for current topics of the information society, open source technologies and current developments in media and Internet art. These initiatives can be described as "art servers" or "cultural data centers" who manage an independent Internet infrastructure for their own community of artists and cultural workers. And through that very same infrastructure they investigate the aesthetic, social and political aspects of the Internet.
AMRO22 wants to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas about the practices of art hosting and cultural providers such as the ones managed by many of the members of the festival community. In a dedicated session, representatives of various experiences of art servers will be invited to a conversation where to identify common traits between the various experiences and how needs and practices change over years.
(image: main router at Calafou)