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+ Get a group of new media practitioners together that want to get involved in organising an open network for new media practitioners.

+ Decide if core group will make a funding application

+ Draft up your aims + put it on line with wiki interface

+ Publicise regular open meetings to relevant networks + potential partners

+ Always have a different chairperson at each meeting

+ Recruit Voluntary Organisers (those that want to organise)

+ Recruit Subscribers (those that do not want to organise, but still want to take part)

+ Encourage free exchange of facilities and equipment for ‘the cause’

+ Develop critical mass + carry out action points

+ Minute all meetings and put on line + continue discussions on Wiki

+ Decide on dates and duration for the season of NODE.L (inz)

+ Hold separate meetings for Voluntary Organisers and Subscribers

+ Recruit more VO’s and Subscribers to extend the network

+ Form voluntary subgroups of VO’s to be responsible for areas of activity

+ Ask VO subgroups to report back on developments

+ Form Seed Nodes (venues that will host events during the season of activity)

+ Give deadline for projects proposals and assistance in developing them

+ Develop public web interface where subscribers input their own information

+ Design + distribute publicity

+ Launch NODE.L(inz)

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 by


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SCAN.fm EMILY DRUIFF 20.09.06.

Self-Organisation, Public Space, New-Media.



Co-founder of Area 10, an artist-run project space in Peckham, London that was started on the basis of a collectively run space with an open submission policy.



Member of University of Openness, Faculty of Collaborative Research, an online collaborative learning facility using interactive online programme called wiki where users can freely input information.

Organiser of Relay, online research into collective spaces.






Power Point presentation focusing on its partnership with NODE.L, Leaside Regeneration and ART.e.

One of the main aims of NODE.L was to "network an open and distributed practice" . This was achieved by reaching several audiences.

1) Existing new Media Practitioners

2) Mainstream Art Audiences

3) Targeted Community Groups

1) Existing new media practitioners
appeared to the primary audiences that were reached through NODE.L. This could be seen through projects held at venues such as Space Studios, Watermans, HTTP and Event. Importantly this acted to strengthen and consolidate a potentially disparate community of practitioners. It directly assisted in increasing the momentum of new media practice in London and its identification as a valuable practice not only to itself, but also to mainstream art audiences. These beneficiaries should remain a priority, however it should be recognised that reaching these audiences does not result in achieving funding for future developments.


2) Mainstream Art Audiences appeared to be a secondary concern for NODE.L, however in the same breath they were not ostracised from the agenda. This appeared to be most successfully achieved through Educational partnerships in Higher Education and public Institutions. This could be seen through projects realised in partnership with venues such as Chelsea School of Art and Tate Britain; Ravensbourne School of Art and the Dana Centre. This demonstrates how However it was criticised ass impenetrable


3) Targeted Community
Groups were a priority audience for some individual projects realised in partnership with NODE.L and other organisations. These audiences were reached by a small percentage of projects that were organised by independent curators in partnership with Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector Organisations, Non Govermental Organisation. This is a potential area of growth away from reliance on art funding.

As a Voluntary Organiser for NODE.L(ondon) 2006 I will be holding a workshop focusing on tools that will help groups in Linz to create a NODE.L(inz). To do this I will focus on a Tool Kit. This will consist of printed handouts explaining methods used to adopt open structures for self-organisation and participation that were by NODE.L in 2005 / 2006. I will then assist in the practical application of this Tool Kit by discussing the audiences reached by NODE.L and how to reach similar ones in Linz. So please do attend the workshop 21.09.06 atÉÉ



Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 by

 Emily Druiff (artist, organizer NODE.L)

Posted in meeting 2 (RSS)

Mi. 20.September, 19h
KunstRaum Goethestrasse
Goethestrasse 22
4020 Linz-Urfahr
Wegbeschreibung unter: Details

Mi. 20.September, 19h
Kirchengasse 4
4040 Linz
Wegbeschreibung unter: Details


Wed. 20 September , 7:00 pm
KunstRaum Goethestrasse
Goethestrasse 22
4020 Linz-Urfahr
location: Details

Thurs., 20 September , 7:00 pm
Kirchengasse 4
4040 Linz
location: Details


Unter dem Label NODE.L [Networked, Open, Distributed, Events. London] hat sich in London ein Netzwerk entwickelt, das neue – über einzelne Projekte und Institutionen hinausreichende – Möglichkeiten der Präsentation und Vermittlung von Medienkunst und -kultur erprobt.

+ Was waren die Ausgangskonzepte?

+ Welche Erfahrungen wurden gemacht?

+ Welche zukünftigen Perspektiven gibt es?

+ Und welche Anregungen kann NODE.L für Linz bieten?

* * * * * *


NODE.L [Networked, Open, Distributed, Events. London] is a new London based platform which – by interconnecting people, projects and institutions – explores new collaborative ways of creating, presenting and communicating media art and culture.

+ What were the initial concepts? Which experiences have been made?

+ What are the perspectives for the future?

+ These and other questions will be posed in the series of lectures

+ NODE.London meets nodes in LINZ

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 by

 Mst @ Ars Electronica 2006

Posted in mst @ ars (RSS)


Wann: Freitag, 1. September, ab 22h
Wo: "extreme couching", Goethestraße 30 (Lageplan)

Während der Ars Electronica Woche laden wir Interessierte, die sich während des Festivals in Linz aufhalten, bei einer erweiterten Runde des Medienstammtisches vorbeizuschauen. Am Tisch sitzen Einzelpersonen – KünstlerInnen, AktivistInnen, Kulturschaffende, u.a. – aus der Linzer Freien Szene und diversen Organisationen und Institutionen, die sich mit Fragestellungen und Themen im Zusammenhang mit "Medien" auseinandersetzen, wie z.B. Tools & Skills für freie Kunst- und Kulturschaffende, elektronische und soziale Netzwerke, Zugang zu und Umgang mit verschiedenartigen Medien ...

+ Wir möchten erzählen, was sich in Linz tut, und von ähnlichen und verwandten Erfahrungen anderswo hören, z.B. in Bezug auf:

+ Inastrukturen (z.B. öffentliche Hotspots), die sich für künstlerische und gesellschaftskritische Projekte sinnvoll nützen;

+ Arbeits- und Produktionsbedingungen, die für freie Medienkunst benötigt werden, und wie diese sichergestellt werden können;

+ Kommunikationsstrukturen und -plattformen (on- und offline), die Zusammenarbeit fördern; wie Kooperation, Kollaboration, Solidarität möglich sein können, wenn alle mit einander um knappe Ressourcen konkurrieren (müssen);

+ der Einsatz von freier Software für freie Medienarbeit, wie Tools und Software beschaffen sein müssen, damit sie gut verwendbar sind.

Wer dann keine Zeit hat, wird uns auch später bei der Unofficial Time's Up "simply a party" antreffen. (Lageplan)



When: Friday, September 1, starting at 10.00 p.m.
Where: extreme couching, Goethestraße 30 (map)

The Medienstammtisch* Linz invites interested Ars Electronica Festival guests and visitors to come by during the festival. The MST includes individuals – artists, activists, cultural workers and others – from the Freie Szene (the independent art scene of Linz) and various organizations and institutions, whose special interests include tools & skills for independent artists and others working in cultural contexts, electronic and social networks, possibilities for accessing and using various types of media ...

+ We would be happy to talk about some of the things going on in Linz and hear about similar and related interests and experiences elsewhere, including:

+ infrastructures (e.g. public hotspots) that can be meaningfully used for artistic and social-critical projects;

+ working and production conditions needed for independent media art and how these can be secured;

+ various (online and offline) communication structures and platforms that can promote cooperation and collaboration; how cooperation, collaboration, solidarity are even possible when everyone is competing (has to compete) for limited resources;

+ the use of free software for independent media work; how tools and software need to be designed so that they can be used effectively.

Those who can't make it then will also find us at the Unofficial Time's Up "simply a party" on Saturday, September 2 (map)

(*A "Stammtisch" is a table at a pub or restaurant where regulars gather to discuss certain shared interests, in our case "media". Whether the discussions lead to actions or just more talk depends on the people at the table.)

Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 by