Lunch Bytes is a series of four public discussions over the course of a year, which examine the consequences of the increasing ubiquity of digital networked technologies in relation to artistic practice. Each event is dedicated to a different topic and brings together European artists, media scholars, designers, curators and intellectuals.
This first event focuses on Medium, in particular the ways in which digitisation and computing has restructured the formats we think in when it comes to artistic practice and what implication this has on artistic output.
The discussion asks: how has the notion of medium changed with the rise of digital technology? Does it still make sense to think in formal, media-related categories or have we moved beyond the medium as a recognisable and classifiable entity in the age of pervasive computing? And if so, what kind of new formats are evolving instead?
Chaired by Matthew Fuller, Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, the panel includes artist and writer Hito Steyerl, curator and writer Inke Arns, artist and writer Huw Lemmey, and artist Harry Sanderson.
Organised in collaboration with Arcadia Missa; Digital Culture Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London; and the Goethe Institut, this series is part of a larger European project conceived by Melanie Buehler and the Goethe-Institut in Northwest Europe, comprising events in London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Dublin, which will culminate with a symposium in Berlin in 2015.