Filter Magazine

Issue 63

Lo-Fi vs Hi-Tech

July 31st, 2009

ANAT’s core mission is to actively support the field of media arts in Australia by taking a leading role in shaping the environment in which media arts practice exists. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

Broadcasted acts of terror, handheld devices recording atrocities. Democracy bloggers disappearing, totalitarian regimes active. Home theatre systems, labour rights eroded. A decade of conservative government, bad brains for P.M. Celebrity babies birth, children dying. Art in Australia, responding to fear and entertainment… (more…)

July 31st, 2009

Australia has a rich artistic history in mobile technologies using lo-fi and Do It Yourself (DYI) principles to produce everything from locative audio units, such as John Jacobs’ Wheelie Bin Sound System through to zero-ecological-footprint mobile entertainment units, such as the Lab Rats pioneering Wind Powered Cinema Caravan. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

Increasingly in the world of social response, artists’ and creative practitioners are able to produce both lo-fi or big budget artistic responses to social, cultural or political issues that will have equal gravitas and exposure to the public. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

Australian art practice addressing global issues: environmental, social and political (more…)

July 31st, 2009

The successful artists for the 2006 round of national and international Synapse Art and Science Residencies were announced by Andrew Donovan, Director of the Inter-Arts Office, Australia Council, in late March at the New Constellations: Art, Science and Society International Conference in Sydney at the MCA. In 2006, the residencies’ focus is on ecological sustainability and issues of human/environmental interaction. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

Your shopping trolley says a lot about you – your secret routines and bad habits. What if your shopping trolley could predict your future, give you a worldly horoscope?… (more…)

July 31st, 2009

I had long anticipated a return to Berlin. Fresh out of the music conservatorium in Perth, I had arrived there previously in 1990 after several months touring Europe, and experienced a city in rapid change. (more…)

July 31st, 2009

John Tonkin is a Sydney based artist. His works have included explorations into historical and contemporary ideas relating to the body and identity, the subjective nature of scientific theories and belief systems, and ongoing investigations into interactivity and play. (more…)

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