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PHATT-B: The Internet Might Not Free Us All

by Whitney Kimball on September 24, 2013
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The art world may soon see the end of techno-utopianism. At least, that’s the impression I got from an afternoon of well-attended panels at Pratt’s PHATT-B digital arts fest on Saturday. Net art savants tended to express optimism about sharing and expression– but often, couched in a more realistic understanding of the Internet’s industrial and social fallout.

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Field Visits for Bradley Manning: The Fight for Free Information

by Paddy Johnson on February 21, 2013
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It can be dangerous having Wikileaks attached to your name. Take Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst, who was arrested for sharing documents with Wikileaks in 2010.. In the words of UN torture expert, Juan Mendez, “Manning was subjected to cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment in the excessive and prolonged isolation” during his nine months at Quantico, where he was placed under suicide watch.

Manning is now at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he awaits trial set for this June.

The proximity of that trial arguably creates an urgency to artist Lance Wakeling’s Kickstarter campaign to support the making of his film “Field Visits for Bradley Manning,” which promises not to be a straightforward documentary.

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Internet Panel Discussion Tonight! Immaterial Dispersal at Guild Art Gallery

by Paddy Johnson on September 7, 2010
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What is the function of immaterial art? Who are the artists and writers who use the internet to produce and distribute information? The answer to the latter question is nearly everyone, but Nik Pence has narrowed his panel speakers down to six participants for Immaterial Dispersal at the Guild Art Gallery tonight. Mostly they are […]

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