Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive Digital Cul...
About: "As the epicenter of the digital revolution, the Bay Area is a buzzing hive of constant activity and energy around digital culture and art made possible by technological innovation. There is a lot of energy at lectures, exhibitions, and industry events. We stand to benefit from new ways for this community to sustain this energy between events and to critically reflect on these activities.
A critical feedback forum contributes to a thriving, evolving and intellectually playful cultural community. For this reason, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) are hosting such a critical forum - in the form of this blog - to sustain our community of thinkers.
This blog has a loose and flexible focus on: Bay Area regional / digital / art and culture. The regional focus supports a geo-physical community of familiar faces that already exists. The broad digital culture focus reflects the fact that this community spans many professional fields that is as likely to be interested in a lecture series of computer industry leaders as of digital artists, creating a need for a different kind of apparatus from the traditional academic or art review.
Serving as a civic cultural forum for this broad and diverse community is a natural role for a public museum and a public university. In this spirit, this blog will not limit the public to behind-the-scenes comments, but will be open to public participation at all levels (top-level posts, comments, events) in addition to featuring bloggers drawn from the BAM/PFA and BCNM programs. The Digital Culture blog invites you to post upcoming digital events, lectures, and exhibitions, critical reviews and reflections on those events, and developments in digital culture of interest to our community.
This blog provides a means for Berkeley to host a like-minded community that brings the highest level of dialogue to the regional and global discourse around new media. It provides our community with a gathering place to let each other know what’s going on, what people think, and what’s next. Welcome home!"