Posts tagged Australian Network for Art and Technology
By Gavin Artz – June 12th, 2012
Originally Published: As ‘Business Skills for the Arts’ for the MEGA SA blog. Support MEGA SA
Shhhhh …. don’t tell anyone, but I used to be an artist. Well, I was a musician and a composer and, after six years of working in the arts, I am not sure how much credibility that gives you as an artist. When I was an
artist musician all I wanted to do was play music and the dream, as for many of my colleagues, was not to have to work a crappy dead-end job to pay the bills. The dream was to get payed for what I wanted to do. Well, in the end that didn’t work out too well for me and I spent way more time having my soul destroyed manning market research phones or sitting behind the desk at WEA Sydney as the night attendant, than on what I wanted to do. The irony was that I had to spend so much time working at business administration, that I became much better at that than at being musician. Ultimately, managing a business was less complex than composition – it paid better too, but more importantly, I had a greater impact on people and society than I ever did as a musician. More >
Adelaide, Australia hosted one of the first 3D printing and digital manufacturing forums that explicitly looked at the links between 3D printing technology, the maker movement, art, design, craft and the future of manufacturing. The day was presented in partnership with the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), Intel Labs, RiAus and DFEEST.The speakers included David ten Have (Ponoko), Mark Thomson, Genevieve Bell (Intel Labs), Sivam Krish, Peter Schumacher (UniSA), Carolyn Anderson (DFEEST), David Chan (UniSA), Kristin Alford (Bridge8), Gavin Artz (ANAT), Jay Melican and Lucas Ainsworth (Intel Labs). More >
By Gavin Artz – December 2011
Originally Published: NAVA Quarterly 11.4 Arts Policy
Artists are amongst the lowest paid workers in this country. Despite broad community goodwill for what arts practitioners do and relatively solid government support provided over a number of decades, the majority of artists are still some of the lowest paid workers in the country. What we have been doing isn’t working. More >
By Gavin Artz – December 19th, 2011
Originally Published: ANAT Filter Magazine – Issue 78
As an Australian going to the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) for the first time, you will encounter something you never expected at an international arts conference: evidence of Australia’s dominance in this artistic genre.
It is a reflection on how we view our country’s role in the in the art world that one of the most surprising aspects of ISEA is the overwhelming number of Australians that are presenting papers, exhibitions and workshops. International leadership is something that you don’t expect as an Australian; it is not a word often found in an arts and cultural dialogue in our country. More >
In October 2011 Gavin Artz presented at the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture held in Melbourne, Australia. Gavin gave this international policy forum an insight into what is needed if we are to develop strong, cross-disciplinary research between the arts & sciences.
The Australian National University have provided an excellent review of the session which included an extended panel discsussion. Moderated by Pia Waugh (ICT Policy Advisor, Office of The Hon Senator Kate Lundy), the panel also comprised Erica Seccombe (Visual artist and PhD candidate ANU School of Art), Tim Senden (Professor, ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Australia).
The Australian national broadcaster ABC1 gave time to an overview of the complex questions around Australian culture and its realtionship with the arts. Gavin Artz briefly had the oppertunity to present on the new business oppertunities arsing from brining together arts, humanities, culture, business and technology. (It is well worth watching the whole program – Gavin Artz is at 20.25)
Culture is an innovation process. – Gavin Artz
Gavin Artz was interviewed on ANAT’s art/science projects, embeding culture in the built enviroment and his role on the Festival of Unpopular Cultre’s arts funding panel presentation.
For a pod cast of the interview go to Radio Adelaide:
It was a long, rewarding and interesting day. On the 6th of October Gavin Artz was asked to give his views on the future of the arts and its relationship to digital culture. Entitled “Leadership and Responsibility” Gavin covered art, technology, research, industrial processes and education. Senator Kate Lundy and Pia Waugh put in an enormous effort to be inclusive and democratic in the best possible sense. It is worth hearing all the contributions, but Gavin Artz presentation starts at 30 minutes with an impromptu feedback spot as a bonus for those seeing the whole video.
The Office of Senator Kate Lundy in collaboration with the Office of Minister Simon Crean is running a Digital Culture Public Sphere consultation to look specifically at the digital arts and industries as well as opportunities for cultural institutions around digitisation, public engagement and collaboration. http://www.katelundy.com.au/2011/09/06/the-digital-culture-public-sphere
By Gavin Artz – September 21st 2011
Originally Published: Proceedings of ISEA2011 – Istanbul (to be published).
For the past two years I have been working with The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) to develop and test a model for working commercially with creativity, a model where artists aren’t diminished in their creative work, but are able to generate a broad range of revenue from their activity. This Ancillary IPs hypothesis theorises that, despite myths to the contrary, artist regularly work in trans-disciplinary teams and this way of working is analogues to the entrepreneurial team found in business. The hypothesis predicts that if this trans-disciplinary team is recognised while the relationships and commercialisation processes are managed within specific criteria, artists can successfully commercialise intellectual property embed in their artwork while enhancing their artistic output. More >
by Gavin Artz – May 16th 2011
Originally Published: The City of Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters site “Thinking Through the City”.
You wouldn’t do business with artists because they are too flaky, they do what they want to do, turn up when they want to and are not interested in making money, or worse they are hostile to making money. But it is not just artists; I get to hear the same thing about scientists. That’s interesting to me because I work with both on a daily basis and the thing that makes artists and scientists similar is their open ended, creative curiosity. A science paper is just a sign post of a much more complex exploration, the paper may give great insight, but the scientist continues to explore. The same is true of the artist’s exhibition. An exhibition is not a full stop, but a consolidation of thought and experience, readying them for much deeper exploration. So you wouldn’t do business with an artist or scientist because they exhibit unbound creative curiosity and business is up against it working on innovation, or application of ideas, let along spending time and money on mere speculation. Or it could be the best thing you ever did. More >
By Gavin Artz – November 11th 2010
Originally published in Filter Magazine
This article is adapted from a talk given by Gavin Artz as a part of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) Blue Sky Sessions program. http://www.tacsi.org.au/blue-sky-session
Although the concept of the has been around since 1970, it has only become a widely encountered problem in the past five years. The term uncanny valley was coined by robotocist Masahiro Mori, and his was the first industry where questions of culture, psychology and humans interaction with technology became an issue. In the past five years other practitioners, including creators of digital images in gaming and simulations, have needed to grapple with this concept. More >
By Gavin Artz – July 5th 2010
Originally published in Filter Magazine
“The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” William Gibson
This quote reflects what it is like to view the world through the work of ANAT, where we assist creative practitioners to develop the new ground where art, science, technology, culture, community and commerce meet in harmony. Looking back over six years of Filter Magazine you can see how creative practitioners working with science and technology not only foretell what will be the significant themes of research, but how we will be engaging with it culturally. More >
By Gavin Artz- February 26th 2010
Origonally published in Filter Magazine
Our Emerging Technologies [ET] Labs (originally Summer Schools), and ANAT’s Art Science [AS] residencies have shown what is possible when you happily break down the walls of specialisation and bring seemingly varied fields together. ANAT has nurtured this way of working over the past 21 years and we see the concept of interdisciplinary reaching its limit to describe the creative practice of the future. If creative practitioners are to develop enduring revenue streams, or find a place in society for the work they produce, it will not be in a traditional Artworld approach to culture and society. We are moving to a world where trans-disciplinary relationships will become more significant and ANAT is committed to making this future possible. More >
By Gavin Artz – August 24th 2009
Originally published for ISEA 2009
The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) has been working with art, science and technology for 21 years. It has only been relatively recent that the innovation potential of the arts, particularly those working with technology, has been understood. Myths relating to artists not wishing to be commercial and the active marginalising of the arts in intellectual property (IP) development has meant that the arts are overlooked as a source for commercially viable IP. Through my work at ANAT I have experienced artists going through the patent process, rapid prototyping, engaging in scientific research and producing new applications in digital media. More >
By Gavin Artz – August 4th 2008
Originally published Music Forum. Journal of the Music Council of Australia
Vol. 15 No. 4, August – October 2009. ISSN 1327-9300
If art were a part of our living culture would we recognize it as art?
In the digital age one of the biggest conundrums for business is how to find successful models for generating revenue from digital activity. Facebook doesn’t generate as much revenue as its value would suggest it should and digital business is finding it has a commodity that is highly valued in a cultural and social sense, but consumers are not willing to put any commercial value on it (Oreskovic, 2009). Those artists whose practise is in digital media would probably be able to relate to this problem. More >