Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:57:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Livestream Discussion with Leonardo on my article “Digital Critics: The Early History of Online Art Criticism” Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:39:41 +0000 Leonardo chat onlineI’ll be the first speaker in a new Leonardo ‘readers club’ broadcast live on Zoom and Facebook today at 5.00pm GMT.

The discussion will be around my new article ‘Digital Critics: The Early History of Online Art Criticism’ which is out now in Leonardo.

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From PhD to Platform: The Future of the Academic Publication Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:43:02 +0000 + Read More]]> The Digital Academic book cover

Charlotte’s essay “From PhD to Platform: The Future of the Academic Publication” is published in The Digital Academic edited by Deborah Lupton, Inger Mewburn, Pat Thomson.

Academic work, like many other professional occupations, has increasingly become digitised. This book brings together leading scholars who examine the impacts, possibilities, politics and drawbacks of working in the contemporary university, using digital technologies. Contributors take a critical perspective in identifying the implications of digitisation for the future of higher education, academic publishing protocols and platforms and academic employment conditions, the ways in which academics engage in their everyday work and as public scholars and relationships with students and other academics. The book includes accounts of using digital media and technologies as part of academic practice across teaching, research administration and scholarship endeavours, as well as theoretical perspectives. The contributors span the spectrum of early to established career academics and are based in education, research administration, sociology, digital humanities, media and communication.

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Rapid Response Art History: Tools and Techniques for a Fast-Changing Art World Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:05:01 +0000 I’m going to be in New York next month for the College Art Association Annual Conference, and give a keynote on ‘Rapid Response Art History: Tools and Techniques for a Fast-Changing Art World’. Looking forward!!


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Document the Digital Critics Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:28:58 +0000 I’m so excited to be at the College Art AssociatioCAA conference  2017 logon Annual Conference in New York next month! My talks will focus on the analyzing and archiving of art criticism after the internet.

Hope to see you there!

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New Media Art and Canonization: A Round-Robin Conversation Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:56:17 +0000 + Read More]]> Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon bookcover

Charlotte, together with Mark Daniels, Axel Lapp, Addie Wagenknecht participated in the interviews led by Sarah Cook with Karin de Wild to talk about new media art and art historical canonisation.

In keeping with the fluid, dynamic and endlessly over-written history of new media art, the conversation was not a roundtable but a round-robin series of interviews, undertaken during one 24-hour period, via Skype, in which each conversation was immediately (live-) transcribed (online) and then read by the following interviewee prior to their interview.

Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World seeks to dissect and interrogate the nature of the present-day art field, which has experienced dramatic shifts in the past 50 years.

In discussions of the canon of art history, the notion of ‘inclusiveness’, both at the level of rhetoric and as a desired practice is on the rise and gradually replacing talk of ‘exclusion’, which dominated critiques of the canon up until two decades ago. The art field has dramatically, if insufficiently, changed in the half-century since the first protests and critiques of the exclusion of ‘others’ from the art canon.

With increased globalization and shifting geopolitics, the art field is expanding beyond its Euro-American focus, as is particularly evident in the large-scale international biennales now held all over the globe. Are canons and counter-canons still relevant? Can they be re-envisioned rather than merely revised? Following an introduction that discusses these issues, thirteen newly commissioned essays present case studies of consecration in the contemporary art field, and three commissioned discussions present diverse positions on issues of the canon and consecration processes today.


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Put My Thing Down Flip It And Reverse It Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:42:14 +0000 RIDCH Conference 2016

Next month I will be giving a talk about online art discussion at the RIDCH Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital Culture, esearch Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities, Open University of Hong Kong.

Looking forward to it!

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The Art of Documentation Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:25:00 +0000 + Read More]]> Next month I’ll be giving a talk on ‘The Art of Documentation’ for Curating Art After New Media HK, a professional development course produced by Videotage, Hong Kong.

And in case you’ve missed my last post, I’ll also be giving a keynote on ‘Rapid Response Art History: Tools and Techniques for a Fast-Changing Art World’ for ISEA2016 at City University of Hong Kong.

Give me a shout if you’re around!

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Curating Art After New Media HK is a short professional development course targeted for Hong Kong-based curators who specialize or are interested in contemporary and new media art. This course aims to provide up-to-date professional knowledge in the field for Hong Kong-based curators, and is customised for Hong Kong curatorial professionals to provide a unique training opportunity for rapid upskilling and international networking.

It explores a wide range of themes, locations and combine local and international speakers in a workshop-style environment for idea exchange, as well as site visits to local key art organisations, tentatively set on May 16th-22nd, 2016, tactically timed to coincide with the ISEA2016 (International Symposium on Electronic Art). Course participants will also have access to ISEA2016’s programme of satellite events, exhibitions and artists talk and will meet with key members of the international new media art curating community.

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ISEA2016 ‘Cultural R>evolution’ Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:41:03 +0000 + Read More]]> HKisea-visual

May is going to be an busy but exciting month!

This year the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2016 will be held in Hong Kong, supported by the AHRC Digital Transformations Theme!! And even better, part of the programmes will be hosted at City University of Hong Kong!

I’m thrilled to be giving a keynote on ‘Rapid Response Art History: Tools and Techniques for a Fast-Changing Art World’ at the symposium. Hope to see you there!!




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CRUMB’s New-Media-Curating Listserv Discussion on Listservs Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:35:15 +0000 + Read More]]> NEW MEDIA CURATING art history online discussion screengrabIn October 2013 (to coincide with MediaArtHistories in Riga) I hosted a month-long discussion on CRUMB’s New-Media-Curating discussion list. The topic was ‘art history online’ and my aim was to do public research for the Digital Critic project by inviting people consider the history of online art discussion – specifically listserv-based exchanges – within the parameters of an art discussion listserv. I wanted to revisit the history of art discussion listervs nearly 20 years later and generate a more dynamic archive as a counterpoint to the eventual print-published book Art Criticism Online: A History. The discussion archives are available at New-Media-Curating ‘October 2013’

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Is Art History Too Bookish? Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:55:36 +0000 Next month I’ll be giving a keynote ‘Is Art History Too Bookish?’ at RIDCH Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital Culture, held by Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities, Open University of Hong Kong. I’m very excited about it, and I hope to see some of you there!!

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