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mediActions, the 5th anniversary of Dislocate, is a project designed to bring together practitioners, publics and young people to pursue an investigation into the relationship between new media and our environment and the creative potentials and commentaries which exist here. Through artistic, cultural and intellectual exchange and collaboration we aim to enable an important sharing of experience and expression of the various contexts which impact upon our daily lives and effect our attitudes to place and new media.
The concept of Dislocate is to examine our notions of place in the context of a technological age and how these are challenged and transformed by new media. Place of course has numerous definitions and we are not only concerned with Physical places but with Cultural places, political places, social places etc. Place meaning a certain positioning and a certain context. So Dislocate is concerned with how new technologies are changing the spaces we inhabit and the ways in which we locate ourselves.
Examining the cross-section of media technology, public space and civic action mediActions poses a question to the promise of new technologies as activators of social and political change. Visions of the internet and other forms of media as the aggregators of democracy and engagement in civil society have created unfulfillable utopian dreams yet as these media forms construct a new layer of the concrete spaces which we inhabit, can we discover their potential for participation, action and activism?
Based upon these questions mediActions will host a 6 week artist in residence program including participants from China, India, Indonesia and Japan, engaging in collaboration to investigate how media technologies and our thinking towards them may enable a new activation and inhabitation of the public spaces around us.
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