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      Creative identity theft: issues for artists in collaborative online environments

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      5 - 7 July 2010

      New media art, Internet, Second Life, Digital technology

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          This paper discusses the qualities of online activity in relation to what is 'new' in 'new media', and examines both the continued use of the technologies by artists to simply redress long standing disputes with the distribution models and editorial practices of 'old media' and the tensions created by encounters with the characteristics of the Internet as a new space for art. It then seeks to identify the features of new technologies that distinguish them from 'old media', principally the opportunities for interaction in real time, for collaboration, of skill sharing, of a wider audience that encounters work for reasons other than the contemplation of artistic work and the nature of proprietary technologies in themselves. These latter have rarely been developed specifically for artists, and often reflect the values and aims of the companies that generate them, presenting ethical and creative problems for artists who use them. The paper draws on research at the Visualisation Research Unit (VRU) at the School of Art, Birmingham City University, and its collaboration with Eastside Projects, a new gallery located in Birmingham, on the Arts Council funded project 'EP:VV' (Eastside Projects: Virtual & Visualized).

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          July 2010
          July 2010
          : 168-173
          Director, Visualisation Research Unit, Birmingham City University

          School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

          Margaret Street, BirminghamB3 3BX, United Kingdom
          © Gregory Sporton. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010), London, UK

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          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010)
          London, UK
          5 - 7 July 2010
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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