3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

01SJ Festival

01SJ Cheat Sheet

What is digital (aka new media) art?
Digital or new media art is made by taking advantage of high technologies in various fields such as acoustics, optics, electricity, electronics, computer, multimedia and even the Internet. It’s revolutionary because it invites the audience/the viewer to take part in the artists’ creative activities and fulfill the meaning of the artwork.

Every era has its own new art. Just as printing, photography, and film were once the new arts of their day, new media art represents the art of our time.

What are interactive performances?
Interactive performance challenges the notion that art and performance are things to be merely watched by an audience. Instead, the audience plays a vital role in the event. Each work engages the audience to interact, participate or contribute to the creation and experience of the art.

What is new cinema?
New cinema includes a range of movie making techniques and styles that include:

  • Machinima – movies made using video game engines
  • Pocket cinema – movies made using cell phones and other personal devices that fit in your pocket
  • DIY Hollywood – movies with that look like “regular” movies but are made entirely or largely on the desktop
  • Live cinema – movies mixed in real time
  • Interactive cinema – movies that require audience participation in order for the movie to unfold