The lecture program of the mini-festival “An Archaeology of Imaginary Media”, which was held February 5 – 8, 2004 at De Balie, centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam, has recently been made available on-line in full length in the Balie web dossier on Media Archaeology.
The following presentations are now available in the dossier:
Siegfried Zielinski – Deep Time of the Media, an anarchaeology of hearing and seeing through technological means.
Klaus Theweleit – on pre-apparatus cultural technologies and the soccer game as an imaginary medium.
Edwin Carels – on pre-cinema and the iconography of death.
Zoe Beloff – on spiritist media and stereoscopic cinema.
Bruce Sterling – on dead media en never realised media histories.
John Akomfrah – on Afrofuturism and imaginary media.
Erkki Huhtamo – on the archaeology of the dream world of interactivity.
Timothy Druckrey – on the archaeology of the present in the works of media-critical media-artists.
– Please refer to the dossier Media Archaeology for further details: http://www.debalie.nl/archaeology
De Balie has started to provide access to texts and materials collected for programs in its past, as well as registrations, reports and essays on the themes dealt with in recent years. These materials are grouped around themes that are of particular interest to our programs, and we call these collections “dossiers”.
Currently the Balie site contains 11 dossiers, and new dossiers are already in preparation.
The current themes include: Media Archaeology, Visual Culture, In Memoriam: The new Economy, Reclaiming Cultural Diversity, Streaming Media, Dlight Dutch Experimental Cinema, dossiers on migration issues, globalisation, information politics, and more…
English and Dutch materials are mixed in the dossiers, although a substantial part of the texts are published in English, and occasionally in other languages. Where possible we publish the materials under a creative commons “non-commercial / share alike / attribution” license, provided we receive permission by the authors to publish texts under this license.
Dossiers that also contain extensive video-collections are: – Media Archaeology
– Network Society of Control
– Streaming Media
– For an overview of all dossiers:
De Balie is a public centre for culture and politics, located in the heart of Amsterdam next to the “Leidse Plein”. De Balie hosts about 450 to 500 programs and activities per year, ranging from experimental arts festivals and events, cinema and theatre, to social and political analysis, media criticism, and programs on new media culture and information politics. The programming of the centre is developed by the five sections of the centre: debalie media, debalie cinema, debalie theater, debalie uitgeverij (publisher), and debalie salon (politics and social isues).
It is our firm intention to continue making as many materials as possible related to the Balie programming available on-line, but always filtered by our editorial staff. To be able to improve this process De Balie has started an open source web publishing development project in the Fall of 2002. The system we are developing is called Culturebase and is built as an application on the basis of the open source content management system MMBase (http://www.mmbase.org). We hope to be able to release a generic open source version of the web publishing application in the Fall of 2004.
Balie-site (mostly in Dutch):