07/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/13/2021 13:18
To The Mixer Community,
Thank you to everyone who attended our June 30 Mixer on New Media and Digital Arts! From playing with the definition of 'New Media' to touching on NFTs, accessibility, and the wild world of the future we are making today in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual (VR); we covered a lot of ground. We're grateful to our panelists Abie Ekenezer, gome, Evie Powell, Julia Bruk, and Elizabeth Ralston - be sure to keep an eye on what they're up to!
At the June Mixer, we also launched the New Media and Digital Arts survey that will guide our team in making new policies to include New Media in our awards and granting structures. If you or someone you know are New Media artists or dabblers, please make sure they/you add their voice below. We want to hear from you!
While we are still working on finding a path to encompass the wide array of art forms under the umbrella of New Media, hearing from the participants also illustrated that: 1) many of us are in that same boat, 2) interest in incorporating modern elements like streaming was high, and 3) more information would be useful all around.
Our internal working definition of New Media is: any expression that uses 'dot com technology' on any axis other than exclusively marketing or distribution. How does that resonate with you?
Here's a round-up of funding opportunities that were shared at The Mixer - keep these in mind for your new media and digital arts projects in the works:
Please help us gather as many voices as possible so that we can help grow into the office that we know we can be. Give us your feedback by filling out the survey by July 23, 2021!
P.S. The Mixer is taking a break for the summer and is scheduled to return on September 29. See you soon!