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Urban Software Art: Spaces of Critical Engagement

“Urban Software Art: Spaces of Critical Engagement,” Urban Media Aesthetics (December 6, 2013) [draft with images]

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Tanya Toft’s New “Urban Media Aesthetics” Platform – w/ Events This Tues + Wed

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I’m very pleased to announce that the brilliant and talented Tanya Toft — Ph.D. Fellow at Copenhagen University, current participant in CuratorLab at Konstfack Universitet, Stockholm, and my former research assistant (!!) — has launched an exciting new curatorial/research platform, Urban Media Aesthetics, which examines the curation of digital art forms in urban environments. I had the honor of serving as external advisor for the project’s first phase of development.

“Spectacle” is the first of several themes Tanya will explore through the platform. Through invited writings, interviews, and events, she’ll examine how we might develop alternative discourses and aesthetic possibilities for “spectacle,” which don’t reduce it to illusion, commodification, and fetishization.