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TV or NOT TV:  Discussion to Create a Mass
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LA Freewaves Present

Their 2nd & 3rd Panels in their Ongoing Series

TV or NOT TV:

Discussions to Create a Mass Media Outlet for the Arts

L.A. Central Public Library

Sunday, September 29, 2002

Los Angeles - On Sunday, September 29, 2002 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm LA Freewaves will host two more public panel discussions in their ongoing series TV or NOT TV: Discussions to Create a Mass Media Outlet for the Arts. They are currently in the middle of a series of eight panel discussions which will culminate during their bi-annual festival which takes place throughout Los Angeles during the entire month of November.

These next two panels, the second and third in the series, explore WEB vs. TV vs. ART and will take place at the L.A. Central Public Library located at 630 W. Fifth Street (at Flower) in downtown Los Angeles (www.lapl.org). Both panels are free of charge and open to the public.

For the first time in the festival’s 13-year history, festival organizers are presenting these panels which will bring together alternative media voices, arts and culture stakeholders, technology experts, and media academics laying the conceptual and technical groundwork for a Culture Channel by late 2003.

While the panel discussions are ultimately focusing on launching a Culture Channel, the festival is presenting various innovative works that could potentially air on such a Channel.

This year, choosing the umbrella title TV or NOT TV , the media arts organization is on a serious mission as they unfold their ambitious schedule of public events. The mission: to enable an affordable, dedicated source for the worldwide dissemination of arts and culture. LA Freewaves' Founder and Executive Director, Anne Bray explains, “The matrix of Internet, satellite technology and affordable means of production offer an opportunity to radically reshape the ways in which people experience art. The broadcasting of contemporary arts, especially media and digital arts, is now more than an ideal.”

Please join LA Freewaves on September 29th in downtown LA and in November throughout the entire metropolitan area.  Shape the future.

Panel Details:

1:00pm - 3:00pm WEB vs. TV

Topics include:

  • Why Can't That be on BROADCAST TV, but on the Web?
  • Where is the line between TV and the WEB?
  • Panelists include:

  • Axel Roselius, pioneer in interactive TV, digital TV channels, satellite broadcasts
  • Erik Loyer, artist of Chroma web site and www.marrowmonkey.com
  • Glenn Kaino, artist, Creative and Technical VP of Pressplay
  • Holly Willis, editor at Res magazine and iFilm, moderator
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm TV vs. ART

    Topics include:

  • Where are the lines between high vs low culture, pop vs fine art?
  • Is the avant garde a niche market? Is it just a matter of class?
  • What are the effects of commercial image on art and art on commercial image?
  • Young artists and designer blur genres and distinctions; Post modernism has after-effects and hip hop crosses all lines
  • Panelists include:

  • Katherine Lee, MOCA Communications, who are art audiences?
  • Marita Sturken, Visual Literacy, USC Annenberg School of Communication
  • Moe Verbrugge, TBWA/Chiatt/Day art director for MOCA and Apple ad campaigns
  • Tony Cokes, artist producing pop culture commentary
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    Next (4th & 5th) Panels:  WHAT IF?  Saturday, November 2, 2002 1:00pm - 5:00pm at L.A. Central Public Library

    • If The Arts Were on TV, How Would They Look/Sound?
    • Can Equal TV Representation Be Demanded As A Next Civil Right?

    Reception before and after panels.  Parking $1 with library validation.  Watch www.freewaves.org

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    For more information, bios on invited speakers or to interview festival founder and executive director Anne Bray please contact Lynn Hasty at Green Galactic 323-466-5141 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

     


     




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