Commissioned review/article on the panel ‘What happened to new media art?’ chaired by Darren Tofts at the 4th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment.
ON THE LAST DAY OF THE FOURTH AUSTRALASIAN CONFERENCE ON INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT RMIT IN MELBOURNE DARREN TOFTS CHAIRED A PANEL DISCUSSION THAT BROUGHT TOGETHER A SMALL GROUP OF PRACTITIONERS, CURATORS, EDUCATORS, ACADEMICS AND CRITICS—SHIRALEE SAUL, PHILIP BROPHY, MARCIA JANE AND MYSELF—TO DISCUSS “WHAT HAPPENED TO NEW MEDIA ART?”
Commissioned review of Simon Norton’s interactive animation: “Testimony: A Story Machine” for Strange Attractors: An Animation Showcase, ABC New Media.
“Imagine a monstrous mechanical device bulging, smoking and bleeding, churning out gold embossed books to naive curly haired children. Okay, now you know everything that Simon Norton’s interactive animation, Testimony, is not. Christy Dena bravely takes a look into the engineer’s cabin, discovering just who it is that is driving the Story Machine.”