Chatroom Conferences

On the subject of installation in the new media ecology (see Tate Gallery post) I found the FurtherField studio interesting. The FurtherField studio website describes itself as:

…an exploratory, year long project, set up to create online, real-time, net art residencies with three UK-based artists. Each residency lasts for 3 months, during which time the artists need not leave their studio or home environments, as the FurtherStudio web facility offers a public window on the artist’s PC desktop as they work.

What they also do is have ‘conferences’ online where panel discussions with the artists are held in a chatroom that visitors can watch/read and then they all move to another chatroom where all can participate. But as Charlotte Frost, a panel interviewer lamented over at

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