Panel 2: THE NEW WORLD ORDER
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
Alain Mongeau - MUTEK (CA)
Malcolm Levy (CA)
Sean Horton (US)
[Moderator] Patti Schmidt (CA)
[Panelist] Bryan Kasenic (US)
[Panelist] Susan Langan (US)
THE NEW WORLD ORDER: RE-DEPLOYING DIGITAL CULTURE IN NORTH AMERICA
North America has contributed profoundly to the global culture of electronic music and digital art. And yet, historically it has remained in the shadows of a much more organized and lucrative European counterpart. The challenges involved in presenting contemporary electronic music in North America’s culturally dispersed, deeply rockist environment have been much discussed: the lack of radio support, promotion and effective distribution channels, fickle audiences, vast geographies. But now there’s a new network slowly forming that shows promise and could be a signpost of change. This panel assembles North America's new decision-makers to discuss the issues and possibilities for electronic music and digital culture in the New World, emphasizing the power of collectivity, networks and imagination.
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