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april 21, 2003
[ for publication before may 2]


Presentation' performance
of an unique publication
in the intersection of art, science and technology,

context weblog, "
an emergent culture observatory"

next May 2, 2003,
at Sala Metrònom
in Barcelona, 20h.


josep saldaña
tel. 00 34 934 432 309


> context_live@metrònom
   performance + live audiovisual
   may 2, 2003. 20 h
   sala metrònom. c/ fusina, 9
   barcelona. spain

The dissemination, use and social appropriation of new technologies are creating a new world.

The worldwide coordinated protests against war, were just the latest manifestation of the movements that have been enabled by the Internet, like the hacker, free software, peer-to-peer or open scientific knowledge movements. And this fundamental change is just beginning.

Another world is not only possible -its happening.

This emerging technological culture acts as a synthesizer of art, science and traditional knowledge, that in turn fuels the evolutionary change of our species. The networked digital information and apps are the contemporary cultural artifacts, a shared ground for a new planetary culture. *context project aims to contribute to the appropriation and dissemination of this emerging culture as a new 'art de vivre.' Our way is to publish *context weblog <>.

A weblog (sometimes called a blog or a newspage or a filter) is a format -dated log format- and content -"log of our times"- approach for a web site. At same time are a research platform for real time communication and social networks. *context weblog acts as a filter and context provider, track technological culture and offer digest of news on art, science and technology, and their intersections. The info resources link to the original sources, adopt a transdisciplinar approach and face contradictory paradigms. The flow of information is processed for sampling, mapping and experiencing the new cultural context.

On May 2, 2003, at Metrònom we will present context project concept through a live experience by the context_live team:
> josep saldaña
> joan escofet
> x-flow
> solu
> fernando casañas
> beatriz liebe

(with iluminations by dramatist andres kalawski)



> sala metrònom

Sala Metrònom is a pioneering space in the artistic scene of Barcelona (Spain), as much by the characteristics that, from their beginning have marked their programming, like by the singular role played in relation to other expositive spaces of the city.

Metrònom is born in 1980 thanks to the initiative of the collector Rafael Tous, who decides to support personally a sector of artists whose work is excessively experimental for the galleries of the moment. With a clear vocation of patronage, Rafael Tous begins to promote a series of artistic proposals without profit spirit. And this philosophy, that responds to a true eagerness to offer a platform of support and diffusion to the artist, as well as to the will to contribute to the cultural dinamism of the city, has been since then one of the fundamental pillars on which the management of the room has been based.

> weblog context

An online publication of *context project [ ], which aims to appropriate and disseminate the emerging culture as a new 'art de vivre' the planetary civilization that technology allows. current situation highlights the need for this kind of public observatory, of this research and development project, of this innovator model of publishing that wish to contribute to be prepared for coming context, for the next cycle.

Sponsors and patronage are welcome. We are open to partnerships in content creation -- with media, book and cultural related, public and private, companies and organisations --, and for related activities. *context* project model to raise funding for their initiatives are grants from foundations, by content syndication and with sponsoring.



for more information see:

> graphical documents
media kit
< >

> nota de prensa en castellano
< >

> nota de premsa en català
< >


> context weblog
< >

> mail



press mentions

june 12, 2002
Towards a Cultural Connectionism:
The search for organizational models for a post-web world

By Roger F. Malina

march 2002
2002: El Arte del Futuro
metroplis #5

by José Luis Brea [es]

september 2001
Weblogs: Nueva forma de periodismo
by Antulio Sánchez [es]

press releases context <

june 19, 2002
context series: semantic web

may 15, 2002
context series: weblogs

march 15, 2002
context series: science commons

february 15, 2002
context series: aesthetic computing

january 15, 2002
context series: infoarts book

january 1, 2002
context weblog released

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