Episode 14 –
In this final episode of AND_NOW?, Karen Beech and Jessica Capó interview Anne Focke about some final topics dealing with Arts Wire, and wrap up some final questions they have.
Episode 13 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, the interns talk with Anne Focke, each choosing a topic that they have found interest in through their experiences with Arts Wire and the archives.
Episode 12 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, the interns talk with Anna Couey about her experiences with Arts Wire, and how the space that Arts Wire created benefitted the community.
Episode 11 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, the interns talk with Joe Matuzak about the differences of online now versus in the early 1990’s. Many artists on Arts Wire were interested in learning more information as quickly as possible, where now people are interested in “getting away.” Matuzak also mentions compuserve, which you can find an example of here:
In this episode of AND_NOW?, we speak with Judy Malloy, who talks about YOYOW, which means “you own your own words.” This concept is important, especially when it comes to archiving, and looking back at old files! Listen to this episode to find out more about the different opinions.
Episode 9 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, the interns talk with Sarah Lutman, who was previously a participant in Grantmakers in the Arts, about her experiences with Arts Wire and online in the early 1990’s. Lutman mentions Gopher, which you can read more about here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_(protocol). She also mentions the Amber Screen, which is what computers looked like at the time:
Episode 8 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, we talk with Barry Lasky about his experiences with Arts Wire, and more specifically about what it was like to be in the tech industry at such an early time. Several different aspects of the tech world are mentioned, such as some of the first spam messages, which you can see here:
We also talk briefly about Pauline Oliveros, whose music you can find on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/27RypxD9VhgrvCg9QePTLi
Episode 7 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, the interns talk with Sarah and Gaby about what it’s like to work in the tech industry today while taking a look at the Arts Wire files. Here’s an example of Ivan Sutherland’s Sketchpad, as mentioned on the episode:
Episode 6 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, the team talks with David Mendoza about his experience with the culture wars, including how he made it as an artist, and what he’s done in the past, and today, in order to continue to help the artist community. The AND_NOW? team is excited to bring back some of these novelties talked about in the podcast, such as the I AM THE PUBLIC pin! Additionally, here is the Kissing Doesn’t Kill poster that was displayed on buses in Seattle that Mendoza had mentioned in the podcast:
Episode 5 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, the team discusses what it’s like to be an artist, and what being an artist means for them. We also mention a couple of basic topics, like Titan’s brushwork:
and art versus craft arts. You can read more about this debate here.
Episode 4 –
In this episode of AND_NOW?, we talk with Ted Berger, former Arts Wire companion to Anne Focke. Several topics come up in this weeks conversation, including what it means to be an artist, wills, and the beginnings of Arts Wire. This is the cartoon from the New Yorker that Berger had mentioned in this week’s episode:
Episode 3 –
The interns dig deeper in the Arts Wire archives and talk more about what it was like to be online so early on. With the internet so widespread today, there’s always a question of who can view your content. This concept was unknown at the time, and we discover plenty of users who are finding it weird to confront these early issues.
Episode 2 –
In this second episode of AND_NOW?, we talk with Tommer Peterson about his experiences with Arts Wire, and what he’s doing today. There is still so much going on with the NEA today. Here’s some news from more recent history about the NEA, and what our current president plans to do with budget cuts: http://www.snopes.com/2017/03/16/trump-plan-nea-neh/
Episode 1 –
In this first episode of AND_NOW?, we talk with the interns about what Arts Wire was, and the basics of what the files we’re dealing with look like. Here’s an example of what Arts Wire would have looked like to users, as talked about on our first episode: