-empyre- facilitates critical perspectives on contemporary cross-disciplinary
issues, practices and events in networked media by inviting guests
-key new media artists, curators, theorists, producers and others to participate
-empyre- is an Australian based global community which
preserves its autonomy as a non-hierarchical collaborative entity by engaging
with new content on a monthly basis. The list was instigated by Melinda
Rackham (AU) in 2002. The community grew exponentially and within
the first year Adrian
Miles (AU) and Rebecca
Cannon (AU) joined briefly as facilitators. Long-term facilitators
(USA) and Michael
Arnold Mages (USA) were invited to the -empyre- curatorium soon after,
and during the next years they were joined by Jim
Andrews (CA)and Felix
Sattler (AU/GER). In 2005 Tracey
Meziane (AU) and Marcus
Bastos (BR) joined the team, and in 2006 and 2007 it was extended
Basbaum (BR), Nicholas
Ruiz III (USA), Renate
Ferro (USA) and Tim
Murray (USA). To find out more go to who
community conducted three moderated
conversations in 2006 and 2007 on the three leitmotifs of documenta
12, as part of the documenta
12 Magazine Project. The list discussions:
Is Modernity our Antiquity?; Bare
Life; and What is to be done (education)?
are produced and edited by Christina McPhee.
Links to the discussions and edited
essays are available for download here.
-empyre- often collaborates with institutions and festivals
to produce dynamic online forums for physically located events. One such
collaboration with Cornerhouse in Manchester,
has produced a
freeware Reader on 3d art and games which can be downloaded here.
In addition -empyre- participates in other projects: here is Marcos Weskamp's
Circles visualization time slice of the list dynamics.
-empyre- is currently archived by Pandora,
a project of the National Library of Australia, dedicated to preserving
online publications of national significance for future generations, and
by the Rose
Goldsen Archive of New Media at Cornell University, as a repository
of emergent ideas amongst those working at the leading edge of contemporary
-empyre- is not a chat space, nor
an announcement or self promotion list, nor online performance space,
and doesn't accept HTML formatted email or attachments on the list. The
facilitators reserve the right to not publish posts that disregard these
guidelines, or the current month's topics, disrespect the featured guests,
or monopolize the forum either via individuals or group, and may unsubscribe
anyone consistently doing so.
To join -empyre- or to change your subscription
options go to joining + using.