[artinfo] Announcing Berkeley DMAX Blog

Richard Rinehart rinehart at berkeley.edu
Wed May 28 13:23:58 CEST 2008

Announcing the DMAX Blog

As an epicenter of the digital revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area
is a buzzing hive of constant activity and energy around digital
culture and art made possible by technological innovation. A critical
feedback forum contributes to a thriving, evolving and intellectually
playful cultural community. For this reason, the Berkeley Art Museum/
Pacific Film Archive's Digital Media Art Access and Exhibitions
program (DMAX) and the UC Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) are
hosting such a critical forum - in the form of the new DMAX blog - to
sustain our community of thinkers.

This blog has a loose and flexible focus on: Bay Area regional /
digital / art and culture. The regional focus supports a geo-physical
community of familiar faces that already meets. The broad digital
culture focus reflects the fact that this community spans many
professional fields, creating a need for a different kind of apparatus
from the traditional academic or art review.

Serving as a civic cultural forum for this broad and diverse community
is a natural role for a public museum and a public university. In this
spirit, this blog will not limit the public to behind-the-scenes
comments, but will be open to public participation at all levels (top-
level posts, comments, events) in addition to featuring bloggers drawn
from the DMAX and BCNM programs. The DMAX Blog provides our community
with a gathering place to let each other know what's going on, what
people think, and what's next. Welcome home!

Richard Rinehart
Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
University of California, Berkeley

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