[resource-net] Fotos and Minutes of the reSource meeting at Art Claims Impulse_17.04.2013

Art Claims Impulse info at art-claims-impulse.com
Tue Apr 23 21:59:04 CEST 2013

Dear reSource community,

it was a pleasure hosting the reSource meeting at Art Claims Impulse on 
Please find below the minutes.

Here is link to the pictures on our facebook page: 

Best wishes and looking forward to the next meetings,
Melanie and Pierre

Art Claims Impulse
Contemporary Fine Arts
Lübbener Str. 5
10997 Berlin

*reSource Meeting 17.04.2013 @ Art Claims Impulse*

The meeting was attended by 30 reSource members to discuss the recent 
developments which evolved out of the network, as well as thoughts 
related to ways of organizing joint activities and communicating them 
inside the network and with the public.

The evening started with a presentation of the TBA Berlin website 
http://www.tbaberlin.deby Helena Lingor (h.lingor at gmx.de 
<mailto:h.lingor at gmx.de>) and Larissa Wunderlich 
(info at larissawunderlich.de <mailto:info at larissawunderlich.de>) who 
reported that the site is registered now and the name -- Technology 
Based Art Berlin -- was voted as one of several name options. Helena 
presented the structure and setup of the website. Larissa presented 
different options for the look and design of the page.

The TBA Berlin site is to serve as a network for artists, curators and 
individuals related to the field of technology-based art in Berlin. It 
is conceived to serve as an open project and offers an infrastructure to 
exchange and interact internally as well as with the public.

The site has a calendar for events, and it features the spaces run by 
the members. Registered individuals and spaces can create their 
profiles, log events, and create a blog within the network. The site 
also features a user and content search and the members and their 
profiles can be seen publicly.

A fine feature is the poll which can be used to enquire about different 
questions that the members find useful to discuss and get insight on.

The site also offers a forum platform to discuss art and conceptual 
cooperation projects and ideas, including those related to evolving TBA 

The magazine section should be used as a space to post articles related 
to technology based art. It could develop into a future 
editorial/magazine, including one in print, provided the resources are 

The idea came up that the site should also feature a tag cloud for 
material and human resources with the contacts and places they can be 
retrieved from.

The look of the site may become more dashboard-like in the near future, 
featuring a selection roll of prominent events of the day, a random user 
of the day, and the latest magazine and blog entries.

The platform was welcomed and applauded by those who attended. Again, 
thank you Helena and Larissa for the work J

Tatiana suggested that the front end design could incorporate elements 
of the reSource network design to remind that it is a project that was 
created by members of the resource network and is affiliated to it. The 
agreement is that this option will be considered for future design 
changes and that the TBA Berlin and reSource websites will link to each 

The TBA Berlin will continue to evolve according to the direction the 
members may give it over time, forming its own identity - rooted in, but 
distinct of the reSource network website, also to allow for membership 
that may not intersect, i.e. for members that may subscribe only to one 
of the two platforms. The idea was discussed to create a link between 
the mailing lists of TBA Berlin and reSource.

The reSource website http://www.transmediale.de/de/resourcewas 
introduced by Tatiana to the attendees during the evening, as some of 
them were new and attended for the first time. The reSource site is more 
related to the curatorial thread of the transmediale and features spaces 
and curators that have been taking part in the transmediale itself or 
the Vorspiel (a cooperation with art spaces in Berlin that featured 
technology based art before and during the period of the transmediale). 
It also features projects and events.

Tatiana also explained the origins of the reSource network, and that a 
mailing list was created on her initiative in August 2012. In June this 
year the discussion of Vorspiel 2014 will start, and one of the ideas on 
the table is to have a part of the conference of transmediale dedicated 
to the resource network.

The final part of the evening was used to gather ideas on what the 
network could do in the future.

Some mentioned that it would be great to have a link-list with resources 
that members could share and that the community should develop a spirit 
of solidarity, also working on joint projects and develop conceptual 
co-operations -- i.e. 3-4 spaces working on a special issue, and publish 
the work and articles in an E-Magazine, i.e on the TBA and/or reSource 

As regards becoming more visible as a network in Berlin, the members 
could print a QR code onto their flyers or promotional material that 
referred to the events page of TBA and/or resource. Other ideas revolved 
around promoting the spaces and their events as a printed flyer (index 
type), or spraying the QR code in the public space. Also, the idea was 
put forward to develop an online booklet once a year that featured the 
different spaces and their programs as well as the outlook for the 
coming year, so that other spaces, curators, artists and the interested 
public can inform themselves in advance and get involved over the year 
with the individual spaces and curators.

Tatiana mentioned that a PhD student working on Psycho-Geography will 
start his work on the 26.April and will develop a sound based project 
connecting the network in the city space.

There was also the idea of starting to work with other institutions, 
such as universities, for the development of joint projects. Some 
mentioned that it would be desirable to build alliances with local 
structures, start reaching out to other existing networks and activists 
such as 'Stadt neu denken', the network of berlin art project spaces, 
'haben und brauchen' - and also to promote the genre of media art / 
technology based art beyond the museum.

The point came up that it would be important to start thinking of 
developing a joing voice that was able to articulate member's needs and 
requirements vis-à-vis the political and administrative levels. Ideas 
were put on the table to give the network a legal identity in form of an 
association (e.V.) that can also plan projects and apply for funding 
from Berlin, the federal structures and the EU. Claudia mentioned having 
experience in that field.

These ideas should now be posted on the forums to be discussed in future 
meetings and developed by members who have the time, resources, and 

Art Claims Impulse would like to thank everybody for attending and for 
this fruitful exchange.

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