The Network Of No_des
This digital work, which includes research on media and the city from the PPHP (Publics and Practices in the History of the Present) project at Sarai is an exploration of media practices in South Asian streets, which have a history of using the edit, copy and record/paste function to celebrate a culture of shared usage, gifting, reproduction and low cost distribution mechanisms for high value information goods. The work includes texts, images and film clips as an array of associational possibilities. The path that one takes as one travels between the nodes brings surprises, confirmations and detours, and forces one to confront the fact of oneself as a forager in the undergrowth of the information economy.
|Credits: Jeebesh Bagchi, Mrityunjay Chatterjee, Iram Ghufran, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta
Additional Research: Bhagwati Prasad, Lokesh, Rakesh Singh
Acknowledgements: Ashish Mahajan, Moslem Quraishy, Shveta Sarda, Anniruddha Karim Shankar, Rana Dasgupta, Vishwas Devaiah, Vivek Narayanan
Designed and Produced at the Sarai Media Lab, Sarai-CSDS, Delhi, August 2004
Network Of No_des has been shown at
ISEA 2004, Tallinn, Estonia
Ars Electronica 2005 (Prix Ars: Honorary Mention)
World Information City, Bangalore 2005
Place, Ground, Practice (Auckland, 2005)
Public Moment, Artist Forum International, LOOP, Seoul, Korea
Rhizome.org at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
EU Cultural Week, British Council
FLEFF 2007, Ithaca, New York
It has also been widely distributed.
Sarai Media Lab was awarded the UNESCO Digital Artist of the Year prize for 'The Network of No_Des’, which was exhibited in Tallinn in August 2004, as part of the ISEA2004 festival for new media.
Go To Work
To navigate through the network of No_des:
* You enter the network of No_des through its interface.
* A lot of words from the text are linked to HTML pages and these are linked to other texts/ photographs/videos.
* The hand icon on a text/ photograph is an indication to explore further by clicking on it.
* Please cose all pop-up windows when you finish.