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"The New Media Encyclopedia"
1999-07-06 until 1999-07-06
USA United States of America
The New Media Encyclopedia is the first trilingual English-French-German catalogue of its kind freely available on-line. It is intended as a source of
information, a tool for documentary research, and a scholarly work, but also a locus of debate on artistic practices related to the new media.
For this first phase of the project, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum Ludwig, and the Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine have pooled
information on their respective holdings in order to provide the international public with a reference work bringing together three major European
The site also inventories initiatives taken in the field of new media--notably exhibitions and other public events, publications, and productions--by the
partners cited above as well as the Constant vzw, Vereniging voor Kunst en Media, and the Association Franšaise d'Action Artistique (AFAA).
This catalogue will be constituted progressively: the first part (published in November 1998) covers 43 artists and 233 of their works. The second
part, anticipated for late 1999, will include 100 artists and 500 works. The totality of the artists and works in the collections of the three partners will
be available at the end of the year 2000. It is hoped that other public collections will also join this proejct and help to enrich it through their