Participants:Prilla Tania, Jie Sheng, Jasmeen Patheja, Yamaoka Sakiko

Artist in Residence

Examining the cross-section of media technology, public space and civic action mediActions poses a question to the promise of new technologies as activators of social and political change. Visions of the internet and other forms of media as the aggregators of democracy and engagement in civil society have created unfulfillable utopian dreams yet as these media forms construct a new layer of the concrete spaces which we inhabit, can we discover their potential for participation, action and activism?

Based upon these questions mediActions will host a 6 week artist in residence program including participants from China, India, Indonesia and Japan, engaging in collaboration to investigate how media technologies and our thinking towards them may enable a new activation and inhabitation of the public spaces around us.