Networked Realities

(Re)Connecting the Adamses

May 2008

Turbulence, Greylock Arts, and MCLA Gallery 51 are pleased to announce Networked Realities: (Re)Connecting the Adamses, an interactive art and technology project that connects physical spaces in Adams and North Adams Massachusetts via the Internet.

Adams and North Adams, once a single settlement in Western Massachusetts with communities in north and south Adams, split in 1878. “Networked Realities: (Re)Connecting the Adamses” seeks to artistically re-connect the Town of Adams and the City of North Adams through the Internet.

After a local competition, the following five net art works were commissioned:

Lumens by Matthew Belanger, Sean Riley, and Ven Voisey
Domain of Mount Greylock – Video Portal by David Lachman
Recollecting Adams by Marianne R. Petit
Touching Gravity 2/Tilt by LiquidBody
NewAdams.es by Matthew Belanger

Two historical essays were also commissioned, and both authors participated in Historical Discussion with Paul W. Marino and Eugene Michalenko
Moderated by: Matthew Belanger
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 6:00 pm
Location: Bounti Fare Restaurant, 200 Howland Avenue Adams, MA.

Additionally, there was an Artist Talk with Matthew Belanger, Caryn Heilman, David Lachman, Sean Riley and Ven Voisey
Moderated by: Marianne R. Petit
Date & Time: Monday, July 14th 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main Street, North Adams, MA