The Canadian Art Database


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Digital culture is created and experienced through the use of digital technology. The many branches of digital culture range from electronic art to smart fabrics, from content development and digitization to scientific research and cultural production. New media is an umbrella term used to describe evolving forms of computer-based media. Because these forms change frequently, they may also be characterized as unstable media.

Circuit4 was established by Nina Czegledy, Mark Beam and Nichola Feldman-Kiss with support from the Virtual Museum of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. The project was suspended in 2005 and in 2007 was transferred to the CCCA. Nina Czegledy continues to direct the circuit4 project.

Circuit4: Access

Introduction to Digital Culture
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  Digital Culture Resources
  Art and Technology Section
(The Canadian Art Database)

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Connection to the broadband optical network CA*net 4 is very costly and complex. Artist organizations do not have institutional infrastructure support to negotiate this new territory. Implementation and network membership dues are in some cases upwards of 30% of the arts organization operating budgets. Additionally, the programs for connecting to CA*net 4 are not designed in consideration of independent art research methodologies.

Broadband Networks

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CANARIE facilitates the development and use of next-generation research networks and the applications and services that run on them. CA*net 4, Canada's national research and innovation network, is a high-speed optical network, distinct from the Internet, that is developed and operated by CANARIE. According to its 2003 Annual Report, it connects 80 universities, 50 colleges, 2000 schools, 40 research centres, 12 hospitals, 7 government departments and 4 museums/art galleries.