I was recently asked to submit an interview to PS122’s publication ArtWurl, and so, in addition to the following texts on their site, you can also read an interview I conducted with Nicholas Reville of Participatory Culture Foundation.
Articles/Interviews (not including my own): Dmitry Vilenski by Thomas Campbell, (un)Reality Television by Benjamin Godsill, Lize Mogel by Trevor Paglen, Lana Lin and H. Lan Thao Lam (Lin+Lam) by Ayreen Anastas.
Art/Text Projects: Pradeep Dalal, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, Jenny Vogel, Ali Cherri
You can also screw the text and just see the art at PS122. Currently on display is the work of Diane Carr and Amy Talluto.
Paddy Johnson: You began working on the music activism site Downhill Battle in 2003, which is an ongoing project, but seems no longer to be the focus of the organization. You are pretty much exclusively focusing on the development of the Democracy Player right now is that correct?
Nicholas Reville: Yeah, we're pretty much focused on that 100% at this point. Well, actually there are two projects that have come out of working with the same group of people. Democracy Player is the furthest along, and has been going along for about a year and a half now, and we're sort of hitting our stride in terms of getting close to a 1.0 release. There's also a project we've started that Tiffiniy Cheng is leading up called Open Congress, and that's even a separate organization — for various legal reasons these are all sort of separate projects, — but, that's a site that is trying to make information about Congress more accessible, more transparent”¦.You can sort of see that we are doing things that are on the one hand very different, you know downhill battle is a music activism campaign, democracy is a software project, and open congress is a government transparency website, but they're all united by the same ideas of openness and a more democratic media and a more participatory culture.
To read the rest of this interview follow this link.