Editorial: Nisar Keshvani
March was a relatively frantic month here at fAf's homebase. Staffers
have been busy getting back into the swing of academia life while
working on making changes to our site.
Meanwhile some good news - fAf has been awarded a grant from the
Australia Council (http://www.ozco.gov.au). Gracias!
What this means is that we will be able to provide our readers with
better content. We will be commissioning a series of feature articles
and curating 3 online exhibitions for the year. Definitely some
good things to look forward to. If anyone is interested, please
let us know. Calls for participation will be sent out soon.
In this edition, we have Paul Brown's piece - 'Beyond Art'. Interestingly,
it was written in 1990, and having just hit the millennium, it is
timely to revisit the final decade of the 20th century to see how
his predictions went.
And we welcome our first gallery for 2000 curated by fAf's Bec Nissen
and Bree Chesher called 'Syntax: new works/young artists'. Syntax
showcases works that explore and expand the nature of human-computer
relationships featuring works by Melinda Rackham and Freya Pinney.
Also, check out our book reviews of 'Floating Lives', 'Surfing through
Hyperspace' and more... Better yet, sense the vibrancy of the latest
in dot.comm arena through, fAf correspondent, Jason Chua's report
of the 'Internet World Asia Conference' held in Singapore last month.