1995 :: Australasian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association
Now in its eighth year, ANAT put together a program of screen-based new media work for the Australasian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association (AIMIA) conference in Adelaide. It featured works by Kim Bounds, John Colette, Linda Dement, Ian Haig, Troy Innocent and Elena Pope, Faye Maxwell, MindFlux, Bill Seaman and John Tonkin, as well as The User Unfriendly Interface (pictured) by Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski.
ANAT also convened a special panel at the conference on artists’ use and development of technology, chaired by multimedia producer Simon Edhouse. Presentations by Leigh Hobba, John McCormack and Josephine Starrs sparked questions from the audience on issues including the politics of authorship, relations between artists and the multimedia industry, intellectual property, moral rights of artists and copyright.
ANAT’s presence in the public domain took a great leap forward that year with the launch of its website, designed by the ubiquitous cyber-entrepreneurs Virtual Artists (Jesse Reynolds and Dave Sag).
And as 1995 came to a close, ANAT launched an international artists project—designed to bring artists and writers to Australia to present their work and meet with Australian practitioners—with Francesca da Rimini’s curation of Virogenesis (1995–96).