October 6-8 2000, Amsterdam
"net congestion was a festival put on by various interesting people clustered around the radioqualia memeset, over three days in Amsterdam (...). Saturday night was streaming performance night — many performances were made, attempted, hacked or otherwise undertaken dealing with streaming and various side issues." (source: Tim Boykett, in Acoustic Space #3)
"net.congestion was an intensive three day celebration and critique of the new cultures that have arisen from all forms of micro-, narrow- and broad-casting via the internet collectively known as streaming media.
Although the event coincided with high water mark of the dot.com hysteria it was, nevertheless seen at the time as an antidote to either the hyped up networking events of the industry or rigidities of academic conferences; in contrast net.congestion offered a celebration of art and networked technology on the fringes of misuse, a snapshot of the back alleys and secret corners where the real life of the internet happens. A place where the worlds of experimental art, weird science, club culture and radical politics overlap and collide."
Eric Kluitenberg: Media without an audience
http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0010/msg00101.html - reports from the amsterdam net.congestion streaming media festival
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