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Introduction

Designed for cultural organizations, artists, and the general public, the New York Media Arts Map features organizations with a deep commitment to media art and to technology as an art form.

The Map is a vital tool for identifying art and technology networks, services and opportunities throughout New York State, connecting us to each other and to essential information about Media Arts statewide.

The Map features a variety of resources including a funding calendar, consultant directory and convening archive. The Map also identifies contemporary media art activities, events and initiatives on a local and regional scale, representing a broad spectrum of independent media practice.

We hope you will find the Map useful and informative and we look forward to learning more about your media practice through the Map!


Background

Newly re-launched in 2015 by current host organization Wave Farm, the Map is the result of a three year study on the sustainability and impact of independent media arts organizations in New York State. The Map was first conceptualized in 2008 by the New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media and Film Program in collaboration with American Documentary/P.O.V. and the Experimental Television Center. Rhizome served as the first host organization from 2009-2013. In 2014, Wave Farm became the new Map’s host organization and project partner.


Technical Specifications

The Media Arts Map v3, features an embedded and manipulated map driven by the Google Maps JavaScript API, version 3. Aside from the ubiquity of Google Maps, this framework was selected for the flexibility of the Javscript API. In particular, the ability to load raw data via GeoJSON and then manipulate the resulting landmarks. The Map also makes extensive use of the ability to supply custom HTML to the landmark information windows.

To request your organization be included in the New York Media Arts Map or to request a revision to the information currently included, please contact Wave Farm's Media Arts Grants (MAG) program at mag[at]wavefarm.org.

The Map is a project of the NYSCA Electronic Media & Film Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Media Arts Map v3 is managed by Wave Farm and is programmed by Peter Berry, Supercosm LLC.