It is very important for media artists to have an open, cross-media network. Artistic production within an algorithmic, media technology and interactive art environment is chiefly made possible by artists, technologists and scientists working together. You, the artist, are at the centre of all manner of cooperative processes, and your artwork is the result of these processes. To be able to make your work, as an artist, you need to utilise a variety of networks. By independently creating your own network, consisting of people, media and technology, you optimise your artistic process and work.
Knowledge is enhanced when shared, which is why we value strong, open networks so highly. And this is also why we work with the University of Groningen's High Performance Computing & Visualisation (HPC & V) and and with Hanze UAS's Computer Centre. The Computer Centre develops special visualisation environments, including a CAVE. You may use the HPC & V facilities for advanced rendering and visualisation. Projects and exhibitions are regularly organised in conjunction with Galerie Sign and NP3. Galerie Sign is a major platform for contemporary fine art exhibitions. NP3 offers an interesting combination of media, at the boundaries of experimental contemporary art. We also work in partnership with the Center for Research & Development of Instruments & Tools for Performers in the Electronic Performance Arts in Amsterdam (Steim) and with V2 (Institute for the Unstable Media) in Rotterdam. You can take part in workshops and projects there. And we have a cooperative arrangement with the Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst in Oldenburg, Germany. The artists who exhibit there regularly come to Groningen to give guest lectures and presentations, and to lead workshops.