Run Computer, Run was an exploration of critical and experimental approaches to curating new media art. Curated as part of Glitch festival, the research focused on the economic, political and cultural factors that shape the Internet and the artistic responses to them through a series of exhibitions, seminars and a publication. The research discussed and explored how the practice of the digital artist is in transition, not only with the growth of digital technologies, but also through the offline factors that continue to affect how the Internet as a creative platform is being developed. The research took place at CRUMB at the University of Sunderland and was funded by the AHRC. The exhibition took place during GLITCH festival from 25 May - 13 July, 2013 at Rua Red in Dublin, Ireland. This research featured a series of 4 online and showcased how creative technologies provide us with a critical lens
to examine our everyday culture. From augmented reality, to video games, and interactive artworks, both our gallery and website will show how digital artists are taking on some of the key social, economic, political and cultural issues that challenge how the Internet is changing. Artists included: Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD and David Szauder, Emilio Vavarella, Debbie Guinnane & J.M. Bowers, A. Bill Miller, Chiara Passa, Francoise Gamma, Prosthetic Knowledge, Emilio Gomariz, Yoshi Sodeka, Benjamin Gaulon, Rollin Leonard, Daniel Rourke & Alex Myers, Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Alain Vonck, Jonas Lund, Emilie Gervais, Raquel Meyers, Benjamin Berg, Eu Tech Nik, Andrew Healy, Sascha Pohflepp & Linda Kostowski, Geraldine Juárez, Lorna Mills, Evan Roth, Constant Dullaart, Martial Geoffre-Rouland, Pablo Cirio.