NEoN Digital Arts Archive

Disco ball attached to a ceiling


A gathering of intellectual, social, political, and cultural elites under the roof of an inspiring hostess or host.

We enjoyed great food, some good wine, and some stimulating conversation.


Digital Curator

Sarah Cook & Clive Gilman

NEoN geared up for its Digital Curator Salon event which took place on Thursday 14th October 2010. The location – Ross Maclean’s Ballroom, Dundee – was revealed to ticket holders when they registered to attend. The sociable event was hosted by Sarah Cook and Clive Gilman, both experts and highly respected within their respective fields of curation and digital art.

Sarah Cook, said, “Curators are still facing a lot of the same challenges today – what is this new art? Who is making it, where do I find it, how do I install, collect or preserve it? Their self-definition is helped by the fact that the landscape of art exhibitions has changed and become more multifaceted…. Artists, as usual, are using whatever medium necessary to realise their work, and curators should be responding to that, no matter what their backgrounds may be.”

The NEoN salon is designed to create a relaxing atmosphere that will facilitate in-depth and inspiring conversation among participants while they enjoy great food and fine wine in sumptuous surroundings. The discussions were led by curator, writer, and lecturer, Sarah Cook, along with artist and Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Clive Gilman, both of whom hold such positions of influence among their contemporaries that they will certainly inspire intellectual discussion of the issues surrounding the NEoN festival, and the wider cultural and art worlds, focusing upon the creation of digital art together with modern-day curation.

Venue: Ross Maclean’s Ballroom
Date: 14th October 2010
Time: 6pm – 10pm



Jerry Barnett

When discussing drivers of technology one cannot exclude the adult entertainment market. Technology spreads it and its demand for content means the business has adopted technology – it increased the consumer adoption of the VCR, desktop computers, DVDs, the Internet, Web hosting, e-commerce, viral marketing, online payment, digital rights management, broadband connectivity, cable, satellite and digital TV, Webcams and streaming video. Going mobile is it a newest adventure.

Join webmaster Jerry Barnett MD of Strictly Broadband who has made millions distributing on demand adult entertainment on the net.

Venue: The Reading Rooms
Date: 4th November 2010
Time: 6pm – 10pm