New Criticals

First Five with Daphne Dragona


Daphne Dragona is a media arts curator and researcher living and working in Athens and Berlin. Her main fields of interest are net & network based art, game-based art and forms of creativity related to the commons. She has collaborated for exhibitions, workshops and media art events with centers, museums and festivals such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens), LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre (Gijon), Transmediale festival (Berlin), Medi@terra Festival (Athens), Goethe-Institut Athens and Fundacion Telefonica and Alta Tecnologia Andina (Lima). She has participated with lectures and presentations in academic conferences, art symposia and media art festivals and articles of hers have been published in books and magazines of various countries. Among them are publications by Leonardo Electronic Almanac (upcoming), Springer and Transcript. She is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Communication & Media Studies of the University of Athens.


Here are Daphne's first five...

"I cannot say that I have the same 'first five' everyday but I noted down a day's  web path.

I start with my email and social media accounts for anything significant and urgent. News arrives faster nowadays through the circles of our networked friends and connections as we all know."

"Then, I usually visit the Guardian and other news websites to see what's new in the world and have a look especially at their culture and technology sections."

"I check if there are new reviews at the website of Neural, where I often contribute."

"I visit the blog of the Furtherfield, whose work I deeply appreciate and for years now I follow."

"Lately I tend to check daily the Public Seminar of the New School where thought provoking and inspiring positions and articles can be found."