Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 10, 2011.


Our aim is to bring together individuals and groups who cognitively engage media culture.

The Index Festival will transpire in August 2011 in New York City.  Our aim is to bring together individuals and groups who cognitively  engage media culture. We welcome the interdisciplinary, shared and accessible culture we are coming to live in as a result of digital technology. Our mission is to focus on projects that blur the vocabulary of science and art, dissect the media that describes our culture today, and to disseminate out from the [cultural] institution, and further into the multi textural international landscape.

The Index Festival website and blog will offer all the scheduling for this event as it becomes available. However, the project is expanding and the blog will also offer curatorial statements and micro-reviews of individuals we are working with and who we believe are actively engaging the current digital climate. This site will proudly promote these individuals and their work as we believe it necessary to help share and continue thinking and discussing the ways in which media and technology impact our lives.

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    One Festival DVD including documentation of all the panel discussions and performances. The DVD is designed both inside and out by INDEX Festival and will be a great way to take home some of the content from the festival.

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    Free All Access pas to month long INDEX FESTIVAL! Includes 4-part lecture/ panel series at Harvestworks Media, 3 Exhibitions, 3 Screenings, 4 Performances, and a closing more!

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    The amazing, award winning book by media theorists and curators, Cornelia and Holger Lund, Audio.Visual - On Visual Music and Related Media 320 pages, many images, format 17,5 x 25 cm. Hardcover, with DVD.

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    Harvestworks Media ( and INDEX curators, Kristin Trethewey and Victoria Keddie will be ofering a class this Fall 2011, as part of Harvestworks course offerings. This intensive course will focus on the production methods and preservation strategies concerning time-based media and multi-format works. Of interest for class participation are curators, artists, archivists, and media enthusiasts. Typical course offering at Harvestworks is over $300. This is a 50% discount enrollment !

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    A combo gift of a free course at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in Digital Preservation this fall with Victoria Keddie and Kristin Trethewey, plus a DVD of the INDEX Festival with all the performances and panels, and a free access pass to the INDEX Festival!

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    Deluxe gift pack of Harvestworks Digital Preservation Workshop this fall, DVD, free pass to the festival and the award winning book, Audio.Visual - On Visual Music and Related Media, by Cornelia and Holger Lund

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