FAQ

Did you create all this content?

No, Arts & Médias is a hub that wishes to be a starting point for people searching for anything related to media art. Most of the content was gleaned from newsletters, research, and gallery visits.

We ensure to provide credits to all the creators when we showcase their work, and we always provide a link to the original content.

I noticed the "Recently Added Articles" section does not show articles in order, what is up with that?

Arts & Médias is mostly a hub where you can find references for content created and hosted elsewhere. We add links to other articles and content as we find them, so the sections in question show the recent additions, not in order in which those articles were originally published.

Is this site only available in English?

At this time, yes, but we wish to tranlate the content in other languages.

We acknowledge that media art content on the web is mostly English-centric, or at least it seems necessary so that content is available for most people to be able to read about it.

We wish to translate the site to other languages so that it is not necessary for people to be able to know English to learn about and enjoy media art content. This means eventually hiring translators and contacting authors of texts to discuss how to handle translations, rights, etc.

The first language in which the site will be translated is French.

How can I contribute?

We invite you to head to the Help Us page to read more about how you can contribute by writing articles, managing content, or developing the site.

I wrote an article on another website/magazine and I would like you to mention it, is it possible?

That is indeed possible. Please get in touch with us so we can provide you some guidance on how to write a mention article.

I wrote an academic paper and I would like to publish it on your site, is it possible?

Yes, for sure! Please get in touch with us so we can provide you some guidance on how to publish your academic paper on our site.

Why do I have to use GitHub to suggest content or report issues?

We use GitHub to manage our tasks, whether they are content-related or code-related. In order to be able to manage suggestions and requests, we invite you to submit your requests this way. We will not handle requests sent by email that should can be made via GitHub.

You can join GitHub for free. Contrary to popular belief, GitHub is not only a service for developers; this service allows for open-source collaboration on multiple types of projects. You can also follow the progress of your requests afterwards.

Do you track visitors on the site?

We do not currently use any analytics services, and all scripts and assets that the site uses are self-hosted. This means no there is no third party involved when you browse our content.

We are investigating the possiblity to use analytics—to help us figure out how to improve our site, to detect potential failures, or to be able to justify eventual sales of advertisement (see below)—but we hope to find solutions that would not depend on third parties spying on our visitors. More on that later as it develops.

How does this site finance itself?

At this time, this site has no finances whatsoever. All of the development and content management, as well as the expenses, are handled by Mat Janson Blanchet.

Eventually, we hope to obtain financing via grants, contracts for content creation, translation, or media monitoring (e.g. for curators, agents, etc.), and potentially by advertising.

Is it possible to advertise on this site?

Our infrastructure does not support advertising at this time.

We are considering doing so. Instead of the usual online advertisement strategy, where the website owners have no direct control over what gets presented to the people visiting the website, we wish to think of a pool of acceptable products or subjects we would advertise. This site presents curated content, and we would like to also curate the advertising that is presented if this happens.

Additionally, since we do not track people visiting our site, we would not offer any user information to potential advertisers.

I did not find the answer to my question, could you help me?

We will try! Please contact us by email and we will see how we can help you.