About Daniel James

Dr. Daniel James (aka Dan Untitled) is an artist and curator based in Wellington. He holds a doctorate in Fine Arts and creates artwork in a variety of forms including performance, video, audio, web-based media and robotics. His curatorial projects include Museum of Modern Activity (MoMA) and the annual UpStage festivals. He has toured his audiovisual work and music to London, Berlin and Barcelona and has presented a number of webcast performances including to the Museum of Modern Art Oxford. Dan is co-producer of the open source film project Stray Cinema, a member of the Messed Up / Bootie NZ Crew, and plays regular radio shows and gigs in Wellington.

Creative NZ ask for submissions on music funding priorities – have your say

Creative New Zealand have offered a public discussion paper seeking submissions about how they support and develop New Zealand music and musicians. CFF are compiling a submission to CNZ in response to this discussion paper, and we would love to hear your ideas as we develop our submission. If you would like to have your say on how music is funded by CNZ, please email your ideas to cff@holloway.co.nz (or reply to the relevant CFF Tweet or Facebook post).

Submissions to CNZ close on 17 May 2013, so please send us your ideas by Fri 10 May 2013.

What BitTorrent Live means for kiwi artists: new CFF Trustee Dr. Dan James explains

Over a decade ago, BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen revolutionised the way we download videos and other files in a time-efficient manner. Now he is one of the lead developers of a new protocol called BitTorrent Live. This protocol has only just been launched, and it is set to revolutionise how artists can stream video online in real-time – offering significant innovations in resilience and significant reductions in the costs involved.

My name is Dr. Dan James (aka Dan Untitled), and I am the newest trustee for Creative Freedom Foundation. By way of introduction to my new role at CFF, I would like to highlight some of the ways that BitTorrent Live is relevant to my own creative work (providing background to some of my projects), to explain why BitTorrent Live is exciting news for New Zealand artists, and to overview some of the potential implications that need to be addressed in copyright law as this technology develops.

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