Museums and the Web 2005
Speakers: Speaker Biography
Photo Credits

Speakers from around the world present their latest work at MW2005.

Sara Diamond

Director of Research
The Banff Centre
Banff New Media Institute
Box 1020, station 40
Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff AB
T1L 1H5 Canada

Sara Diamond is a television and new media producer/director, video artist, curator, critic, teacher and artistic director. She is currently the Director of Research, Director of the Banff New Media Institute and Executive Producer of Television & New Media, at The Banff Centre and has just been appointed President of the Ontario College of Art and Design, a position she will assume July 1, 2005. Diamond created the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI), which offers a year-long series of think tanks, summits and workshops. She is responsible for developing research perspectives, co-productions, partnerships, and workstudy opportunities. She is also responsible for BNMI fundraising and partnerships, collaborations with the Aboriginal Arts Program and other departments. Among her accomplishments at the Centre, Diamond developed and implemented artist-based video practice, television co- productions of artistsí works in video, and video installation support. As Executive Producer, Diamond has been involved in over one hundred and thirty video and interactive media projects. She created a prototype development environment for interactive media projects and continues to curate one or two major exhibitions each year. The exhibitions usually relate, or involve, interactive media components and a thematic creative residency running at The Centre. Diamond is also a key contributor to and creator of the New Media Focus strand of programming which runs each year at the prestigious Banff Television Festival.

Sara will present Participation, Flow, and the Redistribution of Authorship: The Challenges of Collaborative Exchange and New Media Curatorial Practice.