Lectures & Symposia

Lectures & Symposia

Tech and the West Symposium, a partnership with the Santa Fe Opera

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017

The Thoma Foundation is pleased to partner with the Santa Fe Opera on Tech and the West, a two-day symposium held July 21-22, and presented as part of the upcoming world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

Many minds will come together for Tech and the West to facilitate and participate in discussions – Read more....

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John Gerrard: Animated Scene Lecture at the University of New Mexico

Mar 01, 2017

The Foundation, in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Art Museum, presents John Gerrard: Animated Scene, a lecture event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6pm in Garcia Honda Auditorium, George Pearl Hall at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his lecture, artist John Gerrard will present live simulations of several works, including Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) Read more....

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New Ways to See: Digital Art Criticism Now

Nov 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 – Christiane Paul and Nora Khan—recipients of the Thoma Foundation’s 2016 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art—discussed current issues in digital art with Ian Cheng and Clement Valla, two artists on whose work they have written. Paul, Khan, and the artists talked about topics explored in their respective writings and projects, with a focus Read more....

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“Collecting in the Age of Futurity”

Sep 23, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016 12 – 1 p.m. EXPO Chicago RSVP Required here

CHICAGO, IL – Thoma Foundation founder Carl Thoma joins writers, collectors and curators  of digital art in conversation at EXPO Chicago on Friday, September 23 at 12 p.m.

“Collecting in the Age of Futurity” will be chaired by Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Read more....

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LECTURE: Pamela McCorduck on Harold Cohen

Aug 06, 2016
“The First Robot Artist”: On the Life and Work of Harold Cohen and His Artificially Intelligent Painting Program Aaron

Saturday August 6, 2016, 2-4 p.m. Art House, 231 Delgado Street, Santa Fe, NM

Free and open the public. Limited Seating. RSVP required here.

A conversation between author Pamela McCorduck and Foundation curator Jason Foumberg will explore the life and legacy Read more....

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2015 Arts Writing Awards Winners Discuss Criticism in Digital Art

NEW YORK CITY – On the evening of December 15, 2015, Jon Ippolito and Joanne McNeil, the inaugural awardees of the Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art, joined Christiane Paul in a conversation on the critical role of arts criticism about digital art and technology at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). “Better Words Read more....

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Better Words About Bits: Thoma Foundation 2015 Arts Writing Awards Winners Speak on Criticism in Digital Art

Dec 15, 2015

NEW YORK CITY – Jon Ippolito and Joanne McNeil, the inaugural awardees of the Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art, join Christiane Paul in a conversation on the critical role of arts criticism about digital art and technology.

This presentation will discuss strategies for improving the strained relationship of digital art to the Read more....

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Jazz or classical? What Jean-Pierre Hebert listens to while coding algorithms

Jul 25, 2015

One of the first modern artists to use computers to create art, Jean-Pierre Hébert describes why he listens to music while coding algorithms.

“The word ‘canon’ in this drawing’s title (Ligne noire continue en canon, 1977-1987) is also a term from music. Something that all composers learn is the art of fugue, and the canon Read more....

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‘There are spirals everywhere,’ says computer artist Jean-Pierre Hébert

Jul 25, 2015

Surprisingly, computer-art pioneer Jean-Pierre Hébert uses his complex technical processes to represent phenomena found in nature.

“The spiral is something—a shape, an idea, a concept—that I really like because it is so prevalent in nature, in our cells, in flowers and pine cones, in shells, but also in galaxies and at all kinds of scales, Read more....

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Jon Ippolito presentation “Only You Can Prevent the End of History” at PNEK/Norwegian Video Art Archive

Jun 17, 2015

2015 Digital Arts Writing Awards recipient Jon Ippolito will give a presentation “Only You Can Prevent the End of History,” at PNEK / Norwegian Video Art Archive, Oslo, June 17, 2015, information at pnek.org or http://www.videokunstarkivet.org.

From the PNEK website:

How will our increasingly digital civilization persist beyond our lifetimes? Audio and videotapes demagnetize; CDs delaminate; Read more....