Lectures & Symposia

Lectures & Symposia

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....

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Joanne McNeil to Speak at Eyebeam’s “New Topics in Social Computing: Resistance Under Surveillance”

May 19, 2015

Joanne McNeil will speak at New Topics in Social Computing: Resistance Under Surveillance on May 19th, at Eyebeam in Brooklyn. This free event begins at 7:00 p.m.

From the Eyebeam website:

In this discussion, we will consider how surveillance impacts communities and public discourse, and the way that dissent can thrive in a world under watch. We will talk about Read more....

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Joanne McNeil to Speak at European Lab Forum 2015 in Lyon, France

May 15, 2015

2015 Arts Writing Award recipient Joanne McNeil will speak at European Lab Forum 2015 in Lyon, France on Friday, May 15th at 2:45 p.m. The title of her panel lecture is Debate: Innovation: Confusion and Wonder Surrounding a Great Modern Hope. Reserve a seat for McNeil’s lecture here.

About McNeil’s lecture:

Innovation is everywhere, in our Read more....

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NISO Webinar with 2015 Arts Writing Awards Recipient, Jon Ippolito

May 13, 2015 - May 13, 2015

2015 Arts Writing Awards recipient Jon Ippolito will give a presentation for the NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Webinar, Software Preservation and Use: I Saved the Files But Can I Run Them?

Ippolito’s presentation is titled, No, You Can’t Expect To Run Your Files Just Because You Saved Them.

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th Read more....

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Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period at the Newberry Library in Chicago

Apr 11, 2015

Saturday, April 11th the Newberry Library in Chicago will host a symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period. Laura Matthew from Marquette University is the keynote speaker. Individuals interested in attending the symposium must register at Ruggles Hall by April 10th.

From the Newberry Library:

This symposium aims to explore the complexities Read more....

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John Gerrard: Networks and Power at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Mar 05, 2015

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s lecture series, Conversations at the Edge: Experimental Media Series, presented artist John Gerrard on Thursday, March 5th at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Gerrard presented five different topics including Solar Reserve, a piece commissioned by the Thoma Foundation, Exercise (Dunhuang) and his latest work-in-progress, Farm (Pryor Creek). Read more....