Lectures & Symposia


Posted: September 13, 2016

“The First Robot Artist”: On the Life and Work of Harold Cohen

In a conversation recorded at Art House, Santa Fe on August 6, 2016, author Pamela McCorduck and Thoma Foundation curator Jason Foumberg explore the life and legacy of English artist Harold Cohen (1928–2016), ...

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Posted: August 31, 2016

Collecting in the Age of Futurity

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 ...

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Posted: July 6, 2016

LECTURE: Pamela McCorduck on Harold Cohen

“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 ...

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Posted: May 26, 2016

2016 CURRENTS New Media Festival

The Foundation is excited to support the 2016 CURRENTS New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from New Mexico, ...

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Posted: January 5, 2016

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 ...

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Posted: December 3, 2015

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

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 ...

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Posted: July 10, 2015

Jazz or Classical? What Jean-Pierre Hebert Listens to While Coding Algorithms

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 ...

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Posted: June 16, 2015

“There are spirals everywhere,” Says Computer Artist Jean-Pierre Hébert

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 ...

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Posted: June 15, 2015

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

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 ...

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Posted: May 13, 2015

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

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, ...

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