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Digital Art Writing Award

2019 Arts Writing Award Winner McKenzie Wark Publishes New Book

McKenzie Wark, awardee of the Thoma Foudnations 2019 Arts Writers Award in Digital Art, has published a new book: Capital is Dead.

In this radical and visionary new book, Wark argues that information has empowered a new kind of ruling class. Through the ownership and control of information, this emergent class dominates not only labour Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

Announcing the 2019 Recipients of the Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art. McKenzie Wark will receive $40,000 in recognition of their sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer, and Legacy Russell will receive $20,000 for her exceptional promise as an emerging arts writer. The 2019 Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

On Power and Play in Virtual Worlds

Apr 18, 2019

Lecture by Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan; moderated by jonCates.

Critics Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan, winners of the 2018 Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Awards in Digital art, engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the social and political dynamics embedded in virtual reality, games, digital art, and software design. Considering the work of Rachel Rossin, Ramsey Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

2018 Recipients: Mary Flanagan & Dawn Chan

2018 ARTS WRITING AWARD IN DIGITAL ART RECIPIENTS

Mary Flanagan received $40,000 in recognition of her sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer. Flanagan has been writing about digital art since the 1990s, with a particular focus on virtual spaces and games. She is the author of Critical Play: Radical Game Design Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

Announcing the 2018 Arts Writing Award Recipients

The Thoma Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art. Mary Flanagan will receive $40,000 in recognition of her sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer, and Dawn Chan will receive $20,000 for her exceptional promise as an emerging arts writer. Initiated in Read more....

Grants & Awards

Joanne McNeil: JUST BROWSING

Our 2015 Arts Writing Award grantee Joanne McNeil’s five-part video series JUST BROWSING is now live on her website. Supported by the Thoma Foundation, JUST BROWSING investigates what it means to be an internet user. Each episode in McNeil’s series begins with a topic of inquiry and leads the audience through the narrator’s own investigation Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

2017 Recipients: Rudolf Frieling & Ed Halter

2017 ARTS WRITING AWARDS IN DIGITAL ART RECIPIENTS

Rudolf Frieling received the $40,000 award ($30,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $10,000 project grant) for an established arts writer in the U.S. who has made significant contributions to writing about digital art. Rudolf Frieling is Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Important publications Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

Interview with Joanne McNeil, 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art Recipient

The Thoma Foundation’s 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art recipient Joanne McNeil debuts her film Just Browsing, a five-part video series investigating what it means to be an internet user, on Thursday, October 19 at Fridman Gallery, New York City. Presented in collaboration with Eyebeam, the premiere of Just Browsing will be followed by a Read more....

Grants & Awards

2015 Arts Writing Award grantee Joanne McNeil debuts Just Browsing

JUST BROWSING: Premiere and Artist Talk Oct. 19, 2017, 7 pm at Fridman Gallery RSVP at Eventbrite

The recipient of our 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, Joanne McNeil has completed her grant-supported project Just Browsing, a five-part video series investigating what it means to be an internet user. Just Browsing will premiere at Fridman Gallery in New York Read more....

Grants & Awards

Interview with 2017 Digital Arts Writing Awards Recipient, Ed Halter

Ed Halter received the $20,000 award ($15,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $5,000 project grant) for an emerging arts writer in the U.S. who demonstrates great promise in writing about digital art. Halter is Critic in Residence at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and Read more....