Events and Exhibitions

[Commiserate Chicago] Media arts festival FEB 29 – MAR 1 @ MADD Center

Commiserate Chicago is an inaugural new media arts festival seeking to reflect on the state of media art, particularly in the context of Chicago, a city with a legacy of new media art and an emerging generation of artists. Commiserate Chicago 2020 is free and open to the public, taking place at the University of Chicago’s Media Arts, Data, and Design Center on Saturday, February 29th, and Sunday, March 1st. A full program schedule can be found on our website (here: Through an exhibition, workshops, and talks, the Commiserate Chicago media arts festival invites artists and researchers to reflect…

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NMC Partnership with the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival

We are excited to be participating in the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival as a community partner this year! This means we can provide our members with discounted tickets for our partnering program, “Feature in Competition, Dream Journal 2016-2019,” playing on Saturday 3/28 @ 9:30 pm. Stay tuned for the code you can use when buying tickets online. Ticket sales for community partnership discounts go live on March 1. The discount code only applies for our program, not the festival at large. The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. The 58th…

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Miami-based performers needed for project on computers and file formats – Locust Projects

Performers needed! Jeff Thompson, an artist based in the NYC area, is seeking adult performers of all ages for a performance at Locust Projects, a non-profit gallery in Miami. Inspired by the early history of computing, the performers will decode entirely by hand a single image file using only pencil and paper worksheets over the course of the six-hour performance. Adult performers of any age and gender identity are encouraged to apply — no previous performance or acting experience needed. You must be able to sit for extended periods of time, be able to carry out basic math (addition, multiplication,…

CAA, Conference, Events and Exhibitions

NMC at CAA 2020

NMC at the 2020 College Art Association Annual Conference  Chicago, February 12th – 15th NMC Affiliated Panels The Legacy of Jack Burnham on Video Game Art and Emerging New Media Thursday_ 2/13/2020, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Hilton Chicago, 8th floor Corinna Kirsch, Peter McDonald, Francesca Franco, Tiffany Funk, Charles S. Evans Practical Applications and Surrounding Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion Thursday_ 2/13/2020, 4pm – 5:30 pm Hilton Hotel, Lower Level, Salon C-2  Applying a modified SWOT Analysis, this workshop creates space to share experiences and strategies to overcome exclusionary practices. Facilitators guide participants through a group writing activity. Sharing is a means…

Events and Exhibitions

1-Week London, Curator’s Professional Development Course – University of Sunderland

— “It offered a wide variety of perspectives on professional practice that couldn’t be obtained in such a short time any other way. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their network and broaden their understanding of how curators do what they do.” — Course participant from USA — “It was a real eye-opener and has really developed the way I can move forward with my career from now on. As a result of the course I ran a workshop this week with various staff, across learning, curatorial, and volunteering, and we were able to discuss digital…

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Chicago’s first-ever embassy for The Wrong Digital Art Biennale – F=D

UNDERGROUND + ONLINE: DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION IN CHICAGO PEDWAY Chicago’s first-ever embassy for The Wrong Digital Art Biennale navigates a world of increasing speed and transition underneath the city. Fixity Equals Death is a group exhibition exploring the humanity of digital and other new media art, curated by Francisca Rudolph, Madison R. Young, and Jiaqi Zhang. Taking place both online and at the gallery Space p11, in downtown Chicago, this two-component exhibition features work by forward-thinking artists assessing the contemporary condition of digital media in relation to surrounding culture. Fixity Equals Death is part of the fourth iteration of The…

Artwork, Events and Exhibitions

Emotional Interfaces — The Wrong

We are two young curators, Virginie Tan and Astrid Lours-Riou. We just launched an online exhibition part of the 4th edition of The Wrong Biennale ( dedicated to digital art. The Wrong’s ambition is to promote contemporary digital art via numerous pavilions (aka online exhibitions) and embassies (aka offline exhibitions) to a wider audience. Our pavilion is called “Emotional Interfaces” and is accessible here: (We recommend to use a web browser to see the exhibition.) We hope you enjoy your visit and our international selection of artists. The 15 artists have been selected based on their work’s coherence with…

Call for Entries, Events and Exhibitions

FILE 2020 – Open Call – Electronic Language International Festival

FILE 2020 | Call for Entries Registrations are opened to the 21st edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, from October 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020. Since year 2000, FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in Sao Paulo, in addition to participations in national and international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in Latin America. For 2020, artists and researchers can submit their works in the main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language,…

Announcement, Events and Exhibitions

NEoN Re@ct Social Change Art Technology Symposium – NEoN Digital Arts Festival

This year, the NEoN Digital Arts Festival (November 4-10, 2019) is very pleased to organize an expanded 3-day symposium entitled, Re@ct: Social Change Art Technology. NEoN Re@ct will involve 30 international speakers over three days addressing a diversity of issues and practices engaging activist digital art. Many artists involved in digital arts have historically been prompted to react and respond to local, national, global, social and political crises (i.e. around issues of environmentalism, gender equality, exploitation, colonialism, militarism, emancipation). Re@ct will be a platform to critically examine the relevance and impact of past and present practices, theories and strategies –…

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Now Accepting Proposals: Off the Screen! – 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival

The 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival is requesting proposals for the Off the Screen! intermedia series, to be held March 24–29, 2020. Artists, please send your ideas for new media installations, performances, and salon sessions. Intermedia, live cinema, and augmented and virtual reality projects and other presentations with a moving-image component are particularly appropriate. Proposals are due October 1. For more details, please visit the AAFF blog post at