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Member Spotlight: Matilda Aslizadeh

Matilda Aslizadeh is a media artist and art educator based in Vancouver, Canada, where she has resided for most of her life. Her video installations and photo-based works draw on film history, cartography and media archaeology to rethink narrative structures that persist in Western culture: specifically, the imperative to “pursue happiness ”in its recent neoliberal articulations. Her work has been shown internationally. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include participation in Art Souterrain Contemporary Art Festival, Montreal, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, and the group exhibit ion, Believe, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto. 1. Tell us a little about your background…

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Member Spotlight: Matt Bernico

Matt Bernico (b. 1988) is a media theorist and professor from Ottawa, Il. He received his Ph.D. from the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, CH. Bernico is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Greenville University in Greenville, Il. Bernico’s research interests include ways material culture influence and reinforce belief. 1.  Tell us a little about your background and your trajectory as an artist/ scholar. I’ve always been a “technical” person. I grew up circuit bending instruments, making bad electronic music, and trying to fix all of the things I broke along the way. I loved the…

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Member Spotlight: Kimberly Callas

Kimberly Callas is a sculptor and Social Practice artist working in both Maine and New Jersey. Callas received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art and her BFA from Stamps School of Art at the University of Michigan. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, and has received national and international grants and awards.Recent grants include a Pollination Project Grant, an Urban Coast Institute Grant, and a Monmouth University Summer Faculty Fellowship. Recent exhibits include the Summer Exhibition at Flowers Gallery in New York City, 9×12 at Dual Galleria in Budapest, Hungary and Crossing Boundaries:…

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Member Spotlight: KT Duffy

  KT Duffy (b. 1987) is a new media artist and educator from Chicago, IL. They received their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Duffy is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL. Duffy’s interest in emerging technologies and their relationship to the evolution of the human animal is what drives their practice.Their work culminates in carnal and colorful transmedia mashups that protrude outside of easy definition and circle cheekily around deep issues of humanity. I had the opportunity recently to chat with Duffy via Skype, and…

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CAA Report by America Salomon, Recipient of the Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award

Hello! My name is America Salomon and I am incredibly honored to be the first annual recipient of the Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award from the New Media Caucus! Now that we’ve been formally introduced, please let me tell you a bit about myself, this award, and what it meant for me to receive it. I am currently an MFA Interdisciplinary Arts and Media thesis candidate at Columbia College Chicago, where I am in the process of creating and mounting my thesis work, a video installation entitled América, Like the Country. As this work represents for me a manifestation…

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Intersections: The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology 16th Biennial Symposium

February 15 – 17, 2018 The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College is pleased to present “Intersections: the 16th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology.”  The aim of the symposium, now in its thirty-second year, is to create a forum for multidisciplinary dialogue at the intersection of arts, technology and contemporary culture. The symposium brings artists and researchers from a wide range of fields together to engage, interact and share ideas as they present new works, research and performances in a variety of formats. Featured events include a keynote address by Krzysztof Wodiczko, a Natalie Bookchin exhibition,…

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Broadcasting: EAI at ICA

Pushing aside the black curtain to the Project Space, I entered a gallery with illuminating imagery on all four walls. As my eyes adjusted to the low lighting in the space, I first noticed the various types of audio visual technology that exhibited the Broadcasting: EAI at ICA exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania. This variety of media such as video projection, flat screens and old style televisions, displayed the historical range of visual culture that is roughly from the 1970’s to present day. The curation of this media art exhibition is drawn from Electronic…

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The Wrong 3 : Radical Inclusion (Post 3)

The Wrong (biennale) – An Interview with David Quiles Guilló, founder and director of The Wrong For anyone not familiar, what is The Wrong?  The Wrong is a moment in time. An event of events, an exhibition of exhibitions. A lighthouse that propels the talent, and incites it to join many others into a brand new wave of digital art. All crowd composed in a massive collaborative worldwide effort that fades into time after 90 days, and only blossoms every 24 months. The Wrong is a new opportunity for art. A temporary open platform to gather and showcase talent, and a chance…

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The Wrong 3 : Radical Inclusion (Post 2)

The Wrong (biennale) Today, November 1, 2017 marks the opening of the third iteration of The Wrong. As in previous years, it offers a wide range of exhibitions and events – both online and off. To try and describe The Wrong in a meaningful way would be like trying to describe what a color looks like to someone with a vision impairment. I might be able to get close, but it wouldn’t quite be the same as experiencing it. In The Wrong’s words, its aims are: “To create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience worldwide through a…

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Latin American Media Art Temporary Library, at ISEA2017, Manizales, Colombia

Latin American Media Art Temporary Library, at ISEA2017, Manizales, Colombia Interview with Alessandro Ludovico and Andrés Burbano By Pat Badani Introduction by Pat Badani The Latin American Media Art Temporary Library co-organized by Alessandro Ludovico and Andrés Burbano was a scholarly, participatory intervention, that took the form of a large book display installed at the “Teatro de Fundadores” (Manizales, Colombia), the main venue for two media art events: ISEA2017 and 16th Festival International de la Imágen, held concurrently from June 11 to 18, 2017. Attendees were encouraged to browse through the collection and also add to the existing archive by…