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“Digital Curation” – What’s in a Word (or Two)?

In early October, 2015, Phyllis Hecht and Joyce Ray, both faculty in Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies program, hosted a summit meeting in Washington DC on the topic of Digital Curation. I was lucky to be able to attend this 2-day meeting and, since this was not a public conference, I wanted to share some of the experience with a broader audience. The goals of the meeting were to: Highlight innovative practices supported by digital curation in art museums and discuss the opportunities and challenges that these present; Identify the roles and responsibilities of digital curation interns, faculty supervisors, and…

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Upcoming Deadlines and Announcements

Just getting a few reminders in the pipeline for you! Our posted announcements with November Deadlines are tagged on our site here. In particular, the Media-N Journal has a call out for proposals for the Spring 2016 issue. More info in this post, and upcoming on the Media-N Journal website. At Bard there is going to be a talk on film preservation: Thursday, November 5 Paik on Film: Discovering, Archiving, and Preserving Fluxus Lori Zippay, Electronic Arts Intermix Executive Director 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  $15.00 General Admission  FREE for students with valid ID Bard Graduate Center 38 West 86 Street Register: 212.501.3011, programs@bgc.bard.edu…

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Stimulus Response Affect: New Media Art in the Greater Lakes Region – prologue

We are delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition Stimulus Response Affect, which explores varied ways artists engage the human body through sensorial, perceptual, chronological and spatial shifts, using sound and kinetic sculpture, interactive video, participatory games, augmented reality, social media and programmed software. The Oakland University Art Gallery is hosting this event, co-curated by Colleen Ludwig and Vagner M. Whitehead. From October 16, 2015 to November 22, 2015, eleven works by fourteen artists from around the Great Lakes, in the U.S. and Canada. These dynamic artworks activate the viewer as a participant, raising questions about self, relationships, surroundings and…

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Lessons from Luftwerk’s Solarise: A Sea of All Colors

Solarise: A Sea of All Colors, is an exhibition of light and sculptural installations by the artist duo Luftwerk on view at the Garfield Conservatory in Chicago. This new project is ambitious in scale, extending Luftwerk’s application of digital and physical materials as they consider the environmental and social impact of their rapidly growing studio. On Tuesday September 29th 2015, Petra Bachmaier, co-founder of Luftwerk, spoke at Alfred University’s Nevins Auditorium about the installation and design of Solarise. In recent years, Luftwerk have worked across Alfred University’s School of Art and Design to accomplish collaborative and individual projects. Bachmaier is…

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[Looking Forward] October 2015 Theme: Electronics / Arraylist Listserv –> New Media Pedagogy Of The [ ]

We are happy to share this announcement from the ArrayList for October 2015 ArrayList discussion theme: New Media Foundations: Electronics ArrayList series details here: http://arrayproject.com/content/discussion Subscribe here: https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/arraylist OCTOBER 2015 GUEST THREAD LEADERS Alejandro Borsani [RISD], Paula Gaetano-Adi [RISD], Dawn Hayes [City University of New York], Justin Lincoln [Whitman College], Brittany Ransom [California State University Long Beach], Chris Reilly [Eastern Michigan University] Alejandro Borsani, Assistant Professor, Division of Experimental & Foundation Studies, Rhode Island School of Design Alejandro Borsani is an artist and educator who explores the intersection of natural and artificial systems by creating videos, installations, sculptures, custom software…

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On Media Players and Dulltech

As artists that work with digital media, we must constantly navigate the space between hardware, software, and our concept or artistic intent. And as we make our work we must also develop strategies for how that work gets displayed in whatever venue we have available. For example, perhaps we make a video artwork. Immediate decisions for distribution and viewing of that work have to be made – do we upload and let people stream from vimeo or youtube? if we do that, do we let there be commercials or rental payment to generate revenue from views? If we keep the work…

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ISEA2015 :: Disruptive Closing Ceremony

After another great day of listening, meeting, and discussing, The Yes Men keynote and closing ceremony was intense. It unexpectedly began with a student protest after the opening remarks by Simon Fraser’s President, Andrew Petter. The student called attention to alleged monies being accepted by Simon Fraser from the tar sands pipeline. The Yes Men where then asked to participate in a video to assist in the protest by the student (NSFW), which they readily did. This was all very disruptive, and therefore, highly appropriate. The Yes Men continued with their goals and background, showing clips from their recent movie: The Yes Men are Revolting.They…

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Reminder on NMC Opportunities with Approaching Deadlines

We realize you may have already seen this on our site or in our emails. But, it never hurts to get that extra reminder. Especially considering that some of these deadlines will be right around the corner. If you happen to be procrastinating or busy preparing your courses for Fall Semester, maybe take a few minutes and propose that paper or project that you are so excited about. The New Media Caucus Events and Exhibitions Committee is working on some really great programming – and you could be a part of it all! CALL FOR ART – Intersections: Cinema, Performance,…

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Dispatch from Vancouver – ISEA2015 Part 2

ISEA2015 is barely half over, and its amazing to think back to what’s already happened and also what is still to come. I’m not able to stay for the entire conference, but have really enjoyed the engaging programming and all of the events. I’m going to just mention a few… as I’m sure you know its impossible to see everything that you really want to at a conference of this scale. The quality of what I’ve seen and heard about, however, puts you in the position where its difficult to make a bad decision – there’s something for everyone. On…