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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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Member Spotlight: Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D.

http://www.PamelaJennings.org | http://www.CONSTRUKTS.com As a creative scholar working at the crossroads of the arts, design, engineering, and critical theory, I have engaged in and supported discovery, innovation, learning, and economic development across institutions of higher education, and corporate and non-profit think-tanks. This includes advocating for and teaching integrative learning and research across a range of educational institutions from research universities to art colleges. As an emerging new media artist in the late 80’s to mid-90’s, I participated in a wide variety of arts career building opportunities in New York City and beyond.  This ranged from a 1984 internship with the…

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Member Spotlight: Alejandro T. Acierto

Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician whose work is largely informed by the breath, the voice, and the processes that enable them. He has exhibited artworks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Issue Project Room, MCA Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, and Roman Susan and presented performance works at Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, the KANEKO, Center for Performance Research, and Center for New Music and Technology. Recent projects were shown at the 2019 Havana Biennial in Matanzas and Boundary Gallery in Chicago. Noted for his “insatiable” performance by the New…

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Member Spotlight: Tony Lugo

  Tony Lugo is an artist working with algorithms as a means to explore form/bias/agency through decomposition, analysis, and re-synthesis. He currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD.   “I am interested in investigating the intersections of virtual and physical reality, of work or life as put into place by systematic designations, often those that can be categorized as artificial intelligence, but also (quite importantly) what can be seen as the marginalization of people through a societal framework. Increasingly, these systems blur together and my work aims to disintegrate their implications, results, and effects for aesthetic products.”   Note: A…

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Member Spotlight: Allana Clarke

Allana Clarke’s work speaks to discomfort. “I, a first generation Trinidadian immigrant, perceived as African American, did not understand the nuances of racial politics in American culture. I wasn’t raised by the burdens or concept of blackness. But the burden was placed on my public self. This friction made me aware of the daily performances of our categorical existences, and the cultural signifiers we activate through our bodies and align ourselves with. It binds us. Is it possible to un-align signs from their signifiers? and embrace the disorientation caused by such an action? This ideological thread is the basis for my…

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Member Spotlight: Victor F M Torres

Victor F M Torres (b. 1987) is an interdisciplinary and intermedia artist born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Torres holds an M.F.A in Intermedia and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as well as a B.A. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, from the same university. He is now Adjunct Faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art and teaches Newer Genres in the Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department. Torres has taught Design and New Media courses in multiple institutions such as Stevenson University, George Mason University, and UMBC. Torres is the founder of Vector Voltage…

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Constanza Salazar: 2019 Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Art Award Recipient

Greetings! My name is Constanza Salazar, and thanks to the Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Art Award from the New Media Caucus Association (NMC), I had the pleasure of attending this year’s College of Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference held in New York City. I was able to make new connections, meet diverse scholars in my field, and most importantly, was able feel part of a community of like-minded and interdisciplinary scholars, artists, and educators among the members of the NMC. Getting the opportunity to take part in a conference such as CAA, even as an attendant, is invaluable. As…

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Member Spotlight: Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda

Dr. Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda (b. 1973 Guadalajara, Mexico) is an interdisciplinary media artist and cultural historian with a research focus in Latin American media art history. She is Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University where she leads critical MediaArtsStudio (cMAS). cMAS is an interdisciplinary research studio that produces work that interrogates how old and new technologies have and continue to shape our sense of self through a theoretical lens informed by media archaeology and feminist, postcolonial and decolonial theory. She has published articles on Latin American feminist media in Media-N: The Journal…

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CAA 2019: NMC Member Panels and Events

>> Members: Email us at nmccommcomm@gmail.com with your panel or event to be added to this list! << Panel: The Role and Impacts of the Arts in Research Universities: Learning from Interdisciplinary Teams Wednesday, Feb. 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, NY Midtown Hilton, 2nd Floor, Gramercy West NMC Member: Zachary Kaiser, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Experience Architecture, Michigan State University Panel: Social Practice & Service Learning Thursday, February 14 @ 2:00 pm, New York Hilton Midtown, Concourse – Concourse G NMC Member: Kimberly Callas, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University Presentation Title: Improving Social Practice through Service Learning Pedagogy Panel: Memory,…

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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:…