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Symposium: Pioneers on the Prairie: Celebrating Women in New Media Arts

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will hold a day-long, free public symposium in Chicago that will examine how women artists use new media to merge art forms, address feminist issues, and critique technology. We would be very grateful if you could forward this information to your members or anyone you feel may be interested.

Pioneers on the Prairie: Celebrating Women in New Media Arts looks at the achievements and strategies of women working in new media in the Midwest from the 1980s onward and will bring together more than a dozen artists from the field to share their stories and ideas. This event is centered around the upcoming release of the book Women in New Media Arts: Perspectives on Innovative Collaboration (University of Illinois Press; edited by Donna Cox, Janine Fron, and Ellen Sandor.) The day will consist of a number of hour-long panels, so attendees can choose to come for a selection of sessions or for the whole time.

Symposium participants include Brenda Laurel, Ellen Sandor, Claudia Hart, Tiffany Holmes, Joan Truckenbrod, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Colleen Bushell, Jane Veeder, Copper Giloth, Barbara Sykes, Maxine Brown, Dana Plepys, Mary Rasmussen, Nan Goggin, Annette Barbier, Abina Manning, Margaret Dolinsky, Stephanie Rothenberg, Terri Kapsalis, Sabrina Raaf, Lee Blalock, Faith Wilding, Jessica Westbrook, and Marlena Novak.

More information can be found about the event here, as well as in a feature article from E+D Magazine.

General information:
Friday, March 18, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SAIC Ballroom
112 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served in the morning.

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