CAA 2022 Events

NMC at the 2022 College Art Association Conference. All programs are free and open to the public except where otherwise noted. Also note that there are two sessions this year, the first from February 16-19, and the second from March 3-5. Visit the CAA website for more information.

First Session: February 16 – 19

Thursday, 2/17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The World Congress on New Reproductive Technology Arts (WCoNRTA)

Chair: Adam Zaretsky

A review of the Science Fiction, Ethics and Arts Review of the GOSHPA entries into the CGCB. WCoNRTA members as anonymous or named external peer reviewers add to the qualitative databank. Congress reviewers of the alt-transgenic humans include an invitation to become part of prescient transgenic Human semiotics through the psychic fertility of psyFERT, the Bioethical Advice of BEAK, or the aesthetic nuances of the auspicious Center for Curatorial Studies.


María Antonia González Valerio
Mary Maggic
Praba Pilar
Anuj Vaidya
Cecilia Vilca  
Lorena Peña
Marc Dusseiller
Paula Pin
Lissette Olivares
Patrick Lichty
Jaden Hastings
Zohar Messeca-Fara
Dalila Honorato
Adam Zaretsky

Thursday, 2/17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Digital Realms as Radical Performative Space: Embodied Experiences of Data, Language and Presence

Ruth K Burke
Kelley Anne O’Brien, University of North Carolina Greensboro

This panel forwards experiential methods of knowledge-sharing. By communicating through embodied experiences of data, language, and presence, the performative lectures embrace digital spaces as radical non-hierarchical and rooted outside the conventional academic dissemination practices. Artists explore topics of knowledge and becoming, systems of communication and collective needs.

Carrie Wang
Poppy DeltaDawn
Crystal Penalosa

Thursday, 2/17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Toward Systemic Change: The Joys and Perils of Co-Creation

Moderator: Nadav Assor, Connecticut College

Panelists: NMC Resources Committee panel with Rashin Fahandej and Dorit Naaman

In the last couple of years co-creation has become a buzz word not only in art and media production but in fields such as tech, healthcare, and other public services. But what is Co-Creation? Whose story is being told? How is authorship shared? How are power differences between co-creators negotiated?

In this workshop we will investigate the thorny and wonderful world of co-creation. The panelists are research-practitioners working both in academia and with various communities. We will ask questions about power, ethics, process and share resources and exchange experiences with participants.

It is important to recognize that having a public voice does not necessarily lead to structural change. We are committed to reimagining social paradigms and systems, therefore we argue that there is a fundamental need to reimagine creative processes so that they become the embodiment of the changes envisioned. Processes are not simply neutral paths but the manifestation of the social and political forces that can perpetuate inequities and amplify the same social constructs that we aim to change. In this panel, Dorit Naaman and Rashin Fahandej in conversation with Nadav Assor will discuss their research-practice, their multi-year co-creation documentary initiatives, and their institutional pedagogy toward systemic social change. This session shares the process and outcome of a pioneering XR Co-Creation initiative between Emerson College and the U.S. Federal Probation office in Boston, as well as an online tool designed by Canadian scholars-documentarists to help plan for, and reflect on, participatory documentary practices.

Second Session: March 3 – 5

Thursday, 3/3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Thirteenth Annual NMC Member Showcase 2022

Join via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 819 9169 8969

The NMC showcase is a curated series of rapid-fire presentations by NMC members. It has proven to be an excellent forum to get to know the work of fellow members in a lively atmosphere and is the signature offsite event of the New Media Caucus (even virtually). Food and select drinks will not be provided this year, but we invite you to partake freely.


  • Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, Associate Professor, Hunter College CUNY, Department of Film & Media Studies: FinTech for the Precariat
  • Paul Echeverria and Blanca Echeverria, Assistant Professor of Digital and Emerging Media, Wayne State University: Things That Want To Be Held…That I Want To Hold
  • Joseph Morris & Owen Trueblood: Anchorage | Babel in Reverse
  • Laura Splan, Independent Artist: Syndemic Sublime
  • Yamin Xu, Assistant Professor, Digital Arts, Bowling Green State University: Iris
  • Gabi Schaffzin, Assistant Professor, Design & Design Studies, York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design: Ozymandias
  • Megan Young, Independent Artist: SIGN STEALING
  • Aaron Oldenburg, Professor, Simulation and Game Design Program, University of Baltimore: Night Walks

Friday, 3/4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

NFT’s: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, the New, the Sexy, the Money

Liat Berdugo, University of San Francisco
Co-sponsored by the Events and Exhibitions Committee of the New Media Caucus

Nonfungible tokens have taken the art world by storm, with artists recording million-dollar sales at Christie’s, new platforms like hosting forty thousand ‘creators’ selling digital artifacts backed by blockchain technology. What are the trends, stakes, and consequences (including environmental ones) of this new boom?

Tina Rivers Ryan, Assistant Curator Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York)
Eric Barry Drasin, Independent Artist & Ph.D candidate in Media Studies @ the University of Colorado Boulder
Mark Ramos, Independent Artist