Events and Announcements

The Foundations of Detention – Call-for-action

My name is Eliseo Ortiz and I am a PhD student in Critical Media Practices at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I am reaching out to you to share an anti-ICE collective project called The Foundations of Detention. This is an initiative I launched recently in response to the mass imprisonment of migrants across the country. Call-for-action http://eliseortiz.net/foundationsofdetention.html If you find relevance in this cause and you want to collaborate please pass it along to students and faculty in your department and across the university, friends, family or anybody who wants to denounce the criminalization of migration and the discrimination…

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ASU/Leo Paid Imagination Fellowship – 6/Sept * CALL FOR PRESENTERS – LEAF Panel at College Arts Conference 16/Sept – Leonardo/ISAST

APPLY – ASU-LEONARDO IMAGINATION FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE SEPT 6 for October Start Date Full Details – https://www.leonardo.info/opportunity/asu-leonardo-imagination-fellowship ASU-Leonardo and the Center for Science and the Imagination (CSI) are proud to announce the Leonardo Imagination Fellowship Program in fall 2020. Fellows selected to participate in this prototype season of the fellowship will join a virtual program to explore experimental ArtScience innovation practices, across multiple publishing and broadcast media platforms, that imagine a regenerative, vibrant global future for all. Fellows will propose and carry out hybrid creative projects and activities that integrate art & science for positive global impact (spanning local to…

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CURRENTS Virtual Festival 2020: Aug 21-30 – CURRENTS New Media

currentsvirtual.com Join us for the 11th annual (but 1st online) festival August 21-30! Check out currentsvirtual.com for an updated schedule of events, performances and more! CURRENTS VIRTUAL is an adaptation and a re-imagination of how it looks to present new media art. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS strives to embed experimental new media in the physical world through an approach that prioritizes accessibility and collaboration; in the transition to a digital installation, our focus remains the same. #CURRENTS Virtual includes a Virtual Reality platform, accessible via headset and desktop, as well as 30+ artists working within a wide…

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The First Annual Small Files Media Festival

August 10-20, 2020Vancouver, Canada, and streaming at low bandwidth worldwide on our Vimeo platform. $1 membership, and by donationTrailer at https://vimeo.com/smallfile The First Annual Small File Media Festival celebrates low-bandwidth movies that stream with no damage to the planet! We received over 100 submissions from around the world. Animation! GIFs! Low frame rates! Datamoshing! Still images with sound! Movies made with “obsolete” technologies! Websites! Executable files! Very short movies! And movies creatively compressed into small files. We’ve got narrative, documentary, and experimental movies. We’ve got cat videos! We’ve got porn—because streaming porn is responsible for 0.3% of greenhouse gas emissions!…

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Open Call: New Media Caucus MediaLounge Events

Open Call: New Media Caucus MediaLounge Events at CAA 2021 in New York Every year, the New Media Caucus hosts a diverse set of programming — panels, round-tables, screenings, workshops, pecha-kuchas, and so forth — in the College Art Association (CAA) MediaLounge during the annual conference. These events are open to the public, and do not require CAA conference registration or membership.  The New Media Caucus invites proposals for our programming to be held in the CAA MediaLounge during the 2021 College Art Association annual conference in New York City (Feb 10-13, 2021). Proposals should reflect New Media Caucus’ mandate…

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[Commiserate Chicago] Media arts festival FEB 29 – MAR 1 @ MADD Center

Commiserate Chicago is an inaugural new media arts festival seeking to reflect on the state of media art, particularly in the context of Chicago, a city with a legacy of new media art and an emerging generation of artists. Commiserate Chicago 2020 is free and open to the public, taking place at the University of Chicago’s Media Arts, Data, and Design Center on Saturday, February 29th, and Sunday, March 1st. A full program schedule can be found on our website (here: https://commiserate.life/program-schedule). Through an exhibition, workshops, and talks, the Commiserate Chicago media arts festival invites artists and researchers to reflect…

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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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Miami-based performers needed for project on computers and file formats – Locust Projects

Performers needed! Jeff Thompson, an artist based in the NYC area, is seeking adult performers of all ages for a performance at Locust Projects, a non-profit gallery in Miami. Inspired by the early history of computing, the performers will decode entirely by hand a single image file using only pencil and paper worksheets over the course of the six-hour performance. Adult performers of any age and gender identity are encouraged to apply — no previous performance or acting experience needed. You must be able to sit for extended periods of time, be able to carry out basic math (addition, multiplication,…

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NMC at CAA 2020

NMC at the 2020 College Art Association Annual Conference  Chicago, February 12th – 15th NMC Affiliated Panels The Legacy of Jack Burnham on Video Game Art and Emerging New Media Thursday_ 2/13/2020, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Hilton Chicago, 8th floor Corinna Kirsch, Peter McDonald, Francesca Franco, Tiffany Funk, Charles S. Evans Practical Applications and Surrounding Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion Thursday_ 2/13/2020, 4pm – 5:30 pm Hilton Hotel, Lower Level, Salon C-2  Applying a modified SWOT Analysis, this workshop creates space to share experiences and strategies to overcome exclusionary practices. Facilitators guide participants through a group writing activity. Sharing is a means…

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1-Week London, Curator’s Professional Development Course – University of Sunderland

— “It offered a wide variety of perspectives on professional practice that couldn’t be obtained in such a short time any other way. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their network and broaden their understanding of how curators do what they do.” — Course participant from USA — “It was a real eye-opener and has really developed the way I can move forward with my career from now on. As a result of the course I ran a workshop this week with various staff, across learning, curatorial, and volunteering, and we were able to discuss digital…