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CAA Report by America Salomon, Recipient of the Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award

Hello! My name is America Salomon and I am incredibly honored to be the first annual recipient of the Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award from the New Media Caucus! Now that we’ve been formally introduced, please let me tell you a bit about myself, this award, and what it meant for me to receive it. I am currently an MFA Interdisciplinary Arts and Media thesis candidate at Columbia College Chicago, where I am in the process of creating and mounting my thesis work, a video installation entitled América, Like the Country. As this work represents for me a manifestation…

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Intersections: The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology 16th Biennial Symposium

February 15 – 17, 2018 The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College is pleased to present “Intersections: the 16th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology.”  The aim of the symposium, now in its thirty-second year, is to create a forum for multidisciplinary dialogue at the intersection of arts, technology and contemporary culture. The symposium brings artists and researchers from a wide range of fields together to engage, interact and share ideas as they present new works, research and performances in a variety of formats. Featured events include a keynote address by Krzysztof Wodiczko, a Natalie Bookchin exhibition,…

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Broadcasting: EAI at ICA

Pushing aside the black curtain to the Project Space, I entered a gallery with illuminating imagery on all four walls. As my eyes adjusted to the low lighting in the space, I first noticed the various types of audio visual technology that exhibited the Broadcasting: EAI at ICA exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania. This variety of media such as video projection, flat screens and old style televisions, displayed the historical range of visual culture that is roughly from the 1970’s to present day. The curation of this media art exhibition is drawn from Electronic…

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The Wrong 3 : Radical Inclusion (Post 3)

The Wrong (biennale) – An Interview with David Quiles Guilló, founder and director of The Wrong For anyone not familiar, what is The Wrong?  The Wrong is a moment in time. An event of events, an exhibition of exhibitions. A lighthouse that propels the talent, and incites it to join many others into a brand new wave of digital art. All crowd composed in a massive collaborative worldwide effort that fades into time after 90 days, and only blossoms every 24 months. The Wrong is a new opportunity for art. A temporary open platform to gather and showcase talent, and a chance…

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The Wrong 3 : Radical Inclusion (Post 2)

The Wrong (biennale) Today, November 1, 2017 marks the opening of the third iteration of The Wrong. As in previous years, it offers a wide range of exhibitions and events – both online and off. To try and describe The Wrong in a meaningful way would be like trying to describe what a color looks like to someone with a vision impairment. I might be able to get close, but it wouldn’t quite be the same as experiencing it. In The Wrong’s words, its aims are: “To create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience worldwide through a…

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Latin American Media Art Temporary Library, at ISEA2017, Manizales, Colombia

Latin American Media Art Temporary Library, at ISEA2017, Manizales, Colombia Interview with Alessandro Ludovico and Andrés Burbano By Pat Badani Introduction by Pat Badani The Latin American Media Art Temporary Library co-organized by Alessandro Ludovico and Andrés Burbano was a scholarly, participatory intervention, that took the form of a large book display installed at the “Teatro de Fundadores” (Manizales, Colombia), the main venue for two media art events: ISEA2017 and 16th Festival International de la Imágen, held concurrently from June 11 to 18, 2017. Attendees were encouraged to browse through the collection and also add to the existing archive by…

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YouTube and The Human Experience

  Presenting Princess Shaw is a recent PBS Point of View (POV) film with a digital humanities focus about the human experience of the social media site, YouTube. The documentary film represents the reality of the struggles and perseverance of Samantha Montgomery also known as Princess Shaw, who is a musician living in New Orleans, Louisiana. She employs YouTube as a video diary to tell her version of the impact of her current socioeconomic background and being a woman musician. Her YouTube channel is also a presentation platform to debut her songs. The film introduces Israeli producer Ophir Kutiel also…

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Seeing the Edge: Augmented World Expo in Context with the year in VR Art

The Augmented World Expo (with satellites in Asia and Europe) is the SIGGRAPH for immersive media.  Held in Santa Clara, California, it is often the epicenter of new releases for the Augmented and Virtual Reality worlds.  Over the three days, there was a great deal that was becoming visible and others that were fading from sight.  Much of this had to do with the expanded trade floor, a large area for demos, experiences and play, and the talks themselves, which served as a framework for the rest of the event. And, within the talks, it was of note that much…

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The Wrong 3 : Radical Inclusion (Post 1)

The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale The Wrong is divided into online and IRL locations around the world. The online biennale happens in pavilions; virtual curated spaces in which selected works are exhibited. The offline biennale happens in The Wrong Embassy Network, art spaces, galleries, institutions and artist run spaces in cities around the world which feature temporary AFK projects, featuring live performances, workshops, artist talks and exhibitions. November 1st 2017 to January 31st, 2018 The focus for this year’s The Wrong is focused on “Radical Inclusion” Recently, a number of pavilions have begun their open calls for artwork: Disp[]…

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Terminal 4.0

For the final segment of the Terminal installation at Western Front in Vancouver, Canada, Terminal 4.0 reflects on the quality of sociability with social media sites. The web-based content for Terminal 4.0 is a social media platform entitled State of Exceptional Webnation that was built by a duo of artists. The platform is part of a larger critique concerning the saturation of image culture and media hyberbole with online communication. Jean-Paul Kelly’s essay, TERMINAL; INTERFACE is the first essay that was commissioned by Media Curator, Alison Collins for the Terminal project. His essay sets a reflective tone toward the progression…