CAA 2016 Washington D.C. Events

Below is a listing of events hosted or sponsored by the New Media Caucus.

We also have a page listing panels at CAA that NMC members will be presenting on.


  • 7:30-9:00 AM: NMC Business Meeting
    • Hoover, Mezzanine Level
    • All members are invited to join us at this early morning gathering. Hosted by the Executive Committee, at this meeting we will unveil the 2016 election results for the Board of Directors, share reports from events from the previous year, and present upcoming goals for the next year. As with last year, we will break up into small discussion/action groups in topics of common interest.
  • 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Seventh Annual New Media Caucus Showcase
    • Corcoran School of the Arts + Design
    • Flagg Building
    • Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium, First Floor
      George Washington University
      500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Directions to George Washington University, Flagg Building, from the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel:

Head East on Woodley Road NW toward Connecticut Avenue: 0.2 Miles.
Turn right on Connecticut Avenue NW.
Take the Metro at the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station: Red Line towards Glenmont.
Exit the Metro at Farragut North Metro Station.
Head Southeast on Connecticut Ave NW toward K St NW.
Continue onto 17th St NW: 0.5 miles.
(Please allow 30 minutes.)

Thomas Asmuth, University of West Florida
Victoria Bradbury, Alfred University
Billy Colbert, University of Delaware
Andrew Demirjian, Hunter College
Zoe Doubleday, University of Denver
Ashley S. Ferro-Murray, University of California, Berkeley
Brandon Gellis, University of Wyoming
Lydia Grey, Raritan Valley Community College
Rebecca Hackemann, Chelsea College of Art
James Huckenpahler, George Washington University
Randall Packer, Nanyang Technological University
Ashley Scarlett, University of Toronto
Tamiko Thiel, Independent Media Artist
Maida Withers, George Washington University
Andreas Zingerle and Linda Kronman, KairUs Art collective


  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Intersections: Cinema, Performance, Networked Media, and Politics
    • Media Lounge, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West Mezzanine Level
    • This morning session includes a juried set of presentations by artists and filmmakers that consider the impact that networked media, interactivity, and digital culture have had on cinema and performance. In particular, recent historical examples demonstrate that new uses of technology facilitate political communication, organization, resistance, protest, and overthrow. Projects featured coalesce around the following concepts:
    • – Groupthink and Mob Mentality as Public Performance
    • – Use of Social Networks as Public Protest, Ethics of Twitter, Tactical Social Media
    • – Standards of Decency, Body Policing, Youtube as Theater, Persona and Celebrity
    • – Duration, Endurance and Persistence in Performance and Cinema
    • – Expanded or Exploded Cinemas that Incorporate Crowdsourced and Networked Footage
    • – The Bleeding of Cinema Into Theater, Performance Art, Sculpture, Installation
    • – Fictive Documentary as a Means for Constructing Truth
    • Organizers:
    • Darren Douglas Floyd, (chair) independent artist/filmmaker
    • Sid Branca, Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • Lydia Grey, Adjunct Faculty, Raritan Valley Community College
    • Mat Rappaport, Associate Professor, Columbia College, Chicago
    • Participants:
    • Nathan Halverson, Tulane University
    • Hello Velocity (Kevin Wiesner, Jian Shen Tan, and Lukas Bentel)
    • Laura Nova, Bloomfield College
    • belit sağ, independent artist
    • Sanaz Sohrabi, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • Marc Tasman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Ecologies of Creative Activism
    • Media Lounge, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West Mezzanine Level
    • Ecologies of Creative Activism asks how do the theories of ecology apply towards activism? Is the internet an ecosphere for activists? The term “ecology” references both the study of how organisms relate within an environment and those relationships themselves, but it has also come to be synonymous with political activism on behalf of those systems. We will look at works that creatively engage with the systems ecology studies and works that practice creative methods of activism. These works may forge ties between art, activism, and ecology as well as comparing and contrasting these models.
    • Committee:
      Stacey Stormes (chair), University of South Florida
      Thomas Asmuth, University of West Florida
      Elizabeth Demaray, Rutgers University
      Renate Ferro, Faculty, Cornell University
      Lydia Grey, Raritan Valley Community College
      Byron Rich, Allegheny College
    • Participants:
      Andreas Zingerle and Linda Kronman (KairUs Art+Research)
      Leila Nadir + Cary Peppermint | (ecoarttech)
      Desert Art Lab (Matthew Garcia)
      Fictilis (Andrea Steves & Timothy Furstnau)
      Erin Colleen Johnson
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Procedural Art: Game Platforms for Creative Expression
      • Media Lounge, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West Mezzanine Level
      • This panel will focus on the design, aesthetics, and affordances of game platforms for new media art, as well as in critical approaches to this emerging genre. Participants will share projects that demonstrate the creative use of game platforms in fine art contexts, and in highlighting the full range of possibilities this new medium offers.
      • Moderators:
      • Victoria Szabo, Duke University
        Joyce Rudinsky, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      • Participants:
      • Can You Change My Bedroom?
        Hye Young Kim, Winston-Salem State University
      • Flâneur in the Microworld: the Procedural Art of “ultrabrilliant’s” Other Places
        Soraya Murray, University of California, Santa Cruz
      • Take Action Games
        Susana Ruiz, University of California, Santa Cruz
    • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Augmented Reality- Invention/Reinvention  
        • Washington 4, Exhibition Level
        • Today artists critically manipulate the continuum between reality and virtuality testing our abilities to discern fact and fiction.  Panel participants will reflect on the possibilities of understanding cultural issues related to this continuum within the platforms of Augmented Reality. Whether through  3D modeling, video, sound, or web  the ubiquity of Augmented Reality welcomes both narrative and performativity into the continuum of the real and imagined.
        • Chair: Renate Ferro, Cornell University
        • Introduction
Renate Ferro, Cornell University
        • Living on the border between online and offline: exploring augmented reality and artificial life in the cultural setting of SE Asia
          Jane Prophet, School of Creative Media at City University, Hong Kong
        • Art for Spooks

          Claudia Costa Pederson, Wichita State University; Nicholas Knouf, Wellesley College
        • Assemblage and Décollage in Virtual Public Space

          Will Pappemheimer, Pace University;  Tamiko Thiel, Independent Artist
        • AR, Alaska and Augmenting the Circumpolar
          Nathan Shafer, Independent Artist;  Patrick M. Lichty, American University of Sharjah


9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: TRANSFORMERS: A Code and Data-Driven Animation Screening

  • Media Lounge, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West Mezzanine Level
  • Organized by:
    Darren Douglas Floyd, Artist/Filmmaker
    Mat Rappaport, Artist, Columbia College Chicago
    A. Bill Miller, Artist, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
    Computer programming is an often invisible force that affects many aspects of our contemporary lives. From how we gather our news, maintain our libraries, or navigate our built environment, code shapes the interfaces and information they connect to. Artists who work with these languages as material can critically excavate code and its effects. The works included in this screening include animation and video that are produced through the use and manipulation of code and/or data.