CAA 2018 Los Angeles Events

The CAA 2018 Conference Schedule is available here

NMC Schedule of Events

Thursday February 22, 2018


Location: Room 406B

Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda, Simon Fraser University
Matilda Aslizadeh, Independent Scholar and Artist

“Cosmopolitical Technologies and the Demarcation of Screen Space at Cine Kurumin: Activating Immersive Shifts in Imaginaries, Representation, and Politics”
Sarah Shamash, University of British Columbia

“Against Immersion, Re-imagine Reality, Cross-Borders”
Claudia Costa Pederson, Wichita State University

“A Variantology of Immersive Technology: The Imaginary Media of Adolfo Bioy Casares”
Matt Bernico, Greenville University

“Brazilian Avant-Garde’s Legacy of Exploring the Virtual”
Debora Faccion, Binghamton University

NMC Member Showcase
8:00 PM-9:30 PM
Location: 701 West Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, Suite 203, Los Angeles 90012
Joyce Rudinsky, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jane Chang Mi, Pepperdine University
Reagan Brewster, Pepperdine University
Grayson Earle, New York City College of Technology
Caleb Foss, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fabiola Hanna, University of California Santa Cruz
Zach Kaiser, Michigan State University
Justin Lincoln, Whitman College
Ricardo Miranda, Hunter College
Lisa Moren, Johns Hopkins University
Carrisa Mosley, Pepperdine University
Timothy Murray, Cornell University
Joshua Pablo Rosenstock, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Tim Schwartz, Art Center College of Design
Abram Stern, University of California, Santa Cruz
Xin Xin, Loyola Marymount University
Jane Yi & Mai-ly Nguyen

Friday February 23, 2018

Media Lounge
Joyce Rudinsky, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Renate Ferro, Cornell University
Art + Tech Workshop 1: Break the Internet

Location: CAA Media Lounge
Katie Duffy, Artist and Assistant Professor of Art & Technology, Northeastern Illinois University
This workshop will walk through the steps of accessing and using your browser’s web inspector to alter the local code of a given website. Participants will walk through processes of altering written content, swapping out images, changing colors scheme and rearranging aesthetic block elements of the site resulting in glitchy abstract type compositions. Through this destructive process participants will learn how HTML, CSS and JQuery come together to create the modern web.
Art + Tech Workshop 2: Experimental Computer Vision

Location: CAA Media Lounge
Echo Theohar, Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara Art and Technology
This workshop will utilize the built-in computer camera of a laptop to teach participants how to directly edit captured videos in real-time. We will use the open-source software Processing to explore variables such as time warping, pixelization, drawing, and image processing. No experience of coding is necessary, as we will go over some basic concepts such as draw size, color, frame rate, and draw number together as we are editing on the fly.
12:00-1:30 (Lunch)
Networked Conversations Live from the NMC Lounge:
 An Interview with Chip Lord, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz
Location: CAA Media LoungeNetworked Conversations, a series of online interviews hosted by Randall Packer, will feature a Webcasted interview with media artist Chip Lord live from the NMC Media Lounge. Best known for his work with the media collective Ant Farm, which he co-founded with Doug Michels in 1968, Chip Lord collaborated on such iconic works as Cadillac Ranch (1974), Media Burn (1975), and the Eternal Frame (1975). Ant Farm, associated with artist collectives that pioneered experimental video and performance during the socially transformative period of the 1960s and 70s, is self-described as an “art agency that promotes ideas … which are important vehicles of cultural introspection.” During the 1980s, Chip Lord began teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz Department of Film and Digital Media, where he is currently a Professor Emeritus.Networked Conversations invites active participation and dialogue that unites the local NMC New Media Lounge attendees with a global, online audience in a networked third space environment: collapsing geographical and cultural boundaries via participatory Internet chat. Networked Conversations, presented by the Third Space Network, is a project of Randall Packer in conjunction with research at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he is an Associate Professor of Networked Art.
Diversifying the Art Tech World

Location: CAA Media Lounge

Co-Chairs: Joelle Dietrick, Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Studies, Davidson College, NC Kathy Rae Huffman, Independent Curator, Los Angeles

In response to both the current political climate and recent reporting into the gender gap in the tech industry, this panel will discuss the gender gap in the art tech world. Prompted by concerned academics, curators and the public, panelists will give short presentations of their work with commentary on their early access to technology, mentors and other support structures that helped them to create significant artwork. Questions focus on how, going forward, we can support younger, female and trans new media artists, particularly artists of color. Discussions will consider Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw’s ideas about intersectionality and its insistence on finding more productive ways to discuss gender, race, class, disability and other forms of identity.

Kathy Rae Huffman, Associate Professor of Electronic Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Annina Rüst, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
Lauren McCarthy, Assistant Professor, UCLA Design Media Arts
Kerry Tribe, Visiting Faculty, Art Center College of Design
Adriene Jenik, Independent Artist
Anne Bray, Director/Curator, Freewaves

Queering New Media Art & Asking Questions about Nothing

Location: CAA Media Lounge

Liss Lafleur, University of North Texas
Richard Rinehart, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University
Vagner Mendonça Whitehead, Texas Woman’s University

Not rooted in a traditional culture or ancestral homeland, Queerness constitutes ephemeral cultures, continually reinvented and reimagined. Queerness is under constant threat of erasure from cultural amnesia and political malice. Academia and the art world have responded to this erasure with alternately heroic and halting efforts. This session attempts to assess various responses to queer erasure in the overlapping enclaves of new media art comprised of artists, academics, industry and institutional professionals.

The session will explore this question from several perspectives, including institutional omission and professional struggles and new media artists who are working to code queer consciousness into the ubiquitous languages of new media cultures. Queer theorist, Jose Estaban Munoz writes, “Queer Utopian practice is about ‘doing’ and ‘building’ in response to the status of nothingness assigned to us by the heteronormative world.” What is the world of new media art doing that says something about this particular nothing?

Business Meeting
Location: CAA Media Lounge