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. No CAA registration needed. Join us for an evening of rapid artist talks and conversations by signing up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAoce-qqzgiGd3f4dELSWiWOYHh7AXjrIMH
Brian House is an artist who investigates the politics of time in human and nonhuman systems. Incorporating sound, computation, and multidisciplinary research, his practice has traversed subjects from geolocation infrastructure to urban rats. House has exhibited at MoMA, Los Angeles MOCA, Ars Electronica, ZKM, Madrid CentroCentro, Stockholm Kulturhuset, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and Science Gallery Bengaluru, among others. He holds a PhD in Computer Music from Brown University and is currently Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Head of Digital Media at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Lewis & Clark College
Daniel Lichtman is an artist, educator and organizer based in New York. His work in performance, video, game design and creative coding explores how media platforms shape relationships of trust, power and intimacy between performer and viewer. Lichtman has presented work at The Bronx Museum, The Queens Museum, BRIC Arts and Media House, The Drawing Center, The ICA (London) and other venues. Recently organized programs include Accumulations.online, an exhibition and conversation on the -empyre- new media listserve, which examined intersections between distributed storytelling and digital community building, and You Are Good, a video screening program that toured to museums and galleries across the UK. Lichtman holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London. He is currently Lecturer in New Media Art at Purchase College, SUNY and Baruch College, CUNY.
Lecturer at Purchase College, SUNY and Baruch College, CUNY
Elizabeth Leister engages a practice that includes video, performance, drawing and virtual & augmented reality. Her projects act as meditations on the unreliability of memory and the passing of time conceptualized through a feminist perspective on the female body, language and landscape. Her work has been presented at the Torrance Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Delaware Museum of Art; The Drawing Center, Art in General, and P.S. 122 in NY, and Highways Performance in Santa Monica in addition to various artist run spaces.
Her VR work has been presented at REFEST by Culturehub, FEMMEBIT and Mana Body + Camera Festival. She earned an MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Arts at Bard College and a BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Leister is Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Production at CSUN.
Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Production in the Cinema and Television Arts Department at California State University, Northridge
Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy
Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy (Sneakaway Studio) build online interventions, animations and mobile apps to reimagine a more sustainable and equitable digital future. Concerned about the unintended consequences of automated systems, their creations break apart and reconfigure existing structures to build awareness of the internet’s underbelly. Selected exhibitions and commissions include NC State, Locust Projects in Miami, Drexel University in Philadelphia, Art Center Nabi in Seoul, Transitio_MX in Mexico City, TINA B Festival in Prague and Venice, the University of Florida and the University of Texas. They’ve received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, the DAAD, and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. At Davidson College in North Carolina, Dietrick is an Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Studies, and Mundy is Associate Professor of Practice in Digital Studies.
Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Ph.D., is an award winning researcher, artist, and writer. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Lehman College / CUNY in the Bronx, a Designer in Residence at the New York Hall of Science, and a mentor at New INC (New Museum). He received his Ph.D. in the Disruptive Design Team of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department of Trinity College Dublin. His work focuses on the theme of “Deconstructing Networks” and includes hundreds of creative projects that critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience. His artwork has been exhibited and showcased at venues such as SFMOMA, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Art, MOMA, ICA London, Whitney Museum of American Art, Palais du Tokyo, Tate Modern, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, and more. Two of his artworks, “Bumplist” and “America’s Got No Talent” are included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His writing has appeared in publications such as WIRED, Make, Gizmodo, Neural and more. His Scrapyard Challenge workshops have been held in over 15 countries in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, and Australia since 2003.
Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Networked Culture
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
Lehman College / City University of New York (CUNY)
Kathryn Blair is a PhD candidate in the Computational Media Design program at the University of Calgary. Her work provides contexts in which people can explore the way our societies use algorithmic decision-making. She also creates wearable pieces exploring the relationship between the body and technology, and can often be caught scheming how to hack things to be controlled by EEG headsets or soldering into the dead of night. She has been a director on the EMMEDIA board since 2018 and serves on the HR Committee.
Computational Media Design, University of Calgary
Mike Richison is a multimedia artist and an Assistant Professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey where he teaches motion graphics. He employs a variety of approaches including sculpture, graphic design, and interactive video. His work utilizes found objects such as turntables, voting booths, and scavenged video clips as well as the Max MSP Jitter programming environment. Mike has exhibited at Autonomous Cultural Centre Medika (Zagreb, Croatia); Figment NYC and Art in Odd Places (New York); and Peters Valley School of Craft and Morris Museum (New Jersey). Before moving to New Jersey in 2007, he lived in the Detroit, Michigan area for several years.
Stefani Byrd’s artistic practice confronts and undermines imbalanced power structures by turning the tables on traditional social relationships. Using projection, sound, performance, and interactive technologies, her work addresses issues such as digital feminism, gun violence, and barriers to empathy in a digitally networked society. Her work has been exhibited at places such as the CICA Museum (South Korea), SONIC MATTER Festival (Zurich), MOCA San Diego (San Diego), A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn), and Aggregate Space Gallery (Oakland). Byrd’s work is held in the permanent collections of MOCA Georgia and the Columbus Museum of American Art. She was trained in The Abramovic Method of Performance by Marina Abramovic and is certified in Pauline Oliveros’ method of Deep Listening through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California San Diego and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Experimental Media Art at the University of Arkansas.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Experimental Media Art
University of Arkansas