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New Media Lecture Series: Artie Vierkant

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Wednesday, April 8th
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study

Artie Vierkant is an artist based in New York City. His conceptually-driven practice spans sculpture, photography, and internet-based projects. In his work, he interrogates the distinctions between physical objects and the data that drive their production and dissemination, making visible the various networks at play in the construction of contemporary life.

Vierkant received his MFA from the University of California San Diego in 2012. He has had recent solo exhibitions at UNTITLED, New York (2014), Higher Pictures, New York (2014), New Galerie, Paris (2013), and Exile, Berlin (2013). He has also recently participated in group exhibitions at galleries and institutions including Kunsthalle Freiburg, Switzerland (2015), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2014), International Center of Photography, New York (2014), UNTITLED, New York (2013), Fonds M-Arco, Marseille, France (2013), Institute of Contemporary Art London (2012), and Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2012).

Artists’s website

About the New Media Lecture Series:
Each semester the New Media program and the Neuberger Museum of Art co-host a series of lectures by accomplished artists, technologists and theorists in the field of new media. This is a chance for students, as well as the broader campus community, to hear from and dialogue with new media pioneers and visionaries. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Sound Installation: Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]

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Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, April 30
The New School University Center
63 Fifth Avenue
New York City

Free admission

Opening Reception: April 2, 5-7pm,
With LeRonn Brooks

Blues Speaker – Dialogues: April 10, 17 & 24, 12 pm
With Melvin Gibbs, Brandon Ross, and Karma Mayet Johnson

Artists Talk: April 17, 3-5pm
With Mendi + Keith Obadike

Taking Listening Seriously: James Baldwin: April 24, 2-4pm
Moderated by Julie Napolin

Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin] is a public sound art installation and reading series by artists Mendi + Keith Obadike, presented on the occasion of the conference “What Now? The Politics of Listening.” It is dedicated to writer and public intellectual James Baldwin (1924–1987) who explored a politics of listening across many of his works and was keenly aware of the social role of blues. The 12-hour, immersive sound artwork quietly resonates within the glass façade of the University Center, transforming the building itself into a speaker for its slow moving harmonies, melodicized language from Baldwin’s writings, ambient recordings from the streets of Harlem, and an inventory of sounds contained in Baldwin’s short story “Sonny’s Blues.”

Installation hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 2, 5:00-7:00 pm
The New School, Social Justice Hub
63 5th Avenue, 5th floor

Please join us to celebrate the opening of this installation, refreshments will be served. Remarks will be made by LeRonn Brooks.

Blues Speaker / The Dialogues
Weekly readings by master blues musicians capture Baldwin’s seminal short story “Sonny’s Blues.” Presented on Fridays at noon in the Social Justice Hub at 63 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor, they reflect on what Baldwin argued for, that attending to the blues requires the listener to confront and accept both literal noise (sounds beyond the listener’s understanding) and ideological noise (elements of the lives of those whose journeys have taken radically different paths). If this relationship to listening is specific to the blues—a form that takes its shape in response to the survival of black people and to the decisions of its craftspeople—then musicians who seriously engage the blues must hold a knowledge deeply important for humanity that lives in the music and extends beyond. To examine this proposition, the artists are inviting Melvin Gibbs, Karma Mayet Johnson, and Brandon Ross to read the story “Sonny’s Blues.”

Blues Speaker / Other Events

Artist Talk and Student Conversation
Mendi + Keith Obadike
Friday, April 17, 3:00-5:00 pm
The New School, University Center
63 5th Avenue, rm. U L104 (lower level)

Mendi + Keith engage a conversation with students and the public about their work and the installation. This will follow the reading of Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” read by blues musician Brandon Ross in the Social Justice Hub.

What Now? The Politics of Listening
Taking Listening Seriously: James Baldwin
Friday, April 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The New School, Kellen Auditorium
66 5th Avenue

Panel discussion on literal and ideological noise, race, class and inequality that positions James Baldwin as a key figure in the history of political sound making, and launches the conference “What Now? The Politics of Listening.” With Rich Blint, Rashida Bumbray and artists Mendi +Keith Obadike, moderated by Julie Napolin.

Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin] is part of the year-long, city-wide celebration The Year of James Baldwin, which is presented in partnership with Harlem Stage, Columbia University School of the Arts and New York Live Arts, and in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the School of Media Studies, and the School of Writing at The New School. It is a featured program of the conference “What Now? The Politics of Listening,” presented on April 24 and 25 by Art in General, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

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Summer Opportunity: Google Summer of Code 2015

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Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Many open source projects are a part of GSOC, including some affiliated with ITP alum/staff/faculty.  One project is Clojure, developed by David Nolen. Another such project is Processing (which includes p5.js).

If you are interested in participating, read the FAQ, sign-up and apply.  If you are accepted, the stipend is $5,000.

Processing is looking for proposals related to creating tools and libraries, as well as expanding the capabilities of p5.js. If you have specific questions, you can post on the Processing forum or write me directly.  Here are the relevant links:

Note that students graduating in May are eligible –“As long as you are accepted into or enrolled in a college or university program as of 00:01 UTC on 27 April, 2015, you are eligible to participate in the program.”

The deadline is March 27 at 19:00 UTC.  No late applications are considered under any circumstances!

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The End of the Image

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April 10, 2015
155 Freeman Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

6:30pm, $7 (free for
members)

Edward Lee, Jennifer L. Roberts, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, and Allyson Vieira will discuss originality, property, art, and the law in the age of 3D printing. What are the challenges posed to legal conceptions of images, objects, and data, especially as they concern intellectual property, by emerging technologies? This conversation will focus on 3D imaging and printing, which may (eventually) augur an age of networked production in which endlessly manipulable, ownerless objects can be outputted whenever and wherever the requisite hardware and software can be found—not to mention the printing of body parts and the reproduction of antiquities. Such technologies may not yet have upended the global economy, but they have made the legal definition of an image, much less of an original expression, into an anachronism. At the same time, they threaten to efface the value of the labor that underlies the production and reproduction of tangible and intangible goods.

Moderated by Triple Canopy editor Alexander Provan.

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Exhibition: TechNoBody

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January 23 – March 21, 2015

Panel Discussion with the curator and the artists: Thursday, March 19, 6PM

Where: Pelham Art Center

Artists: Christopher Baker, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Cynthia Lin, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Laura Splan, Victoria Vesna

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present TechNoBody, a group exhibition that explores the mediated world’s impact on and relationship to the physical body in an increasingly virtual world. The exhibition will include video works, drawings and sculpture that alternately balance and question the hope and desire of the immaterial, extended, digital body against the realities of the physical, fragile, and ephemeral body. The exhibition will be on view from January 23 through March 21, 2015. An opening reception and free all ages art workshop will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:30 – 8PM.  A Panel Discussion with the curator and the artists will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 6PM. Attendees will learn more about how the artists employ a diverse range of contemporary artistic tools, from cyberbodies, avatars and selfies to facial peel and simple paper and pencil. Curated by Patricia Miranda.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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Publication Intensive

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June 15–26, 2015
Apply online through Monday, April 6 

What: A two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication.

Where: The program will take place at Triple Canopy’s venue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and will include visits to studios of artists and designers, archives, and cultural institutions.

Who: We invite applications from higher-level college students, graduate students, and recent college graduates. Prospective participants might have backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, new media, and design.

Cost: Tuition is free, though participants must arrange and pay for their travel and accommodation. All reading and viewing materials will be provided free of cost.

During the Publication Intensive, Triple Canopy editors and invited artists, writers, and technologists will lead discussions and workshops with participating students, who will research, analyze, and enact an approach to publication that hinges on today’s networked forms of production and circulation but also mines the history of print culture and artistic practice.

The Publication Intensive will address such questions as: How have artists, writers, and designers used the pages of magazines and books as sites of and material for experimentation? How have new-media publications challenged conventions of authorship and reception, only to have those very challenges soon become the foundation of the new economy? How have artists, writers, designers, and technologists responded to ensuing changes in the media landscape? And how have responses differed in areas with disparate resources and relationships to technology? What are the politics of access and identity associated with online public forums and media?

In “A Note on Triple Canopy’s Summer Intensive,” two participants in last year’s program, Maya Harakawa and Dennis Hogan, discuss their experience.

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Online Panel Discussion: What Happened to Internet Art?

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Held in conjunction with the exhibition Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s at the Montclair Art Museum, a live online panel discussion on the evolution of Internet art and the impact of digital technology on art during and following the 1990s. Featuring exhibition artists Mendi + Keith Obadike and Mark Tribe and moderated by Alexandra Schwartz, curator of the exhibition.

Access the online panel here: https://plus.google.com/b/118262943829650229063/events/csbcpe8a5npoqkiiu8kah9sj4jk

The event is formatted as a Google Hangout; to join the Google Hangout you must have a Google + account. For more information about Google +, visit http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/.

The discussion will be recorded and posted to YouTube here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK1C4YHKl50 after March 9.

Job Opportunity: Photography, Expanded Assistant at Magnum Foundation

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Magnum Foundation is seeking an Assistant for their Photography, Expanded Program. Magnum Foundation provides photographers working in the public interest with the support they need to produce meaningful, high-impact visual storytelling projects across issues, borders and disciplines. Photography, Expanded is a Magnum Foundation initiative inspiring documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image. Through intensive workshops and panel discussions, photographers have been learning about emerging digital tools and methods in order to engage audiences across platforms and mobilize communities around social justice issues. To learn more about Magnum Foundation and the Photography, Expanded Program, follow this link:

Photography, Expanded

 

Job Information:

Hours: 2-3 days per week

Rate: $18 / hr

For Immediate Hire.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Paul Amitai, info@magnumfoundation.org

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Programs / Events:

  • research potential presenters and projects relevant to planned events
  • research potential program partners and sponsors
  • contact potential presenters

Communication / Documentation:

  • help draft Labs call for proposals and public event PR copy
  • create event invites (Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Facebook)
  • draft / contribute blog content (Tumblr)
  • draft and post Twitter / PhotoEx Facebook group updates
  • help draft post / update website event info
  • help draft event / brochure copy
  • coordinate event documentation (photo, video, blog posts)
  • help draft and disseminate post-event surveys / analytics

Administration / Production:

  • help draft and post Labs submission forms (Submittable)
  • manage Lab submissions and help select participants
  • coordinate presenter logistics (agreements, tax forms, travel, invoicing, payment)
  • coordinate event catering / hospitality
  • help coordinate event venue logistics
  • coordinate PhotoEx Fellowship (schedule group convenings, mentor/participant meetings, assist matchmaking / team-building, coordinate invoicing)

Event Design / Technology:

  • coordinate presenter tech requirements (AV, slides, online content)
  • help coordinate AV/tech requirements with event venue
  • collect and assemble slide presentations for events

Community Management:

  • research relevant current articles/happenings for PhotoEx Community and documentary photographers more broadly
  • draft social media posts and blog posts
  • draft event invitations and open calls
  • research and organize resources related to PhotoEx event themes, and PhotoEx more broadly • build an online PhotoEx Hub, a collection of resources and documentation • coordinate online convenings / meetups

Critical Skills:

  • excellent writing skills
  • interest in journalism, social justice issues and emerging technology and significant experience working and studying in related fields

New Media Lecture Series: Ida Benedetto

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Wednesday, March 4th
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study

Ida C. Benedetto is a Brooklyn based media strategist and experience designer. She believes in storytelling, empathy, and adventure. They spark the creativity to make us better people and a better society. Her creative roots lie in documentary photography, and her current work involves games and interactive experiences.
Ida is co-founder of Sextantworks (formerly Wanderlust Projects). Sextantworks makes experiences in places you aren’t supposed to be, with a focus on the transformative power of intimacy, transgression, location, and generosity. Sextantworks has been profiled in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fast Company, NPR, the Atlantic and The Daily Beast. She is an adviser to Photography, Expanded, an initiative of the Magnum Foundation and the Open Society Foundation to inspire documentary photographers to extend their storytelling practice beyond the still image.

For 2 years, Ida ran the design consultancy Antidote Games. Antidote creates playful experiences for understanding complex realities. She spearheaded projects with the International Federation of the Red Cross, Columbia Teachers College, the African Climate Change Resilience Network, and the Innocence Project, to name a few.

Ida has worked in Guatemala, India, and Brazil, on documentary projects and collaborative media production, which included a Fulbright-funded project in Ethiopia. She has a degree in Design & Technology from Parsons and a degree in History from The New School University.

uncommonplaces.com

Upcoming:

Artie Vierkant
Wednesday, April 8th
6:30 – 8:00pm

Artie Vierkant was born in 1986 in Brainderd, Minnesota. He lives and works in New York. Working across sculpture, photography, and the Internet, his conceptual practice interrogates the autonomy of the physical object in our current digital age.

Vierkant received his MFA from the University of California San Diego in 2012. He has had recent solo exhibitions at UNTITLED, New York (2014), Higher Pictures, New York (2014), New Galerie, Paris (2013), and Exile, Berlin (2013). He has also recently participated in group exhibitions at galleries and institutions including Kunsthalle Freiburg, Switzerland (2015), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2014), International Center of Photography, New York (2014), UNTITLED, New York (2013), Fonds M-Arco, Marseille, France (2013), Institute of Contemporary Art London (2012), and Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2012).

artievierkant.com

About the New Media Lecture Series:
Each semester the New Media program and the Neuberger Museum of Art co-host a series of lectures by accomplished artists, technologists and theorists in the field of new media. This is a chance for students, as well as the broader campus community, to hear from and dialogue with new media pioneers and visionaries. Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information about the series, please visit http://newmedia.blogs.purchase.edu/lecture-series/.

Submit Your More Card Design

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This is an open call to all students to submit your own redesign of the More Card. If your redesign is good enough, you’ll be a part of a group exhibition during the multi design conference. Submissions can be as realistic or fantastic as you like. Designs and questions can be sent to themulti2015@gmail.com. The exhibit opens on March 18th at 12:30pm in the Visual Arts Building room 1019a.