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Eyeo Festival 2016 Volunteer

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Held annually since 2011, the Eyeo Festival brings together creative coders, data designers and creators working at the intersection of data, art & technology for inspiring talks, workshops, labs and events. The festival for 2016 will take place June, 6-9 in Minneapolis, MN.

With ticket at a high price, students can apply to be volunteers to also free gain admission. Applications close January 9th.


Volunteer Application


2015 Lineup

Talks from 2015 festival

PioneerWorks: Software for Artists Day

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This Saturday, Professor Tega Brian will be a speaker at the event “Software for Artists Day” hosted by PioneerWorks.

On December 5th, 2015, Pioneer Works presents their second annual Software for Artists Day (S4AD 2.0). This event brings together artists and developers to illustrate the many new software and hardware tools available to contemporary art practice. The day-long event will involve lectures, demonstrations, and conversations which will demystify the most sought-after technology in use today.

Participants will be able to attend four 45-minute lectures over the course of the day and will also be able to participate in “Soap Box Sessions” in which they will have 3 minutes to present a project in order to attract interest and/or advice from other artists and technicians. Food and refreshments will be provided. Additional food will be available for purchase. The day will culminate with a happy hour during which participants can talk about ideas, make connections, and find collaborators.

The admission is $25, however, students can receive a $5 discount by using the discount code: s4ad 2015


New Media Lecture Series: Liz Magic Laser

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Wednesday, December 2nd
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study 
Liz Magic Laser is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos and performances intervene in semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters and newsrooms, and have involved collaborations with actors, surgeons, political strategists and motorcycle gang members.
She earned an MFA from Columbia University (2008); and she attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (2009). She has had recent solo exhibitions at Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2015); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2015); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2013); the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (2013); DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas (2013); and Mälmo Konsthall, Mälmo, Sweden (2012). Her work has also been exhibited at Lisson Gallery, London (2013); the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2012); the Performa 11 Biennial, New York (2011); the Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011); and MoMA PS 1, New York (2010). Laser is the recipient of grants from Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation (2013), the Southern Exposure Off-Site Graue Award (2013), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2012) and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (2010).
Copy and Paste

Copy+Paste Exhibition: Review

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Recently, the New Media club hosted its first exhibition, Copy+Paste. The event featured different New Media artists working in multiple disciplines. If you were unable to attend, here are a few photos form the show!

Douglas Rushkoff

New Media Lecture Series: Douglas Rushkoff

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Wednesday, November 4th
Neuberger Museum Study5:30 – 6:30pm – Screening of Generation Like
6:30 – 8:00pm – Lecture by Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Program or Be ProgrammedMedia VirusLife Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Testament and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation LikeMerchants of CoolThe Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world.

Douglas Rushkoff’s talk will be preceded by a screening of his 2014 PBS Frontline documentary Generation Like which “explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media – and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers.”

MoMa: Design Interaction Studio

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Design Interactions Studio

Oct 21–Nov 14

Wed, Thu, Fri, and Sat, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, mezzanine

Registration is OPEN

This Studio invites participants to experiment and work together, build their own objects, invent universal symbols, and reflect on design in the digital age. Workshops, conversations, and Friday-night “social hours” are led by designers, artists, and musical collaborators including Yuri Suzuki, Juan Cortés, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, Michna, and Ghostly International, among others. Featured design objects include the Arduino, littleBits, Colour Chaser, Ototo, and more. Visit MoMa Design Studio to learn more and register for a workshop.

In conjunction with the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good.

Participants are encouraged to sign up to reserve a spot in the individual workshops listed below. Drop-ins are also welcome and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lecture Series: D Rich

New Media Lecture Series: Damon Rich

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Wednesday, October 7th
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study 
 Damon Rich is an urban designer, planner and visual artist. In 1997 he founded the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York City-based nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to to increase meaningful civic engagement. From 2008–2015, he served as Planning Director & Chief Urban Designer for the City of Newark, New Jersey. Currently, he is a partner in Hector, an urban design, planning & civic arts studio.
His work represented the United States at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, and has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal), Bard College Hessel Museum of Art, Netherlands Architecture Institute (Rotterdam), Maryland Institute College of Art, Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneva), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and Graham Foundation (Chicago).
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
Art of the MOCC

ART of the MOOC: Merging Public Art and Experimental Education (Online Course)

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Join thousands around the world in this free, six-week online course that is also a work of public art. Designed by artist and Duke University professor Pedro Lasch, and co-taught by Creative Time chief curator Nato Thompson, the course includes creative exercises and dozens of presentations by key figures in the field of art and social politics.  ART of the MOOC functions simultaneously as a socially-engaged public art form and a survey course on that very subject.  Taking full advantage of the global scale yet intimate environment that only a MOOC can offer, this course merges traditional classroom practices with new technology and aesthetic experimentation.  Video lectures, complementary materials, and presentations by cross-national artists, curators, critics, and activists provide a formal and theoretical overview of the fundamental themes within socially-engaged public art.  Interspersed with these lessons, students will contribute to the field by completing creative assignments and participating in collective art projects.  Online forums and opportunities to assemble outside of class will allow students to share their activities while developing critical thinking and discussion skills.  Through this hands-on, participatory approach, ART of the MOOC welcomes students as collaborators in an unprecedented expression of public art and education. The course is open to those without previous experience, as well as more advanced students and practicing professionals.

For more information relating to the course

ART of the MOOC

NY Film Festival

53rd Annual New York Film Festival

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In early October, Sara Magenheimer and Michael Bell-Smith will be showcasing work at this years New York Film Festival as apart of  the festival’s ‘Projections’ series. The series, which features contemporary artists working with film  in one way or another, will draw from experimental narratives as well as other themes. Both Sara and Michael will be displaying in separate programs but will run on the same day. The series will be showcased the weekend of October 2nd at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center located at 144 West 65th street in Manhattan. The festival itself will run from September 25th until October 11th.

Projections: Program 9 (Sara Magenheimer)

Projections: Program C (Michael Bell-Smith)