Wednesday, March 2nd
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study
The New Media Lecture Series is pleased to host a conversation between Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter, co-editors of the new anthology Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century. Examining the dynamic and ongoing relationship between art and new technologies, Mass Effect brings together nearly forty contributions, including newly commissioned essays and reprints, image portfolios, and transcribed discussion panels and lectures from a wide range of artists, curators, art historians, and bloggers.
Lauren Cornell is a curator and the associate director of technology initiatives at The New Museum. She was co-curator of the 2015 New Museum Triennial, “Surround Audience”. From 2005-2012, she served as executive director of Rhizome. She has contributed to publications including Frieze, Mousse, LTTR, North Drive Press and The Paris Review. Since 2013, she has been on the faculty at Bard Center for Curatorial Studies.
Ed Halter is a critic and curator. He is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York Underground Film Festival. As an independent curator he has curated many screenings and exhibitions, including the cinema for Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1 and the film and video program for the 2012 Whitney Biennial. He teaches as Critic in Residence in the Film and Electronic Arts department at Bard College.