Jandon Business of the Arts Lecture Series: Rise Wilson

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The Jandon Business of the Arts Distinguished Lecture Series: Rise Wilson

Monday April 3, 6:30pm

Humanties Theatre – FREE!

RISË WILSON serves as the Director of Philanthropy for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which invests in creative problem solving and believes art can change the world.

She is also the Founder of The Laundromat Project. In all of her work she is committed to lifting up the value of creativity in our everyday lives.

New Media Lecture Series: Fred Wilson

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Wednesday, March 22nd
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study 

Fred Wilson (who earned his B.F.A. with Purchase College’s first graduating class in 1976) has created site-specific installations in collaboration with museums and cultural institutions throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His work encourages viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives and raises critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion.

Beginning with the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed exhibition Mining the Museum (1992-93) at the Maryland Historical Society, Fred Wilson has juxtaposed and re-contextualized existing objects to create new installations, which alter their traditional meanings or interpretations. In 2003, Wilson represented the United States at the 50th Venice Biennale with the solo exhibition Fred Wilson: Speak of Me as I Am.

His many accolades include the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant (1999), amongst others.

New Media Lecture: Morehshin Allahyari

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Wednesday, March 1st
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study

Moreshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Morehshin was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke. Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS, titled Material Speculation: ISIS, have received widespread curatorial and press attention and have been exhibited worldwide.

New Media Lecture Series: Julie Martin

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Wednesday November 2nd,
Neuberger Museum Study

Julie Martin is director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), the nonprofit organization cofounded in 1966 in New York by artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman and engineers Billy Kluver (Martin’s late husband) and Fred Waldhauer to encourage and facilitate collaborations between artists and engineers. Martin joined the E.A.T. staff in 1967.

With Kluver and art historian Barbara Rose, Martin coedited the book Pavilion (1972) that documents the Pepsi Pavilion, which was designed and built by E.A.T. for Expo ’70 in Osaka. Martin collaborated with Kluver on numerous articles on art and technology, including Working with Rauschenberg, for the exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of Rauschenberg’s 1997 retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

New Media Lecture Series: Fiona Raby

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Fiona Raby
Wednesday, October 5th
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study 

Fiona Raby is one half of Dunne and Raby whose work over the past three decades as designers and educators has pioneered new ways of thinking about the relationship between design, science, and technology.

Fiona is Professor of Design and Emerging Technology at The New School in New York. She is co-author with Anthony Dunne of Design Noir (2001) and Speculative Everything (2013).

Projects include Technological Dream Series, No 1: Robots (2007), Designs For An Over Populated Planet: Foragers (2010), The United Micro Kingdoms (2013) and The School of Constructed Realities (2015). In 2015 Dunne & Raby received the inaugural MIT Media Lab Award and were nominated for the Prince Philip Designers Prize in 2016.

Lecture: Artistic Prototypes for an Inclusive Society by Terike Haapoja

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Artistic Prototypes for an Inclusive Society
by Terike Haapoja
April 15th, Tuesday, 2:30 PM
Neuberger Museum Café
Open to all. Tea will be served.
* This lecture is organized as part of the experimental Social Design Class, taught by Hakan Topal, Assistant Professor of New Media & Art+Design. Terike Haapoja’s Party of Others project has been an inspiration for the students who have been actively researching issues of political representation, social justice, and the question of Others.

New Media Lecture Series: Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter

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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.

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).
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.”