October 6, 2012 by: Stephanie Rothenberg
Several faculty and alumni from the Department of Art made their way out to the enchanted desert landscape of New Mexico for the 2012 International Symposia on Electronic Art (ISEA). The International Symposia on Electronic Art is one of the most important academic gatherings on electronic art world-wide, bringing together the worlds of art and science. Each year the festival takes place in a different global location. This year’s theme “Machine Wilderness” referenced the “New Mexico region as an area of rapid growth and technology within vast expanses of open land, and presents visions of a more humane interaction between technology and wilderness in which machines can take many forms to support life on Earth.” The festival was divided into the subthemes Radical Cosmologies, Trans-Species Habitats, Dynamobilities and Econotopias which was directed by Professor Stephanie Rothenberg focused on emerging creative economies.
Professors Paul Vanouse (Emerging Practices) and Professor Joan Linder (Drawing) collaborated on their new project “People’s PCR.” Professor Stephanie Rothenberg (Graphic Design/Emerging Practices) presented her new interactive installation “The Secret of Eternal Levitation.” Recent MFA graduates Alice Alexandrescu, Tim Scaffidi and Marc Tomko with the assistance of Caitlin Cass captivated festival attendees at the Sunday Mega Block Party with their participatory project “Eye Swap.”
The Buffalo presence was expansive with faculty, grads and alumni from the Department of Media Study and Architecture joining in for a harmonic UB convergence!
For more about 2012 ISEA > http://isea2012.org