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Emerging Practices Research Forum, Spring 2013

January 28, 2013  by: Dom

EP Research Forum

You are invited to join the Emerging Practices [EP] research forum this spring for a series of conversations (beginning Friday, February 1, 2013) featuring visiting theorists, curators, and practitioners working across domains and methodologies, each concerned with the role of technology in socio-cultural production. Each speaker will present their work in a short lecture, to be followed by an open dialogue moderated by EP graduate students. The events in this conversation series are free and open to all. We encourage dynamic participation from an array of fields and interests.

>Jens Hauser • Friday, February 1, 4-6pm, CFA 144: Jens Hauser is a Paris-based curator, author, and arts and culture critic who focuses on the interactions between art and technology, as well as on trans-genre and contextual aesthetics.

David Familian • Monday, February 18, 6-8 pm, CFA 144: David Famiian is the Artistic Director of the Beale Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine.

EcoArtTech • Monday March 4th at 6-8pm, CFA 144: EcoArtTech is Leila Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint working in postdisciplinary collaborative to merge primitive with emergent technologies in the overlapping terrain between “nature,” built environments, mobility, and electronic spaces.

John Craig Freeman • Friday, April 19, 12-2pm, CFA 136: John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities.

Jon Cates • April (date TBD) at Squeaky Wheel. jonCates is a Chicago-based artist who makes, organizes and teaches experimental New Media Art as chair of the F/V/NM/A department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  His work focuses on Art Games, experimental Machinima, Computer Witchcraft, digitalPunk and Noise music.

Emerging Practices is an interdisciplinary initiative between the departments of Media StudyVisual Studies, and Architecture at the University at Buffalo, formed to explore the technical, tactical, cultural, and communicative potential of emerging technologies in such domains as interactive multimedia, robotics, simulation systems, computational media, biotechnology, and image synthesis.

Support for Conversations on Emerging Technologies series is provided by the Humanities Institute, Techne Institute, Graduate Student Association, Department of Art and Squeaky Wheel.

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For questions, please contact DMS grad students Paul Lloyd Sargent (paulsarg [at] buffalo [dot] edu) or Jordan Dalton (jordanda [at] buffalo [dot] edu) and/or VS grads Jennifer Gradecki (jgradeck [at] buffalo [dot] edu) or Byron Rich (byroncha [at] buffalo [dot] edu).

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