Lecture by Lauren Cornell
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 12:00 noon in Room 219
Executive Director of Rhizome and Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art will lecture on
“New Media Art: History & Current Directions”
The term “new media art” was coined in the 90s to describe an emerging movement of art engaged with the Internet and networked technologies. Over its relatively short history, the new media art field has evolved tremendously, moving in many directions and forging new genres, such as internet-based art, gaming, software and data visualization, and also expanded off the screen in the form of performance, research and installation. Binding these diverse practices is a shared correspondence with culture, in that new media art is necessarily tied to the technological materials that have become increasingly fundamental to the fabric of life around the globe. The session will include a brief history of the field, a presentation of seminal art works as well as emerging practices and forms, and touch upon models for exhibition, preservation and collection.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street
Free and open to the public