*NEW THURSDAY CLUB EVENT* on *15 FEBRUARY* with *JON MEYER*Supported by the Goldsmiths DIGITAL STUDIOS and the Goldsmiths GRADUATE SCHOOL
6pm until 8pm, Seminar Rooms at Ben Pimlott Building (Ground Floor, right), Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14 6NW
FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME *DIGITAL ART IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART CONTEXT *If you are a digital artist wishing to present work in the contemporary art context, you face some practical, cultural and theoretical hurdles. In this talk I'll discuss some of these challenges, drawing on lessons I've learned as a computer scientist studying on the Goldsmiths MFA in Fine Art program. I'll show work I've done as part of the program and talk about common responses. My goal is to start a discussion about useful strategies for contemporary artists using digital media.
JON MEYER is a digital artist, working in London and New York. Meyer received a B.A. in Artificial Intelligence from Sussex University and an M.S. in Computer Science from New York University. His artwork has been in group shows in New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles and Osaka, including the SIGGRAPH 2005. He is currently in the final year of his M.F.A in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Jon has over fifteen years of experience in the software industry, specializing in computer graphics, animation, and user interfaces. He worked as a Program Manager on the Sparkle team at Microsoft and as a Research Scientist at New York University's Media Research Laboratory. Jon has taught multimedia at NYU and at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. http://www.jonmeyer.com
-- Other Thursday Club events this term: 22 FEBRUARY with BILL GAVERBill is Professor of Design at Goldsmiths College. He has pursued research on innovative technologies for over 15 years, his work spanning auditory interfaces, theories of perception and action, and interaction design. Currently he focuses on design-led methodologies and innovative technologies for everyday life.
-- 8 MARCH with SUE BROADHURST DIGITAL PRACTICESSue is Subject Leader, Reader in Drama and Technologies at the School of Art, Brunel University of West London. Sue is also a writer and practitioner in the creative arts. Her new book /Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity/ has just been published by Palgrave. She is co-editor of the /Body, Space and Technology /online journal and is currently working on a series of collaborative practice based research projects entitled "Intelligence, Interaction, Reaction and Performance".
-- 22 MARCH with IGLOOInternational and award winning artists igloo create intermedia artworks, led by Ruth Gibson & Bruno Martelli.
‘In the mid-sixties, Fluxus artists began using the term 'intermedia' to describe work that was ....composed of multiple media. The term highlights the intersection of artistic genres and has gradually emphasized performative work and projects that employ new technologies.’ [Marisa Olson - Rhizome.org]
igloo projects are created with teams of highly skilled practitioners drawn primarily from performance, music, design, architecture, costume, computer science and technology backgrounds. Their work combines film, video, motion capture technology, music and performance with digital technology. The work is developed in a variety of formats and made for distribution across a range of platforms, including gallery installation, internet sites, large and small scale performance and Cd Rom.
Visit www.igloo.org.uk/ --THE THURSDAY CLUB is an open forum discussion group for anyone interested in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity, technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in today’s (and tomorrow’s) cultural landscape(s).
For more information check http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/gds/events.php or email maria x at drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx
To find Goldsmiths check http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/find-us/ --Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art and Computational Technologies Goldsmiths Digital Studios www.cybertheater.org