New Media Art 101

Monday, October 13, 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
International Ballroom A, M2/International Ballroom Level

Organized by Ruby Lerner, president and CEO, Creative Capital Foundation. Presented by Lauren Cornell, executive director, Rhizome (an affiliate of the New Museum in New York); artist Mark Callahan, artistic director, Ideas of Creative Exploration; and other artists TBD.

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, robotics, and software and bio art, amongst others. 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. Artists will supplement the talk with 5-10 minute presentations.

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Rhizome at the New Museum