Friday, November 19, 2010

[MISP] Sound artist & New Media historian, 11/29 @4pm

Dear Colleagues,

Please mark your calendar to see Eddie Shanken and Yolande Harris collaboratively present their talk, sponsored by the Electronic Arts program in Art & Art History.

WHEN: Monday, November 29th, 4pm
WHERE: ARTS Lab Garage,  131 Pine St. NE
FREE and open to the public.

Eddie Shanken
Edward A. Shanken writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. He is Universitair Docent in New Media, University of Amsterdam, and a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria. He was formerly Executive Director of the Information Science + Information Studies program at Duke University and Professor of Art History and Media Theory at Savannah College of Art and Design. Recent and forthcoming publications include essays on art and technology in the 1960s, information aesthetics, interactivity and agency, and the cultural implications of cybernetics, robotics, and biotechnology. He edited Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness (University of California Press, 2003). His second book, Art and Electronic Media was published by Phaidon Press in 2009.

Yolande Harris
Yolande Harris is a composer and artist based in Amsterdam, engaged with sound and image in environment and architectural space. Her current research/practice considers the musical potential of sound worlds outside the human hearing range, through underwater bioacoustics and the sonification of data. In 2009 Yolande was awarded a national artist stipend from the Netherlands Funds for Visual Arts. Her work has been presented internationally, including MACBA (Barcelona), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, NIMk (Amsterdam), V2 (Rotterdam), ISEA Singapore, UCLA, Villa Croce Genova. Significant artist residencies include the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida), STEIM (Amsterdam), Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht), Metronom (Barcelona). She held an Artistic Fellowship at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, and was Lecturer in Interaction Design at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Her publications include "Inside-Out Instrument" (Contemporary Music Review 2006) and "The Building as Instrument" (Cambridge Scholars Press 2007). 

claudia x. valdes  

Assistant Professor, Electronic Arts

Department of Art & Art History
MSC04 2560
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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