Events

Upcoming ATNE Events

Apr. 28th: The Reaction-Diffusion Media Wall at the Museum of Science

Karl Sims’ Reaction-Diffusion Media Wall exhibit opened recently at the Museum of Science. It consists of emergent dynamic patterns displayed on a high resolution wall of 24 screens. Two simulated chemicals, shown as white and dark blue, react and diffuse to generate biological-looking patterns and shapes. A touch screen kiosk in front of the display allows visitors to adjust parameters and create a wide range of different results. Join us to hear Karl speak about this exhibit.

When: Thursday, Apr. 28th, 7:30pm (note that this event is on a Thursday)
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenter: Karl Sims
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About Karl Sims

Karl Sims is a digital media artist, computer graphics research scientist, and software entrepreneur. He is the founder and a board member of GenArts, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which creates special effects software for the motion picture industry. He previously held positions at Thinking Machines Corporation, Optomystic, and Whitney/Demos Productions. Karl studied computer graphics at the MIT Media Lab, and Life Sciences as an undergraduate at MIT. He is the recipient of various awards including two ARS Electronica Golden Nicas and a MacArthur Fellowship Award.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on April 7th, 2016 under the categories Events , Upcoming Events.

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This post was written by atneprograms and was published on March 21st, 2016 under the categories Events.

Apr. 6th: Astrobiological Horticulture

Abstract: Overview of multifaceted efforts to create an unusual “garden” for discovery and growth of astrobiologicals. These efforts involve experiments in regenerative biology, transcriptomics, synthetic “artisan” sea salts created with recovered halophiles, halophilic paleogeomicrobiology, the search for agencies of prokaryotic/eukaryotic radiation resistance and cellular repair, metagenomic investigations of the MIT nuclear reactor primary coolant microbiome, selected reactor core and neutron beam port exposures, MIT cobalt and cesium irradiator experiments, asteroid 6 Hebe, 10,000 ocean models and “seeds”/simulants for life on Mars. Human history details our transition from groups of hunter-gatherers to communities centered on organized agriculture and the introduction and nurturing of unprecedented varieties plants and animals. Agriculture allowed early civilizations to foster art, religion and literature replete with myths and legends about special powers of transformation allowing one kind of living material to become another or, of transformations of inanimate into animate materials and vice versa. The history of art reflects the quest for control over qualities of vitality and function that distinguish life and death. The dream of science and art is a universe full of life. Creation of the first “flowers” for a vast garden planets is a logical continuation of long standing aspirations to bring the whole universe to life.

Summary: I will describe efforts to create organisms that can survive in cold, simulated Martian Brines. Note that I do not currently advocate seeding Mars with terrestrial organisms. Rather, I am coordinating production of experimental model organisms for basic terraforming operations, should prudent implementation of such an approach become a realistic possibility in future. Meanwhile, these organisms may be useful for modeling activities of presumptive life on Mars. Formulae for candidate Martian brines are based on recent spectroscopic analysis of salts present at alleged groundwater seeps (“lineae”) observed by Mars orbiters. These formulae have also been informed by soil analyses carried out by landers and rovers on the Martian surface. Experiments are planned to extend current work in halophilic paleogeomicrobiology in order to recover a range of microorganisms native to ancient terrestrial oceans and atmospheres having chemistry more similar to their ancient Martian counterparts than the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere have today. Fluid handling robots will be used to create several sets of thousands of titrated ocean models. Titrations will also be created with models based on 21st century seawater. These will be used to determine at which point terrestrial halophiles fail to survive in models emulating Martian brines and paleooceans. A principal goal of these experiments is to find relevant genes and use recombinant techniques to modify psychrotrophic halophilic organisms in order to increase their survivability in simulated Martian environments. Primary inclusions in 4.7 billion year old meteoritic salts (ostensively originating from asteroid 6 Hebe) will also be sampled for evidence of biological activity in the primordial planetary nebula that predated formation of Planet Earth. Radiation resistance is an important prerequisite for life on Mars. Accordingly, 1994 experiments are being repeated to isolate organisms from primary reactor coolant, but with new, metagenomic tools. Moreover, I am pursuing experiments with collaborators to find genes for radiation resistance in various vertebrate tissue samples and bacterial cultures exposed to neutron beam ports and the harsh radiative environment of the MIT reactor core. Because gamma ray output at the MIT nuclear reactor is unquantifiable, a set of parallel experiments is being conducted with quantifiable cobalt-60 and cesium-137 irradiators in separate facilities at MIT. 16S PCR, DNA and RNA sequencing will be undertaken in collaboration with George Church Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. Experiments in regenerative biology are being performed in collaboration with James Monaghan’s laboratory at Northeastern University and Ashley Seifert’s laboratory at University of Kentucky.

When: Wednesday, Apr. 6th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenter: Joe Davis
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About Joe Davis

Joe Davis spent most of his early life in the American Deep South. While earning his Creative Arts degree (1973) from Mt Angel College in Oregon, he pioneered sculptural methods in laser carving at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, University of Cincinnati Medical Center Laser Laboratory and other renowned laboratories. In 1976, Davis signed the first launch services agreement with NASA to fly a payload for the arts on Space Shuttle and in 1980, was the first non-scientist to address Goddard Spaceflight Center’s Engineering Colloquium. He joined MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies in 1981 as a Research Fellow and was appointed Lecturer in Architecture shortly thereafter. In 1986, Davis created the first genetically-engineered work of art and organized the most powerful and lengthily radar signals for extraterrestrial intelligence ever transmitted. In 1989 he created large permanent sculpture, fountain and pedestrian lighting for Kendall Sq. in Cambridge, MA. In the same year Davis joined the laboratory of Alexander Rich at MIT where he is widely regarded to have founded new fields in art and biology. He attached fishing rods and miniscule fish hooks to his microscopes and developed other whimsical instruments that could resolve audio signatures from microorganisms. His “DNA programming languages” for inserting poetic texts and graphics into living organisms are cited in scientific literature. In 2009 Davis transmitted the gene for the most abundant protein on Earth from Arecibo Radar in Puerto Rico to three sun-like stars. In 2010, he joined the laboratory of George Church at Harvard where he is designated “Artist Scientist” In 2011 Davis worked with collaborators to genetically modify silkworms to produce transgenic silks biomineralized with metallic gold. In 2012 he organized an international consortium to sequence the genome of the ancestor of all domestic apples and later, to contain a version of Wikipedia in that same genome.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on March 20th, 2016 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Feb. 24th: Food Opera: Merging Taste and Sound in Real-Time

Photo by Andrew Janjigian

Ben Houge shares his concept of “food opera,” a unique pairing of music and gastronomy that presents a meal as a narrative medium, incorporating a thirty-channel speaker array and techniques from video game soundtracks to achieve an unprecedented level of synchronization between the senses of taste and hearing. In a series of collaborations with chef Jason Bond of Bondir restaurant in Cambridge, Ben has used this new genre to explore the phenomenological links between the senses, interpret poetry, and tell the stories of local farmers. More recently, he has composed music drawing on recent developments in crossmodal psychology to affect the perception of taste at dinners designed by chef Jozef Youssef of Kitchen Theory in London. Ben has lectured on this work at academic conferences and at Oxford University, as well as at some of the world’s leading restaurants, including The Fat Duck in Bray, England, and Mugaritz in San Sebastián, Spain. Last summer, Ben taught a course at Berklee College of Music exploring the technology and aesthetics of pairing food with sound, and students presented their final projects in one of Quique Dacosta’s Michelin-starred restaurants. Ben is currently working on a new food opera to be presented by St. Paul-based new music ensemble Zeitgeist in May 2016. For more food opera, see Ben’s TEDx Berklee Valencia presentation.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenter: Ben Houge
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About Ben Houge

Composer, digital media artist, and video game developer Ben Houge has long been exploring the intersections of divergent disciplines. Highlights from his twenty-year career in the game industry include serving as audio director of Tom Clancy’s EndWar (2008) and composing the celebrated soundtrack for Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura (2001). His performances, sound art, and generative video have been presented internationally, most recently at Boston’s ILLUMINUS Festival, Music Acoustica in Beijing, and, in collaboration with acclaimed dance group New Movement Collective, at Southbank Centre in London. In 2012 he was a visiting artist at MIT, and he currently teaches iPad programming and digital narrative at Berklee College of Music, having just returned to Boston after two years helping to launch a new master’s program in music technology at Berklee’s new campus in Valencia. More information is available at www.benhouge.com.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on February 5th, 2016 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Nov. 18th: W. Benjamin Bray

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - Profound Heat (200 meters) glass, projection, 2015

Ocean circulation and the Arctic comprise a thermal and geopolitical vortex in the context of global climate change. Since 2010, W. Benjamin Bray has spent an inordinate amount of time exploring his relationship to these vast physical spaces, and also their relationship to distant communities, through traveling, research, and artwork — a Situationist approach involving glass, images, maps and video.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 7:30pm
Where: 9 Myrtle St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: W. Benjamin Bray
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About W. Benjamin Bray

W. Benjamin Bray is an artist working in earth science and technology. His works range from site-specific installations in the Arctic to experimental renderings of climate change occurring in the Southwest. He has exhibited works in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Texas and Japan and completed residencies in Svalbard and the United States. Bray is the recipient of artist grants from MIT, Vermont Studio Center, Corning Museum of Glass, and a research grant from the National Science Foundation.

Bray holds a MS in Atmospheric Science and Oceanography from Penn State University, and a BS in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M University. He has studied independently at Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Massachusetts College of Art, and Boston University.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on November 4th, 2015 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Oct. 28th: Choreographing Kinetic Artworks Using Familiar Video Animation Tools

Join us as David Durlach demonstrates ChoreoV (“Choreography via Video”), a new software environment he is developing at TechnoFrolics, his Somerville, MA design studio. The application allows use of standard commercial video animation tools, with all their sophisticated WYSIWYG editing features, to choreograph real-world kinetic sculptures. Lights, motors, magnets, and more may be controlled interactively and in real-time, responding dynamically to on-screen keyframe adjustment and timeline scrubbing. Part of the session will be allotted for attendees to share their reaction to the environment generally, as well as what form of it might be of most interest to them specifically. David’s high level aspiration for ChoreoV is to create a new ecosystem of kinetic artwork choreographers, coders, makers, artists, educators, and students.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenter: David Durlach
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About David Durlach

David Durlach is a techno-artist, inventor, speaker/educator, and founder/director of TechnoFrolics, a small workshop born out of his combined love of technology and fascination with artistic expression and human emotion. Since its inception in 1988, TechnoFrolics’ choreographed artworks, educational exhibits, and commercial attractions have been exhibited/installed throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, and Mexico, in contexts ranging from art galleries to museums to trade shows. David was Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation SBIR grant developing Visual Performance Instruments, and has given talks in diverse contexts including the MIT Media Lab.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on October 8th, 2015 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Sept. 23rd: Neil Leonard

We’re kicking off our new season of salons with Neil Leonard! He’ll be discussing his recent sound installations and performances with saxophone, computer and mobile devices.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 23rd, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenter: Neil Leonard
Free event
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About Neil Leonard

Neil Leonard is a composer, saxophonist and transdisciplinary artist. Leonard has collaborated with Joanne Brackeen, Richard Devine, Vijay Iyer, Phill Niblock, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Robin Rimbaud, Stephen Vitiello. His compositions/performances were featured by Carnegie Hall, Musicacustica (Beijing), Sharjah Art Foundation, Moscow Autumn, Museo Reina Sofia, Jazz Plaza International Festival (Havana). Leonard’s performances and installations with artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons were presented by the 11 Havana Bienal, 49th and 55th Venice Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum. Leonard score for Tony Oursler’s Relatives was featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard is the Artistic Director of Berklee College of Music’s Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. In 2014-15 he was a Research Affiliate at M.I.T. Program in Art, Culture and Technology. He is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on September 10th, 2015 under the categories Events , Past Events.

May 27th: COLLISION: Stealing from the Real: Simulation and sense making

How do we make sense of our environment parse it, probe it, and enact change? COLLISION: Stealing from the Real examines the transformative power of play and technology’s place within this act. Increasingly computer-mediated, simulation is how we learn about the world and test scenarios, a way of exploring identity, critiquing societal norms, constructing and reframing history or just plain having fun. Simulation redefines play as a rules-based process that allows artists to mimic reality and push formal, technical, and conceptual boundaries.

This exhibit at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery features 10 artists from the US and Canada: W. Benjamin Bray, Rob Gonsalves and Anna Kristina Goransson, Faith Holland, Anette Isham, Erika Lincoln, Sarah Rushford, John Slepian, Mark Stock, and William Tremblay. Join us to hear some from the artists and curator Georgina Lewis.

When: Wednesday, May 27th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenters: Curator Georgina Lewis and COLLISIONcollective artists
Free event
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About the COLLISIONcollective

COLLISIONcollective was formed to address several vital needs: the promotion of artists, the creation of events and venues for exhibition, and fostering the exchange of ideas, techniques, and enthusiasm for making art. CC brings together people of all ages and disciplines in a collective format, creating a supportive community. COLLISIONcollective members’ work can be found from the basements of MIT to exhibitions, galleries and museums throughout the world.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on May 7th, 2015 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Apr. 22nd: Growing a Garden of Sonic Delights

Diacousticon by Stephan Moore

In the Garden of Sonic Delights is a major exhibition of sound art located throughout Westchester County, NY, including work by such noted artists as Laurie Anderson, Annea Lockwood, Trimpin, and Stephen Vitiello.  Sound artist Stephan Moore, the curator and artistic director of the exhibition, will discuss commissioning site-specific work while collaborating with a number of diverse cultural organizations, and the challenges and opportunities that sound-oriented artwork faces in outdoor venues. The talk will include a detailed look at several of the artworks, insights into the curatorial process, and a preview of the 2015 exhibition.

When: Wednesday, Apr. 22nd, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Stephan Moore
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About Stephan Moore

Stephan Moore is a composer, improviser, audio artist, sound designer, teacher, and curator. His creative work currently manifests as electronic studio compositions, solo and group improvisations, sound installation works, scores for collaborative performance pieces, and sound designs for unusual circumstances. Evidence, his long-standing project with Scott Smallwood, has performed widely and released several recordings over the past decade. He also performs with the improvisation quartets Bumpr and Volume(n), and is a frequent collaborator with the performance groups The Nerve Tank and a canary torsi. His company, Isobel Audio, produces unique Hemisphere speakers. Since receiving an Electronic Arts MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2003, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros and Curtis Bahn, he has created custom music software for a number of composers and artists, and taught workshops and numerous college-level courses in composition, programming, sound art and electronic music. He is the president of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and the curator and artistic director of In The Garden of Sonic Delights at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a recurring 5-month exhibition of outdoor sound art across Westchester County started in 2014. From late 2004 to mid-2010, he performed over 250 concerts with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, serving as a touring musician, sound engineer, and music coordinator. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Electronic Music and Multimedia the MEME program at Brown University, and will begin a teaching position at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL in the fall.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on April 14th, 2015 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Mar. 25th — Making Things Move, Talk, See and Give Off Light: The Evolution of a Curriculum in Physical Computing

For over three decades, students at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design have studied methods of incorporating analog and digital electronics in their art practice through the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) program. In this presentation, two MassArt teachers will talk about the history of young artists working with code and hardware and the evolution of their tools and ideas. They will describe some of the issues that accompany teaching technology and how they’ve changed over time. And many juicy examples of art work will be screened and shown.

When: Wednesday, Mar. 25th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenters: Dana Moser and Fred Wolflink
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About the Presenters

Dana Moser
Dana Moser, film/video/installation artist, musician, teacher, and curator, is a professor in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

He has created numerous shows of new media work in the Boston area including Electroland and The Ballad of Wires and Hands.

In addition to his own artwork and teaching, last year he presented “Lessons in Tech Activism” with Kendra Moyer and Steve Revilak at the LibrePlanet Conference at MIT. He also works with the Boston affiliation of May First/People Link, an international organization that provides information technology support for social justice movements.

Fred Wolflink
Captain Jennifer Hall, PhD. has called Fred the “consummate bricoleur.” He has an MFA from MassArt’s Studio for Interrelated Media, certificates in both Camera Repair and Radio & Television Repair, studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at MIT’s Lowell Institute, and machining with Steve Grimes. He has extensive experience repairing and modifying A-V and computer equipment. He has taught classes and workshops on using electronics and robotics to make artwork, as well as 19th century Photography processes. In his current role in MassArt’s Academic Technology Department, he has assisted hundreds of artists to realize their artworks serving as engineer, technician, programmer, and springboard. Occasionally he makes work of his own.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on March 15th, 2015 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Mar. 4th: Andrew Neumann

A Boston based artist, Andrew Neumann will give an overview of his work, including material realized at The Experimental Television Center, sculptural pieces, multi-channel installations, as well as excerpts from single channel projections pieces, including DoublePsycho, Split:Riddle:, and various works in progress and other sundry experiments.

When: Wednesday, Mar. 4th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Andrew Neumann
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About Andrew Neumann

Andrew Neumann is an artist who works in a variety of media, including sculpture, film and video installation, and electronic/interactive music. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004. He has recently had one-person shows at bitforms Gallery in Seoul, Korea, the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, bitforms Gallery, NYC, and Center For Photography at Woodstock, as well as numerous shows for the Boston Cyberarts Festival. His original artistic output consisted of single channel videos and films. He then moved on to integrate a variety of electronic and digital technologies into his 3D and sculptural work. In addition to this, he has been building electronic musical interfaces, and is very active in electro-acoustic improvisation.

His music is available on Sublingual Records. His single channel videos have been shown on PBS, The Worldwide Video Festival, Artist Space, and elsewhere. He has had solo music/video performances at Experimental Intermedia, Roulette, Issue Project Room in New York.

During 2001 he was an Artist in Residence at the iEAR Studio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and at the Visual Studies Workshop. He has also had residencies at The Experimental Television Center, MacDowell Colony, YADDO, Ucross Foundation, Steim, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Art/OMI , and iPARK.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on February 19th, 2015 under the categories Events , Past Events.

CANCELLED – Feb. 5th: An Evening with Fred Barzyk

We are sad to say that we have to cancel the Evening with Fred Barzyk planned for tomorrow, February 5th. There’s been a bit of weather-related incident beyond our control.

We hope to see everyone next month at our next salon instead!

Otto Piene, Electronic Light Ballet, from The Medium is the Medium, WGBH, 1969

A special event to coincide with the exhibition Otto Piene & Electronic Art in New England.

For more than ten years Fred Barzyk was the Director of WGBH’s New Television Workshop. This groundbreaking program started with the production of The Medium is the Medium, the first time in the U.S. that artists were allowed in a broadcast television station. The artists included Allan Kaprow, Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, James Seawright, Thomas Tadlock and Aldo Tambellini. Each produced a short experimental video and Otto Piene’s Electronic Light Ballet is in the present exhibition, Otto Piene & Electronic Art in New England. Boston Cyberarts Director George Fifield will sit down with Barzyk and discuss this prescient program and Barzyk’s subsequent involvement with the most cutting edge artists of the time followed by a Q&A.

When: Thursday, Feb. 5th, 7:30pm (New date due to weather!)
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Fred Barzyk
Free event
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About Fred Barzyk

Fred Barzyk has produced and directed television programs for PBS, HBO, NBC, ABC, and CBS. He was awarded VENICE FILM AWARD in 1985 for best Television Director Worldwide for his HBO drama, Countdown to Looking Glass, and the PEABODY Award for the drama Tender Places. Mr. Barzyk has been noted for his work with some of America’s finest actors — Matt Dillon, Christian Slater, John Taylor Thomas, Claire Danes and others. Mr. Barzyk is also noted for his experimental work — the first double channel TV drama (two home TV’s and two broadcast channels were needed for viewing), the first interactive TV drama for Qube, and the first Video Art work.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on January 15th, 2015 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Nov. 19th: Nick Montfort

Digital media art, literature, and culture is full of work, and often very interesting work, that is based directly on what has come before—from Cory Archangel’s Super Mario Clouds to 1980s home video games based on arcade games to Eddo Stern’s Fort Paladin: America’s Army to the more than 20 remixes and reworkings of Nick Montfort’s Taroko Gorge. To understand what’s going on with these artworks, literary works, and games, we need to see how they relate to and how they are transforming earlier digital media. This ATNE Salon will tackle this issue.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Nick Montfort
Free event
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About Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort develops literary generators and other computational art and poetry. He has participated in dozens of literary and academic collaborations. He is associate professor of digital media at MIT and faculty advisor for the Electronic Literature Organization, whose Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1 he co-edited. Montfort wrote the book of poems Riddle & Bind and co-wrote 2002. The MIT Press has published four of Montfort’s collaborative and individually-authored books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, and most recently 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, a collaboration with nine other authors that Montfort organized.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on October 24th, 2014 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Oct. 22nd: Walter Wright

Walter Wright - Painting #2035

Walter Wright will talk about his experiences as a pioneer in the world of video art. His talk will include such topics as the Experimental Television Center, Wobbulators, Video Shredders, and innovations from live video performance at The Kitchen. This is a must-attend event for fans of video art and technology history.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Walter Wright
Free event
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About Walter Wright

Walter Wright was one of the first video animators. At Computer Image Corp. he animated letters, words, and titles for the Children’s Television Workshop. He was a video animator for Ed Emshwiller’s Thermogenesisand Scapemates, aired by WNET’s Artists Television Workshop. Scapemates was the first computer graphics video nominated for an Emmy Award. He showed his work at the first computer art conference at the Kitchen NYC. As artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center, he pioneered video performance—touring public access centers, colleges, galleries, and public access centers with the Paik/Abe video synthesizer.

Walter develops software and hardware for artists such as the Video Shredder, a desktop video processor for the TARGA2000. Currently, he is working with Max/MSP and softVNS and Processing. He has a Bugbrand Board Weevil, a Little Blue Boy, and a touch-sensitive BPNG. His practice includes music, video, and dance improvisation.

Walter with his wife Mary Ann Kearns co-founded 119 Gallery, the first digital art gallery on the World Wide Web.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on October 7th, 2014 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Sept. 24th: Collision21 – More Human

The exhibition, Collision21: More Human will be at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery September 13–October 26, 2014, with an opening on September 12th. This is a group show dealing with two closely-related concepts: human self-modification and the human modification of our environment. Formed by artists and technologists, the COLLISIONcollective is premised on the sometimes abrupt intersection between art and technology. This salon will feature COLLISIONcollective artists from this exhibition discussing their works and the show.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenters: COLLISIONcollective artists
Moderator: Bill Tremblay
Free event
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About the COLLISIONcollective

COLLISIONcollective was formed to address several vital needs: the promotion of artists, the creation of events and venues for exhibition, and fostering the exchange of ideas, techniques, and enthusiasm for making art. CC brings together people of all ages and disciplines in a collective format, creating a supportive community. COLLISIONcollective members’ work can be found from the basements of MIT to exhibitions, galleries and museums throughout the world.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on July 12th, 2014 under the categories Events , Past Events.

June 25th: The Business of Fine Art

When: Wednesday, June 25th, 7:30pm
Where:
Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Moderator:
Howard Yezerski
Panelists:
Margo Chevers, Stacey Friends, Ray Graber

Free event
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It’s no secret that the arts are not a bastion of business acumen.  That is precisely why business must be the first order of the day.  In order to survive and thrive in the fine arts, a market-driven environment, we need an understanding of market forces and how to work with them, not against them. This panel of art and business experts spans a gamut of key disciplines: art dealership, goal-setting, time management, marketing, and law. Join us in a discussion of:

  • promotion and sale of artwork
  • communicating with the media
  • how to set goals and meet them
  • legal considerations
  • establishing a reputation

Moderator
Howard Yezerski has been a gallery owner since 1968 with the opening of his first space in Andover, MA. With an understanding of the shifting industry, he relocated to Boston in 1988 and has been operating from the South End since 2008.  Miller Yezerski Gallery, a joint venture of longtime gallerist Ellen Miller and Mr. Yezerski, is one of the most highly respected contemporary art galleries in Boston with decades of experience in the art market. The gallery is located in a premier space in the SoWA section of the South End. Their combined stable of artists includes such notable figures as Laylah Ali, Rona Pondick, Lalla Essaydi and John O’Reilly whose photography, painting, sculpture, installations, and multimedia work have been widely exhibited including the Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Venice Biennale, MoMA, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Panelists

Margo Chevers specializes in presenting keynote speeches to companies and associations. She speaks at conventions and annual meetings around the country. Her clients include International Customer Service Association, Department of Defense, Ford Motors, EDS, Financial Women International, Shell Oil Co, South Shore Savings Bank, Ross Roy Communications, Sales and Marketing Executives, Chrysler Corporation, and many more.  Ms. Chevers is a past president of the New England Chapter of the National Speakers Association, she chaired many committees for the National Speakers Association, is the past president of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, past president of her Toastmasters Club and served for eight years on the board of directors of New Hope, three of those on the executive committee. As an author, her books include: “What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?”, “STOP The BS” (bad service) and “How to Get Up on a down Day”. She is currently working on a daily journal called the Daily Success system – to help the user achieve their goals.  Through her consulting firm, Northeast Leadership Enterprise, she provides guidance and coaching to creatives and entrepreneurs working to make their dreams a reality.

Stacey Friends is a shareholder of Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C. Her practice is focused on trademark and copyright law, licensing, corporate and business matters, and entertainment. She is also a member of the Technology Group at RIW, which represents clients in the software, mobile, digital media and other technology fields.  Stacey is a summa cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where she has also taught Copyright Law. Stacey is the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Art, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee and a Panel Attorney for the VLA. She is also a frequent speaker on trademark and copyright law, most recently for MCLE, Suffolk Law, the BBA and MITX.  Before becoming an attorney, Stacey was a teacher and director, and holds a Master’s degree in ECE from B.U. Before becoming a teacher, she was a Fine Art major, studying at SUNY Potsdam and the Scuola de Lorenzo de Medici in Florence.  Photography is her favorite hobby (tied with singing!), and she never goes anywhere without a camera. Sometimes two.

Ray Graber has a deep and thorough understanding of business and marketing. His experience includes banking technology research and consulting at TowerGroup, and marketing worldwide financial software applications for Digital Equipment Corporation. Ray was an adjunct professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College where he taught two graduate-level courses: E-Banking and the MBA Leadership Workshop. Previously, he taught the Financial Management of Commercial Banks in the Boston College Carroll School of Management Masters of Finance Program and Working Capital Management and Cash Management at the Bentley College Graduate Business Program. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance and MIS, both from Boston College.  Mr. Graber founded Graber Associates LLC in 2002 to bring expertise in banking and technology to businesses. Their team consists of former bankers, technicians, reporters, analysts, and professors. Since then they have expanded their scope to encompass the closely complementary disciplines of public relations, marketing, and research. They have created, managed, and guided small businesses through good times and bad.

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This post was written by atneprograms and was published on June 10th, 2014 under the categories Events , Past Events.

May 28th: Capturing Weather in Video and Installation

Georgie Friedman creates gorgeous contemplations of weather and other natural phenomena using video and site-specific projections on architecture and sculptural forms. Each video concentrates on the natural light and movement of the particular element, while the installation aspects alter the visual properties, form, or context of the element. She creates experiential spaces for viewers that highlight personal and societal relationships to built, natural and digital environments. Join us as Georgie presents her work and methods.

When: Wednesday, May 28th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Georgie Friedman
Free event
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About the Presenter

Georgie Friedman is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos and several photographic series. She investigates a wide range of phenomena including mild to severe atmospheric and oceanic conditions, along with deconstructing perceived geographic boundaries. Her recent awards, commissions and exhibits include: 2013 MCC Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation; Art on the Marquee, Public Media Art commissions (2012, 2013, 2014); Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts(2014), Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (2013), Transylvania University, Lexington, KY (2013), Temporary Public Art commission, Boston Harbor Island Pavilion, Rose Kennedy Greenway (2012); Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (2011-2012), Brown University, Providence, RI (2011), DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (2010). She earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in conjunction with Tufts University and her BA from UC, Santa Cruz. In September, she will have a solo show at the Foster Gallery, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on May 3rd, 2014 under the categories Events , Upcoming Events.

April 23rd: Computer Preservation and Digital Arts Museum Panel

Participate in the founding of a new computer museum in the Boston area. The goal of this museum is to document and preserve this area’s unique contributions to the development of many areas of computing over the last fifty years. This panel will discuss what is possible and worthwhile for the museum in the digital arts and for computer preservation. Come and join the discussion.

When: Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St.,  Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenters: Terrence Masson, George Fifield, Jeremy Grubman, and Mary Hopper
Free event
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About the Presenters

Currently Executive Professor and Head of Animation at Northeastern University Terrence Masson has had 25 years of production experience, since 1994 running his own consulting company Digital Fauxtography as a Creative Producer and VFX Supervisor. He has worked on about 20 feature films, numerous commercials and video games as well as having Directed several award winning shorts. He is an active member of both the Producers Guild of America and the Visual Effects Society. As an ACM/SIGGRAPH Pioneer Terrence served as the 2006 Computer Animation Festival Chair and 2010 Conference Chair and is currently serving a four year term as Outstanding Service Award Chair. He is also the author of CG101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference, the industry standard plain language guide to the history and how-to of CG; now online at www.historyofcg.com.

George Fifield is a new media curator, a writer about art and technology, a teacher, and a former video artist.  He is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which has a number of projects in the Boston area including the Boston Cyberarts Gallery and Art on the Marquee, which puts media art on the 80 foot video marquee in front of the Boston Convention Center. He is also an independent curator of New Media with numerous projects here and abroad. His most recent exhibitions were Drawing with Code: Works from the collection of Anne and Michael Spalter at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in January 2011 and Act React: Interactive Installation Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum in October 2008. For thirteen years until 2006, Fifield was Curator of New Media at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. He is adjunct faculty at Rhode Island of Design’s Digital + Media graduate program and teaches at Massachusetts College of Art.  In 2006, Fifield was honored with the First Annual Special Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Boston Arts Community by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Boston Chapter. In 2007, Boston Cyberarts was honored with the Commonwealth Award by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the category of Creative Economy.

Jeremy Grubman is the Project Archivist for the Center for Advanced Visual Studies Special Collection at MIT’s Program in Art, Culture & Technology. Jeremy has spent five years arranging, describing, preserving and digitizing special collections for MIT, and in 2012 curated the Maihaugen Gallery exhibition, “Glass at MIT: Beauty and Utility.” His current focus at MIT is connecting the CAVS Special Collection’s documentation of MIT’s artistic explorations in emerging technologies to new possibilities in web-based digital humanities applications. He is also the President of Grubman Information Consulting, Inc., which specializes in digital tools and web development.

Mary Hopper is leading an initiative to found a new computer museum in the Boston/Cambridge area. She also serves as the Director of Digital Den which is an organization that creates immersive digital media exhibits and spaces. In the past she has been a Lecturer in the undergraduate Interactive Media and graduate Digital Media programs at Northeastern University, Assistant Professor in the Technology in Education at Lesley University, and Postdoctoral Associate at MIT where she was the Managing Editor of Media in Transition, the flagship project of the MIT Comparative Studies Program.

The New Computer Museum is in the process of becoming. Once it is established, it will collect, preserve and exhibit a wide range of computing systems in their original “living” state for the public to experience and enjoy first-hand. The primary focus will be developments that happened specifically in the New England area.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on March 30th, 2014 under the categories Events , Past Events.

March 26th: Adventures in Video Art

Anne Spalter’s “Bora Bora_ Sunset” video, running on a framed 55” screen

Join Anne Spalter as she talks about her exciting work involving art and technology. Her video pieces are based on original footage shot in remote locations, from moving vehicles. Be prepared to see adventure, the unexpected, and serendipitous moments that you would’t expect. Anne will show material from and discuss the backstories of several works, as well as some of the computer-based methods of creation.

The pieces are location, weather, and time-specific videos shot from cars, high-rise buildings from the air, and underwater. These images fold in on themselves and abstract forms and patterns emerge.

When: Wednesday, March 26th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St.,  Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenters: Anne Spalter
Free event
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About the Presenter

Anne Morgan Spalter was trained as a traditional painter and now she incorporates media tools, digital video and oil paint. Her work channels the actions painters who have been engaged physically in the environment and the moment. Anne’s work draws from painting, mathematics, and Buddhist and Islamic art. She shows widely in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Anne created the first fine art digital courses at RISD and Brown University. Her book “The Computer and the Visual Arts”, has become a standard.

Spalter is a long-time member of the Advisory Board of the Digital Art Museum, Berlin and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Mathematics and Art, and the ACM SIGGRAPH Committee for Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art. She has a BA from Brown University in Mathematics, Visual Art, and an independent major, as well as an MFA in Painting from RISD.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on March 5th, 2014 under the categories Events , Past Events.

Feb. 26th: Jeffu Warmouth: No More Funny Stuff

Jeffu Warmouth—No More Funny Stuff (4-Way Cymbal Monkey)

Join Jeffu Warmouth in a conversation about his retrospective at the Fitchburg Art Museum. Don’t let the exhibition title fool you… things are about to get funny at FAM this winter, seriously funny! Jeffu Warmouth: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF is a mid-career retrospective featuring the puns, parody, and absurdist humor of a beloved New England contemporary artist. Whether riffing on fast-food courts, Spaghetti Western cinema, or concepts of monotony and ennui in our tech and media-savvy society, Warmouth’s photographs, videos, and installations wittily demonstrate the transformative nature of the mundane in our everyday lives.

Note: this event will take place at the Fitchburg Art Museum, not at our usual home at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery.

When: Wednesday, Feb 26th, 7:30pm
Where: Fitchburg Art Museum, 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (Note! Not our usual location.)
Presenter: Jeffu Warmouth
Free event
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About the Presenter

Jeffu Warmouth was born in San Diego, California in 1970. He received a BA from the University of Michigan in 1992, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University in 1997. He lives in Groton, MA and works in Fitchburg, MA, where he is Professor of Communications Media at Fitchburg State University. Warmouth’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on February 10th, 2014 under the categories Events , Past Events.