• LAUREN McCARTHY part of AI: More Than Human exhibition at the Barbican Centre

    This highly interactive exhibition explores the world of artificial intelligence. Examining the boundaries between human and machine, it poses big questions of life itself with which you are invited to engage head-on.

    May 16 - August 29, 2019
    Barbican Centre
    London, UK

  • LAUREN McCARTHY awarded ZERO1 American Arts Incubator Residency

    American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an international new media and digital arts exchange program developed by ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. AAI was created to support the collaboration of American artists and underserved communities abroad to create impactful, community-driven public art projects that address local social challenges. The six American artists will act as cultural envoys, using artistic collaboration to foster new relationships built upon common social values and the collective exploration of differences. They will share their technological skills and aesthetic sensibilities with international creative explorers working in the burgeoning fields of social entrepreneurship and arts-based community engagement. Lauren will travel to South Korea to lead a public art project that addresses changing understandings of private space in the face of new technologies.

    Gwangju Cultural Foundation
    Gwangju, South Korea

  • PETER LUNENFELD Detective Pikachu, and the Uncanny Valley

    In the Huffington Post, Peter Lunenfeld weighs in on the eerie qualities of three-dimensional, computer-generated Pokemon characters in the forthcoming film, Detective Pikachu.

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures in Marburg, Germany

    No turkey for Professor Huhtamo!

    In Thanksgiving time he will be lecturing in Marburg, Germany at the international conference "Lehrmedien der Kunstgeschichte / Media in the Teaching of Art History" (Nov. 22-24, 2018). Erkki Huhtamo's lecture is titled "Media Archaeology as Topos Study." It will take place on November 22, 2018 at 5:30pm.

    The conference is held at Marburg's famous Phililpps-University, founded in the time of the Renaissance in 1527. It is among the oldest in Germany. Marburg is a historical town which was largely undamaged by the bombings of World War II. The conference is organized by the German Documentation Center for Art History - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg.

  • REBECCA ALLEN - New VR Work and Retrospective

    QUAD presents a solo exhibition of new and exciting work by the American artist and digital pioneer Rebecca Allen including new VR commission Life Without Matter, that will premier in the new exhibition QUAD Gallery one.


    Honey Mustard & Diesel Fuel (Live!) V.1.0
    Friday, November 2nd
    Los Angeles, CA

    **Pop up backyard birthday dance art party extravaganza hosted by SADBOYS POETRY CLUB ft. media artist + poet @mjamesbecker** (DMA class of '17)

    screening new works!
    prying open new technologies!
    performing lots of poetry!
    playing a lot of v funky tunes!

  • BRENDA G WILLIAMS curates Pretty Big Things at Walter Maciel Gallery

    Pretty Big Things, Curated by Brenda G. Williams
    3 November - 22 December 2018
    Artist Meet and Greet: Saturday, November 10, 4-6pm
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 6-8pm

    Pretty is defined as being attractive in a delicate way. Big connotes a considerable size or intensity. Thing is an object that often has no specific identity but for this exhibition the thing is art.

    Pretty Big Things represents the energy of optimism and possibility while embracing beauty, meditation and positive anticipation. After a couple of tumultuous and emotional years in our political spectrum, the desire to experience the simple joy and satisfaction of engaging art work becomes the focus of this exhibition putting aside our thoughts of despair, revolt, anger and fear. The selection of artworks by six California-based artists generates a conversation of personal intent and working styles that will hopefully result in a movement of high optimism, reflection, action and mobilization for change as a way to empower our community.

    Participating artists: Lavialle Campbell, Carolyn Castaño, Martin Durazo, Duane Paul
    Lisa Solomon and Lava Thomas

    walter maciel gallery
    2642 s. la cienega blvd.
    los angeles. ca 90034
    310 839 1840

    Gallery hours
    Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

  • ZEYNEP ABES in VRScout Art Show

    Experience a night of tech, art and music. VRScout is teaming up with the sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg and their new exhibition Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR to celebrate LA's vibrant creative community and explore the cutting edge of art, music, and technology. Join us on October 25th, where we’ll bring together original works from VRScout, immersive art from talented female artists, and a curated exhibit by Jesse Damiani that explores our understanding of space through art and storytelling.

    October 25th, 7:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sp[a]ce Gallery
    39 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91103

  • DMA MFA student exhibition merges STEM, art to explore consciousness through senses

    “Convolution” explores consciousness through light, sound and the scent of a kombucha scoby.

    Hosted by UCLA Design Media Arts, the “Convolution” exhibition will feature the works of 11 2019 MFA candidates at the New Wight Gallery in UCLA’s Broad Art Center. The fall preview show, a precursor to the spring thesis show, bridges the gap between science, technology, engineering and math, and art by incorporating technical aspects into the artists’ broader messages about consciousness, said artist and MFA student Samuel Congdon. Taking place Thursday, “Convolution” will display immersive virtual reality pieces, as well as more traditional projections, onto screens or television sets. The artists explored concepts of consciousness through the senses with performative art and scent-based installations.

  • DMA Alumna KATE PARSONS part of Stanford Arts VR Residency Initiative

    FLOAT (Kate Parsons and Ben Vance) invited to Stanford University for Stanford Arts VR Residency initiative. Parsons and Vance will work with Stanford faculty in art, film, architecture and philosophy to create VR experiments within various University laboratories.
    Sponsored by Stanford Arts.

    October 15-22

    Stanford University, Palo Alto CA



    FRIDAY, Nov 9 4:30 – 6pm

    Johanna will be in conversation with Margeaux Feldman about On Hell.

    University of Toronto, Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies,
    Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street, Toronto

    free but! registration is required
    registration opens Friday, October 12
    go to the conference homepage to register



    Sat, Nov 3, 4:30 – 6pm

    Johanna will be on a panel with Siri Hustvedt, Laure Murat, and L’Oiseau Mouche Theater Company as part of the Festival Albertine, curated by Masha Gessen.

    Albertine Bookstore, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10075

    free but! registration is required at eventbrite
    email me if you need wheelchair access
    watch this event live via livestream on nov 3 at 4:30pm (est);



    Tue Oct 11, 7 – 9:30pm
    readings begin 7:30 sharp
    Johanna will be reading from On Hell w/ Julia Armfield and Imogen Cassels. Sadie Coles,

    1 Davies St,
    Mayfair, London W1K 3D
    * free & there will be drinks

  • CASEY REAS Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 at the Whitney Museum of American Art

    Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018

    Whitney Museum of American Art, Sep 28, 2018–Apr 14, 2019

    Professor Casey Reas' work Software Structures is featured in "Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning over fifty years of conceptual, video, and computational art. The pieces in the exhibition are all “programmed” using instructions, sets of rules, and code, but they also address the use of programming in their creation. The exhibition links two strands of artistic exploration: the first examines the program as instructions, rules, and algorithms with a focus on conceptual art practices and their emphasis on ideas as the driving force behind the art; the second strand engages with the use of instructions and algorithms to manipulate the TV program, its apparatus, and signals or image sequences.

  • SU HYUN KIM exhibiting works in

    The Post Surface shows exposed boundaries between life form and artificial intelligence life form. The artist Su Hyun Kim created Post Apoptosis and Bloody surface via the convergence of art and technology where the living creatures such as mushroom and blood cell are substituted/replicated with the artificial intelligence. The exhibition highlights the phenomenon between life and artificial intelligence:
    how artificial intelligence could be mixed and created in the form of alternative living creature.

    Address: Post Territory Ujeongguk, 42 Dokmackro 22-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 2018.10.16. ~ 2018.10.30. Opening & Blood surface_Performance: 2018.10.16. 6pm

  • AHMED EL SHAER at 31st Festival Les Instants Vidéo

    Since 1988, the international festival Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to video, digital and poetic arts (single-band, installations, performances, multi-media ...). It takes place in Marseille Friche the Belle de Mai in November, and before and after these dates, we collaborate with partner structures to organize the stops of the festival in other places of Marseille, in the Region ... and abroad. All of these stopovers form what we call a poetic constellation . There is no contest , entries are free and free , as is the call for participation open every year between January and June.

    The festival is a laboratory where artists and works of international repetition rub shoulders with works still fragile, in preparation, delicate.
    Start in 7th Dec 2018 to 2nd Dec 2019.
    Friche la Belle de Mai


    Oct. 17th. 7pm - 9pm

    Mackey Garage Top
    1137 S. Cochran Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90019

  • Rebeca Méndez guest curates

    As guest curator of the next exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s acclaimed “Selects” series, artist and designer Rebeca Méndez investigates the interaction of humanity, nature, design and science. Drawn from the diverse collections of Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian Libraries, “Rebeca Méndez Selects” is the 17th installation in the series in which designers, artists, architects and public figures are invited to guest curate an exhibition. It is on view Oct. 5 through June 16, 2019, in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery.

    “Within the design world, Rebeca is an impassioned voice for environmental awareness through a multidisciplinary body of work rooted in her identity and elevated with her knowledge of science, history and visual culture,” said Caroline Baumann, director of Cooper Hewitt. “For this ambitious installation, Rebeca has assembled objects, from an extraordinary Resplendant Quetzal specimen to an autonomous flying microrobot about half the size of a paperclip, to illuminate design’s interplay with the natural world.”

    “Rebeca Méndez Selects” spans five centuries and examines the spectrum of human interactions with birds, from observation and study to extraction and eradication. Among nearly 80 objects on view are 30 specimens representative of the birds that ruler Moctezuma II collected in his extensive private aviaries in Tenochtitlan, the city-state that served as the center of the Aztec empire in the 16th century. Following the capture of Tenochtitlan by Hernán Cortés and his soldiers, the aviary was burned. From the vantage of this calamitous moment of cultural contact, Méndez’s installation probes how Europeans amassed material wealth at the expense of the environmental resources of the Americas. The exhibition’s digital experience enables visitors to listen to birdcalls that would have resounded through the aviary, and to view historical codices.

  • Xin Xin Solo Show Labor in a Single Shot @ Margie E. West Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art

    A factory worker re-enacting keyboard assembly. A game character performing the extraction of personal data. A music video singing the songs of technological redlining. A nonsensical virtual archive of Foxconn. Xin Xin presents a new installation "Labor in a Single Shot.", a collection of material and immaterial labor in the tech industry.  The exhibition pays tribute to "Labor in a Single Shot", a group project initiated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki.

    Xin Xin is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the intersection of technology, labor, and identity. Xin co-founded voidLab, a LA-based intersectional feminist collective dedicated to women, trans, and queer folks. They initiated the School of Otherness which seeks to empower marginalized communities through storytelling, forums, and workshops that process experiences of the other. Their work has been exhibited at Ars Electronica, the Hammer Museum, Gene Siskel Film Center, Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Machine Project. Xin received their MFA from UCLA Design Media Arts and teaches at the University of Georgia as the Assistant Professor of Media Design and Women’s Studies.

    October 12 - November 9, 2018
    Margie E. West Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art
    270 River Rd, Athens, GA 30602

  • LAUREN McCARTHY Wins 360 Journalism Challenge Award

    Lauren McCarthy has been awarded a 360 Journalism Challenge Grant from Google News Initiative, Knight Foundation, and Online Association to develop "Home with our Stories" in collaboration with DMA Alum David Leonard. The project will explore the question, "What happens when our smart homes start reporting new stories about us?" They will create a series of short films using the smart home as a remote reporting tool, offering an alternative, immersive relationship between journalist and interviewee based on intimacy and care, while questioning the implications of bringing monitoring and automation technologies into the home.

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