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Event: Artist Talk Chicago New Media Symposium

A photograph of fifteen people in a group, sitting closely. They looking at the camera, smiling, and holding 1970s computer softwear.
Participants in live computer video performance at electronic visualization event 2 in Chicago, Photo by Clark Dodsworth, 1976


November 01, 2018


2:00–4:00 pm


Gallery 400 Lecture Room


400 S Peoria St 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
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Join us for conversations on the history and influence of Chicago new media. Hosted by VGA Gallery and Gallery 400 to mark the opening of Chicago New Media 1973-1992, the symposium presents dialogues between participants in Chicago’s new media history and prominent media art history scholars. Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and curator of Chicago New Media moderates.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Christiane Paul: Curator of New Media Art, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Oliver Grau: Professor for Image Science, Danube University, Founder in the field of media art history
  • Ellen Sandor: Artist and Co-Editor of New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts
  • Dan Sandin: Professor Emeritus, UIC School of Art & Art History, Co-Founder and Co-Director of UIC’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory
  • Jamie Faye Fenton: Software developer for systems used by artists in the exhibition
  • Tom DeFanti: Senior Research Scientist, Calit2 at University of California San Diego and Co-founder and Co-director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory
  • Sabrina Raaf: Artist and Associate Professor at UIC School of Art and Art History.