Chicago New Media Symposium

A group of participants in the Electronic Visualization Lab pose for a photo. They sit together closely, some holding various electronics such as computer monitors.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

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.