Algorithmic Sound 7: Levy Lorenzo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIYqXVmyjzw Electronic Instrument Builder and Performer – Levy Lorenzo – will host an event to showcase some new instruments with a deep dive into his musical and engineering design process. There will be direct connections drawn between coding, circuit design, performance practice, and instrument identity. Dr. Lorenzo will also announce upcoming hardware and software [...]

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Unnamed Sensibilities: the Experimental Sound and Media Art of Maryanne Amacher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZDj78i8UpY The Graduate Center's Art Science Connect is delighted to host Amy Cimini, Bill Dietz, and David Grubbs as they delve into the legacy of Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009), a legendary figure in electronic music, sound installation, telematic performance, and media art whose archive was recently acquired by the New York Library for the Performing [...]

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AI & Affect

https://youtu.be/RJGut1NgaDU The increasingly prevalent use of AI technology has shifted the cultural politics of emotion. On the one hand, AI has instigated new models of collective belonging and radical joy for traditionally marginalized subjects. On the other, the use of AI to surveil, map, and commodify an entire panoply of physiological markers and body [...]

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Data & Democracy: Francesca Bria and Hito Steyerl

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

https://youtu.be/DgvgApctJKE Imagine a “data commons” where accumulated personal statistics are structured from the bottom-up, as opposed to state and corporate top-down jurisdiction. A commons in which individual citizens determine their habits, and understand the sharing of biometric information as a personal and free act of volition. Imagine, and see: there is no digital revolution [...]

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Biohacking: A Conversation Between Artists and Scientists

https://youtu.be/bdC4HmWnsLw Who owns your DNA? The answer to this is not nearly as self-evident as one might expect. As corporations collect and commercialize genomic data, artists and activists have turned to biohacking to assert their own autonomy at the molecular level. Biohacking: A Conversation Between Artists and Scientists brings together Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Sophie [...]

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Myth, Time, and Place: Joan Jonas in conversation with Barbara London

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

https://youtu.be/jaCeLMUFrXs Joan Jonas: After Mirage, installation view, Sant'Andrea de Scaphis, Rome, February 17- March 19, 2016. Joan Jonas/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Roberto Apa, Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York Art Science Connect is delighted to host Joan Jonas, a founding figure of video and performance art of the 1960s and 1970s, in [...]

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Algorithmic Sound 8: Khyam Allami

In this workshop Khyam Allami will explore the subjects of tuning and the inherited biases of music technology through his collaborative project “Apotome” with creative studio Counterpoint. The workshop will include a presentation on tuning and its repressed possibilities, the problematics of music technologies, and a practical introduction to using Leimma and Apotome. Participants will [...]

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Algorithmic Sound 9: Matthew Ryals

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

Matthew Ryals is a musician, sound designer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Primarily working with a modular synthesizer, his music explores aleatoricism, cybernetics, and unfixed forms. Currently, his research investigates human-machine collaboration and the co-authorship of the resultant material. Tiny Mix Tapes has described his music as “filter[ing] the emotion of the human experience [...]

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Transitional Environments: Patty Chang and Diane Burko in conversation with Jonathan Gilmore and Peter Eckersall

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

In our time, environments are remade, exploited, terraformed, and subjected to massive forces of extreme weather. Our landscapes — the fauna and flora, as well as the geo-scene of mountains, sea, forests, and glaciers — are all set in a constant state of transition. Some impacts of this transition are felt and seen everywhere. But [...]

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Atmospheric Memory: Barbara London in conversation with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dlDJyh96tk Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Atmospheric Memory. Photo: Antimodular   The Graduate Center's Art Science Connect is delighted to host curator and writer Barbara London in conversation with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the celebrated media artist working at the intersection of architecture and performance art. Lozano-Hemmer creates platforms for public participation using technologies such as robotic lights, digital fountains, [...]

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Computer Art Festivals Panel: A Conversation with Original Participants

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

First organized by Dimitri Devyatkin in 1973, the Computer Art Festivals were an instrumental forum for the convergence of art and computing technology at a formative moment in the histories of computer art. Within the short span of their three years -- taking place at The Kitchen in 1973 and '74 before relocating to the [...]

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Computer Art Festivals Panel #2: Digital Art and Institutional Models

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

https://youtu.be/-72BIAB7Cnc Rebecca Cleman, Auriea Harvey, Kelani Nichole, Lumi Tan, Addie Wagenknecht, and Tina Rivers Ryan discuss digital art and curation. At the time of the Computer Art Festivals in the 1970s, art made with computers was largely the domain of institutions. From university and private research laboratories to alternative arts organizations and galleries, institutions [...]

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