Fresh New Media Projects
Thursday October 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
An evening profiling a selection of the best digital work produced by young artists from art and new media programs in New York. Selections will be made from the practices of Social Network experiments (including shared online environments, innovative weblogs, cartography studies, data visualization interfaces and games); Pervasive Computing (including networked installations, stand-alone smart objects, wearables, and wireless street interventions); Sound (including self-contained sound toys and installations) and Video (including video art, installation and interactive documentaries).
Following a presentation of each project, artists will talk informally about their work with the selection committee and the audience. Organized by Anne Barlow and Defne Ayas of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Mark Tribe, Founder of Rhizome.org, and Michele Thursz, independent curator.
About the Digital Culture Evenings
The New Museum's Digital Culture Evenings aim to provide an array of opportunities for emerging artists to create and present works using the most innovative technologies available and to familiarize the general visitor with digital media. Digital Culture Evenings include artist presentations, performances and interactive events, as well as theory and research based discussions about broader issues in digital culture. Topics encompass a variety of subjects in addition to art including commerce, entertainment, and science.
About the Zenith Media Lounge
The New Museum's Zenith Media Lounge is New York City's only museum space dedicated to the exhibition and exploration of digital art, experimental video and sound works. Located on the New Museum Store level, programming in the Zenith Media Lounge is ongoing and is always free.
About the New Museum of Contemporary Art
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1977 and located in the heart of Soho, is the premier destination for contemporary art in New York City. With an annual schedule of dynamic exhibitions, the Museum presents the most innovative and experimental work from around the world. Debate and discussion about contemporary culture are encouraged through a broad range of educational programs, publications, performances, and new media initiatives. The New Museum recently announced plans to build a new, 60,000 square foot facility at 235 Bowery. Visit www.newmuseum.org for more about the New Museum.