RHIZOME, ada' web, and The Museum of Modern Art, have recently launched
http://www.tech90s.net. The Web site accompanies MOMA's Technology in
the 1990s Lecture Series – both projects are introduced below.
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ANNUAL SPRING LECTURE SERIES EXPLORES INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF NEW
Curatorial Text, Transcripts of Lectures, and Discussion Forum Form
Online Component of Series
Technology in the 1990s
April 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 6:30 p.m.
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
Artists are among the forerunners in the current period of rapid
technological development, pioneering the design of interactive and
virtual reality environments and producing original work on the
Internet. In its annual lecture series Technology in the 1990s, The
Museum of Modern Art invites leading figures in these fields to
demonstrate and discuss their work. In this year's program, which will
be held on four consecutive Mondays beginning April 7, Ken Feingold,
Natalie Jeremijenko, Diller + Scofidio, and Sawad Brooks explore the
wide variety of new art forms that are being powered by the computer.
As with last year's Technology in the 1990s lecture series, the
discussion will continue online, at http://www.tech90s.net, a Web site
co-produced by The Museum of Modern Art, ada' web, and RHIZOME INTERNET.
The site will offer an introductory text by Barbara London, Associate
Curator, Department of Film and Video, who organized the series; edited
transcripts of each presentation; and a public forum for online
Individual program descriptions follow.
April 7 at 6:30. Technology in the 1990s. Ken Feingold. "The Interactive
Art Gambit ('Do Not Run! We Are Your Friends!')." Active since 1970 in
video, installation, and computer art, Ken Feingold has shown his work
in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions in New York and abroad.
Feingold will discuss how creative interactive works straddle both media
art and electronic entertainment and how they engage contemporary art
discourse. He will also explore the ways in which interactive media
artists calculate and steer the desires and drives of their audiences.
April 14 at 6:30. Technology in the 1990s. Natalie Jeremijenko.
"Database Politics, Virtual Reality, and Social Simulations." Natalie
Jeremijenko has worked in research at Xerox Parc, Advanced Computer
Graphics Center, and Monash University and has exhibited works in
numerous technical media festivals in Europe, Australia, and the United
States. In this talk, Jeremijenko will address the biases implicit in
rendering the world as digital information. Today's encyclopedic
data-collection projects serve both to define database fields and to
impose conceptual divisions; these divisions in turn determine public
understanding of information. Jeremijenko will use her own recent
projects and those of the Bureau of Inverse Technology, of which she is
a member, to illustrate how information can be used to restrict or
April 21 at 6:30. Technology in the 1990s. Diller + Scofidio. "This Is
Not Now." Diller + Scofidio is an interdisciplinary studio involved in
architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Elizabeth Diller
is associate professor at Princeton University, and Ricardo Scofidio has
been a professor at Cooper Union since 1965. They will look at how media
culture privileges unmediated transmissions (live or "real-time" events)
and present work that occupies the space between actual and
technological time: "live" and pre-recorded broadcasts, "real-time" and
April 28 at 6:30 p.m. Technology in the 1990s. Sawad Brooks.
"Kinograffiti." Sawad Brooks is an artist and research assistant in the
Program in Media Arts and Sciences at The Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. Brooks will discuss kinograffiti, a term he coined to
describe fascination with images involving motion. Computation, with its
power to animate images, plays an important role in kinograffiti, which
Brooks will discuss in relation to Western ideas of time and memory.
For more information on the series, please call Graham Leggat at
212/708-9480. Visit the Museum Web site at www.moma.org for more
information on the Museum's collection, exhibitions, Web projects, and
More information on ada' web and RHIZOME INTERNET can be found online at
www.adaweb.com and www.rhizome.org, respectively.