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Lecture/demonstration by Cory Arcangel


Please join me for a lecture/demonstration by Cory Arcangel at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 2, in the LeRoy Neiman Gallery in Dodge Hall on Columbia University's Morningside Campus at 116th and Broadway (see map at http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/dodge.html).

Cory Arcangel is a computer artist whose work has been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the American Museum of the Moving Image, Eyebeam, Foxy Productions, Tate Britain, and Team Gallery. He is a founding member of BEIGE, a group of computer programmers and enthusiasts who recycle obsolete computers and video game systems to make art and music, and a member of RSG (Radical Software Group). You can find Cory's work online at http://www.beigerecords.com/cory.

In this presentation, "Page Scraping, Disassembly, and Other Assorted Techniques for Making Art from Other People's Code," Cory will demonstrate his work and discuss its relationship to technology and media culture.

Cory writes: "My work is inspired by and functions as a means to understand my own media saturated existence. Since the present and future is filtered through the past, my work with digital media technology is directly informed by my time spent with television, music, video games and early Macintosh computers. This interest focused and crystallized during my time spent as a classical guitar major and TAMARA student at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and College. I used the knowledge, discipline and dedication acquired in my studies of classical music and applied them to the similarly structured environment of working with computer code. This lecture will focus on my tendency as an artist to work fluidly between sampled images, music, and code."

This is the fifth lecture in a series on Open Source Culture. For more information about the series, and streaming video of previous lectures, please visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arts/dmc/lectures.

The Art & Technology Lectures are organized by the Digital Media Center and sponsored by the Computer Music Center. Streaming video of the lectures is produced in partnership with the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.

Sincerely yours,

Mark Tribe
Director of Art & Technology
Columbia University School of the Arts