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tuesday april 19, mary flanagan + kristen lucas at Pace University

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present our second series of talks by internationally recognized new media artists. Free and open to the public - Please join us!

Tuesday April 19 - mary flanagan + kristen lucas
6pm, 163 william St, 14th floor (follow the signs)
info digitalgallery@pace.edu

Mary Flanagan is an inventor-designer-activist in New York City and leads the tiltfactor research group at Hunter College. Flanagan's artwork has been shown internationally at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, the Guggenheim, and other international venues. Her essays on digital art and gaming have appeared in many periodicals and books including Art Journal and Wide Angle. Her books include Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture (MIT Press 2002), the co-written book Similitudini. Simboli. Simulacri (SIMilarities, Symbols, Simulacra) in Italian (Unicopli, 2003), and reskin (forthcoming, MIT Press). She is the creator of “The Adventures of Josie True,” the first internet adventure game for girls, and is co-founder of Rapunsel, a research project to teach girls programming (http://www.rapunsel.org). Her projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Pacific Cultural Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In the 1990s, Flanagan was also a media producer/game designer, garnering over 20 international awards for titles produced for The Discovery Channel, Creative Wonders/ABC, and Knowledge Adventure. She is Associate Professor of Software Art and Culture at Hunter College, NYC.

Kristen Lucas has been screening and exhibiting work in the US and abroad since 1996. Her sci-fi distopias and conspiracy theories balance seriousness with humor, and have resulted in video, internet, sculpture, performance, and installation works. Lucas’s works are represented by Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Postmasters Gallery. She recently participated in the Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program (Artists Alliance, Inc) and produced a radio play for the 6th Werkleitz Biennale in Halle, Germany. Lucas received her BFA from Cooper Union in New York in 1994 and is taking drumming lessons from a CD.
Kristin Lucas will present patch-works for correspondence and performance in addition to exercises in self-medication. These patch-works are informed by Lucas’s on-going interest in mediated communication, the subtleties between brainwashing, programming, and evolutionary mutation, compliance and compatibility, and by research on the social ecology of Silicon Valley and the legacy of Cold War science. Among the works Lucas will present are Your New ID (2005), an on-and-offline correspondence project, and Bubble Bath (2005), a computer animation of an “imagined” machine that randomly heaves silicon chips and pills.

this talk concludes our Spring series, please join us in the Fall.
details + map + directions

Francis T Marchese, CSIS
Jillian Mcdonald, Fine Arts

assistant director
Will Pappenheimer