Visitng Artist Lecture: John Craig Freeman

The Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce the next talk in our Visiting Artist’s Lecture:

623 South Wabash Ave. room 405
Chicago, IL 60605
April 5th, 7 p.m. 2007


Artist and educator John Craig Freeman will lecture about his recent project Imaging Place, as part of the Interactive Arts and Media Department’s Visiting Artists lecture series. Imaging Place is a place-based, virtual reality art project that takes the form of a user navigated, interactive computer program that combines panoramic photography, digital video, and three-dimensional technologies to investigate and document situations where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. The goal of the project is to develop the technologies, the methodology and the content for truly immersive and navigable narrative, based in real places. Most recently, Freeman has been implementing the "Imaging Place" project in Second Life.

John Craig Freeman’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki (the National Gallery of Warsaw), Kaliningrad Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts in Russia, Art Basel Miami, Ciberart Bilbao and the Girona Video and Digital Arts Festival in Spain, the Westside Gallery in New York City, La Biblioteca National in Havana and the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. In 1992 he was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper’s and Der Spiegel. He is currently an Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston.