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Naimark Speaks at Berkeley Tonight

By Rhizome

This evening, from 7:30-9pm at UC Berkeley's Kroeber Hall, new media art pioneer Michael Naimark presents "(Re)presenting Place" as part of the ongoing Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium. In this free public lecture, Naimark will talk about how he has "moviemapped" Aspen, Paris, San Francisco, Karlsruhe, and Banff from unexpected points of view (the air, on hiking trails, etc.) and has created panoramic landscapes of such far away sites as Jerusalem, Dubrovnik, Angkor, and Timbuktu, primarily working with webcams and the Internet. How have new technologies affected how we understand "where" we are at any given time? Come and listen...and ask a question or two. Naimark, now an artist-in-residence at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Japan and an advisor for the Media Lab Europe in Ireland, has been exploring place representation and its consequences for 25 years.

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