eric fleischauer
Works in Chicago, Illinois United States of America

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BIO
Eric Fleischauer is a Chicago–based artist, curator, and educator. Working in video, film, and digital mediums. Fleischauer utilizes conceptually–driven production strategies in order to examine the ramifications of technology’s expansive influence on both the individual and cultural sphere. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues including The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, threewalls, the Gene Siskel Film Center, Interstate Projects, Rooftop Films, Microscope Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, and is included in the Midwest Photographer's Project collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Currently he teaches in the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Ben Fino-Radin: Fragile Bits and Dead Media: Preserving Computer Based Works of Art


Dates:
Mon Nov 11, 2013 18:00 - Mon Nov 11, 2013

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

The FVNMA Media Archeologies Institute is excited to present Ben Fino-Radin

What are the risks and threats in a collection of born-digital and computer based works of art? How do contemporary art conservators cope with inevitable obsolescence? What are contemporary art conservators at collecting institutions such as MoMA doing to ensure that museum goers will be able to interact with software based works of art for centuries to come? Ben Fino-Radin joins us to share a first-hand account of the trials and tribulations in the stewardship of MoMA's collection of born-digital works of art and design objects that already spans over five decades of the interaction between artists, designers, and technology.

&& on tuesday nov 12, Ben will lead a workshop titled Digital Archaeology: Resurrecting Dead Media at the SAIC Flaxman Library Special Collections from 1:00 - 4:00pm // RSVP at jfabc@saic.edu to ensure a spot

> Ben Fino-Radin is a New York City based media archaeologist, archivist, and conservator of born-digital works of contemporary art. Formerly having served as Digital Conservator for Rhizome at the New Museum, today Fino-Radin is in practice at the Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Conservation, where he stewards the preservation of born-digital artworks and design objects, and manages the development of the Digital Repository for Museum Collections – the first museum collections oriented media conservation system of its kind. Fino-Radin's digital conservation research has been featured in the New York Times, The Verge, The Boston Globe, and Periscope Magazine.

http://benfinoradin.info/

> THE FVNMA MEDIA ARCHEOLOGIES INSTITUTE AT SAIC

The Film, Video, New Media, Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present a series of lectures and workshops that will take place throughout the Fall 2013 semester. Its main objective being to provide a site for inquiry into the burgeoning field of Media Archeology. Leading figures in the field will visit SAIC and present their research and various theory-practice approaches within the Media Archeological framework in order to inform, inspire, and initiate media-art practitioners and researchers in Chicago. Participants are this fall are: Erkki Huhtamo, Lori Emerson, Chris Ottinger, Ben Fino-Radin, and Nick Briz. All lectures and workshops are free and open to the public.


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Christopher Ottinger: Ghost Machine: Object Oriented Alchemy


Dates:
Mon Nov 04, 2013 18:00 - Mon Nov 04, 2013

The FVNMA Media Archeologies Institute is excited to present Christopher Ottinger

While Media Archaeology locates media technologies in their historical context, Object Oriented Ontology investigates the nature of objects on their own terms. While these two conversations come close, do they actually speak to each other? Ottinger, will discuss how these two areas of thought might intersect, drawing on work from his recent solo exhibition at Chicago Artists Coalition titled Ghost Machine which articulates his own effort to bridge these two philosophies by way of an alchemical approach to media art.

>> Christopher Ottinger is a Chicago based artist and educator. He earned his MFA in Studio Arts from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA at Columbia College Chicago in Film/Video Directing. Ottinger uses various media technologies to envision new histories and alternative uses for technical objects and investigates how seeing machines effect human perception. His art has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including shows at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park, UCLA’s CNSI Gallery in collaboration with Patricia Olynyk, and a recent solo exhibition at the Chicago Artists Coalition in Chicago. He is currently an artist-in-residence and mentor at the Chicago Artists Coalition’s BOLT Residency Program. http://christopherottinger.com

>> THE FVNMA MEDIA ARCHEOLOGIES INSTITUTE AT SAIC

The Film, Video, New Media, Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present a series of lectures and workshops that will take place throughout the Fall 2013 semester. Its main objective being to provide a site for inquiry into the burgeoning field of Media Archeology. Leading figures in the field will visit SAIC and present their research and various theory-practice approaches within the Media Archeological framework in order to inform, inspire, and initiate media-art practitioners and researchers in Chicago. Participants are this fall are: Erkki Huhtamo, Lori Emerson, Chris Ottinger, Ben Fino-Radin, and Nick Briz. All lectures and workshops are free and open to the public.


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Lori Emerson: The Media Archaeology Lab as Thinkertoy


Dates:
Tue Oct 29, 2013 13:00 - Tue Oct 29, 2013

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

The FVNMA Media Archeologies Institute is excited to present Lori Emerson

Lori Emerson will discuss how the field of media archaeology undergirds her Media Archaeology Lab in that the MAL is a kind of thinking device (or, as Ted Nelson put it, "thinkertoy") that enables us to tinker and to track writing-as-tinkering in early works of digital literature. She will also discuss how providing access to the utterly unique, material specificity of obsolete computers, their interfaces, platforms, and software makes it possible to defamiliarize or make visible for critique contemporary, invisible interfaces and platforms.

>Lori Emerson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She works on experimental writing from the 20th and 21st century, history of computing, and media theory. In addition to directing the Media Archaeology Lab, Emerson is the author of _Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound_ (forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press, Spring 2014) and co-editor of  _The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media_, with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson (forthcoming 2014); _Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell_, with Derek Beaulieu (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013); and _The Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader_, with Darren Wershler (Coach House Press, 2007). http://loriemerson.net/

> THE FVNMA MEDIA ARCHEOLOGIES INSTITUTE AT SAIC

The Film, Video, New Media, Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present a series of lectures and workshops that will take place throughout the Fall 2013 semester. Its main objective being to provide a site for inquiry into the burgeoning field of Media Archeology. Leading figures in the field will visit SAIC and present their research and various theory-practice approaches within the Media Archeological framework in order to inform, inspire, and initiate media-art practitioners and researchers in Chicago. Participants are this fall are: Erkki Huhtamo, Lori Emerson, Chris Ottinger, Ben Fino-Radin, and Nick Briz. All lectures and workshops are free and open to the public.



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Erkki Huhtamo: Tracing the Topoi, a Media Archaeologist's Notes


Dates:
Mon Oct 21, 2013 18:00 - Mon Oct 21, 2013

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

The FVNMA Media Archeologies Institute at SAIC is honored to present Erkki Huhtamo to kick off the programming taking place this fall.

Erkki Huhtamo's media-historical excavations have established him as leading figure in the field of Media Archeology. His creative vision, thorough research, and unique style have helped to enlighten a media-saturated public on the genealogies that have been eclipsed or forgotten through the years. Huhtamo’s version of media archaeology is particularly concerned with excavating secret, forgotten, neglected, and suppressed histories. For his presentation at MAI, Huhtamo will draw from his work with topos study – which Huhtamo defines as as recurring discursive concepts, visual or audio, that can be traced cross-historically, and to various extents, cross-culturally – and present a selection of topoi associated with modern media technology such as the “hand of God,” permeable screen surfaces, the "cloud", and the relationship between 19th astronomical lanterns and stargazing apps available today on mobile phones.

>> THE FVNMA MEDIA ARCHEOLOGIES INSTITUTE AT SAIC

The Film, Video, New Media, Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present a series of lectures and workshops that will take place throughout the Fall 2013 semester. Its main objective being to provide a site for inquiry into the burgeoning field of Media Archeology. Leading figures in the field will visit SAIC and present their research and various theory-practice approaches within the Media Archeological framework in order to inform, inspire, and initiate media-art practitioners and researchers in Chicago. Participants are this fall are: Erkki Huhtamo, Lori Emerson, Chris Ottinger, Ben Fino-Radin, and Nick Briz. All lectures and workshops are free and open to the public.


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twohundredfiftysixcolors


Dates:
Thu Oct 03, 2013 19:00 - Thu Oct 03, 2013

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Crafted from over 3,000 animated GIFs, twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an Internet page signpost, the file type has evolved into a nimble and ubiquitous tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and artistic gestures. The film is a curated archive that functions as a historical document charting the GIF's evolution, its connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities.

twohundredfiftysixcolors 2013 (97:00)
by Eric Fleischauer & Jason Lazarus, Curatorial Assistant Theodore Darst

* this screening is presented by VIA 2013 + hosted by Pittsburgh Filmmakers

The VIA Music & New Media Festival is an annual week-long celebration of people who are defining what’s next in music, art, and culture. A city-wide “Festival As Laboratory”, VIA mutates every year with collaborative a/v performances, exhibitions, mobile events, lectures, and more.