Jillian McDonald
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Jillian Mcdonald is a Canadian performance and media artist, transplanted in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown most recently at Moti Hasson Galery in New York, La Sala Naranja in Valencia, Spain, ArtMoving Projects and Vertex List in Brooklyn, Paved New Media in Saskatoon, Video Pool in Winnipeg, and 1708 Gallery in Virginia.

Mcdonald teaches Digital Art at Pace University in NYC and is co-director of Pace Digital Gallery. http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

Website: http://www.jillianmcdonald.net
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EVENT

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


Dates:
Tue Apr 19, 2005 00:00 - Wed Apr 13, 2005

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
http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

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.
http://www.maryflanagan.com/

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.
http://www169.pair.com/klucas/archive/

this talk concludes our Spring series, please join us in the Fall.
details + map + directions
http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

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directors
Francis T Marchese, CSIS
Jillian Mcdonald, Fine Arts

assistant director
Will Pappenheimer


EVENT

Tuesday Night Talks - Mar 29 - at Pace Digital Gallery


Dates:
Tue Mar 29, 2005 00:00 - Thu Mar 24, 2005

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present our second series of talks by internationally recognized new media artists.

Tuesday March 29 - jody zellen + johan kotlinski
6pm, 163 william St, 13th floor (follow the signs)
info digitalgallery@pace.edu
http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

Pace Digital Gallery Artist-in-Residence 2005
Jody Zellen makes projects that are both site specific and unexpected, exploring architectural spaces as well as  digital spaces. Her juxtaposes images of old and new cities  reflecting a  sense of nostalgia for the past, contrasted with  wonder about the future. The works mirror the experience of navigating a charged metropolitan area. Through a bombardment of disparate images her pieces celebrate the complexity and  unpredictability of urban space. A walk through the city becomes a vehicle for a meditation on space, time, and human interaction. She employs media-generated representations of contemporary and historic cities as raw  material for aesthetic and social explorations.

Jody Zellen lives in Los Angeles. She works in many media simultaneously making photographs, installations, net art, public art, as well as artists' books that explore the subject of the urban environment. She was a recipient of a 2004 Cultural Affairs (COLA) Grant. Recent exhibitions included include: Futuresonic 04, Manchester England; Images Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2004; Festival of Cinema Nouveau Cinema, Montreal; FILE 2004, Brazil; and COSIGN 2004, Croatia. Her website "Ghost City" (www.ghostcity.com) begun in 1997 is an ever changing, poetic meditation on the urban environment. In addition to "Ghost City" other web projects include "Random Paths"
Zellen will be installing new work for Pace Digital Gallery this Summer.
http://www.jodyzellen.com

Johan Kotlinski is a 26-year old M.Sc. Media Engineering student from the Royal Institute of Stockholm, Sweden, Kotlinski is most known for having developed the Little Sound Dj program, an independently produced handheld music editor for the Game Boy. It has inspired the growth of the so-called chip music scene - a music style that is focused on making music with vintage computers like Commodore 64, Amiga, NES, Game Boy etc.

The talk will present the evolution of Amiga music software from 1985 to 1992, and discuss how it's evolution was connected to social and technical issues. In particular, to the birth and growth of the European home computer hacking scene - which in turn originated from the by now mostly forgotten early 1980's American hacking culture. There will also be a case study of my Gameboy program, Little Sound Dj, which is a modern version of the classic music editors from the 1980's. I will try to show how interface concepts from the 1980's can be combined with present ideas and tools to generate a useful and modern handheld music editor.
http://www.8bitpeoples.com/_artist_nfo/nfo_role_model.html
http://www.littlesounddj.com/

future talks apr 19.
details + map + directions
http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

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directors
Francis T Marchese, CSIS
Jillian Mcdonald, Fine Arts

assistant director
Will Pappenheimer


EVENT

Yael Kanarek + Marek Walczak: Tues talks @ Pace Digital Gallery


Dates:
Tue Mar 15, 2005 00:00 - Thu Mar 10, 2005

Tuesday March 15 - yael kanarek + marek walczak
6pm, 163 william St, 13th floor (follow the signs)
info digitalgallery@pace.edu
http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

*also please join us for a reception from 3-5pm for the juried student show, on view through march 29th.*

Yael Kanarek.
Conceived in 1995, World of Awe is an integrated media project that uses the conceptual framework of a 'world' to explore storytelling in the digital era. At the core is The Traveler’s Journal—an original story about a search of a lost treasure. Using the ancient genre of the traveler's tale, the project draws connections between travel, memory and technology, be it through the lament over the absence of the lover or a comical declaration of loyalty to the floppy disk.
http://www.worldofawe.net

Marek Walczak.
"In the collaborative process that passes as my work, which is really only a kind of playing, today we are into feeds and seeds! Feeds condition an odd contemporary desire to expose ourselves, our images, links, desires and location to others… perhaps the conditioning imposed by feeds can make this palatable? Seeds suggest the 'growing' of architectures, of inhabitations, rarely permanent, that can deal with this newly odd relationship between what's private or public. Technically things are getting easier, its now entirely plausible to create interactive architecture that's semi-permanent."
http://www.mw2mw.com


EVENT

Paul Johnson at Pace University Feb 15th


Dates:
Tue Feb 15, 2005 00:00 - Fri Feb 11, 2005

Pace Digital Gallery announces Tuesday evening talk with Paul Johnson.
6pm Tues Feb 15, 2005
163 William Street, #1335

details
http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery


DISCUSSION

Pace Digital Gallery Tuesday evening talks


Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to announce its Spring season of talks by new media artists. The broad theme is games and gaming.
Please join us at 6pm, 1 Pace Plaza, downtown, free admission.
maps + directions + artists' info available on our website February 9th.

The lineup:
Feb 15 - Paul Johnson
Mar 15 - Yael Kanarek + Marek Walczak
Mar 29 - Johan Kotlinski + Kristin Lucas
Apr 19 - Jody Zellen + Mary Flanagan

Also anouncing our first artist-in-resdinece Jody Zellen, who will be in residence through June 2005.
http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery
digitalgallery@pace.edu

co-directors Jillian Mcdonald + Francis T Marchese
asst. director Will Pappenheimer.