Jillian McDonald
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

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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Programmable Media symposium at Pace Digital Gallery, presented by Turbulence

Fri Mar 02, 2007 00:00 - Thu Feb 22, 2007

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to host:
Programmable Media: Open Platforms for Creativity and Collaboration
a free symposium presented by Turbulence

Friday March 2nd, 10:00am to 3:30pm
Pace University, Multipurpose Room, 1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY
symposium program is available on our website

This symposium will explore two forms of current practice.
First, the creation of original software to create tools and services for creative and social use, such as a freely available 3-D drawing tool and musical instrument, or a public commons meta layer conceived as a continuous public space for collaboration. Second, the creation of original work using the tools available within open platforms such as Second Life and MySpace to build community and raise awareness.

PARTICIPANTS: Helen Thorington, Michelle Riel, Mushon Zer-Aviv and Dan Phiffer,
Amit Pitaru, Tom Igoe, Cary Peppermint, and John (Craig) Freeman


Contact: Helen Thorington (newradio[at]turbulence.org); Jillian McDonald (jmcdonald2[at]pace.edu). Registration is encouraged: email turbulence at turbulence.org.

Directions: 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Brdge/City Hall subway station. Walk south on Park Row to Spruce Street, turn left and enter Pace University building on Spruce near Gold Street. Turn left inside building for the Multipurpose Room. Signs will be posted in the building, and security personnel may also guide the way.




Pace Digital Gallery presents "Digiscape", curated by China Blue

Thu Feb 15, 2007 00:00 - Wed Feb 07, 2007

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present "Digiscape: Unexplored Terrain", an exhibition curated by China Blue.
Exhibition dates: February 1-24, 2007,
Please join us on February 15, 3:30-5:00 for presentations by the artists, followed by an opening reception from 5:00-7:00pm.
Exhibition catalogue available at the reception.

This is an exhibition of digital artworks by China Blue, Suzan Dionne, Mark Esper, Jaakko Heikkila, Richard Humann, David Opdyke, Marcin Ramocki, and Marina Zurkow

Pace Digital Gallery
163 William St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY

"...the artists clearly convey that the significance of networks, both social and technical, now are central to the production and dissemination of contemporary art," ~ Jill Conner, from the exhibition catalogue.


Pall Thayer (Iceland), at Pace Digital Gallery NYC

Wed Nov 15, 2006 00:00 - Sat Nov 04, 2006

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition, and lecture by Icelandic artist Pall Thayer on November 15th, 2006

"wassup, tYgEr_lil_E?"
solo exhibition at Pace Digital Gallery
Nov 15 - Dec 8, 2006

Nov 15: discussion with the artist and reception 2-4pm
Pace University
2nd floor, 163 William Street (between Beekman and Ann Streets)
New York, NY

"Wassup, tYgEr_lil_E?" is an examination of the impact of digital media on abstract art. The title references Woody Allen's film, "What's up, Tiger Lily?" (1966) from which it borrows a simple idea: dubbing a foreign movie's dialogue with completely unrelated text, in an attempt to alter the story. "Wassup, tYgEr_lil_E?" captures images from live video feeds and provides on-screen subtitles with text captured from live Internet chat sessions. Thayer made no attempt to match images to text. Computers have no conscious understanding of the subject material they are being made to appropriate. Therefore the result, being generated by automated computer processes, becomes an abstraction.

Pall Thayer (1968) is an Icelandic artist working with computers and the Internet. He graduated from the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1999 with a background in mixed-media. His work has been exhibited widely at festivals and group shows such as Nordic Interactive in Copenhagen, Transmediale in Berlin, The Boston CyberArts Festival, Hipersonica/File in Sao Paulo and PixxelPoint in Slovenia. In 2004 he organized the Trans-Cultural Mapping: Iceland Inside and Out workshop in
locative media for Lorna, The Icelandic Organization for Electronic Arts, of which he is an active member. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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artists' talks: Luke Murphy + Marcin Ramocki, March 28th

Tue Mar 28, 2006 00:00 - Tue Mar 21, 2006

Pace University and Pace Digital Gallery are pleased to present
Spring 2006 Tuesday evening talks with new media artists.

Please join us on Tuesday March 28th at 6:30pm
Luke Murphy + Marcin Ramocki
Room 313, 163 William Street, New York, NY
directions/map on the website:



Rev. Luke Murphy is an information-based artist whose work is united by common themes drawn from the impossible task of quantifying the elements of the psyche and spirit. The work's failure to deliver what they ostensibly promise is at once menacing and reassuring.
Rev. Luke Murphy was born in 1963 in Boston, MA. He graduated with an MFA from SUNY Purchase after completing his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a BS from the University of Toronto. He is the co-director of cabinetmagazine.org and Vice President of Web Development at MTV Network.
Murphy's talk will accompany his installation, "The Twelfth Gate, Reflected" at Pace Digital Gallery. http://www.lukelab.com

Marcin Ramocki is interested in the computer as a source of non-linearity, either generative, random or interactive. His interest is specifically in building metaphors through software.
Marcin Ramocki was born in 1972 in Krakow, Poland. He received his BA from Dartmouth College and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently Marcin lives and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and teaches Digital Media at Jersey City University. He is also a founder and curator of vertexList art space in Brooklyn. http://www.ramocki.net


Jillian Mcdonald at Jack the Pelican Presents (Brooklyn), March 24th

Fri Mar 24, 2006 00:00 - Wed Mar 15, 2006

Please join us at Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery, in Williamsburg Brooklyn
for the opening of a solo show by Jillian Mcdonald, "Me and Billy Bob", on Friday March 24th 7 - 9pm

The show runs Mar 24 - Apr 23.

Bring your torch and twang.

Jack the Pelican Presents
487 Driggs Avenue, between N 9th and N 10th
Brooklyn, NY
gallery hours Friday - Monday, 12 - 6pm

L train: L train to Bedford Avenue. Exit at Driggs Ave (front of the train) and walk 2 blocks North
Car and other directions: http://www.jackthepelicanpresents.com/ltraindown.html