Randall Packer
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BIO
Since the 1980s, multimedia artist, composer, writer and educator Randall Packer has worked at the intersection of interactive media and live performance. He has received international acclaim for his socially and politically infused critique of media culture, and has performed and exhibited at museums, theaters, and festivals throughout the world. Packer is also a writer and scholar in new media, most notably the co-editor of Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality and the author of his long running blog: Reportage from the Aesthetic Edge. He holds an MFA and PhD in music composition and has taught multimedia at the University of California, Berkeley, Maryland Institute College of Art, American University, CalArts, and Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he teaches the art of the networked practice. Most recently, he developed Open Source Studio (OSS), an international project exploring collaborative online research and teaching in the media arts. Packer is also an artist educator at the Museum of Modern Art: his online course received an award from Museums and the Web as the best educational site of 2014. Packer works and teaches remotely from his underground studio bunker in Washington, DC.
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The New Techne : Scott Fisher Keynote


The New Techne
A Symposium on Collaboration in the Art & Sciences
Presented by the Center for New Media, Maryland Institute College of Art
and the Digital Media Center, Johns Hopkins University

Reception starting at 5 pm
Keynote Lecture by Scott Fisher at 7pm
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Maryland Institute College of Art
Brown Center
1301 Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD
free and open to the public

Sponsored by Intel and Firaxis Games

The New Techne Keynote Lecture will feature artist/scientist Scott
Fisher in the Hall @ Brown Center at 7pm. Fisher conducted seminal
research in virtual reality (VR) and telepresence in the late 1980s
at the NASA-Ames Research Center in California, where he worked on
the Virtual Environment Workstation (VIEW) project. There, he
pioneered the development of technology for multi-sensory interaction
with cybernetic devices, creating the powerful illusion of entering a
digitized landscape. "The possibilities of virtual realities, it
appears, are as limitless as the possibilities of reality, they can
provide a human interface that disappears - a doorway to other
worlds." - Scott Fisher

The lecture is preceded by a reception from 5 - 7 p.m, with DVD
presentations of MICA/JHU/Peabody Conservatory of Music
collaborations; Intel supported art and technology projects by
Rebecca Allen, Greg Niemeyer, Chris Chafe, Danny Rozin, Vibeke
Sorensen, Richard Brown, Ken Goldberg, Victoria Vesna, James
Gimsewski, and Bill Seaman; works by Hunt Valley-based Firaxis Games
including Pirates!, Civilization III, and SimGolf; and remarks by
Firaxis Founder, CEO, and President Jeffrey Briggs (6:45 pm).

The lecture and reception kicks off a two-day symposium that offers a
unique opportunity for artists and scientists at the participating
institutions to build bridges for collaboration and to seek support
from industry. The New Techne is an interdisciplinary initiative
whose objective is to advance opportunities for research and projects
in such emergent fields as biomedical engineering, telematics,
transgenics, hypermedia, data imaging, intelligent systems,
generative art, and other hybrid areas. The New Techne is organized
jointly by Randall Packer of MICA's Center for New Media and Joan
Freedman of the Johns Hopkins University Digital Media Center.

For more information:
http://cnm.mica.edu/events.html

MICA Office of Communications
410.225.2300

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RHIZOME_RAW: E.A.T. on the Net


Announcing E.A.T. NET
http://www.eatnet.org

We are announcing the launch of E.A.T. NET, designed to reach
everyone interested in the activities of E.A.T. (Experiments in Art
and Technology). E.A.T. was formed in the 1960s by Billy Kluver,
Robert Rauschenberg, Fred Waldhauer, and Robert Whitman, out of the
collaborative effort between artists, engineers and sponsors. Today,
E.A.T. NET contains information about the purpose and function of
E.A.T., a portal to online resources about E.A.T., and current news
on E.A.T. related events, projects and exhibitions.

A project of E.A.T. and Zakros InterArts

E.A.T. NET
http://www.eatnet.org

Zakros InterArts
http://www.zakros.com

DISCUSSION

RHIZOME_RAW: E.A.T. on the Net


Announcing E.A.T. NET
http://www.eatnet.org

We are announcing the launch of E.A.T. NET, designed to reach
everyone interested in the activities of E.A.T. (Experiments in Art
and Technology). E.A.T. was formed in the 1960s by Billy Kluver,
Robert Rauschenberg, Fred Waldhauer, and Robert Whitman, out of the
collaborative effort between artists, engineers and sponsors. Today,
E.A.T. NET contains information about the purpose and function of
E.A.T., a portal to online resources about E.A.T., and current news
on E.A.T. related events, projects and exhibitions.

A project of E.A.T. and Zakros InterArts

E.A.T. NET
http://www.eatnet.org

Zakros InterArts
http://www.zakros.com

DISCUSSION

E.A.T. on the Net


Announcing E.A.T. NET
http://www.eatnet.org

We are announcing the launch of E.A.T. NET, designed to reach
everyone interested in the activities of E.A.T. (Experiments in Art
and Technology). E.A.T. was formed in the 1960s by Billy Kluver,
Robert Rauschenberg, Fred Waldhauer, and Robert Whitman, out of the
collaborative effort between artists, engineers and sponsors. Today,
E.A.T. NET contains information about the purpose and function of
E.A.T., a portal to online resources about E.A.T., and current news
on E.A.T. related events, projects and exhibitions.

A project of E.A.T. and Zakros InterArts

E.A.T. NET
http://www.eatnet.org

Zakros InterArts
http://www.zakros.com

DISCUSSION

Tribute to Billy Kluver at the National Gallery


The Story of E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and
Technology): A Tribute to Billy Kluver"
A dialogue between Randall Packer and Julie Martin
Sunday, 2:00 pm, March 7, 2004
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC

With the passing of scientist Billy Kluver on
January 11, 2004, an important chapter came to an
end in the history of art and technology. During
the 1960s, Kluver was a catalyst in sparking
widespread interest in new technologies in the
arts with the founding of E.A.T. (Experiments in
Art & Technology). He collaborated on seminal
works by artists that included Jean Tinguely,
Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns,
John Cage, Robert Whitman, and many others.
Washington media artist Randall Packer, joined by
Kluver's widow and long time partner Julie
Martin, will discuss the numerous achievements of
Billy Kluver and E.A.T. They will overview his
pioneering embrace of collaboration between the
artist and engineer, which encouraged a new role
for the scientist in the advancement of social
issues and new approaches to technology. The
presentation will also feature a screening of the
film "Open Score," showcasing Robert
Rauschenberg's collaborative performance work
included in "9 Evenings of Theater and
Engineering," which led to the formation of
E.A.T. in 1966.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For additional information on Billy Kluver and E.A.T. visit:
E.A.T. NET : http://www.eatnet.org