Richard Rinehart
Since the beginning
r.rinehart@bucknell.edu
Works in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania United States of America

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BIO
Richard Rinehart is the Director of the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University. Previous to holding his position at Bucknell, Richard was the Digital Media Director and Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Richard has taught digital art studio and theory at UC Berkeley in the Center for New Media and Art Practice departments. He has also been visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and JFK University. Richard sits on the Executive Committee of the UC Berkeley Center for New Media and has served on the Board of Directors for New Langton Arts in San Francisco. Richard manages research projects in the area of digital culture, including the NEA-funded project, 'Archiving the Avant Garde', a national consortium of museums and artists distilling the essence of digital art in order to document and preserve it. Richard is a new media artist whose art works, papers, projects, and more can be found at http://www.coyoteyip.com
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EVENT

Scott Snibbe: Falling Girl


Dates:
Mon Jun 02, 2008 00:00 - Wed May 14, 2008

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Falling Girl
Scott Snibbe and Annie Loui
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

June 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Reception, Exhibition Opening, and Musical Performance
Join us in the Museum Theater Gallery and adjacent Garden to celebrate the opening of Scott Snibbe: Falling Girl and to close the first day of the Berkeley Big Bang symposium. Feed your body with light refreshments and move your body to the music of DJ Kid Kameleon. Open to the public.

Falling Girl presents a story in which a young girl falls from a skyscraper. During her miraculously slow descent, the girl interacts with the people in each window. These silhouettes react to the falling girl with varying degrees of engagement or indifference as they go about their activities, each vignette a mini-drama within the story. The daylight fades, night falls and passes, and at dawn, when the falling girl finally lands on the sidewalk, she is an aged woman who bears no resemblance to the young girl who started her fall a few minutes before.

Visitors to the museum are invited to interact with the falling girl as well. A camera captures the silhouettes of viewers on the far wall opposite the projected image and inserts them into the narrative. Visitors may appear in the windows minutes later alongside the prerecorded performers and become part of the story. This subtle form of interactivity is unusual. Many interactive artworks allow the viewer to control the narrative like the protagonist in a video game. Falling Girl displaces this expectation in favor of ephemeral interaction that reinforces the work’s allegory of transience and unexpected encounters.

In this collaborative artwork, choreographer/director Annie Loui cast and directed the dance and movement performances while Scott Snibbe created the projected image and computer programming, and with his studio staff generated the interactive elements and physical installation.


EVENT

Berkeley Big Bang 08


Dates:
Sun Jun 01, 2008 00:00 - Sat May 03, 2008

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Join us for Berkeley Big Bang 08, three days of new media and art hosted by the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive and the Berkeley Center for New Media, timed to link with 01SJ: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge, a new media art biennial taking place June 4-8 in San Jose. Occurring together for the first time, these two events combine to create one of the nation’s largest gatherings of new media art, a week-long “big bang” of innovation and creativity.

The Berkeley Big Bang program will include a two-day symposium on new media, art, science, and the body in partnership with Berkeley Center for New Media and Leonardo: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology; campus media lab demonstrations; and an alternate reality game. Berkeley Big Bang is presented in tandem with BAM/PFA exhibitions of work by media artists Trevor Paglen, Jim Campbell, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Scott Snibbe.


EVENT

ReMixer Event


Dates:
Fri Oct 26, 2007 00:00 - Mon Oct 22, 2007

ReMixer

Opening Reception and Performances
Friday, October 26, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

You're all invited to a one-night live music mash-up and art performance. Featuring Berkeley remix artists DJ Ripley and Kid Kameleon, this event celebrates the opening of the digital art exhibition, RIP.MIX.BURN.BAM.PFA, and presents live performance works that complete that exhibition. Also appearing will be the do-it-yourself DJ machine created by the Improbable Orchestra group and a live image mash-up playing across the museum walls by the artist Zebbler. This event is co-hosted by Creative Commons.

For details, see:
http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/ripmixburn


DISCUSSION

Announcing Berkeley Digital Art Symposium


Hello Rhizomers, you are invited to...

New Media & Social Memory
Jan. 18, 2007
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/ciao

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is proud to
present New Media & Social Memory, a public symposium to discuss
strategies for preserving digital art at a time when digital
technologies are evolving and becoming obsolete at an astonishingly
rapid pace. While focussing on digital art, the symposium will also
address larger concerns about the long-term conservation of our
increasingly digital culture, including how we decide what digital
materials - from Web sites to video games - are worth saving. The full
day of presentations and panel discussions by leading experts in the
field of digital preservation, including Stewart Brand and Bruce Sterling,
will be held in the museum theater on Thursday, Jan. 18.

This symposium is open to the public free of charge; however, due to
limited space, online registration is required. See attached image for
program. For more information or to register, visit
http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/ciao.
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Richard Rinehart
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Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
bampfa.berkeley.edu
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University of California, Berkeley
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2625 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA, 94720-2250
ph.510.642.5240
fx.510.642.5269

DISCUSSION

Symposium: New Media and Social Memory


New Media and Social Memory

(Save the Date for this Symposium! Program details to follow.)

Thursday, January 18, 2007, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What is important to remember? This public symposium will explore how
the canonical historical record is created and maintained in the
digital age by "memory institutions" such as museums, libraries, and
archives, and how digital media artists are
influencing/hacking/critiquing this construction of social memory.
These issues will be explored in concrete terms by focusing on the
tangible case study of preserving digital art as emblematic of the
larger social issues in preserving digital culture.

Works of digital and Internet art, performance, installation,
Conceptual, and other variable-media art represent some of the most
compelling and significant artistic creations of our time. These
works constitute a history of alternative artistic practice, but
because of their ephemeral, technical, or otherwise variable natures,
they also present significant obstacles to accurate documentation,
access, and preservation. Without strategies for preservation, many
of these vital works-and possibly whole genres such as early Internet
art-will be lost to future generations. Long-term strategies must
closely examine the nature of ephemeral art and identify core aspects
of these works to preserve. New media gives us the challenge and the
opportunity to revisit the question "what is important to remember?"
on a long-term, public scale.

This event is part of a consortium project, "Archiving the Avant
Garde", funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (see
http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/ciao/avant_garde.html for details).
Contact: Richard Rinehart (Rinehart@berkeley.edu).
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Richard Rinehart
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Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
bampfa.berkeley.edu
---------------
University of California, Berkeley
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2625 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA, 94720-2250
ph.510.642.5240
fx.510.642.5269