I was invited to lead an artist run class at MoMA on Saturday, November 22nd. I will be walking through an artists’ perspective on appropriation art. We’ll visit a couple of favorites from the permanent collection, stop in on the Sturtevant: Double Trouble exhibition. I’ll give a talk about digital appropriation, including some of my work like the Tiananmen Square Paintings and AfterSherrieLevine.com and then I will challenge the group to make their own works with a series of propositions and provocations. By the end of the session, participants will have made their own digital readymades and appropriations. I hope they have fun, but I also hope they learn just how hard it is to make a meaningfully good copy. If you want to join me, you can register online through MoMA’s website. Check out my post on MoMA’s blog for more on my thoughts on appropriation in the context of my own work.
What are the radical possibilities of open access publishing? This panel will bring together a number of scholars who have published online recently to consider how university presses are either facilitating or impeding efforts by academics to explore new forms of cultural production and media activism unleashed by movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Join us to explore these questions and to develop new strategies and models for contemporary academic publication.
Mon Nov 26, 6:30pm | The Skylight Room (9100) at CUNY Graduate Center
Co-sponsored by The Digital Studies/Digital Humanities Seminar
The book launches went very well, with great presentations at MoMA/PS1 from Patrick Davison and Brad Troemel (Brad made a video of his talk) and at Powerhouse Arena with David Horvitz and Ceci Moss.
NYU Press did an interview with me about the book, which is posted in several video files on their Vimeo.
Also, it is up on Project Muse. So you can download full text PDFs if you have the proper University affiliation (ironically, CUNY doesn’t cut it, so I don’t have access.)
For those of you in the New York area, please join me at MoMA PS1 and Powerhouse Arena for book launch events:
ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1
Sunday, March 18, 2PM
22-25 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
I will be joined by Memefactory’s Patrick Davison and artist Brad Troemel to discuss social media art and a theory of Internet memes from Hamster Dance to Advice Dog. For more info, please see the event page on the MoMA PS1 site.
April 2nd, 7PM
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I will be joined by Ceci Moss and David Horvitz to discuss social media and its relationship to art on and off the web, articulating a theory of post-internet art, and creating and replicating a few memes in the process. So many memes!
The CUNY Open Access panel will unravel issues surrounding creative commons practices and open access publishing.
The conversation will focus on how the changes in media audiences articulated in Rosen’s influential post “The People Formerly Known as the Audience” have further transformed over the last five years.
City College of New York Art Department’s inaugural Community of Scholars Spring Lecture Series presents a six-part series bringing leading contemporary artists to City College to speak about their work within various interdisciplinary frameworks.
I am speaking on a CUNY Open Access Week panel on Open Access in the Arts, which includes lecture/presentations by Doug Geers, Nina Paley, and myself. There will be a full screening of Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues to follow panel presentation.
My talk is entitled “Giving Things Away is Hard Work,” and covers my experience creating art & design work with Creative Commons licenses. The talk focuses on the specific strategies I have employed for enabling collaboration when working with non-code based work. If you can’t make it, an earlier (less complete) version of this talk is here.
This workshop is part of the 01SJ Eyebeam Roadshow.
The workshop runs three days, from September 17-19: Friday, 9/17/10, 5:30-7pm and Saturday, 9/18/10 – Sunday, 9/19/10, 3:30-5pm
I am part of a group of CUNY faculty members, researchers and doctoral students affiliated with the CUNY Graduate Center’s Digital Media Studies Group, that has organized The Digital University, an all-day conference on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at the CUNY Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan.
Bringing together an invited group of media practitioners, academic publishers, digital content developers and academics, the conference is designed to assess the impact of digital media on academic work and academic policy and authority.
Cheryl Ball – Illinois State University
Brett Bobley – NEH Office of Digital Humanities
Steve Duncombe – New York University
Kathleen Fitzpatrick – Pomona College
Eileen Gardiner – ACLS Humanities E-Book
Josh Greenberg – New York Public Library
David Greetham – CUNY Graduate Center
Ann Kirschner – Macaulay Honors College, CUNY
Clifford Lynch – Coalition for Networked Information
Ronald G. Musto – ACLS Humanities E-Book
Phil Pochoda – University of Michigan Press
Tom Scheinfeldt – George Mason/CHNM
Trebor Scholz – The New School
Bob Stein – The Institute for the Future of the Book
Siva Vaidyanathan – University of Virginia
John Willinsky – Stanford/Open Journal System
The conference is built around a series of workshops, roundtable discussions and panels, spread across the day, at which conference participants will discuss and debate a broad range of issues related to the main conference themes, including: the impact of digital technology on academic instruction and research; the transformative impact of digital media on traditional forms of publishing, including academic monographs, textbooks, and academic journals; tenure and promotion in an era of digital scholarship; and collaborative research relationships within and across academic institutions and national boundaries. Demonstrations of diverse digital media projects, developed by faculty and doctoral students, will be offered throughout the day.
The conference will culminate in the evening with a public keynote address by cultural historian and media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia. Prof. Vaidhyanathan is the author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (2001) and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (2004). We anticipate streaming the conference panels and keynote, both to preserve a record of the proceedings and also to make them accessible to those who are unable to attend in person.
The conference is designed to launch a dialogue about the radical changes made possible by digital media as they fundamentally reshape academic practice at all levels. We hope to explore multiple approaches to these major issues, mixing together academic skeptics and enthusiasts, media visionaries and naysayers, scholars from the global North and the global South, as well as digital and traditional publishers and content developers and providers.