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CAA's (College Art Association) 99th Annual Conference in New York.

The 2010–2015 CAA Strategic Plan calls on CAA to re-imagine and reinvigorate alternative approaches to the annual conference. In line with this effort, major artists, scholars, and visual arts professionals have been identified and invited to help us begin rethinking the conference through key Centennial Sessions. These sessions take as their starting point core concepts related to the visual arts, such as diversity, experience, feminism, globalization, medium, technology, and traditions.

12th February 2011, New York, 2:30-5:00pm (8:30-11:00 pm, CET)

People: Chris Csikszentmihályi, Mark Tribe

I am speaking on a panel discussing 'Participation and Engagement: Curating Contemporary Art after New Media' at the College Art Association (CAA) 99th Annual Conference in New York City. Chaired by Eyebeam alum Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham, both of the University of Sunderland and CRUMB, the session will Michael Connor of Marian Spore. The program takes place on February 9, 2:30-5 p.m. at the New York Hilton, Sutton Parlor South.


Announced by Stephen Kovats, Transmediale Artistic Director, jury member Micz Flor, Claudia Becker of the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv in Berlin and Mark Surman, Mozilla CEO and this year's speaker at the Marshall McLuhan Lecture, on Saturday 5 February at the House of World Cultures, The winners of the 2011 Transmediale Awards:

Jordan Crandall is this year's winner of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award. A few days ago he presented his written piece GATHERINGS 1: EVENT, AGENCY, AND PROGRAM in a performance lecture at the Auditorium.

Projects: Graffiti Analysis
People: Evan Roth, Jordan Crandall, Stephen Kovats
Tags: festival, transmediale

With RESPONSE:ABILITY, transmediale.11 puts forward a call to action in terms of how we live on and with the Internet today. Eyebeamers certainly have taken on the challenge: if you're in Berlin in early February, check it out! Mark Shepard's 2010 Eyebeam/V2_ residency project, Serendiptor, is nominated for a transmediale Award, as is Scott Kildall's Wikipedia Art with Nathaniel Stern.


Paola Antonelli and Hadas Steiner in conversation with Mark Shepard

Friday, February 11, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

McNally Jackson Books.

52 Prince Street, New York, NY.

To mark the publication of Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space (The Architectural League/MIT Press), a book of case studies and essays based on the League’s fall 2009 exhibition, Toward the Sentient City curated by Mark Shepard and organized by the Architectural League of New York. (I was honored to have been part of the selection committee for the commissions for the project.)


I am speaking at at the University of North Texas, Dallas on February 3, with curator extraordinaire and Eyebeam Advisory Council member Steve Dietz at the opening event of Art-Tec — a series of conversations with leading interdisciplinary artists, curators, and scholars at the nexus of art, engineering, and science.


TELE-INTERNET – The 2010 Ars Electronica Internet Shop!
Digital Communities 2010, curated by Aram Bartholl, Fall 2010 Eyebeam Resident

TELE-INTERNET is an organically growing structure, a hacker space, a (un)conference, a stage, an exhibition, a social performance, Commune 0/1, and a site for anyone who’s interested in discussing the development of the internet, exchanging  ideas, and presenting their own projects. Ars Electronica festivalgoers are invited to take the plunge and join the fun, to contribute to the discussion, or to chill out on the couch with a clubmate and a notebook.

*CCC*: Tim Pritlove (DE), Andreas Lehner (DE) a.o.; [Golden Nica]
*Map Kibera*: Mikel Maron (US) [award of distinction]


Eyebeam alumni has another great showing at this year's Prix Ars Electronia, taking home several awards. Former Eyebeam Fellows Zach Lieberman, James Powderly, Evan Roth, Chris Sugrue and Theo Watson as well as graffiti writer Tony Quan were awarded the Golden Nica in Interactive Art for the Eyewriter. Alum Paul Vanouse's Ocular Revision was given an Award of Distinction in the Hybrid Art Category, and Eyebeam alums The Living received an Honorary Mention for their project Living Light. Congratulations to all!


An Atlas of Radical Cartography will be included in this year's Greater New York exhibition at PS1. An Atlas, a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays, is edited by Lize Mogel and Alexis Bhagat and includes maps by Eyebeam alums Trevor Paglen and Brooke Singer as well as the collective Institute for Applied Autonomy. The Opening Day Celebration for Greater New York is Sunday, May 23 from 12-6PM. Greater New York, the third iteration of the quinquennial exhibition organized by MoMA PS1 and MOMA, showcasing some 68 artists, including former Eyebeam resident Rashaad Newsome, and collectives living and working in the metropolitan New York area, will open at MoMA PS1 on May 23 and run through October 18, 2010.

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