In Service to Nothing: Intellectual Inquiry in the Open Symposium @The New School: Saturday, Nov. 7th

New School Nov 7th

Symposium @The New School: Saturday, Nov. 7th



Welcoming/Framing Remarks by Eileen Joy + Chris Piuma (Co-Directors, punctum books)

Alison Kinney (author of HOOD, forthcoming from Bloomsbury in Jan. 2016) + Michael Berger (Iron Garters Crime/Art Collective, editor of RAVISH THE REPUBLIC: THE ARCHIVES OF THE IRON GARTERS CRIME/ART COLLECTIVE)


Karen Gregory (Digital Sociology, University of Edinburgh, + Gavin Keeney (Agence ‘X’, author of CTM/punctum’s forthcoming KNOWLEDGE, SPIRIT, LAW, Book 1: Radical Scholarship)


Marina Zurkow (Multimedia Artist + Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, and author of punctum’s THE PETROLEUM MANGA) + Marc Lafia (Photographer/Filmmaker + author of CTM/punctum’s IMAGE/PHOTOGRAPH)

Joseph Nechvatal (Multimedia Artist, Paris + author of punctum’s forthcoming DESTROYER OF NAIVETES) + Ed Keller (Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design)



About josephnechvatal

Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer software animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation’s computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora. Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK and occasionally teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA). His book of essays “Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993-2006)” was published by Edgewise Press in 2009. In 2011 his book “Immersion Into Noise” was published by the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with Open Humanities Press You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage here:
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