The 2001-2002 Beall Center ITAC Series provides a forum for lectures and demonstrations by visiting researchers to present their current research in technology and the arts. All ITAC lectures are free and open to the public.
Artist, curator and Rhizome.org founder Mark Tribe will talk about how net art is being assimilated by museums and other mainstream art institutions. Rhizome.org is an on online platform for the international new media art community. Tribe's interests lie at the intersection of emerging technologies and contemporary art. Recent curatorial projects include the computer art section of Game Show (co-curated with Alex Galloway), an exhibition of artist's games at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, and net.ephemera, an exhibition of sketches, notes and diagrams by 25 New York-based net artists at Moving Image Gallery in New York City.
Oscar Pablo Di Liscia is Director of the Program in Electronic Composition at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (Argentina). He is a composer, computer music researcher, and Professor of Computer Music and Electronic Composition, and is currently also a Research Associate at the Laboratorio de Producción e Investigación Musical (LIPM, Buenos Aires, Argentina). He will speak about his own musical and research work, and will describe the academic program and current research at UNQ.
Ichiro Fujinaga, of the Peabody Conservatory of Music Computer Music Department, has been developing the use of exemplar-based computer learning techniques to teach computers how to recognize the sound of different musical instruments. He will describe and test these techniques in an engaging and entertaining demonstration.
Humanitech, the UCI Humanities Center, the Gassmann Electronic Music Studio, and the Beall Center for Art and Technology will host a public discussion between George Lewis, Professor of Music at UCSD and acclaimed trombonist, composer, and computer/installation artist, and Thomas Dolby, New Wave rock icon of the 80's ("She Blinded Me with Science") and founder of software music company, Beatnik, Inc. They will address such questions as "How is individual human agency enhanced or hindered by the prevalence of electronic media? To what extent does the music industry reflect on the deeper impact of its products? How has the electronic age changed/shaped the speakers' musical expression?"
The 2000-2001 ITAC Series included presentations by contemporary art theorist David Trend, music recording engineer Franz Pusch, cognitive scientist Michael D'Zmura, graphic designer David Carson, sculptor Larry Kagan, choreographer Lisa Naugle, and computer music composer Christopher Dobrian.
ITACis made possible by the Gassmann Electronic Music Studio, the Beall Center for Art and Technology, and the departments of Information and Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Music, Dance, Studio Art, and Drama.
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March 15, 2002