Artist-Audience Relations in the Age of Social Media

MIT Building 4, Room 231 Cambridge, MA

Nancy Baym asks, "How does direct access to fans change what it means to be an artist? What rewards are there that weren't before?"

Script as Image

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Jeffrey Hamburger surveys the many aspects of medieval script as a pictorial form, using examples from Late Antiquity to the late Middle Ages and beyond.

Gediminas Urbonas

MIT Building 4, Room 231 Cambridge, MA

Gediminas Urbonas is artist and educator, and co-founder of Urbonas Studio, an interdisciplinary research program that advocates for the reclamation of public culture.

Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba

MIT Building 4, Room 231 Cambridge, MA

Coco Fusco explores the work of performance artists from the 1980s to the present and examines how the Cuban state has wielded influence over performance.

John Jennings: “The Cipher Back to Here”

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

John Jennings is an Associate Professor of Art and Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York. He is the co-author of the graphic novel The Hole: Consumer Culture, Vol. 1.

How Did the Computer Learn to See?

MIT Building 3, Room 133 33 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Did computers learn to see by modernity's most highly evolved technologies of vision, or, as Alexander Galloway argues, from sculpture?

“Hands On” Workshop and Demo

MIT Building 4, Room 145 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge, MA

Learn how to draw the hand and why you couldn’t do it before.

Desktop Reveries: Hand, Software, and the Space of Japanese Artist Animation

MIT Building 56, Room 114 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Seeking to unravel the analytical split between the "drawn" and the "digital" in animation and media studies more broadly, Paul Roquet’s project moves back and forth between two desktops: the hard surface of the drawing table and the pixelated surface of the screen.

Civic Arts Series: Erik Loyer

MIT Building E15, Room 001 ("The Cube") 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Erik Loyer's award-winning work explores new blends of game dynamics, poetic expression and interactive visual storytelling.

Thomas Allen Harris: “Collective Wisdom” Keynote

MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

In conversation with MIT Professor Vivek Bald, critically-acclaimed filmmaker and artist Thomas Allen Harris will reveal his process, experiences, and unexpected outcomes working with communities in online and offline shared spaces and places. Livestream starting at 5pm.

Civic Arts Series: Daniel Bacchieri

MIT Building E15, Room 001 ("The Cube") 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Brazilian journalist Daniel Bacchieri and his StreetMusicMap collaborators are exploring the creative possibilities of collective story-telling through performance.

Civic Arts Series: Myron Dewey

MIT Building E15, Room 001 ("The Cube") 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Myron Dewey has pioneered the blending of citizen monitoring, documentary filmmaking, and social networking in the cause of environment, social justice and indigenous people's rights.

Civic Arts Series: “Thumbs Type and Swipe” featuring DIS’s Lauren Boyle

MIT Building 4, Room 270 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge, MA

DIS enlists leading artists and thinkers to expand the reach of key conversations bubbling up through contemporary art, culture, philosophy, and technology, with the aim to inspire, inform and mobilize a generation around the urgent issues facing us today and tomorrow.