• November 1, 2018, 2–4 p.m.

Chicago New Media Symposium

Featuring: Christiane Paul, Oliver Grau, Dan Sandin, Tom DeFanti, Ellen Sandor, Jon Cates, Jamie Fenton, Sabrina Raaf

Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago

400 South Peoria Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60607

View of a Generative Systems classroom, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, c. 1976. 

Join the Video Game Art Gallery for a one-day symposium featuring artists and scholars in conversation about Chicago’s history of new media between 1950 and 2000. Confirmed speakers include Christiane Paul, Curator of New Media Art at the Whitney Museum; Oliver Grau, founder in the field of Media Art Histories and faculty at Danube University in Austria; Ellen Sandor, artist and co-editor of New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts; Dan Sandin, Professor Emeritus of the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he co-founded and co-directed the Electronic Visualization Laboratory; Tom DeFanti, Senior Research Scientist, Calit2 at University of California San Diego and Distinguished Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Co-founder and Co-director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory; Jamie Faye Fenton, software developer for key systems used by artists in the exhibition; Sabrina Raaf, artist and associate professor, School of Art & Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Jon Cates, artist, associate professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and curator of Chicago New Media 1973-1992.

This event is free and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible.