Monday, October 10, 2011

[HvEXAS] Detail View: Michael Century talk | Tues. 10/11, 12 PM | EMPAC

Michael Century: Extraordinary Freedom Machines: Vignettes in the History of a Multimedia Century
Tuesday, October 11, 12 PM
Troy, NY

In the second installment of this three-part lecture series, Rensselaer professor Michael Century presents a fresh reading of today's experimental media art scene by surveying key works, personalities and movements of the past century and laying out a framework for forecasting its future.

II. The Panacea That Failed, 1948-1974, balances the celebratory heyday of art and technology against a rising tide of disillusionment and media-archeological irony.

Evelyn's Café will be open from 11:30 AM to 2 PM for Eat Local Lunch.

+ Video of the first installment (09/27):

Free two-hour parking is available on 8th Street and College Avenue adjacent to EMPAC.

Additional event information can be found on the EMPAC website: Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.

Michael Century is a professor of new media and music in the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also leads the Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble. In his early career, he worked at the Banff Centre for the Arts, heading its inter-arts program and founding the renowned new media research and production unit. During the 1990s, he worked as program director at a national IT lab, and as policy advisor for art and new technology to the Department of Canadian Heritage. As a new media consultant, Century advised numerous clients, notably authoring the widely cited report Pathways to Innovation in Digital Culture for The Rockefeller Foundation.


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
110 8th Street 
Troy, NY  12180
Box Office: 518.276.3921

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