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Spring Visiting Artists & Designers Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 //

Norie Neumark
Thursday, February 3rd at 7:30
ITE lecture hall 7

Norie Neumark is a sound/media artist and theorist, and Chair and Professor in the Cinema and Media Studies Program at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She exhibits internationally, and has published widely, including Voice: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media and At a Distance: Precursors to Internet Art and Activism through MIT Press. Neumark regularly collaborates with Maria Miranda as Out-of-Sync and over the last 6 years they have created performative encounters in public places. Her research interests include: sound and voice, curation, media art aesthetics, interdisciplinary and cross media art, and performing public spaces.

Joseph Nechteval
Monday, February 21st at 4:30
A.O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Joseph Nechvatal of The School of Visual Arts in New York and Galerie Richard, Paris, arrives at hermaphroditic abstractions weirdly in tune with the cultural white noise of the present moment via computer hybridization of components of male and female sexual anatomy. In attaining this viractual state for something between virtual and actual, Nechvatal's work is simultaneously classical and futuristic-part anatomical rendering, part forensic voyeurism.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 12:00
Fine Arts Recital Hall

MATMOS is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel. Marrying the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music, the two quickly became known for their highly unusual sound sources: amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, water hitting copper plates, liposuction surgery, contact microphones on human hair, the sound of a frozen stream thawing in the sun, a five gallon bucket of oatmeal, etc. These raw materials are manipulated into surprisingly accessible forms, and often supplemented by traditional musical instruments played by the group's large circle of friends and collaborators.

In 2001 they were asked to collaborate with the Icelandic singer Bjork on her Vespertine album, and subsequently embarked on two world tours as part of her band. Their most recent albums are collaborative: Treasure State, a collaboration with the Brooklyn-based quartet So Percussion; and Simulta- neous Quodlibet, a collaboration with Wobby and Lesser.

Craig Mod
Monday, March 28th at 7:00
ITE Lecture Hall 7

Craig Mod is a writer, designer, publisher and developer concerned with the future of books, publishing and storytelling. Not to be overly hyperbolic, but I think we're living in the most exciting time in history for publishing. Gutenberg shmutenberg - he didn't have the internet, print on demand, Kindles or the iPad. Craig is also co-author and designer of Art Space Tokyo, an intimate guide to the Tokyo art world. Since October 2010, he's been in Palo Alto collaborating with the amazing folks at Flipboard.