Department of Digital Art Fall 2013 Lecture Series

4 Wednesdays from 12:45pm – 1:45pm in Myrtle Hall – Lecture Rm 4E-3, 4th Floor
200 Willoughby Ave Brooklyn, NY | ddals@pratt.edu | 718.636.3411



Wed., Nov. 13th 12:45-1:45

R. Luke DuBois   

“Sex, Lies, and Data Mining”


R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores verbal and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He will discuss his ongoing project, “A More Perfect Union,” which culls data from online dating profiles and maps it according to geographic location. His time-lapse phonography work reveals the average sonority, visual language, and vocabulary in music, film, and text. He is the director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and is represented by bitforms gallery in New York. 

This lecture is free and open to the public


Wed. Oct 30th 12:45-1:45

Claudia Hart 

“The Alices” “or Why It’s a Good Thing That New Media Doesn’t Really Work (Necessity Being the Mother of Invention)


Claudia Hart is an artist, curator, and critic who uses post-photographic simulations technology to create installations, objects, and images that question gender and identity through hyper-feminine and erotic imagery. Her multimedia installations have been shown in the United States and Europe and are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Berlin. She is represented by bitforms gallery in New York.

This lecture is free and open to the public



Wed. Oct 16th   12:45-1:45

Jeremy Gardiner “Unfolding Landscape”

Jeremy Gardiner is an award-winning digital media artist whose work interprets landscapes through geology, human activity, and forces of nature. He has collaborated with scientists and artists to create artworks that combine a variety of media including painting, drawing, computer animation, ambient sound, satellite data, and 3D printing technologies. Earlier this year, Lund Humphries published a comprehensive assessment of his work to date, titled The Art of Jeremy Gardiner, Unfolding Landscape. Gardiner—a founding member of Pratt’s Department of Digital Arts—will exhibit work in Pratt’s Digital Arts Gallery from October 7-18 in conjunction with this lecture.


Wed. Oct 2nd   12:45-1:45

Hrag Vartanian 

Hrag Vartanian

Hrag Vartanian  is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and art critic. He is the editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic (hyperallergic.com), the world’s leading art blogazine, and he maintains a prominent presence on social media in an effort to whittle away his time that could be used doing much more important things. He also writes extensively about politics in art, street art, performance art, the internet, and issues of multiculturalism. You can tweet him at @hragv and he might tweet back, but no promises.

painting by Matt Held, “Hrag” (2009)


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