Revisiting the Collaboration Gala

08 Apr, 2015

Revisiting the Collaboration Gala

BCNM turned ten! To celebrate a decade of new media, we came together to share artistic performances, talks, and interactive art over dinner on Friday, April 3rd.

The evening featured music curated by CNMAT Director Ed Campion and programmer Jeff Lublow. As guests arrived, they were able to test out the research of our graduate students while creating art. Laura Devendorf, a PhD candidate in Information, featured Man as Machine, in which participants tried to draw a shape by following a machine's laser pointer. The result was a unique artwork created through guests' individual and distinct variances from the laser's outline. Meanwhile, Lark Buckingham, MFA candidate in Art Practice, measured heart rates and mapped this activity into colorful art on a screen, showcasing the beauty in variation and questioning the value of all the body and wearable data we receive.

Vice Provost of Strategic Academic and Facilities Planning Andrew Szeri offered an introduction and toast to the evening, followed by speeches from Gail de Kosnik on the Color of New Media, Greg Niemeyer on ten years in new media, and former and current staff Susan Miller and Lara Wolfe on working with the Center for New Media.

Naomi Bragin, a PhD candidate in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, concluded the evening by dancing to music Rama Gottfried, a PhD candidate in Music, had interleaved with sound recordings from the event.

We were thrilled to have so many of our supporters and well-wishers at the event, and would especially like to thank Foreign Cinema for hosting us, and President of the Advisory Board Perrin Meyer for his technical assistance.