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October 19 @ 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for an ATEC Celebration honoring Artist-in-Residence Lynn Hershman Leeson, Leonardo Pioneer Award winners, and celebrating Leonardo’s 50th Anniversary.
1:30 – 2:30 PM | Algorithms in Art: A Lecture Show, Artist Magda Stanová
“It’s not difficult to create something that will look like art; you just need to imitate an already existing genre or style. The challenge is to create something that will be able to trigger an art experience.”
Magda Stanová studies where, in a spectrum of different kinds of experiences (jokes, magic tricks, pleasure from solving a mathematical or scientific problem), there are thrills triggered by art. All of these experiences are contingent upon a sufficient amount of novelty.
3:00 – 5:00 PM | Artist Talk: Lynn Hershman Leeson
ATC Lecture Hall (Doors open at 2:30 PM)
Join us for an artist talk featuring ATEC Artist-in-Residence Lynn Hershman Leeson.
Over the last four decades, Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her art and films. One of the most influential media artists, Hershman Leeson is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues that are now recognized as key to the workings of society: the relationship between humans and technology, identity, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression. Over the last forty years she has made pioneering contributions to the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation and interactive as well as net-based media art.
Each day of her residency, Lynn Hershman Leeson will work with students, introduce her feature films, and give talks on her work.
7:00 PM | ATEC Celebration
ATC Lobby Steps and Media Wall
Special Recognition Award
Leonardo Pioneer Awards Ceremony
Leonardo’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Featuring performances and installations by:
3D Studio (ATC 1.910) – Leonardo Then and Now. The history of Leonardo, as encapsulated through its covers, activates the interior of the 3D Studio. The space will be transformed into an immersive environment using light, color, and movement.
Anechoic Chamber (ATC 3.809) – Professor Dean Terry and students present ongoing work with AI and Alexa devices in a performance from The Alexa Dialogues.
Animation & Games Demo (1st and 3rd Floors) – Animation faculty and students present their creative research and student work. Working with collaborators, faculty apply animation as a communication and educational tool to help spread the reach and impact of traditional research. Partners include The BrainHealth Center, The Callier Center, the University of Kentucky Medical School, Latin American historians, and more. Students are exposed to true studio environments through which the development of short films, theory, and processes are explored.
Animation & Games Showcase Space (2nd Floor)
ArtSciLab Leonardo Slam (ATC 1.305) – Leonardo 50th Anniversary Celebrations have occurred on all continents. In Colombia, they wrote a Leonardo Manifesto. At Ars Electronica, a weird Leonardo Slam took place. UT Dallas participants are invited to join our mystery slammers and do something strange.
Critical Media Studies Showcase Space (1st Floor)
Design & Production Showcase Space (2nd Floor)
Fashioning Circuits, Studio for Mediating Play, SP&CE Media, and the Feminist MakerSpace (ATC Lobby) – The Kitchen Table. Commune at our kitchen table as we put the finishing touches on the tapestry from Monday’s Stitch n’ Glitch event.
LabSynthE (ATC Lobby) – One Breath Poem, Telephone Edition. One Breath Poem is a participatory art and technology project that synthesizes poetry, sound, and performance. We invite visitors to breathe into our tin can telephone to emancipate the sound of John Cage’s silent pauses during a recording made in Dallas. LabSynthE highlights how a universal performative unit of life (breath) is a mechanism for contemplative listening. Purposeful breathing initiates a multi-modal sound sculpture.
Public Interactives Research Lab (ATC 1.705) – Working with materials gathered from Lynn Hershman Leeson’s art, particularly the films screened during the week, PIRL hosts an interactive media environment, comprised of immersive video walls, an ambient soundscape, and a telephonic installation.
Live Music Performance (ATC Lobby) – DJ Kane