KIBLIX 2019 Lecture / Workshop Michael Takeo Magruder

Lecture / Workshop
MMC KIBLA, Thursday, 5 December, at 2 pm (workshop); at 6 pm (lecture)

Michael Takeo Magruder
VR Art in the Post-Digital Age: aesthetic and critical explorations of virtual technologies and contexts in contemporary art practice

> Lecture, Thursday, 5 December, at 6 pm

In this lecture, visual artist and researcher Michael Takeo Magruder (US/UK, will discuss his work using real-time virtual environments and immersive technologies within contemporary art practice. Michael will showcase and discuss several of his internationally-acclaimed projects in this area that he and his collaborators have produced over the past twenty years.

Imaginary Cities

De/coding the Apocalypse

Data Sea

Visions of Our Communal Dreams

> Workshop, Thursday, 5 December, at 2 pm

In this sharing and discussion workshop, visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder will demonstrate several of his award-winning art projects that use virtual world technologies and the latest generation of VR headsets. Participants are invited to bring their own work-in-progress VR projects and concepts to discuss with Michael and the group.

The workshop is free of charge. Registration is open until Monday, December 2 (evening):

Michael Takeo Magruder is a visual artist and researcher who works with new media including real-time data, digital archives, immersive environments, mobile devices and virtual worlds. His practice explores concepts ranging from media criticism and aesthetic journalism to digital formalism and computational aesthetics, deploying Information Age technologies and systems to examine our networked, media-rich world. In the last 20 years, Michael’s projects have been showcased in over 290 exhibitions in 35 countries, and his art has been widely supported by numerous funding bodies and public galleries within the UK, US and EU.

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