Greg J. Smith (@gr3gjsmith) is a Toronto-based writer, curator and editor interested in media art and its broader cultural implications. Smith is the Editor-in-Chief of HOLO, a magazine that chronicles ‘emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology,’ and a Contributing Editor at Creative Applications Network, a leading publisher of international media arts news and reviews. Smith lectures widely on media art; over the last decade, he has developed and taught a range of courses that explored data, representation, urbanism, and web culture for several Ontario postsecondary programs.
In this presentation, Smith presents a thoughtful survey of his personal "touchstones" in the history of interactive and computational new media arts. Smith's presentation includes a special focus on projects that involve full-body musical interfaces, a consideration of their interaction paradigms, and a broader commentary on key differences between tools versus instruments in interactive art. In addition, Smith will discuss his publishing activities at CreativeApplications and HOLO, including a discussion about what artists have to do to get noticed, and the fragility of the interconnected information ecosystems that we call home.
Refreshments will be served. Open to the public.
This lecture is made possible by the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.