Symposium: Beyond GRAMMATRON

When: 15th Sep 2017, 09:30 - 15th Sep 2017, 17:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: Computer Arts Society
Price: Free

Join us for the 20-year anniversary celebration of GRAMMATRON, the groundbreaking work of net art by Mark Amerika.

The "Beyond GRAMMATRON: 20 Years into the Future" symposium and exhibition features presentations and panels focused on the convergence of net art and electronic literature as well as the curation and archiving of historical works of digital art.

Symposium participants include Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum of American Art and New School), Frieder Nake (University of Bremen), Marc Garrett (Furtherfield Gallery), Dene Grigar (Washington State University Vancouver and President, Electronic Literature Organization), Beryl Graham (University of Sunderland), Arnaud Regnauld (University of Paris 8), Gary Hall (Coventry University), Sue Thomas (Bournemouth University), and Kerry Doran (Director of Postmasters Gallery).

The event includes a pop-up exhibition curated by Dene Grigar and is chaired by Nick Lambert, Head of Research at Ravensbourne and Chair of the British Computer Arts Society. The festivities will also include a rare spoken word performance of GRAMMATRON by artist Mark Amerika (University of Colorado).

Symposium Schedule

9:30 - 10:00: "Introductory Remarks:" Nicholas Lambert, Head of Research at Ravensbourne and Chair of the British Computer Arts Society

10:00 - 11:00: Morning Keynote: Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum of American Art and New School

11:00 - 12:00: "Curating the Net and Beyond:" Kerry Doran, Director of Postmasters Gallery; Marc Garrett, Furtherfield Gallery

12:00 - 12:30: Frieder Nake, University of Bremen

12:30 - 1:15: Lunch

1:15 - 2:15: "Preserving Digital Art:" Dene Grigar, President, Electronic Literature Organization, and Director and Professor, Creative Media & Digital Culture, Washington State University Vancouver; Beryl Graham, University of Sunderland; Christiane Paul; Sue Thomas, Bournemouth University

2:15 - 2:45: Arnaud Regnauld, University of Paris 8

2:45 - 3:15: Gary Hall, Coventry University

3:15 - 3:45: Maria Mencia, Senior Lecturer in New Media Theory and Digital Media Practice in the School of Performance and Screen Studies at Kingston University, UK

3:45 - 4:00: Break

4:00 - 5:00: "Performance and Dialogue featuring Mark Amerika:" Mark Amerika, Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder; with Nicholas Lambert and Dene Grigar