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[FATE] Foundations in Art: Theory and Education’s 16th Biennial Conference: April 6th-8th, 2017

I’ll be participating in the SECAC Affiliate Session: Project Share Mix Tape panel discussion chaired by Lily Kuonen from Jacksonville University to discuss the “GIF Color Chart” project in my Design & Color course at Texas Christian University.

[CAA] Unmanned Aircraft Art Vehicles (UAAV): Opportunities, Pitfalls, and Implications: February 15th, 2017: 1:30–3:00 PM
Room: Beekman Parlor, 2nd Floor, New York Hilton Midtown

I’ll be co-chairing this panel discussion with Assistant Professor of Art Adam Fung and the following partipants:

Dr. Isabella Streffen
Paul Catanese
Fritz Horstman
Matt Kenyon

Abstract: This panel examines and discusses the use of unmanned air systems (drones), vehicles, and programming in creative fields of study. While offering insight into how artists are working with these evolving and emerging systems, especially in an ever changing environment of current and pending legislation, this panel will also draw parallels between drones and impact of portable video recorders on the arts in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

In looking back on specific histories of art and technology, we will reference shifts in artistic production but perhaps more importantly, pose the question of how will these new abilities, access, perspectives, and possibly restrictions on technology be reflected in art practice of the future?

By offering artists new visual perspectives and production value previously unattainable without substantial funding, drones offer access to both reference and production imagery which have significantly impacted the speed and scope of answered questions and desired research in the artists’ studio. The immediate ability to explore our physical world untethered and share this information is both empowering and overwhelming to the artist; who are unbounded, albeit for the span of our battery life.

Our aim is to provide a wide range of reports from the field, to give a sense of current projects engaging these topics and technologies, and perhaps forge new collaborative possibilities within this group of participants as well as attendees to the panel discussion.