Jon Meyer at Thursday Club Event, Goldsmiths, London, 15th February



*THURSDAY CLUB EVENT* on *15 FEBRUARY* with *JON MEYER*

Supported by the Goldsmiths DIGITAL STUDIOS and the Goldsmiths GRADUATE SCHOOL

6pm until 8pm, Seminar Rooms at Ben Pimlott Building (Ground Floor, right), Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14 6NW

FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME

*DIGITAL ART IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART CONTEXT *

If you are a digital artist wishing to present work in the contemporary art context, you face some practical, cultural and theoretical hurdles. In this talk I’ll discuss some of these challenges, drawing on lessons I’ve learned as a computer scientist studying on the Goldsmiths MFA in Fine Art program. I’ll show work I’ve done as part of the program and talk about common responses. My goal is to start a discussion about useful strategies for contemporary artists using digital media.

JON MEYER is a digital artist, working in London and New York. Meyer received a B.A. in Artificial Intelligence from Sussex University and an M.S. in Computer Science from New York University. His artwork has been in group shows in New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles and Osaka, including the SIGGRAPH 2005. He is currently in the final year of his M.F.A in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Jon has over fifteen years of experience in the software industry, specializing in computer graphics, animation, and user interfaces. He worked as a Program Manager on the Sparkle team at Microsoft and as a Research Scientist at New York University’s Media Research Laboratory. Jon has taught multimedia at NYU and at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design.

www.jonmeyer.com

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