Emergent Visions: Adjacency and Urban Screens

Event Date 30 Mar 2018 09:00 AM (Fri) - 01 Apr 2018 07:00 PM (Sun)
Venue School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (Location Map)
Organiser School of Art, Design and Media , Nanyang Technological University (Email :  Tel/Fax : +65 65138679)

Event Info

Emergent Visions: Adjacency and Urban Screens

Fri, March 30 - Sun, April 1, 2018

Venue: Stereoscopic 3D Theatre, ART 2-15, Level 2


Emergent Visions gathers a group of international artists, curators, and scholars for dialogue and thoughtful critique concerning the diverse frames and practices through which we might recognize the emergent and evocative visions, affects, and practices potentiated in and around urban screens. Hosted by The School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, with support and collaboration from Indiana University and the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at University of Texas Dallas, this symposium provides a platform for expanding our conceptions of mediated public space, and for developing modes of inquiry that reflect upon, and even challenge how we might newly engage with these spaces and surfaces – from various scales and contexts and with great sensitivity to a range of perspectives.


Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Krzysztof Wodiczko, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Friday, 30 March 5:00-6:45pm (followed by reception)


• Refik Anadol, media artist and Visiting Assistant Researcher UCLA Design and Media Arts

• Maurice Benayoun, Professor, City University, Hong Kong

• Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies, King’s College, London

• Rose Bond, Chair of the Animated Arts department and the Institute Director for Boundary Crossings at Pacific Northwest College of Art

• Yomi Braester, Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media, University of Washington

• Kyu Choi, Creative Director, British Council, Seoul, Korea

• Heidi Rae Cooley, Assoc. Professor, Film and Media Studies, University of South Carolina

• Erkki Huhtamo, Professor, UCLA Design and Media Arts

• Machiko Kusahara, Professor,  Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University

• Scott McQuire, Professor of Media and Communications, University of Melbourne

• Susa Pop, Director of Public Art Lab and Connecting Cities

• Pichaya Aime Suphavanij, Head of Exhibitions, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

• Tamiko Thiel, independent artist

• Nanna Verhoeff, Assoc. Professor, University of Utrecht Department of Media and Culture Studies

• Audrey Yue, Professor of Communication and New Media, National University of Singapore

• Elliot Woods, Kimchi and Chips

• The Screens Collective: Stephanie DeBoer, Petra Johnson, Xu Zhifeng a.k.a. SHAW, Wu Jie


Kristy H.A. Kang

Assistant Professor

School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University


Stephanie DeBoer

Associate Professor

Cinema and Media Arts/Studies, The Media School, Indiana University


Anne Balsamo


School of Art, Technology, and Emerging Communication, University of Texas at Dallas

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