Library and IMA present Media Arts Day 2024 Jan. 18
The Georgia Tech Library and Interdisciplinary Media Arts Center (IMA) are proud to bring Media Arts Day 2024 to campus Thursday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in various locations throughout the Library.
“This event is a celebration of new ways of learning and creating knowledge born from the intersection of arts and technology,” said Yanni Loukissas, director of IMA. “It marries the Library’s reputation as a space for experimentation, connection, and communication with the School of Literature, Media and Communication’s work defining new models of intellectual inquiry and practice.”
Media Arts Day 2024 events
Join a panel of Georgia Tech faculty Thursday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Library’s Scholars Event Network Theater, located on the first floor of Price Gilbert, as they discuss how they use media arts in their classes.
Moderated by Loukissas, this panel will include:
- Dr. Danielle Willkens, associate professor in the School of Architecture;
- Dr. Mary Ann Weitnauer, professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering;
- Mark Leibert, professor of the practice in the School of Literature, Media and Communication; and
- John Thornton, senior academic professional in the School of Literature, Media and Communication.
Join the Georgia Tech Library and IMA Thursday, Jan. 18 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for the first “Bubbling Up” faculty mixer of 2024. The topic is “Media Arts.”
This event will be held in Price Gilbert Memorial Library’s fourth floor Faculty Research Zone. To RSVP for an accurate count for food and beverages, please click here.
All faculty and post-docs who research, teach, or are interested in Media Art are welcome to make low pressure, conversational connections around campus.
Join Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Librarian Alison Valk Thursday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Georgia Tech Library’s Scholars Event Network Theater, located on the first floor of Price Gilbert, to explore her course “Empathy Bytes.”
This program will include both a presentation and interactive demonstration of the student-led digital archive.
Pulling in technology and techniques from virtual and augmented reality, 3D modeling, and media production, Valk’s Vertically Integrated Project “Empathy Bytes” builds an immersive digital archive of interviews, photographs, multimedia, and writings from diverse communities with connections to Georgia Tech.
- What is on the Price Gilbert windows?: Live Lost in the Stacks recording with the Library’s Artist-in-Residence, Tristan Al-Haddad
Join Library Artist-in-Residence Tristan Al-Haddad Thursday, Jan. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Georgia Tech Library’s Scholars Event Network Theater, located on the first floor of Price Gilbert, for a live Lost in the Stacks podcast recording.
Al-Haddad will be joined by Ph.D. student Gerry Chen. They will discuss using emerging technologies to achieve specific artistic visions, focusing on Al-Haddad’s “RAW AIR” mural project on Price Gilbert’s windows. Additionally, they’ll explore the fusion of art and technology and learn how experts leverage modern tools for innovative expression.
About the Interdisciplinary Media Arts Center
The Interdisciplinary Media Arts Center (IMA) champions the fusion of arts and tech to bring public attention to the social and cultural implications of science and technology.
It is a partnership of the Georgia Tech Library and the School of Literature, Media and Communication. The Library is a space for experimentation, connection, and communication in scholarship and creativity that seeks ways to reduce the barriers between disciplines and intellectual communities. The School of Literature, Media, and Communication defines new models of intellectual inquiry and practice that bring diverse humanistic perspectives to bear on technological invention and innovation.
The center defines Media Art broadly, as any form of creative expression—for example in the visual, literary, or performing arts—that requires or incorporates technology to be realized. The intersections of practices and media inherent to Media Art facilitate transdisciplinary collaboration and renew individual creativity. The Center aims to reduce the barriers of disciplinary silos at Georgia Tech and spur innovation in our research and artistic practices.
The Center supports three interrelated programs:
- An annual residency for media artists
- Courses that connect expressive and technical or scientific endeavors; and
- A research incubator that supports expressive projects by transdisciplinary teams.
To learn more about Media Arts at Georgia Tech, visit https://media-arts.gatech.edu/.