Festival Details - "Lecture: History of Art & Technology"...
Start: Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:00PM
End: Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:00PM
In conjunction with our special exhibition Van Gogh Alive, the Museum presents a special lecture by George Fifield, founder and director of Boston Cyberarts, Inc. As an expert on the intersection of arts and technology, Fifield’s talk will offer a valuable historical perspective on the ways technology has impacted the history of art.
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George Fifield is a media arts curator, writer, teacher, and artist. He is the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts, Inc., a nonprofit arts organization that produced the biennial Boston Cyberarts Festival and currently manages The Boston Cyberarts Gallery inside the Green Street MBTA station on the Orange line. Fifield is a long-time Jamaica Plain resident. From 1993 to 2006, Fifield was curator of new media at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA.
The Boston Cyberarts Festival celebrated a long tradition of technological and artistic innovation throughout Massachusetts from 1999 through 2011. The festival showcased artists and high-technology professionals from around the world who use new technology to advance traditional visual and performing arts disciplines. Boston Cyberarts also works on a variety of special projects in Boston, including Art on the Marquee, in partnership with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Boston Cyberarts, the National Park Service, and the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance are also collaborating on an ongoing project to commission public algorithmic art for display on the LED screens at the park Welcome Center on the Greenway between Faneuil Hall and the Ferry Ticket Center on Long Wharf.
Fifield was nominated for the Boston Art Commission by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
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