The Future is Dead.
Long Live the Future: A Mad Art Journey Through Some Unmovieish Movie Making Machines.
Wednesday April 13
4:00 - 5:00 PM, 
Room 1202, CSE Building

Abstract
Mad artist Amy Alexander presents a few of her recent inventions for creating live audiovisuals and real time cinema in non "movie" contexts. Interwoven with her own work will be some historical examples of audiovisual and other arty inventions, with an eye toward considering the role of the mad artist in inventing the future.

Biography
Amy Alexander is a digital media, audiovisual and performance artist who has also worked in film, video, music, tactical media and information technology. She has been making films since 1990 and creating art through programming since 1994. Much of Alexander’s work is performance-­based, often working at intersections of cinema, performing arts, humor, politics, and popular culture. Her current research and practice focuses on expanded approaches to the moving image that reflect contemporary cultural and technological shifts. Alexander has performed and exhibited internationally in clubs and on the street as well as in festivals, museums and on the Internet. She has written and lectured on software art, software as culture, and audiovisual performance, and she has served as a reviewer for festivals and commissions for digital media art, video, and computer music. She was a founding organizer of the runme.org software repository, and she has done residencies at The Media Centre in Huddersfield, UK, and the iota Center in Los Angeles. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego.

More information at: http://amy-alexander.com