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Joel Slayton

Computing in the Arts Lecture Series

April 29, 2021
5:00 p.m. PDT
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Joel Slayton is a pioneering artists, researcher, and curator with over 35 years of experience involving art and technology. His work engages a wide range of practice including media, installation and performance and has been featured in over 200 exhibitions around the world. Joel is Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University where he was Founding Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media (1984). Joel Slayton was the 2019 Stanford Medical School Sterling Visiting Scholar in the Department of Chemical and Systems and Biology. In 2018 Joel curated the LAST Festival (Life-Art-Science-Technology) presented at the SLAC National Accelerator. From 2008-2016, Joel Slayton was Executive Director of the ZERO1 Biennial, an international program celebrating creativity and innovation in the arts held in Silicon Valley. Joel serves on the Board of Directors of LEONARDO ISAST (International Society for Arts, Science, and Technology), where he founded and was Executive Editor for the LEONARDO – MIT Press Book Series on new media. Since 1999 he has been a Senior Fellow of the Silicon Valley American Leadership Forum.

Presentation Description:

Joel Slayton will be discussing the evolution and influences of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University. CADRE is an Organized Research Unit of the university enabling faculty and students to experiment with digital media and culture. Joel will also share some of his professional activities shaped by the CADRE experience including that of C5 Corporation, ZERO1, and his new initiative,  The L&J Ranch, exploring land-use as it relates to sense-of-place.