Art, Remix, and Supercomputers

Thursday, February 7, 2013 ( 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm )

Location: Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Art, Remix, and Supercomputers
A talk by Jeff Thompson
Assistant Professor, Digital Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In his presentation, Jeff Thompson will discuss his artistic practice, which merges image-making, sculpture, code, hacking, and remix, including recent work in collaboration with the Holland Computing Center, the supercomputing facility for the University of Nebraska. Topics will range from ringtones, data visualization as remix, the MP3, pixel sorting, and the possibilities for open source ideology in the arts.

BIOGRAPHY

Jeff Thompson received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Rutgers University. He is currently Assistant Professor of New Genres and Digital Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where he is also artist-in-residence at the Holland Computing Center, the supercomputing facility for the University of Nebraska system.

Thompson has exhibited and performed his work internationally, most recently at the Sheldon Museum of Art, the Taubman Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Jersey City Museum, Weisman Art Museum, Hunter College, White Box Gallery, and Museo Arte Contemporaneo in Argentina. Recent commissions include Rhizome.org, Turbulence.org, and a large Nebraska Research Initiative grant through the Holland Computing Center for the creation of a public artwork.

In addition to his studio practice, Thompson is an active curator, recently mounting exhibitions with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Art MicroPatronage. He is currently a co-director of Drift Station, a gallery that regularly curates international, experimental exhibitions in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.