[artinfo] An international symposium for New Media Art at Moderna Museet

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Welcome to VERGE: An international symposium for 
New Media Art organised by The Fine Art and New 
Media Collegium and funded by the Swedish 
Research Council.

The Art and New Media Collegium has invited 
several international artists, theoreticians and 
researchers such as Maurice Benayoun, Diane 
Gromala, Bruce Sterling, Masaki Fujihata, 
Benjamin Weil and Jay Bolter.

The symposium will take place at Moderna Museet 
in Stockholm on the 8th of April 2006 
between11.00 and 20.00.
It is open for all and free of charge

Preliminary program
Friday April 7
Opening with Sabrina Raaf at Mejan Labs, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm.
For more information please see:< 
http://www.mejanlabs.se/> http://www.mejanlabs.se/

Saturday April 8
From 11 am to 8 pm at Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

We will start the day with a short presentation 
of the Collegium for Fine Art and New Media.

This presentatioin will be helda by Peter 
Hagdahl, Professor at the Royal University 
College of Fine Art in Stockholm, Nils Enlund, 
Professor at The Royal Institute for Technology 
and Cecilia Sjöholm, Phd. Head of the Aesthetics 
Program at Sodertorn University College.

Josephine Bosma, Critic. Will speak about “The 
Missing Link - The hidden history of media within 

Maurice Benayoun, Transmedia artist.

Diane Gromala, Associate Professor in Literature, 
Communication and Culture. Will speak about 
“Mediation, pain and VR”.

Bruce Sterling, Writer, Wired Magazine.

Masaki Fujihata, Professor at the Tokyo National 
University of Fine Arts and Music.

Benjamin Weil, New-media curator, will talk about 
the complexities of new-media art in the museums 

Prof. Jay Bolter will also join us in a virtual 
presentation before we round up with a 
summarizing discussion entitled “Where do we go 
from here?” together with all the speakers 
moderated by Cecilia Sjöholm, PhD.

We will also present a number of fringe 
activities at the symposium. Among others, 
”visual DJ” Panagiotis Michalatos and his 
reactive sensors will participate.

We will show a documentary about Billy Klüver and 
E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) in the 
cinema at the Moderna Museet along with a sample 
of the Scandinavian new-media art scene.

Dates:	7th and 8th of April 2006

Place:	Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden

More information:	 http://www.kkh.se/newmedia/

Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Project coordinator
+46 – 70 77 55 014 / jonatan at kkh.se

Peter Hagdahl, Professor, Royal University College of Fine Art
Peter.hagdahl at kkh.se

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