Francine Snyder – Rauschenberg Foundation
Jason Varone – IFA
Ralph Baylor – Frick
Louisa Wood Ruby – Frick
Gabriel Rodriguez – Columbia
Martha Hollander – Hofstra
Emily Spratt – Princeton
Kimon Keramidas – NYU
Maribel Hidalgo Urbaneja – University of Glasgow
New NYCDAH Website – art.nycdh.org
- Now we have our own customizable wordpress theme. Will better serve our purposes. Could also make this a public facing site, Google searchable.
- Do we want to make sure that only NY area people join? This may be useful later on, especially if we start to attract hordes of members.
- Rauschenberg Foundation – Art and technology. 50th anniversary of EAT (Experiments in Art and Technology). October 14th-23rd was the original run of the armory exhibition, October 14th would be a great day for the symposium.
- FS has started a conversation with Jer Thorp, also a connection with MIT (MIT Digital Group?)
- Half-day: Intro, keynote, panel. If possible some sort of meetup after the symposium, could have the panel discuss submissions.
- ES brings up that the European Conference on Computer Vision is happening simultaneously. Maybe we could hold it the next week.
- Programming sounds like a lot to do in one day, perhaps we could have pre-submissions and vet the questions so that certain topics don’t monopolize the conversation.
- Have to find a way to get a larger audience, but also to find computer scientists who are specifically interested in art historical research and pedagogy. The overlap is not very large. Perhaps we could engage on a broader level, undergraduate education for example. People are going to be coming for teaching and for research.
- Our original model was the New Museum’s 7 on 7 conference, artists and engineers collaborate.
- KK is not in favor of a keynote speaker. He believes that since we don’t have a large constituency yet we should have our local group present to outsiders.
- FS: Can’t forget the Rauschenberg’s mission, need to talk about art and technology. Could talk about how artists are using data, rather than just art historians.
- Rauschenberg Foundation wants to livestream it. IFA has a mobile livestream setup, but would stream through IFA website.
- ES: Aim to record the status quo and see where we are headed. Could publish and edit the conversations that we have, could archive them and come back to them later.
- Could showcase projects by artists like Matthew Epler and then have an open conversation.
- Deena Engel: Computer scientist working at NYU, is working with her students at MoMA with old computer art, trying to update to view on current tech, interesting questions of artist’s intent.
- ES: we could involve Rick Johnson, he scans the back of paintings and drawings and analyzes thread counts etc.
- A discussion ensues concerning whether we should organize around CAA.
- EAT datascape from SciencesPo.