THUMBNAIL: Picasso's sculpture Head of a Woman
APR 26 / Princeton University Art Museum
Staff from the Princeton University Art Museum will discuss its web and kiosk projects. [ more ]

Living With Creative Machines: An Improvisor Reflects

In this talk, the author intertwines his extensive personal history in the field of interactive computer music with a set of historiographical issues concerning the field of interactivity, its documentation, and its relationship with improvisation, race, and culture.

George Lewis, improvisor-trombonist, composer and computer/installation artist, studied composition with Muhal
Richard Abrams at the AACM School of Music, and trombone with Dean Hey. The recipient of a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship in 2002, a Cal Arts/Alpert Award in the Arts in 1999, and numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lewis has explored electronic and computer music, computer-based multimedia installations, text-sound works, and notated forms. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971, Lewis's work as composer, improvisor, performer and interpreter is documented on more than 120 recordings. His oral history is archived in Yale University's collection of "Major Figures in American Music," and his published articles on music, experimental video, visual art, and cultural studies have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and edited volumes. His forthcoming book, "Power
Stronger Than Itself: The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians" will be published by the University of Chicago Press. Lewis is currently the Edwin H. Case Professor of Music at Columbia University.

THUMBNAIL: artwork by jennifer & kevin mccoy
Presented 11/16/04 - Jennifer & Kevin McCoy
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are Brooklyn-based artists who make projects about how human thinking is structured through genre and repetition... [ more ]
THUMBNAIL: artwork by tony oursler
Presented 02/22/05 - Tony Oursler
It comes down to shining light. Light passing through objects, space, playing on a surface forming a new skin. Physics tells us this: we see light not objects... [ more ]
THUMBNAIL: artwork by george lewis
Presented 03/02/2005 - George Lewis
George Lewis is a composer, performer, and computer/installation artist and a recipient of several awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. [ more ]
THUMBNAIL: artwork by golan levin
Presented 03/09/2005 - Golan Levin
This work represents a personal inquiry into abstract communications protocols. In my process, I generally create new communications systems to explore such protocols... [ more ]
THUMBNAIL: artwork by paul lansky
Presented 03/24/2005 - Paul Lansky
A funny thing happened to Paul Lansky on the way to the computer... [ more ]
THUMBNAIL: artwork by justine cassell
Presented 04/14/2005 - Justine Cassell
Once machines have human-like capabilities, can they be used to evoke the best communicative skills that humans are capable of, the richest learning?... [ more ]