Electronic Art and Intermedia New Forms of Research and Creative Activity

FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: Philip K. McKinley
FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: Philip K. McKinley

Artificial Life in Science and Engineering: The increasing interaction between computing technology and the physical world requires that systems be able to adapt to changing conditions, compensate for failures, and even fend off attacks, all with minimal human intervention.  Robust operation is especially important for remote autonomous systems, such as wireless sensor networks and robot […]

FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: Brian O’Shea
FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: Brian O'Shea

Art, Astronomy, and Aesthetics: Art and astronomy have always been closely related, and in many ways have grown closer in the modern era.  The visualization of astronomical data, from observation and from simulations, produces informative and aesthetically pleasing images that can be appreciated on many levels.  I will discuss some of my experiences collaborating with […]

FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: Ken Feingold
FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: Ken Feingold

The Software Unconscious: Associative Linking and the Appearance of Mind: “In this talk I will discuss the underlying conceptual framework for the intersection of my work as an artist and as a psychoanalyst. The primary process of the unconscious mind and its relevance to algorithms created for artworks that ‘understand’ language are discussed in their […]

FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: Robert Root-Bernstein
FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: Robert Root-Bernstein

ArtScience: Personal Reflections on a New Old Field: What is ArtScience? How did it evolve? How did I become interested in it? Why is it worth pursuing? How do I use it in my life and work? Where might it take us? And why does it scare the *&#> out some people?

FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: John Fillwalk
FFT Symposium Guest Lecturer: John Fillwalk

Hybrid Spaces: Intermedial Approaches to Physical and Virtual Environments: The Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts at Ball State University is an interdisciplinary group of artists, scholars and designers creating interfaces and installations that bridge physical and virtual environments. This presentation will survey our hybrid reality artworks employing technologies including client-side interaction, web service API’s, media […]

Professor Adam Brown collaborates with BEACON
Professor Adam Brown collaborates with BEACON

Did you know that BEACON has an artist-in-residence? Adam Brown, Associate Professor of Electronic Art and Intermedia at MSU, is working on an art exhibit that will demonstrate the concept of evolution in action. The project will be comprised of approximately 150 three-dimensional glowing, sensing and audio-producing sculptural robots. Robotic units will be mounted on […]

New Laboratory
New Laboratory

The Form From Thought Laboratory (FFT Lab) is an extension of the emerging area of Electronic Art and Intermedia in the Department of Art, Art History and Design. The Lab offers a collaborative research and studio environment. It  is a brand new, state of the art electronic fabrication, prototyping and sculpture facility designed for research […]

Guest Lecture Series: Ben Lewis
Guest Lecture Series: Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis is an award-winning documentary film-maker, author and art critic, whose films are invariably commissioned by the BBC, Arte and a long list of broadcasters from Europe, North America and Australia. Among his credits are “The King of Communism: the pomp and pageantry Nicolae Ceausescu”, which won a Grierson Award in 2002, and “Hammer […]

MSU Faculty Biennale Exhibition
MSU Faculty Biennale Exhibition