The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the second lecturer, Zach Poff, of their 2011-2012 Visiting Artist series. The artist will present a public lecture titled “New Media in Art: Creativity as Commentary in a Computerized World” on Monday October 3rd at 7pm in Lord Hall room 100 on the University of Maine campus in Orono.
Artists can exploit the flexibility and currency of information technology to challenge the values of a culture that is being transformed by it. In this presentation, Zach Poff will introduce artworks that employ collaborative authorship, interactivity and emergence as tactics to explore political speech, broadcast media, and public discourse.
Zach Poff is a New York area digital media artist, educator, and maker-of-things. Through his artwork, teaching, and software he examines the tremendous opportunities and challenges that arise from the translation of our experiences into “information”. His recent work has been focused on how traditional broadcasting reverberates into digital media and influences notions of an emerging post-broadcast discourse. For more information on Zach Poff visit his website www.zachpoff.com.
This event is supported by the Intermedia MFA Program and the University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series.