Apr 25th 2017
Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age:
Urbanism is a global phenomenon, presenting us with a range of pressing issues to consider—economic, political, and material, but most of all human.
Our conference is designed to stimulate a broad-based discussion about “the urban” in the 21st century, a much more complicated concept than 19th- and 20th-century cities. This change has been much studied by social scientists, but we often overlook how these new urban centers are being experienced by their inhabitants. This Radcliffe Institute conference will take a multidisciplinary and international approach to explore the challenges and tensions that people in urban communities face today.
Mark Shepard is speaking on the “Ways of Knowing the City” panel.
Free and open to the public.
Nov 4th 2016
UB GALLERIES OPEN LATE!!!
OPEN STUDIOS, MEDIA SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES
Open Studios is an opportunity for the public to meet the next generation of artists at UB. Students in UB’s graduate programs in Art and Media Study invite the public into their studios to engage with their work in more intimate terms. (more…)
Jul 6th 2016
You can find the article here.
Apr 13th 2016
Mark Shepard’s project “False Positives” feature on the Goethe-Institut’s Streaming Egos: Digital Identities blog
Mark Shepard‘s project “False Positive” has been featured on the Goethe-Institut’s “Streaming Egos–Digital Identities” project blog.
“Streaming Egos–Digital Identities” is an artistic and discourse-based initiative of the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with the Slow Media Institut Bonn and the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. (more…)
Oct 2nd 2015
October 3-4, 2015, Brussels< Belgium:
FALSE POSITIVE, a project by Mark Shepard, Julian Oliver, and Moritz Stefaner will be installed as part of “Connecting Cities – In/Visible City” presented by iMAL, in the framework of In/Visible City 2015 and Nuit Blanche 2015. FALSE POSITIVE deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend. More info here.
Sep 1st 2015
Ars Electronica, Sept 3-7, Linz Austria
It is not just the trust we place in network infrastructure but also our willingness to trade bits of personal data for access to online services that render us vulnerable. Caught between ruse and exploit, we find ourselves subject to ever more sophisticated forms of profiling, both online and off. Yet if algorithmically generated data bodies are our future, they are also prone to error.
Mark Shepard (US), Moritz Stefaner (DE), Julian Oliver (NZ)
THU September 3-MON September 7, 2015, 10 AM-7 PM
PostCity, Central Park
May 28th 2015
Mark Shepard: Workshop, Design Fictions for Data Geographies, 6th International UBI Summer School 2015, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland June 8-13, 2015
Feb 25th 2015
Mark Shepard’s article “Predictive Geographies” is forthcoming in New Geographies 07: Geographies of Information
Feb 15th 2015
February 27-28, 2015
Jan 25th 2015
Mark Shepard Keynote talk @ Connecting Cities Prototyping Lab at Supermarket, Berlin as part of transmediale
Mark Shepard Keynote talk @ Connecting Cities Prototyping Lab at Supermarket, Berlin as part of transmediale Jan 25, 2015
Sep 9th 2014
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Keynote talk at Connecting Cities: Urban Reflections Symposium @ SUPERMARKT
September 12, 2014
Mark Shepard is delivering a keynote talk at the Connecting Cities: Urban Reflections Symposium, part of the Kulturfestival Wedding-Moabit 2014, organized by Public Art Lab (Berlin) in cooperation with SUPERMARKT. Connecting Cities is an EU funded network initiated by Public Art Lab (Berlin) in cooperation with Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz, Amber Platform Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014 and Videospread Marseille.
Panelist at City by Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future @Pratt
Brooklyn, New York
October 11, 2014
Mark Shepard is participating on a panel as part of a symposium at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Big Data—the exponential growth and availability of information—is one of the defining phenomena of our time. It affects us all on different levels – with far-reaching social, environmental, and governmental significance. To help make sense of Big Data as it relates to our built environment, and to provide insights into how we understand, experience, and create cities, Pratt Institute and Places Journal presents a symposium titled “City by Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future.”
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Lecture at Connecting Cities: Urban Media Lab Symposium @ iMAL
June 14, 2014
Mark Shepard delivered a lecture on “Sentient Urbanism” at the Connecting Cities: Urban Media Lab Symposium, organized by iMAL (interactive Media Art Laboratory) in Brussels, Belgium. Connecting Cities is an EU funded network initiated by Public Art Lab (Berlin) in cooperation with Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz, Amber Platform Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014 and Videospread Marseille.
“Experiments in Media Architecture” @ the Bauhaus Universität Weimar
April 10, 2014
Mark Shepard presented recent work by students from the Media Arts and Architecture Program (MAAP) at the University at Buffalo to students and faculty at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany.
Jan 24th 2011
Featuring work by Mark Shepard, J.T. Rinker and Alexandra Spaulding
Curated by Stefani Bardin
About the Exhibition:
The Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa wrote a book entitled The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses in which he argued against the isolating ocular-centric paradigm in western culture and its impact on phenomenology in favor of a more holistic model of multi-sensory architecture of integration. The series of exhibitions at The Burchfield
Penney Art Center The Eyes of the Skin: Art and the Senses shifts the focus from visually based art toward work that is grounded in a sensorium of sound, smell, taste and touch.
Work from each individual sense will occupy the for a period of months so the public can focus on each of the four senses separately and over a period of time in order to experience the environment within a different
phenomenological model. After each of the four exhibitions, there will be a comprehensive group show in 2012 throughout the museum, of all the work from each of the four senses (plus some new artists and some new
pieces) that will allow the public to be immersed in this holistic and re-envisioned sensorium of perception.
The first exhibition, Sound, will be an investigation into what Marshall McLuhan calls the re-casting of technology with which to understand and act on the world. The three artists: Mark Shepard, J.T. Rinker and Alexandra Spaulding utilize different aural modalities but also different lenses through which to cultivate and express acoustical
For more information, please visit: http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/?select=exhibitions&data=upcoming
Oct 1st 2010
transmediale is an annual festival for art and digital culture, held in Berlin, Germany. During the summer of 2010, transmediale and CTM (club transmediale) received submissions for the transmediale Award 2011. Out of over 1000 submissions, Serendipitor by Mark Shepard was nominated as one of seven finalists who showed innovative art works that contributed to the technical society. The winner will be announced on February 6, 2011 at the Awards Ceremony.
Serendipitor is part of the Sentient City Survival Kit (a collection of artifacts for survival in the near-future sentient city). Serendipitor is an alternative navigation app for the iPhone that helps you find something by looking for something else. It combines computer generated walking directions for movement and action in attempt to produce short detours and small slippages within an otherwise optimal and efficient route directing movement through the city.
For more information on Serendipitor, please visit: http://survival.sentientcity.net/serendipitor/
Sep 23rd 2010
A curatorial collaboration of twelve regional museums and galleries, Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents is a contemporary, multi-venue arts exhibition. It will present the work of outstanding artists from Western New York and Southern Ontario, Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania and for the first time, feature the work of artists from outside the region, blurring the local with the global and challenging the assumptions of what these distinctions mean today, when all artists are both.
Beyond/In kicks off this evening, Thursday, September 23, 2010 with a high-wire walk at the Liberty Building by reknown French tight-rope walker, Didier Pasquette.
Featuring the participation of many artists affiliated with the Department of Media Study including: Josephine Anstey, Jordan Dalton, Elyse Harzynski, Barbara Lattanzi, Carl Lee, Luke Noonan, Dave Pape, Cayden Mak, Brian Milbrand, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Anna Scime, Mark Shepard, Jessica Thompson, members of virocode and more.
Mar 23rd 2010
The Network Architecture Lab continues “Discussions on Networked Publics,” a series of panels examining how technology and social changes are transforming the public realm, held at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s [GSAPP’s] Studio-X Soho Facility, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, New York City.
The second panel, on “place” will occur on March 25 at 6:30 pm.
The panelists are:
Amanda McDonald Crowley (Executive Director of Eyebeam Art + Technology Center)
Douglas Gauthier (GSAPP faculty, architect and principal of Gauthier Associates)
Christina Ray (artist, curator, co-founder of Conflux Festival)
Mark Shepard (University at Buffalo faculty, architect, artist, curator)
Kevin Slavin (game designer, co-founder Area/Code)
Tim Ventimiglia (architect and museum designer, associate at Ralph Applebaum Associates)
Kazys Varnelis, director of GSAPP’s Network Architecture Lab will moderate.
“Discussions on Networked Publics” extends the analysis of contemporary culture in the book Networked Publics, published in 2008 by the MIT Press and edited by Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis. More on the book at networkedpublics.org. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.
The event will be broadcast live worldwide via ustream.tv at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/discussions-on-network-publics
Viewers who can’t make it in person are encouraged to submit questions and comments live during the show to @Columbia_Netlab on Twitter.
Video from the event will be archived on Vimeo and iTunes.
Mar 15th 2010
MEDIA ARCHITECTURE COLLOQUIUM
2-5pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010
301 Crosby Hall, South Campus
University at Buffalo
This half-day event brings together artists, architects and researchers to examine the evolving overlaps, intersections, and exchanges between the fields of Architecture and Media Art in the 21st century. As media, communication and information systems become embedded in and distributed throughout the material fabric of our daily lives, new opportunities (and dilemmas) emerge for the design and construction of the built environment. At the same time, these pervasive transformations in how we access, consume and produce contemporary media and information challenge traditional models for how we conceive, perceive and interact within physical space. Bringing together faculty from the departments of Architecture and Media Study at the University at Buffalo with faculty from the Media Architecture program at the Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar, Germany, this international gathering aims to highlight emerging transdisciplinary practices that integrate architectonic and medial space in the creation and construction of these emerging hybrid environments.
The program consists of a six presentations and pair of panel discussions accompanied by a live, networked event/performance involving students from both Buffalo and Weimar.
Dean Brian Carter, College of Architecture and Planning and Senior Associate Dean Charles Stinger, College of Arts and Sciences
“Micro Public Places”
Marc Böhlen, Associate Professor, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo
“Current Projects in Interface Design”
Jens Geelhaar, Professor, Faculty of Media, Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar
“Cosmopolli / An Atmospheric Commons”
Jordan Geiger, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo
“The Blind Screen”
Omar Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo
“Wandering Line: performing sites through sound”
Teri Rueb, Professor, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo
“MediaArchitecture at the Bauhaus”
Sabine Zierold, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar
Organized and moderated by:
Mark Shepard, Assistant Professor, Departments of Architecture and Media Study, University at Buffalo
Dec 7th 2009
Starts: Saturday, Dec 12 2009 (evening)
Ends: Tuesday, Dec 15 2009
Media Study faculty Marc Böhlen and Mark Shepard and MFA Candidate Brian Clark will present their research at the Digital Arts and Culture 2009 conference at the University of California Irvine Dec. 12-15, 2009.
The DAC ’09 is the 8th in an international series of conferences begun in 1998. DAC is recognized as an interdisciplinary event of high intellectual caliber.
This iteration of DAC will dwell on the specificities of embodiment and cultural, social and physical location with respect to digital technologies and networked communications.
DAC09 is structured around themes, each theme being composed of panels. DAC09 will be held in the Arts Plaza of the University of California Irvine.
Simon Penny is director of DAC09.
Oct 27th 2009
Sep 1st 2009
Opening Reception: September 17, 6-9pm
On view through Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 9:00pm
The Urban Center, 457 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Organized around five newly commissioned projects distributed throughout the city, Toward the Sentient City aims to catalyze public discussion on the design and inhabitation of near-future urban environments.
With projects by:
JooYoun Paek and David Jimison
The Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Directors David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang) and xdesign Environmental Health Clinic at New York University (Director Natalie Jeremijenko)
Haque Design+Research (Usman Haque, Creative Director; Nitipak ‘Dot’ Samsen, Ai Hasegawa, Cesar Harada, Barbara Jasinowicz)
SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT (Carlo Ratti, Director; Kristian Kloeckl, Project Leader)
Anthony Townsend and the BREAKOUT! team
Curated by Mark Shepard and organized by the Architectural League of New York
Toward the Sentient City was made possible by the J. Clawson Mills Fund of the Architectural League and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning and the Department of Media Study, College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Curator: Mark Shepard
Project Director: Gregory Wessner, Exhibitions Director, Architectural League of New York
Design schema: Thumb (Luke Bulman, Jessica Young) http://www.thumbprojects.com
Project Assistant: Sarah Snider