The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents a lecture on contemporary art by Dr. Cary Levine on Thursday, February 12th at 6:30PM in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114. Dr. Levine will present a discussion on artists innovating with technology in his lecture, “Net Works: Jodi and the Early Days of Internet and Game Mods.” This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Levine is currently an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is currently researching and writing about the ways artists intersect with digital technologies. In his talk, “Net Works: Jodi and the Early Days of Internet Art and Game Mods,” Dr. Levine will discuss the pioneering work of Jodi, an art collective that uses Internet, video games, and other digital technologies as their medium. Such work explores the intertwined relationships between art and technology, along with the implicit and explicit politics of each. Representing some of the earliest meditations on a rapidly shifting culture, Jodi’s interventions have broad implications—for art discourse and for a contemporary society increasingly dependent upon “the digital.”
About the Lecturer
Cary Levine is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at UNC, Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and is a recipient of a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. His recent book, Pay for Your Pleasures: Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon (University of Chicago Press, 2013), examines the work of three important Southern California artists. His current research focuses on the intersections of art and digital technologies. In addition to his scholarship and teaching, Dr. Levine has been an active art critic, writing for magazines such as Art in America and BOMB. He has published numerous essays for exhibition catalogues and also worked for three years in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Belk Library & Information Commons is located at 218 College Street on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. For location or directions, please visit: http://library.appstate.edu/.
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