1. TOMORROW, WED SEP 24 :: TEGA BRAIN, DDA Visiting Lecturer 
    Lecture from 12:45-1:45PM :: Free & Open to the Public :: 4th Fl Myrtle Hall, DDA Lecture Room

    Tega Brain is an Australian-born artist and environmental engineer whose work reimagines the infrastructures, interfaces and institutions that structure our relationship with larger environmental systems. She creates speculative systems, experimental software, installations and data visualisations (sometimes using underpants).

    For more information: 
    Press Release:

    BROOKLYN, N.Y., September 1, 2014 — Pratt Institute’s Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by four artists as part of its Fall 2014 lecture series, Wednesdays from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM in Myrtle Hall, Lecture Room 4E-3, on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. 

    Tega Brain, Jon Kessler, Peter Burr, and Michelle Higa-Fox, will give lectures to the Pratt community about their involvement and careers in the digital arts. This lecture series is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. 

    The Department of Digital Arts Lecture Series is a seasonal series organized by the Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute. The series features critics, artists, and curators of digital art. The guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging. Please see below for this semester’s full line-up, followed by more information on each of these acclaimed artists and writers: 
    September 24, 2014 - Tega Brain
    October 8, 2014 - Jon Kessler
    October 29, 2014 - Peter Burr
    November 5, 2014 - Michelle Higa-Fox

    TEGA BRAIN on Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 12:45 PM, Myrtle Hall 4E-3

    Tega Brain is an Australian-born artist and environmental engineer whose work reimagines the infrastructures, interfaces and institutions that structure our relationship with larger environment systems. She creates speculative systems, experimental software, installations and data visualisations (sometimes using underpants). 
    please visit http://www.tegabrain.com/ 

    JON KESSLER on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, 12:45 PM, Myrtle Hall 4E-3 

    Jon Kessler was born in Yonkers, New York in 1957. After receiving his BFA at SUNY Purchase in 1980 he participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Since that time he has maintained his studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

    His first exhibition was at Artist’s Space in 1983. Since that time he has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Asia. A retrospective of his work ”Jon Kessler’s Asia” was mounted at the Kestner-Gesselshaft in Hannover, Germany in 1994 and traveled throughout Europe. His exhibition, “The Palace at 4 AM”, began at MoMA PS1 in 2005 and travelled to the Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen and ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. His recent exhibition “The Web” at Swiss Institute this spring explored the connection between bodily movement and technical apparatus, deploying mechanisms, live video and an iPhone app to facilitate this relationship. 

    His works are in many public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and MOCA. He is a Professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts where he has taught since 1994. He plays guitar in several art rock bands.
    please visit http://www.jonkessler.com/ 

    PETER BURR on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, 12:45 PM, Myrtle Hall 4E-3

    Peter Burr is a visual artist whose recent work fosters an engagement with the history and psychology of virtual space. He has had screenings and exhibitions at venues such as Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and MoMA PS1, New York, NY. He is one half of the cartoon group Hooliganship and the founder of Cartune Xprez, an animation project that is part video label, part live theater, part weird gang, and part touring road show. 
    please visit http://peterburr.com/

    MICHELLE HIGA-FOX on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 12:45 PM, Myrtle Hall 4E-3

    Michelle Higa Fox is an artist and filmmaker. Her directorial work has earned an ADC Young Guns award and Best Music Video at SXSW. In 2012, she founded Slanted Studios to develop commercial projects, produce music videos and support her art projects. Michelle’s collaborations with MacArthur Fellow Camille Utterback have produced interactive permanent public art installations on both coasts. Michelle lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 
    please visit http://www.higafox.com/

    Myrtle Hall is located at 536 Myrtle Avenue between Grand Avenue and Steuben Street; the entrance to the building is located off 215 Willoughby Avenue. The closest subway stop is the Clinton-Washington station on the G line. For directions to campus or parking information, please visitwww.pratt.edu/directions

    Coordinator Digital Art Lecture Series,
    Linda Lauro-Lazin at 718-636-3411 or

  3. DDA will be holding a Reception to celebrate the 2014-15 Faculty Exhibition and welcome new Graduate Students Monday, September 15, from 5 - 7 pm. 

    This event will include fun, food, and a chance for everyone to meet. All DDA students, alums, and faculty are encouraged to attend!

    Graduate Reception / Faculty Exhibition, DDA Gallery, 4th Floor Myrtle Hall, Pratt Brooklyn Campus, Monday, September 15, from 5-7pm.

  4. TODAY: DDA OPEN LECTURE: Heide Hagebolling-Eisenbeis
    4th Floor of Myrtle Hall, Lecture Room 4E-4, 12:45-2PM

    HHE teaches media scenography+interactive dramaturgy at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne that she co-founded with Manfred Eisenbeis 1988-2000. Studies in art and design, Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Offenbach/HfGO; filmmaking, New York Univ.; MA in communication and media science, Univ. of Pennsylvania. She worked and taught at the Goethe-Univ., Frankfurt; University of Heidelberg, and HfGO where she established the film- and video-art department.

    She considers her approach and teaching as an open process of artistic and scientific research and creative practice: a synthesis of various fields such as performance, new fields of narrations, music, public art and media.
    Since the 1980s her academic and artistic work focuses on the interrelationship of art, design, new media and culture. In this domain she organized international colloques i.a. for the UNESCO, Paris, and participated in group exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Bauhaus Museum, Berlin; Ars Electronica, Linz; L’Immagine Elettronica, Bologna; Cité des Sciences/La Villette, Paris; Imagina, Monte Carlo and MILIA, Cannes, France. Lectures and presentations: Department of Art, Tampere University, Finland; Helsiniki University of Art; University of Arts, London/Central St. Martins; GB; University Paris 8, France; Dept. of Art, University of Groningen, Holland; Architectural Association (AA)/School of Architecture, London; Harvard University, USA; Renmin University Bejing, China; Taipei National University of Arts, Taiwan.
    HHE is member of ICOM and the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and the Humanities, Paris. She received the Miró-Medal of UNESCO.


  5. DDA Prof & Assistant Chair Carla Gannis is included in the exhibition “Coded After Lovelace” curated by Faith Holland & Nora O’ Murchú || Artists: Carla Gannis | Claudia Hart | Olia Lialina | Jillian Mayer | Rosa Menkan | Arleen Schloss | Lillian F Schwartz || Exhibition on view August 14th – September 2nd 2014 || Opening reception Thursday August 14th | 6-8pm