Soraya Murray on Sat, 10 Oct 2009 17:36:54 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> The Art of Collaboration: Processes • Technologies • Authorship


Dear Sir/Madam:

UCSC’s Arts Division and Porter College are proud to present an interdisciplinary symposium investigating collaboration as a key concept in contemporary art and creative production.  Thank you for your kind support of this major arts event, which takes place October 22 and 23, 2009.  

Please see the attached press release, or visit : for more information and press images.

Soraya Murray

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The Art of Collaboration:

Processes Technologies Authorship

 Hosted by the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program 

at the new Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), UC Santa Cruz

Thursday October 22, 4:30p-7:30p,

and Friday October 23, 9:30a-7:30p

Join more than twenty scholars, artists, filmmakers, game designers and theorists as they come together to discuss the meanings and cultural aspirations associated with collaboration, including non-hierarchical production, shared authorship, cross-disciplinary and trans-cultural approaches to research. By exploring the complexities of collaboration, this symposium challenges overdependence on intellectual individuality in favor of the non-territorial, collective, dialogic, participatory and relational.

Keynote Address:

“Enclosure Acts: Collaborative Practice in an Indian Village"

Grant Kester, Chair and Associate Professor of Art History in the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego


Special Lecture co-presented with the UCSC Foundation Forum:

“Creativity: What I Don’t Know and What I Know”

Dr. Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios


In three panel discussions, collaborative work will be considered as an alternative to the notion of individual authorship in intellectual and creative endeavors.

Panel participants include:

Joline Blais            Dee Hibbert-Jones
E.G. Crichton            Marsha Kinder
Sharon Daniel            John Jota Leaños
Claudia Eipeldauer of WochenKlausur     Chip Lord
Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert            Michael Mateas
Jennifer A. González            Susana Ruiz
Melissa Gwyn             Warren Sack
Bassam Haddad            Gustavo Vazquez
David Evan Harris            Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Jon Ippolito           


The event includes artistic presentations of collaborative works of art by students and faculty, as well as a joint reception with Sesnon Gallery (Porter College) to celebrate Full Disclosure, an exhibition featuring collaborative projects by UCSC arts and science faculty and lab researchers.

This event is free and open to the public.

Information and registration at

Organized by Margaret Morse and B. Ruby Rich and coordinated by Soraya Murray,  this symposium is sponsored by UCSC Arts Division, UCSC Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program, the Porter Festival Grant, the Arts Research Institute, the Academic Senate Committee on Research (COR), the Center for Art and Visual Studies (CAVS), the UC Santa Cruz Foundation and Awake Media.

ALSO: Please joint the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program for their annual Open House, Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • learn about the program and the application process
  • see a showcase of our collaborative research project groups' work
  • view the work of current students and faculty
  • meet the Digital Arts and New Media community at UCSC

The Open House immediately precedes The Art of Collaboration symposium.

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