Visiting Artist Hasan Elahi March 21


DATE CHANGE: Hasan Elahi’s lecture will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm in 100 Lord.

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the fourth presenter, Hasan Elahi, for their Spring 2013 Visiting Artist series co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The artist will present a public lecture on Tuesday March 19 at 7pm in 100 Lord Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Hasan Speaking

Hasan Work

Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on technology and media and their social implications. His research interests include surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, and borders and frontiers. Currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, Elahi is also the Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. He has spoken about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and at TED Global. Elahi’s awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and on The Colbert Report.

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The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

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This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program, the New Media Department, the University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll Professorship in New Media.

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