Northeast Connection Conference to take place at the University of Maine

On Tuesday, May 23rd and Wednesday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m., the IMRC Center on the UMaine campus will host panel discussions as part of the Northeast Connections Art & Technology Conference. Both presentations will take place at the IMRC Center at the University of Maine, at 1:00 pm, and are free and open to the public.

The Northeast Connection is a consortium of University programs focused on the intersection of art and technology. Current members include the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology at McGill University, New York University’s program in Music Technology and the UMaine Intermedia MFA program.

Panel Discussion Schedule:

Experimental Art & Technology

Tuesday, May 23rd at 1pm

A discussion on the contemporary state of the nexus of art and technology.
Free and open to the public • Q&A to follow

Instruments in the Digital Age

Wednesday, May 24th at 1pm

A discussion on the transformation that musical instruments have undergone in the digital age.
Free and open to the public * Q&A to follow
Discussions will be led by UMaine Intermedia MFA Professor and new media installation artist, N.B.Aldrich. N.B.A. is professor in the UMaine Intermedia MFA program and is also a new media installation artist who focuses on generative and interactive installation. Joining the discussions will be Rob Hamilton, Marcelo Wanderley, Gustavo Aguilar, Leslie Ross and New Media Professor and Program Coordinator Jon Ippolito.
Hamilton, Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Rob Hamilton works in experimental music and video and his work explores the expectations of video gaming.

Assistant Professor Rob Hamilton

This conference is made possible through the generous support of: The UMaine Intermedia and New Media Departments, McGill University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the IMRC Center.

Dr. Marcelo Wanderley