Rachel Mayeri is a video and installation artist whose work often deals with the intersection of science, art, and society. Her previous video work includes The Anatomical Theater of Peter the Great (1999), animations for Biospheria: An Environmental Opera (2001), and The Electropathic Sanitarium (1992). Mayeri’s work has been screened nationally and internationally, including Pacific Film Archive, P.S.1/MOMA and ZKM. She has received grants from Creative Capital, the Getty Institute, and the California Council on the Humanities. She is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Harvey Mudd College and curates art and media events in Los Angeles.

Mayeri is also the founder of Soft Science, a collection of video-curiosities created by artists and scientists. Artists have been mining science for years – in diverse experiments with icky substances, authority figures, and the ever-elusive idea of Reason. This unique program includes digital movies by biologists alongside contemporary video art.The talk begins at 7:00 and is free and open to students, faculty, and the general public.

About the Symposium

The Digital Studies Symposium is designed to introduce participants to diverse scholarly media-based production. The speakers in this series are artists, programmers, scholars and designers, and their projects include cutting edge gestural interfaces, mobile media experiments, innovative websites and augmented reality pieces. The presentations will be moderated by Holly Willis, the IML’s Director of Academic Programs.

For further information, please contact the IML at 213.743.4421, or visit the symposium Web site.

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