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November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series is pleased to present “Improvising the Archive: Medea Electronique’s Archive of Digital Art,” a talk by Eric Lewis. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 16 at 1 p.m. in person (The IICSI House, 9 University Avenue E., University of Guelph) as well as streamed online (via Zoom). A moderated Q&A will follow the talk. Please note that Eric will be joining this session online.
If you are interested in attending online, please register at: https://uoguel.ph/thinkingspacesericlewis. A Zoom link will be sent to your email the day before the event.
More about this talk
Eric will discuss assorted ways the digital domain opens up archives for more improvisatory ways of interacting with their contents, and will describe the Medea Electronique archive, and the thinking behind the recent project by co-authored by Eric called From Fruit to Root, concerning this archive, and theories concerning interactive archive and improvisational archive theory.
More about our speaker
Eric Lewis is a professor of Philosophy at McGill University, who specializes in the philosophy of improvisatory arts. He is also the President of AIM (Arts in the Margins), the director of LUC (Laboratory of Urban Culture), and sits on the management committee of IICSI. He is a member of Medea Electronique, and an active improvisor on brass and electronics.