Listasafn Islands

LornaLAB: Sound, Animation and New Media, Hafnarhús, Saturday 23 June, 1-5 p.m.

Erik ParrLornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The fifth workshop this year will focus on the theme of new media, sound and animation led by artist Eric Parr. Guest speakers are curator and critic Leandro Pisano and Phillip Thurtle, professor at the University of Washington.

The title of Leandro Pisano´s lecture is Sound and new media art practices in the rural context. Pisano is a curator, writer and new media producer for projects and events focused on new media, sound and technological arts. He is also specialized in ICT development strategies for rural areas. He is founder and director of Interferenze New
Arts Festival, an event taking place in South of Italy since 2003 and frequently he is involved in projects and events on electronic art. He conducted lectures and presentations for new media art and interaction design events worldwide He is also a columnist for Blow-Up magazine, and has contributed to Neural,, Exibart and Nero magazine. Pisano focusing studies are on digital philology, electronic teaching methodology and relationship between new media and classic disciplines.

Phillip Thurtle is a professor at the University of Washington His lecture Vital imagery: animation and life focuses on how the world is presented through digital technology, especially the animated world, the cultural, epistemic, and phenomenological dimensions of animated experience. He is the acting director of the Comparative History of Ideas program and an associate professor in the History Department at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the material culture of information processing, the affective-phenomenlogical domains of media, the role of information processing technologies in biomedical research, and theories of novelty in the life sciences. His most recent work is on the cellular spaces of transformation in evolutionary and developmental biology research and the cultural spaces of transformation in superhero comics.

LornaLAB is a newly founded (late summer 2010) forum for the creative use of technology. Its current function is information, resource and inspiration sharing which has taken the form of lectures, fieldtrips and workshops in its short life to date. Among its members are industrial designers, art theorists, computer scientists, AI researchers, music theorists and new media artists to name a few. For further information visit:

The event takes place in English, is free of charge and open to everyone.



Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 08.49.2015