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05 Jun 2019

Decode Experiential Recap: 6.3.19

On Monday, Lightbox hosted #DecodeExperiential Volume IV, developed by Lightbox’s CEO, Daphne Jouanneteau and Jess Conatser, founder of studio As We Are. We got to chat with four art and tech professionals, Clara Luzian, Maya Man, Sofia Garcia, and Nkechi Ebubedike about creating and defining your own career in New Media art.

The panelists agreed that technology is an accessible medium to create original work, and that it can be a channel to explore and harmonize different multimedia disiplines. Maya shared her experience as dancer, and how coding allowed her to combine that passion with computer science to create art. Nkechi talked about how digital art can and should start to be commidified, as well as applying her educational background to analyze how the world of digital art is changing. Clara noted that the opportunities to learn about animation and design have become more streamlined and accessible, comparing it to her experience of being mostly self-taught. Sofia discussed her vetting process for curating coded art, and why taking the risk of starting her curation platform has been worth it, as it has connected and fostered a community for thousands of digital artists.

As the panelists talked about what it means to create space for yourself in the Art and New Media industry, art work by Nkechi, Clara, and Maya displayed on our 360 projectors.