Series of sound recordings featuring lectures and talks by faculty of IWAP
Interview with the artists by Natalie Hendren & JJ Johnson: http://dtc-wsuv.org/nhendren15/hypermix/
Operating as a conduit for experimental dialogue around practice-based research, techne_lab is at once a limited run academic journal, a finite podcast, a sequence of affective audio essays and an archive of philosophical source material for future forms of postproduction art. Produced inside the University of Colorado TECHNE lab in conjunction with the Doctoral Program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP), each episode features the voice(s) of artist-educators affiliated with the IAWP program.These voices improvise and articulate the experiential qualities of contemporary art and writing practices as well as emerging research methodologies.
The research conducted in IAWP program reflects the rapidly transforming knowledge systems and digital media economies emerging from the substantial technological shifts currently taking place in our society.Traditional scholarly and creative work outputs such as the single-authored print book or conventional gallery exhibitions have already been challenged by the emergence of multi-authored and/or hybridized forms of transmission such as Internet art sites, electronic literature, live audio/visual performance, multi-platform storytelling or transmedia narratives, software art, interactive installations for public spaces, augmented reality, game art, networked media activism, and innovative art applications for mobile devices and tablets.
TECHNE is a practice-based research initiative in the digitally-expanded intermedia arts and writing founded in 2000 by Professor Mark Amerika at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The lab is focused on inventing new forms of knowledge associated with intermedia art, writing, and performance as well as emerging modes of scholarly thought. Recent research projects have featured net art, transmedia narratives, live audio/visual performances, hybidrized print and electronic scholarly publications, interactive museum installations, mobile cinema and art applications for personal phones and tablets, and experiments in the digital humanities.
The piece presented for ELO 2016 is a megamix of episodes released on the site since its creation.
Ryan Wade Ruehlen is originally from Hays, Kansas. He has exhibited his work internationally; most often exhibiting/performing with the Flinching Eye Collective which has gathered all across the U.S. With the FEC he participated in the 2014 Currents International New Media Arts Festival in Santa Fe as well as the Biennial of the Americas-Denver and were recipients of the 2014 Idea Fund Grant, a re-granting program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He has worked as a gallery and independant curator, performer, organizer, sound designer, university lecturer, and currently co-operates Shadowtrash Tape Group, an audio-art cassette label in Boulder, Colorado. Much of his work focuses on collaborative efforts and prolonged projects at the intersections of sound, media, and performance which develop over the course of years. He received his BFA in studio arts from Fort Hays State University in 2007, his MFA in studio arts at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2013, and is currently a candidate for PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He currently resides and works in the Boulder/Denver region.
American artist, theorist, novelist and Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, Mark Amerika is the Founding Director of the new Doctoral Program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance in the College of Media, Communication and Information. Amerika featured his Internet art in what is generally considered the first-ever net art retrospective held in the summer of 2001 at the ACA Media Arts Plaza in Tokyo, Japan. His new media trilogy: GRAMMATRON (net art), PHON:E:ME (.mp3 concept album), and FILMTEXT (a hybridized online/offline digital narrative created as a net art site, a museum installation, an mp3 concept album, an artist ebook, and a series of live performances) are among the first works of net art to be internationally commissioned, collected, and curated. Amerika is the Publisher of Alt-X, which he founded in 1993 and the electronic book review. Publishers Weekly has called Alt-X “the literary publishing model of the future.” He is also the author of three published novels, two edited anthologies, and two artist ebooks. His current efforts include developing the TECHNE practice-based research initiative.