Vera Petukhova, MACP fellow, writes on the ergonomics of digital art display for PERFORMA Magazine

From Viewer to User: The Ergonomics of Digital Art Display by Vera Petukhova User Experience (UX) is an emerging field focusing on the nuances of human interactions with different software products. The goal of UX is to offer a seamless experience between the product and user, creating a sense that products are used in the most natural way. Here the consumer has evolved into the user, a term that holds a very specific role in tech-based economies. Initially powered, in part, by the tech world, the demand to tailor a product to one's experience now circles out beyond technology to include many levels of usability, including art. Read the full article on the PERFORMA website.

Sara Reisman, MACP faculty and Artistic Director of Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, remarks o

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation has awarded forty-seven New York–based arts organizations with social justice grants supporting “positive social change,” Robin Scher of Artnews reports. “Now more than ever, the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is proud to support organizations that believe in the crucial role that art plays in the fight for social change,” Sara Reisman, the artistic director of the foundation, said. “The grantees are at the forefront of community engagement and cultural advocacy in their communities, tackling timely issues related to xenophobia, Islamophobia, LGBTQ rights, racism, criminal justice, income inequality, and women’s rights, among many others. The work the

Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi, MACP fellow, selected as one of the emerging scholars to present a pape

The New Museum, in partnership with the NYU Center for the Humanities and the Sense of Performance Project at Yale University, presents the inaugural New Museum Colloquium from February 16 to 18, 2017. Entitled “The Critical Matter of Performance,” this three-day think tank will convene historians and theorists of performance, dance, and visual art, as well as choreographers, theater artists, visual artists, and performers to explore the relationship of criticism to live art through multiple registers—across time, space, bodies, politics, and institutions. Organized by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Tavia Nyong’o, Johanna Burton, and the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement, the c

Maya Castro Gutiérrez, MACP alumna, launches new podcast "S.W.A.M.P" at AC Institute with

S.W.A.M.P ((Sound Waves About Miami Podcast)) S.W.A.M.P is a new monthly podcast focused on interviewing Miami musicians who are currently based in New York City who have ties to noise. It provides a digital archive of the underground//alternative music scene that hails from Miami and its neighboring area and wishes to display its idiosyncratic identity within the US. Tuesday, January 31 at 7 PM - 9 PM AC Institute 16 E 48th St. New York, NY 10017 For more information, click here.

Daniel Birnbaum, MACP faculty-at-large and Jury President of the 2017 Absolut Art Award, announces a

Absolut have just announced the finalists for the 2017 Absolut Art Award for Art Work and Art Writing. The 2017 Jury – led by Jury President Daniel Birnbaum, Director of Moderna Museet, Stockholm – selected a shortlist of six artists and five art writers for the Art Work and Art Writing categories respectively, from a total of 49 nominated artists and art writers. For more information, read the article on Artlyst.

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