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Museum Hosts New Media Speaker Steve Dietz on October 16


Posted on October 13th, 2008

Acclaimed new-media art expert Steve Dietz will present “The City as Interactive Installation” Thursday, October 16, at 6:15 p.m. in the Museum’s Lubar Auditorium. The lecture is free with general admission and free for Museum Members.

Dietz is currently the artistic director of North America’s largest festival of digital arts, the Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge. He has also founded new media programs for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The New York Times recently covered his newest project, The UnConvention—a series of artistic and educational activities that led up to the 2008 Republican National Convention in the Twin Cities.

Dietz will present on the future of the digital arts while commenting on the Museum’s newest exhibition, Act/React: Interactive Art. Several reviews of the exhibition are now available online:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel technology writer Stan Miller
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=802005

Onmilwaukee.com editor Bobby Tanzilo
http://www.onmilwaukee.com/ent/articles/actreact.html

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel critic Mary Louise Schumacher
http://blogs.jsonline.com/artcity/archive/2008/10/09/act-react-at-mam.aspx

Shepherd-Express critic Aisha Motlani
http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/article-3995-art-and-time.html

Milwaukee Magazine critic Paul Kosidowski
http://www.milwaukeemagazine.com/cultureclub/default.asp?NewMessageID=23231

VITAL Source magazine critic Judith Ann Moriarty
http://www.vitalsourcemag.com/index.php/article/be-careful-what-you-wish-for