Pro-Am: Art and Culture on the Internet

Sep 28 — 30, 2012



Pro-Am: Art and Culture on the Internet was a three-day conference about internet art practice. The program brought together a range of thinkers and practitioners to explore the implications of the changing role of artists as “users” online. 

In addition to a series of talks and presentations in the Grand Luxe Hall, Pro-Am also included the offsite exhibition Speed Show: Ping! at Nicola Internet Cafe, curated by Aaron Chan and Aureliano Seguando. 


Sep 28, 2012
Opening reception and keynote performances by Cory Arcangel and MSHR, 8:00 p.m.

Sep 29, 2012
Do you Believe in Users? Internet Art Histories and Digital Folklore, 11:00 a.m.
Speakers: Dragan Espencheid, Hank Bull, Amber Frid-Jimenez, Respondent: Caitlin Jones

Surf + Source: The Artist as User from Writing Code to Sourcing the Readymades, 2:00 p.m.
Speakers: Sylvain Sailly, Lorna Mills, Matthew Williamson, Raphaël Bastide
Respondent: Kate Armstrong

Speed Show: Ping!, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Curated by Aaron Chan and Aureliano Seguando, with artists Nicolas Sassoon, Stage Baker, Sabrina Ratté, Yoshi Sodeoka, Carri Munden, Novembre Magazine, Sara Ludy, Sylvain Sailly, Frieda-raye Green, Chris Shier, Patrick Cruz, Kaja Cxzy Andersen, Jeffrey Henderson, Laura Brothers, Ry David Bradley, Andrej Ujhazy, Emilio Gomariz, Kim Asendorf, Rick Silva, Lorna Mills, Matthew Williamson, Dragan Espencheid, Steph Davidson, Brenna Murphy, Olia Lialina, Jon Rafman, Cory Arcangel, Duncan Alexander, and Alice Leonard

Sep 30, 2012
Internet Art Now, Online and Off, 11:00 a.m.
Speakers: Rick Silva, Sara Ludy, Brenna Murphy, and Jon Rafman
Respondent: Sarah Todd 

All Together Now: Building Art Collectives and Communities Online, 2:00 p.m.
Speakers: Patrick Cruz, Nicolas Sassoon, Cheryl L’Hirondelle
Respondent: Matthew Williamson

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