Unrealistic Beauty: A Chat about Art & Video Games with Alex Myers
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About the Event
Alex Myers is Assistant Professor of Interaction Design in the Department of Journalism, Media, and Computing at Creighton University. Often interrogating issues of immersion, affect, violence, and interactivity, Alex's new media work has been widely exhibited in international venues across North America and Europe. His work has also received numerous grants and awards, including the Provincié Groningen Kunst en Cultuur Prijs in 2009 and 2014; the Electric Objects Artist Grant in 2016; and the “Best Interactive” Award from the Austin Music Video Festival in 2017. In 2011, Myers was selected as one of ten “Artists to Watch” by the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. As a visual artist, he explores the use of video game technologies in media art. In this talk, Alex will offer an overview of his work, and discuss the critical roles which technologies familiar from mainstream media contexts can play in experimental art practices.