Lectures

Lectures, Panel Discussions and Publications

I have presented lectures, participated in panel discussions and written essays on a wide variety topics related to digital art and education. Please see the following list for topics and venues. If you are interested in booking a lecture, or a writing assignment, please contact me at brucewands@gmail.com.

Keynote speech, EVA Conference, British Computer Arts Society, London, 2017
“The Engagement of Digital Art with Contemporary Art”
Keynote speech, Creative Technologies Symposium, Columbia University, New York, 2016
“Preserving and Creating Digital Art History Through the New York Digital Salon”
Keynote, Creative Technologies Symposium, Columbia University, New York, 2016
“Preserving and Creating Digital Art History Through the New York Digital Salon,”
2nd Global Conference – Digital Arts, Oxford University, UK, 2014
“Media Art and Music: Bruce Wands,” Colliding Worlds book, Arthur I. Miller, 2014
2014 Lumen Prize Panel, moderator and speaker, New York, NY, 2014
“Recent Trends in Art & Animation Education,” CCI 2nd Annual World Congress of Cultural and Creative IT, Dalian, China, June, 2014
“Educating the Whole Student for a Career of Change,” Forum: Disruptive Education, FMX Conference, Stuttgart, Germany, March, 2014
“The American Algorists: Linear Sublime” moderator and panel discussion, New York Digital Salon, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, November, 2013
“Art of the Digital Age: 2012,” New York Institute of Technology, New York, October, 2012
“Digital Craftsmanship: How Artists Are Making Physical Objects from Virtual Data.” College Art Association Conference, New York, NY, February 2011
“The Evolution of Contemporary Art,” Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, December, 2011
“The New Face of Contemporary Art,” Ravensbourne, London, UK, October, 2011
“Developing Creativity by Using 3D Software in Animation Education,” Communications University of China, October, 2010
“The Future of Animation Education,” First International Conference on Animation Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, October 2010
“The History and Teaching of Digital Art,” Art in the Digital Era Conference, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, June 2010
“Digital Art: Past, Present and Future,” Decoding the Digital Symposium, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, February 2010
“Creating Continuity Between Computer Art History and Contemporary Art,” Computer Art &Technocultures Symposium, British Computer Art Society, February 2010
“The Connections Between Digital Art History and Contemporary Art,” 4th International Conference on the Arts in Society, Venice, Italy, July 2009
“Technocultures: A History of Digital Art – A Conversation,” School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, March 2009
“Visual Music Marathon,” SVA Theatre, New York, NY, April 2009
“The Changing Nature of Contemporary Art,” Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, March 2009
“From East to West: Computer Animation Education in China and the United States,” ISEA – International Society on Electronic Art, Singapore, July 2008
Keynote, “Integrating Digital Media into a Liberal Arts Art Department,” Wabash College, March 2008
“Art of the Digital Age,” panel discussion, New York Institute of Technology, March 2007
“Digital Diving: A Cut and Paste Update,” School of Visual Arts, February 2007
“Art of the Digital Age,” public lecture, Columbia University, New York, December 2007
Keynote Speech, Computers and the History of Art Conference, Kings College, UK, November 2006
Art of the Digital Age book, Thames & Hudson, London, UK, May 2006
“Digital Art and the New York Digital Salon,” BUDI 2005, Pusan Korea, May 2005
“The History of the New York Digital Salon,” Creativity & Cognition Conference, Goldsmiths College, London, UK, April 2005
“Artist Talk, Digital Art & the New York Digital Salon,” University of Arizona, March 2005
“Digital Art & Visual Music,” Electronics Alive III, University of Tampa, FL, February 2005
“Thoughts on Hesse, Digital Art and Visual Music,” SIGGRAPH 2004, Los Angeles, CA
First Beijing International New Media Arts Symposium, Millennium Museum, Beijing, China, May 2004
“Digital Art: Past, Present and Future,” Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 2004
“The History of Digital Art,” Art Education Graduate Department, School of Visual Arts, NY
“Digital Art,” Artists Talk on Art, New York, February 2004
Artist Talk, New York Arts Gallery, January 2004
“The Networked Digital Salon,” international online symposium, New York, May 2003
“Digital Happy Hour: The 10th Anniversary of the New York Digital Salon,” The Kitchen,
New York, May 2003
“New Technology, Traditional Media,” Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, May 2003
“An Evening with New Media Curators,” MoMA Gramercy Theater, New York, April 2003
Director, Digital Art and Culture Symposium, Museum of Modern Art Gramercy Theater,
New York, April 2003
“The Importance of Creativity in Computer Graphics Education,” SIGGRAPH 2002
Educator’s Program, San Antonio, July 2002
“Creating Digital Art,” The Storm King Music Festival, New York, July 2002
“The New York Digital Salon,” Parsons School of Design, New York, April 2002
“The Theory of Computer Animation,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, August 2001
“The 10 Year Evolution of the New York Digital Salon,” EVA 2001, Florence, Italy, March 2001
“A Philosophical Approach and Educational Options for the e-Designer,” chapter in The
Education of an E-Designer, Steven Heller, Allworth Press, 2001
Digital Creativity, book published by John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, June 2002
www.wiley.com/wands
“Artists and Their Software,” panel discussion, Taipei Gallery, New York, July 2001
“Artists and Digital Art,” panel discussion, New York Digital Salon: Selected Works, Corning
Gallery, New York, July-Sep. 2001
“The Artists, Culture and Identity in the Digital Age,” New York Arts, January 2001
“The Influence of Computers and the Internet on Illustration,” chapter in The Education of an Illustrator, Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman, Allworth Press, 2000
“Producing Independent Animation in a Graduate Student Environment,” Small Computers in the Arts Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2000
“The Theory of Computer Animation,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, July 2000
“The New York Digital Salon,” Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, July 2000
“How To Enter the Computer Graphics Industry,” 3D Conference, California, May 2000
“The Education of a 3D Artist,” 3D Conference, California, May 2000
“Virtual Sets”, cover story, 3D Magazine, April 2000
“The Theory of Computer Animation,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, March 2000
“Digital Art and the New York Digital Salon,” EVA 2000, Florence, Italy, March 2000
“The New York Digital Salon,” Takarazuka University of Art and Design, Osaka, Japan, March 2000
“The State of the Art of Computer Animation,” ASIFA, New York University, February 2000
“Technology’s Impact on Artistry and the Future,” American Chamber Music Society,
New York, January 2000
“The History of Interactive Art on the Internet,” College Art Association, NY, January 2000
“The Current State of Computer Art,” London College of Music and Media, January 2000
“Technology and the Arts” Panel Moderator, National Conference on Humanities and the Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, October 1999
“The Theory of Computer Animation,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, July 1999
“Cybercasting: The TV of the 21st Century?” Chair of conference, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH, New York, May 1999
“Becoming a 3D Artist,” 3D Design Conference, Santa Clara, CA, May 1999
“2D Animation: Traditional and Digital,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, March 1999
“Computer Art,” Bath Spa University, England, February 1999
“Computer Art and the New York Digital Salon,” London College of Music and Media,
February 1999
“The Impact of Current Technology on Design Theory,” AIAS Conference, School of
Visual Arts, November 1998
“3D Computer Animation Theory,” The Hong Kong Arts Centre, October 1998
“The Evolution of a 3D Artist,” 3D Design Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 1998
“2D Animation Workshop,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, March 1998
“Computer Animation in the United States,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China, March 1998
Interview and performance, Art Dirt, www.pseudo.com with GH Hovagimyan, February, 1998
“Computer Art: The Wave of the Future,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hubei Technical University and Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, June 1997
“The Education of a 3D Artist,” 3D Design Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 1997
“Interactive Multimedia Workshop,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1995, 1996, 1997
“Careers for the 21st Century,” Chair of Conference, NY/ACM SIGGRAPH, New York 1997
“Multimedia Integration,” Chair, NY/ACM SIGGRAPH Educator’s Conference, NY, 1996
“Click, Drag and Roll,” Upper and Lower Case Magazine, 1995
“Musical Images: Creating Abstract Art Using Computer Graphics and MIDI,” 2nd Computers in Art Design Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1993
“Creating Abstract Images Using 3D Software and MIDI,” Small Computers in the Arts
Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
“The Visualization of Music: Then and Now,” Small Computers in the Arts Symposium,
Philadelphia, PA, 1991