An early concept sketch by co-curator Ben Valentine for “Walking Into the Dashboard” exhibition (image courtesy Hyperallergic)

This Saturday, March 9, starting at 6pm, hundreds of new media and Tumblr aficionados will converge in East Williamsburg to discuss Tumblr, art, and the shifting realities of the world online at The World’s First Tumblr Art Symposium, which is co-presented by Tumblr and Hyperallergic.

The evening event is sure to generate discussion, hopefully expand minds, and tackle many issue about art online that may be new to many people.

The following is the symposium schedule:

6:00–7:00 — Walking Into the Dashboard exhibition opens, featuring work by Cloaque, Hyper Geography, Friendster Friday, Thirozumi, and many others.

7:00–7:40  — Panel: Past, Present, Future: Why Should I Reblog This?

Featuring artist GH Hovagimyan, curator Christiane Paul, artists Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir (Eco Art Tech), and curator Lindsay Howard

7:40–7:55  — Presentation: sociologist Tricia Wang, “Tumblring Our Elastic Selves”

7:55–8:25  — Q&A: Featuring artists Jennifer Chan and Brad Troemel, both of whom have numerous Tumblr-related art projects

8:25–8:40 — Presentation: architect Christoph a. Kumpusch, “You Own Nothing Here: The Removal of Power through Ubiquity”

8:40–9:15 — Panel: Open Session: Audience Questions and Presenter Commentary

Featuring Christoph a. Kumpusch, Tricia Wang, curator/artist Ben Valentine, information architect Ian Aleksander Adams

9:15–1am — Exhibition viewing and reception with DJ Mursi Layne

The event will be livestreamed by Tumblr, so stay tuned for those who are interested to watch online.

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Event planning assistance provided by the Devil Bunny Collective

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10 replies on “Announcing The World’s First Tumblr Art Symposium Program”

  1. Shouldn’t have deleted my tumblr.
    Should have quit painting.
    Should be making tumblart.

  2. Will we be able to watch the livestream at a later time if we can’t make it during those hours but are overwhelmingly interested (like me)?

      1. Any idea as to when it will be determined? Or could you comment back here when it is determined, so that I may know!

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