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Civic Arts Series: Erik Loyer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Illustration of Erik Loyer
Illustration of Erik Loyer
Erik Loyer – Illustration by Mauricio Cordero

Erik Loyer‘s award-winning work explores new blends of game dynamics, poetic expression and interactive visual storytelling. From his best-selling Strange Rain story-playing iPad/iPhone app, to his visually stunning digital fiction The Lair of the Marrow Monkey (powered by Shockwave software animation), and his interactive explorations of post-Katrina racial politics in Blue Velvet, Loyer’s interactive artistic hybridizations of music, new narratives and algorithmic play have won numerous awards, been exhibited widely, and found their way into permanent museum collections.

The Civic Arts Series, which is part of the CMS graduate program Colloquium, features talks by four artists and activists who are making innovative uses of media to reshape the possibilities of art as a source of civic imagination, experience and advocacy. Using a variety of contemporary media technologies–film, web platforms, game engines, drones–the series presenters have opened up new pathways to artistic expression that broaden public awareness around compelling civic issues and aspirations of our time.


Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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MIT Building E15, Room 001 (“The Cube”)
20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States


MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology
Comparative Media Studies/Writing
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