Jon Ippolito

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Most Recent Affiliation:

  • Curator of Media Art and Guggenheim Museum

Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: Agree to Disagree Online
    Writing Type: Sketch / Art Talk
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 1997: Ongoings
    Abstract Summary:

    Any collaboration is a negotiation. While most artistic teams hide the filibustering, intellectual posturing, and shifting alliances that lie behind their decisions, Agree to Disagree Online brings these facets of collaboration to the fore.

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    Title: Mapping Art's Escape From the Traps of Technology
    Writing Type: Essay
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2005: Threading Time
    Abstract Summary:

    The 2005 SIGGRAPH jury was more than a chance to survey the digital art scene with a roomful of passionate but collegial comrades. It was also an opportunity to reflect on the role, for better or worse, that technology is playing in the production and exhibition of digital
    artwork. More than any of my fellow jurors, I think I was particularly conscious of the stereotype that many artists, critics, and curators attach to exhibitions of art with a technological focus. According to this perception, the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery is less art exhibition than display showroom, where technicians show off the latest Maya or Illustrator special effect rather than pushing the boundaries of art.

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