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CAA THATCamp 2015

December 3, 2014

Professor Victoria Szabo is among a group of scholars organizing a THATCamp preceding the 2015 College Art Association Conference. The unconference will focus on new tools and methods for research in architecture, visual arts, new media, and digital art. A full description from the THATCamp webpage is below:



The College Art Association is pleased to announce that the third THATCamp CAA will take place Monday and Tuesday, February 9-10, 2015, just before the annual CAA Conference. Registration is free, and anyone may register. We especially encourage artists to attend this year’s THATCamp CAA.

THATCamp CAA 2014, associated with College Art Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, raised awareness about the new tools and methods available for research in the visual arts and architecture. We hope a third THATCamp CAA in 2015 will continue this process by expanding the community to include new media and digital art, thus embracing a broader community reflective of CAA’s membership that will include artists, designers, scholars, historians, theoreticians, librarians, educators, and students.

As with all THATCamps, the focus will be on a community-generated set of proposed topics. Given this year’s focus on new media and digital art, we especially encourage proposals from individuals or groups who would like to demonstrate, as well as discuss ,digital making techniques within the context of artistic and academic practices.

We hope that THATCamp CAA 2015 will help move the disciplines of art and art history forward into the digital age by increasing awareness of existing digital projects, by creating a community of artists and scholars interested in digital methods, providing hands-on training in digital tools, and raising awareness of non-traditional career paths for digitally-minded studio art and art history professionals.

As in 2014, CAA will schedule a THATCamp follow-up session as part of the formal CAA program that will include a debriefing from THATCamp participants and organizers. THATCamp CAA narratives and session responses will also be posted to the CAA web site as post-conference proceedings.