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Embracing Technology: Women in Science and Art Discuss the Virtual World

October 3, 2011 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

This panel discussion is part of the
Talking Creativity: Conversations Between Scientists and Artists Series

Moderator: Anne Swartz, Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design

Speakers: Murial Magenta, School of Art, Arizona State University
Rebecca Wright, Computer Science Department & Director of DIMACS, Rutgers University.

Anne Swartz is a professor of art history at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She focuses on contemporary art, especially feminist artists, critical theory, and new media/new genre, in her writing, curating, and public lectures. Her main focus has been to support and advance innovative and transgressive work of both emerging and established artists whose art has not been fully examined. She’s currently co-editing
The Question of the Girl with Jillian St. Jacques and completing Female Sexualities in Contemporary Art, a Collection of her essays, and The History of New Media/New Genre: From John Cage to Now, a survey of developments in recent art. (

Murial Magenta is an artist and professor of art at Arizona State University. Her creative research investigates the interface between various electronic media: 3D animation, net art, video, digital graphics, and multimedia installation. Her larger objective is to create a visual experience in an actual space, and then transmit it over electronic networks into virtual spaces. Conversely, Magenta produces art for the Internet that she translates to gallery and theater environments. As an educator, she mentors emerging women artist in the field of art and technology. (

Rebecca Wright is a professor in the Computer Science Departmnent and newly named Director of DIMACS. Her research spans the area of computer and communications security. Her ongoing research goals are the design of protocols, systems, and services that perform their specified computational or communication functions, even if some of the participants or underlying components behave maliciously, and that balance indivudual needs such as privacy with collective needs such as network survivability and public safety. (



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October 3, 2011
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall
100 George St Trayes Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States


Institute for Women and Art