Digital Studies Symposium presents: media artist and scholar George Legrady

April 4, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

SCA 112 (Broccoli Theatre)

Free admission. Open to the public.

On April 4th, the IML Digital Studies Symposium presents media artist and scholar George Legrady. Legrady's talk will focus on exploring the intersections of data, art and interaction design.

No RSVPs are needed for this event. Please do not enter the Broccoli Theatre until the presentation time, in order to give the speaker(s) time to set up. For further information, please contact the IML at 213.743.4421, or visit the symposium Web site,

About George Legrady

George Legrady is an artist whose interactive installations and web-based artworks make use of data collection, data processing methodologies and data visualization. “I have integrated digital processes into my artistic work since the mid-1980′s, investigating two different directions: methodologies for new forms of visualization through the organization of cultural data, and implementation of algorithmic processes,” he explains. Legrady holds a joint appointment in the Department of Art and the Media Arts & Technology graduate program at UC Santa Barbara, and his work overall considers the language and aesthetics of interaction design, collaborative narrative development through audience interaction and data management through semantic categorization using neural-net based self-organizing map algorithms. He will talk about his recent projects.

About the Symposium

In a networked global culture, sophisticated multimedia is quickly becoming the worldwide currency. A longtime staple in the industries of advertising and entertainment, multimedia has now carved a new niche for itself: academia.

The Digital Studies Symposium is designed to introduce us to diverse scholarly media-based production. The speakers in this series are artists, programmers, scholars and designers, and their projects include cutting edge gestural interfaces, mobile media experiments, innovative websites and augmented reality pieces.

The presentations will be moderated by Holly Willis, the IML's Director of Academic Programs.

Contact Information

Name: Sonia Seetharaman
Phone: (213) 743-2198