[ISEA2014] Introduction: Carlos Guedes & Scott Fitzgerald (Site Curators) – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI Exhibition

Introductory Statement

NYU’s agreement with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to create NYU Abu Dhabi is the outcome of a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century: a common belief in the value of a liberal arts education, concurrence on the benefits a research university brings to the society that sustains it, a conviction that interaction with new ideas and people who are different is valuable and necessary, and a commitment to educating students who are true citizens of the world.

NYUAD is hosting a showcase of electronic art on the theme of afterimages, traces, resonances, and reverberations, relating to the conference’s own general theme on “Location”. It is the inaugural show in the project space on the new Saadiyat campus.

  • Carlos Guedes is a Portuguese composer with a multifaceted activity in composition. His work comprises music for contemporary dance, theater, and film and interactive installations, aside from traditional instrumental music. Research Enhancement Fund grant from New York University in Abu Dhabi (UAE) for project “Crossdisciplinary and multi-cultural approaches to musical rhythm”.   carlosguedes.org
  • Scott Fitzgerald  is an artist and educator whose work examines the interdependence of culture and technology. He is founding head of the Interactive Media program at New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE.  ennuigo.com/pagez/about