Artist Talk with Nancy Paterson
InterAccess is pleased to present an artist talk with Nancy Paterson, the subject of the centre's latest exhibition, The Future: Before. Join Paterson in conversation with Shauna Jean Doherty, the exhibition's curator and InterAccess's Programming Coordinator.
Saturday, April 7th, 3:00pm-4:00pm, FREE
About the artist
Nancy Paterson is a Toronto-based artist and Associate Professor at OCAD University. Early media works incorporated images and machines associated with 1950s domestic environments and her explorations into interactivity in the 1980s were significant for women entering new media art practice. The paper entitled “Cyberfeminism” (1992) contributed to discussions around feminism and technology and her inclusion in the 2007 exhibition 'Cyberfeminism Past Forward' in Vienna evidences Paterson's contribution to the area. Paterson has been on the Internet since late 1982 [UTZOO] and she has incorporated networks into her art practice. The Internet based “Stock Market Skirt” (2000) led directly to creative visualization of Internet infrastructure and a Ph.D in Communications and Culture at York University (2009) with research in network studies.Nancy Paterson is a Toronto-based artist and Associate Professor at OCAD University. Known for her interactive media installations, Paterson’s early works incorporated images and machines associated with domestic environments of the 1950s. Her explorations into interactivity in the 1980s were significant for women entering early new media art practice. Her article “Cyberfeminism” (1992) is considered a germinal paper on the topic and her inclusion in the 2007 exhibition 'Cyberfeminism Past Forward' in Vienna evidences Paterson's significance in the field. Paterson’s background in interactive net-art and media art design led to a Ph.D in communications and academic research in protocols and policy, completed at York University in 2009.