The PLASMA speaker series brings cutting-edge guests to UB to discuss innovations in media art and culture shaping the new millennium communication world.

PLASMA (Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art) brings to Buffalo celebrated theorists and artists who are exhibiting in some of the world’s most renowned museums and galleries, and writing on the cutting edge of new media theory and expression.

Each event brings internationally celebrated artists to discuss varied arts practices, models, modes, examples, and experiences in media arts.

The series serves as a kind of hub as to how courses in new media, digital poetics, game studies, locative media, robotics, installation, media theory and performance arts can be experienced.

In this series you can see and interact with artists that you would encounter in New York, Europe and Latin America, offering of a rich experience for the University at Buffalo, the city and Western New York.

The series provides, not expressive answers, but raises intriguing questions, exploring new avenues in the digital age, who we are, how we interact and where we are going.

PLASMA is presented by the Department of Media Study and the College of Arts and Sciences.

PLASMA Speaker Series

When: Select Mondays during Spring semesters, 6:30–8:30PM
Where: 112 Center for the Arts

2019 PLASMA Schedule

PLASMA 2019 poster listing upcoming speakers

Feb 4

Dept. Of Media Study Graduate Student Films


Feb 11

Screening:"Video Rib Gets In The Way" by Steve Rienke

Feb 18

Laura Marks

Feb 25

Rick Prelinger

March 4

Alan Bigelow


March 11

Jodie Mack

March 19 
Spring Break - No Lecture

March 25

Duraid Munajim

April 1

Screening: "THe Drums Of Winter" By Sarah Elder


April 8

Phillip Hoffman

April 15

Steve Sanguedolce

April 22

Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother)

 April 29

Joan Hutton