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.

For enrolled students, the class begins at 6:00pm.

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

2020 PLASMA Schedule

January 27

INTRODUCTION -- and a DMS guest

February 5 

Cody Mejeur

February 10 

Geoff Marslett 

February 17 

Jeff Deutch from Syrian Archive 

TUESDAY February 18 @ 7pm

Film Screening of of IM Heung-Soon's 

    "Factory Complex" at Hallwalls

February 24 

IM Heung-Soon

March 23 

Gregg Bordowitz

March 30

Jon-Sesrie Goff 

April 13 

Tiara Roxanne

Sponsored by the Department of Media Study in collaboration with UB Art Galleries, UB Arts Collaboratory, Humanities Institute Research Workshop on Digital Humanities, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.