NEO NEW YORK | Symposium

Friday, February 14, 2014, 1 - 5pm

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The NEO NEW YORK symposium is an extension of the student organized NEO NEW YORK Workshop that is occurring at Cooper Union in the 41 Cooper Gallery between February 10–15, 2014. The symposium presents a collection of interdisciplinary thinkers, sharing their views on Visual Thinking and what this terminology means to them and their practice.

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OKFocus - 1PM

Digital creative agency co-founded by speaker Ryder Ripps and Jonathan Vingiano. 

Romke & Grace - 1:30PM

Romke Hoogwaerts & Grace Leigh both people run Mossless, an independent publishing company that makes photography books and an experimental magazine. Mossless is based within—and focuses on work from—photographic communities on the internet. Romke grew up internationally, mostly in South East Asia, and Grace hails from Savannah, Georgia. 

Carla Gannis - 2PM

Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work examines the narrativity of 21st century representational technologies and questions the hybrid nature of identity, where virtual and real embodiments of self diverge and intersect. She is the recipient of several awards, including a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, and she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Most recently she collaborated with poet Justin Petropoulos on a transmedia book, gallery installation, and net art project entitled <legend> </legend> (Jaded Ibis Press and Transfer Gallery, 2013). Features on Gannis’s work have appeared in The Huffington Post, Anti-Utopias, Wired, Animal, and Hyperallergic among others. She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Cammisa and Ceciliia - 2:45PM

Award winning author Cecilia Corrigan’s first book, TITANIC, received the Plonsker Prize, and will be released in 2014. She has been invited to perform her work at The Museum of Modern Art, The Poetry Project, and Yale University. Her writing has appeared in Lumina, n+1, and The Journal, among others. 

Cammisa Buerhaus is a sound and transmission artist based in New York City. Currently resident curator of sound and performance at Cage, she investigates the space between sound and spatial reasoning from a feminist perspective. Her work has been recently been presented by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Royal Ontario Museum, MoMA PS1, and Issue Project Room. She is known for her sculptural instruments.

The Rodina - 3:15PM

The Rodina (*2010), a graphic design studio of intimacy, love and trust where individuals may escape the competition of dehumanizing forces in post-postmodern society! Founding members Tereza and Vit Ruller were educated as an inter-media artist and a psychologist. The Rodina is focused on designing affordances, not forms.

Istvan Kantor – 3:45PM

Also known as, Monty Cantsin, Istvan Kantor is a Hungarian born Canadian performance and video artist, industrial music and electropop singer, “art-criminal,” and one of the early members of Neoism. Istvan Kantor has lived in Budapest, Paris, Montreal, and New York and is a resident of Toronto since 1991. His work has been described by the media as rebellious, anti-authoritarian, as well as technically innovative and highly experimental.


Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.