Join us this Wednesday, October 26th, 4pm, at the Kaplan Institute (Kresge 2-350) for an exciting new installation of the Ordinary Media workshop. We’re thrilled to be welcoming new media artist and glitch pioneer jonCates for a conversation and workshop featuring, among other things: New Media Art Histories; Art Games + Independent Gaming Cultures; Open Source, Artware + early Video Art; Computer Witchcraft + Majikal Media Art.


jonCates works at the intersections of Noise and New Media. His projects are presented internationally in cities such as Aix-en-Provence, Austin, Berlin, Beijing, Boston, Cairo, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Linz, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Singapore, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and widely available online via the Internet. His research and writings appear online in digital forms and physically in print publications from MIT Press, Gestalten, The Penn State University Press, Intellect and Unsorted Books. In 2005 he created the concept of Dirty New Media and is widely recognized as developing concepts, communities and discourses of the unstable arts now known as Glitch Art.

jonCates is currently the Chair of The Faculty Senate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as well being an Associate Professor and the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation (FVNMA). Since the late 1990’s/early 2000’s he developed the New Media curriculum at SAIC in the FVNMA department, the department that he previously Chaired (from 2012 – 2016). He is also Affiliated Full-Time Faculty in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism Department. In this capacity he has and continues to develop the Media Art Histories curriculum at SAIC, bridging the Media Arts and Art History department: