Art Saves. Tough Art Really SAVES.
— Ellen Sandor

 (art)n studio: A Panorama View Digital Photo by James Prinz Photography.  Courtesy of Ellen Sandor.

(art)n studio: A Panorama View
Digital Photo by James Prinz Photography.
Courtesy of Ellen Sandor.

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December 4, 2018
This year marks the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Island, with enduring gratitude to all of the Battle of Midway Veterans in honour of their courageous service at Midway Island during WWII. The Battle of Midway was a real turning point for the U.S. and the world that happened on June 4, 1942. The historic battle helped to restore and preserve freedom in the world we are grateful to live in today, won with their honour, courage and bravery. We thank you for your fighting spirit and contributions for our freedom. The Battle of Midway Memorial was first installed on June 4, 2001, and is located just through the security checkpoint and to the left at the beginning of Concourse A of Midway Airport. The Battle of Midway Memorial was commissioned by the Public Art Program and Department of Aviation, City of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, Mayor. The Memorial includes the story of the battle, told in four panels.

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New Media Futures Book Signing at Gallery 400, Friday December 7

Ellen Sandor and (art)n are included in: Chicago New Media 1973–1992, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 1-December 15, 2018:

“Although Chicago is not often thought of as an epicenter for new media art, technology, or industry, the city was home to some of the earliest and most important experiments in new media in the late 20th century. Curated by SAIC Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation, Jon Cates with assistance from VGA's Director of Exhibitions and Programs Chaz Evans and Executive Director Jonathan Kinkley, Chicago New Media 1973-1992 chronicles the under-recognized story of Chicago's contributions to new media art by artists working at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory (UIC's EVL), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and at Midway Games and Bally from 1973-1992. Presented in partnership with Video Game Art Gallery with support from UIC's EVL, the exhibition at Gallery 400 features video game artifacts, new media technologies, historical photographs, game stills, playable video game consoles, and virtual reality modules to explore the rich exchange between industry and academics during this heady time.”

Jon Cates moderated an afternoon panel on November 1 after presentations by Oliver Grau, Christiane Paul, Ellen Sandor, Dan Sandin, Tom DeFanti, Jamie Fenton, and Sabrina Raaf.

'Chicago New Media 1973-1992' pays tribute to the city’s contribution to video games and digital art, by Caroline Picard, Chicago Reader, November 29, 2018. The cover image featured a screenshot from “It’s Two Minutes to Midnight,” produced in collaboration with Carolina Cruz-Neira, Jason Zak, Tanner Marshall and Jaimes Krutz, George W. Donaghey, Emerging Analytics Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

November 4, 2018

Donna Cox and Ellen Sandor sign copies of New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts during the Chicago Humanities Festival after Donna Cox’s Visualizing Women.

October 26, 2018

HERSTORY: Digital Innovations Symposium & Book Signing at NCSA.

September 26, 2018
EXPO Chicago Book Signing for New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts.

July 7, 2018
Nathan Worcester reviews "It's Two Minutes to Midnight" at Weinberg/Newton Gallery in the New Art Examiner

May 11 - May 19, 2018
It is Two Minutes to Midnight at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 300 W. Superior St., Suite 203, Chicago

Opening Reception & Book Signing
New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts
Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 5-8 pm, RSVP Required

The Art and Design of the Doomsday Clock
Weinberg/Newton Gallery
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Reception: 5-6 pm; Program: 6-8 pm, RSVP Required

It is Two Minutes to Midnight is supported by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists(art)n, and Weinberg/Newton Gallery. The program “The Art and Design of the Doomsday Clock” is supported by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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February 26, 2018
At the Intersection of Art and Science: CRISPR-Cas9: A Ray of Light by Soomin Suh, Berkeley Arts + Design

February 9, 2018
IGI Research on Display at Packed Open House at UC Berkeley

Following the talks, attendees congregated around newly-installed art piece in the EBB lobby. Artist Ellen Sandor, founder and director of (art)n, donated a mesmerizing piece detailing the mechanism of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing. Standing in front of a glowing, 3D Cas9, Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Art and Design, introduced Ellen and described the importance of integrating art and science as a form of expression and communication. Ellen’s energy was contagious as she concluded her brief speech with motivating remarks for the young scientists in the room to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge and technology.

February 7, 2018
Behind the Scenes/Short Film Documentary:  CRISPR-Cas9: A Ray of Light

January 4, 2018
Behind the Scenes/Short Film Documentary:  Ellen Sandor and (art)n’s Fermilab Residency 2016