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In Spring 2009 (March through May) smudge studio ( will orchestrate collaboration among 16 artists, art educators, museum educators, and media designers. The three-week long web event is entitled “Artists + Environments: Generative Practices and Conversations.” William L. Fox, Director of the newly formed Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, will convene the first week of digital collaborative exchange on March 5, 2009.

Download a PDF of the PRESS RELEASE HERE.

The EMS-VCU-Qatar collaboration project "Mapping Change" was completed in December, 2008. Learn more and see a curated web-exhibition here.
map made by Team 3


Art + Environment web-exhibition launched December 17, 2008

The exhibition includes the archive of the conference live blog, the "Testing Ground Field Trip" results, an interview with William L. Fox (Moderator of the Art + Environment conference and Director of the new Center for Art + Environment at the NMA), ideas for student projects, several experience capsules, and short essays by Ann M. Wolfe (Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the NMA), Colin Robertson (Curator of Education at the NMA), and Bill Gilbert (founder of the Land Arts of the American West program).

Please share with friends, take it up in ways useful to you, and let us know what you think.

In the Fall of 2008 collaborated with the Nevada Museum of Art.
We live blogged from their Art + Environment Conference (Oct. 2-4)
and created a responsive web-exhibition on our main site (Dec. 2008)

The Art + Environment Conference featured over 14 panels and events
from 7 p.m. (PDT) Oct. 2 until 7:30 p.m. (PDT) Oct. 4.

Details and archive of live blogging here.

Watch the media that watched us! invited us to submit daily summaries of the conference and live blogging to their P/O/V column. (Read our posts from Oct. 3, 4, 6th)
The New School University's Media Studies Program featured our live blog on the Program's website.
On Oct. 2, MIT's New Media Literacies Blog posted a link to our live blog.

We embarked on the first EMS Field Trip, Testing Ground, on Oct. 5th.
Learn more about Testing Ground here. live blogged from the
Buckminster Fuller Symposium September 13, 2008.

The Buckminster Fuller Institute has linked to our live blog archive here.

Boris Artzybasheff (1899 - 1965), R. Buckminster Fuller, 1963
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Institution; gift of Time magazine

Details and live blog archive.

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