Technology and Memory

photo/FOTO: Mateo Rudas

Technology and Memory

This will be a hands on workshop using photography and the web to explore conference themes. Participants will have access to digital cameras, scanners, computers (with photoshop) and ink jet printers. No technical experience, however, is required. We will look at web projects that use the Web as a site to create cultural memory and create a site together. To see the website created at the conference in Mexico last summer, visit An exhibition of photographs printed from the digital cameras will be presented at the end of the conference. Those interested may also want to bring family photographs, historical photographs, images from the media, or personal mementos to scan to make images for the exhibition.


Lorie Novak's photographs, installations, and web projects exploring the relationship between personal and cultural memory have been in numerous exhibitions including solo exhibitions at The International Center for Photography, New York; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Breda Fotografica, the Netherlands; and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.; Art Institute of Chicago; among others. She has been the recipient of several grants including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, and Yaddo. She is Chairperson of the Photography and Imaging Department at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She is also co-director of Urban Ensemble through which Tisch School Of the Arts students engage in community-based arts projects and Affiliated Faculty at the New York University Center for Advanced Technology. She resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her work can be found on-line at