Building an Interdisciplinary Studio Practice: Finding Support Networks and Collaborators

New Museum
Featured Speaker
Building an Interdisciplinary Studio Practice: Finding Support Networks and Collaborators
New Musuem

Guest Speakers: Laura Splan and LaJuné McMillian
Building an Interdisciplinary Studio Practice: Finding Stakeholders, Support Networks, and Collaborators

December 1, 2023
NEW INC XR Track Cohort Presentation
New Museum
New York, NY

December's NEW INC XR Track track meeting will be featuring two guest speakers and NEWINC alum, Laura Splan and LaJuné McMillian. They will be sharing their experiences with finding support networks/stakeholders/collaborators to help bring their work to life.

About the Speakers

Laura Splan is Brooklyn-based artist and researcher working at the intersections of Science, Technology, and Culture. Her transdisciplinary projects and collaborations reframe artifacts of the posthuman landscape to unravel entanglements of natural and built systems. Her internationally recognized artworks and exhibitions have been presented at the Bruges Triennial, Museum of Arts & Design (NYC), Brooklyn Museum (NYC), Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Nobel Prize Museum at Liljevalchs (Stockholm). Her research has been supported by the Jerome Foundation, Simons Foundation, NEW INC at the New Museum, and Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

LaJuné McMillian is a multidisciplinary Artist, and Educator creating art that integrates performance, extended reality, and physical computing to question our current forms of communication. They are passionate about discovering, learning, manifesting, and stewarding spaces for liberated Black Realities and the Black Imagination. LaJuné believes in making by diving into, navigating, critiquing, and breaking systems and technologies that uphold systemic injustices to decommodify our bodies, undo our indoctrination, and make room for different ways of being.

About NEW INC's XR Track

How do we incorporate human values as the boundaries between physical and digital worlds become increasingly blurred? Track members include artists, performers, choreographers, and XR producers who are interested in how bodies, identities, and culture are represented and transformed through live experiences mediated by technology. The Extended Realities Track is supported by EY. The Cognitive Human Enterprise at EY focuses on a human-centric approach to emerging technology and bringing full-spectrum cognitive diversity into all stages of innovation.