AMODA is partnering with Nerd Nite Austin to present a talk by Rachel Weil, one of the artists in our current exhibit titled The Wide Inter-Consciousness. Don’t miss this chance to hear more about the philosophy behind her fascinating work!
About Rachel Weil
Rachel Weil, artist & art historian, has made a name for herself writing cheery, colorful animations and games for the Nintendo NES console. She also chronicles and studies gender and the videogame industry. Her website, called Femicom, is an online archive of games marketed to young girls, lectures and college courses discussing the topic, and wistful, imagined scenes of an alternative ’80s gaming universe that better addressed the female market.
Rachel will be discussing her work, her research and her collaboration with the programmer Alienmelon and the sound artist Torley. Their piece for AMODA’s exhibit, called Monkey Fortune Tell, is an adorable, irreverent and totally glitched-out addition to the fortune-telling game genre.
About Nerd Nite
Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 75 cities across the globe during which several folks give roughly 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. And there are often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well. Imagine learning about everything from math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or debunking beer myths. As nerds and non-nerds like to say, Nerd Nite is like the Discovery Channel…with Beer! More info at austin.nerdnite.com
The Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public and artists in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of digital art. More info →