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New Media Art: 'If It's Got Software, You Want the Code'

Former MoMA curator Barbara London describes the challenges inherent in preserving and presenting new media art when the technology behind it often becomes obsolete. more

New Media Art: Then and Now (Complete)

Three leading curators trace the evolution of new media art from its beginnings to the present day and assess strategies for how best to engage audiences with the medium. more
Still from "Good Morning Mr. Orwell," 1984. Video, color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.

Nam June Paik and the 'Sloppy Machine' That Helped Create a New Art Form

The ungainly, rough-hewn apparatus Nam June Paik co-created in 1969 made it possible for later generations of artists to play with video as a medium. more
Buddha Pyu period, ca. 8th–9th century Copper alloy H. 18 ½ x W. 12 ½ x D. 9 ½ in. (47 x 31.8 x 24.2 cm). Sri Ksetra Archaeological Museum, Hmawza, 2013/2/2. (Photo: Sean Dungan)

Art Talk: Buddhist Art of Myanmar: The Intersection of Faith and Karma

Learn about the rich Buddhist heritage of Myanmar in a exhibition featuring artworks never before seen outside of that country. more

Nam June Paik: Video Across Media

Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui and Gregory Zinman discuss Paik's career-long interest in expanding video's material and conceptual properties and its horizons as an art form. more

Arts & Museum Summit: Three Words for the 21st Century

Museum directors from around the world each provide three descriptive terms for what a museum needs to be in the 21st century. more

What Should a Museum Be in the 21st Century?

An international array of leading museum world professionals speculate on what will have to change, and what won't, as museums gradually evolve and try to remain relevant in the 21st century. more
Still from "Digital Experiment at Bell Labs" (1966), a four-minute B & W short by Nam June Paik that screens at Asia Society New York on November 1, 2014. (Electronic Arts Intermix)

Flashback: The Story Behind Nam June Paik's 'Digital Experiment' at Bell Labs

A former engineer at the famous seedbed of innovation Bell Labs recalls Nam June Paik's "enthusiasm, energy, and especially his curiosity." more
Sun Xun, "Magician Party and Dead Crow," 2013, installation (wall painting, ink and color on paper, paper sculpture, and other materials). Courtesy Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong.

Slideshow: Two-Day Forum to Highlight 'Creative Urgencies' of Contemporary Asian Art

As a vibrant slideshow demonstrates the range of current Asian artistic practice, ACAW Associate Curator Xin Wang offers insights into the two-day event at Asia Society New York. more
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky performs two pieces inspired by Nam June Paik, "Electric Imaginary" and "Seoul Counterpoint," at Asia Society New York on October 25, 2014.

DJ Spooky Goes 'Future Forward' in Two-Part Homage to Nam June Paik

The composer and mixed-media artist describes how Nam June Paik has inspired his own work, and how he sees himself as extending Paik's legacy into the 21st century. more