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In partnership with Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre, the MacKenzie Art Gallery presents an artist talk by Nathalie Lawhead (alienmelon) as part of the “Gone in a Flash” livestream series about Adobe Flash and digital art archiving.
Nathalie Lawhead (they/them and she/her) is a net-artist and award winning game designer that has been creating experimental digital art since the late 90’s.
They have been creating Flash work since the very beginning of Flash and still continue to use it today.
Past works include titles such as the IGF winning Tetrageddon Games, “Everything is going to be OK”, and the Electric Zine Maker.
Gone in a Flash is a digital programs series from the MacKenzie Art Gallery and Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre, focusing on the upcoming dissolution of the Adobe Flash medium. Since 1996, Adobe Flash has introduced artists to interactive, animated, and web-based work. But at the end of this year, this powerful tool is being permanently removed from the Internet. This online programming series brings together artists, digital archivists, and game developers to discuss their experiences with the medium and what its disappearance means for future of digital art.