About the Series

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.  

Weekly Sessions

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Gone in a Flash: Artist Talk

Thursday, 19 November, 7 PM CST

Join us for an artist talk with Paolo Pedercini (molleindustria), as the first program in the Gone in a Flash livestream series about Adobe Flash and digital art archiving.  

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Gone in a Flash: Panel Discussion

Saturday, 28 November, 12 PM CST

This online panel 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. Panel participants Dragan Espenscheid, Jonas Richner, and Clara Chen will discuss the topic of digital art archiving from their areas of expertise.  

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Gone in A Flash: Artist Talk

Thursday, 3 December, 7 PM CST

Join us for an artist talk by Nathalie Lawhead (alienmelon) as part of the Gone in a Flash livestream series about Adobe Flash and digital art archiving. 

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Gone in a Flash Workshop: Saving Your Flash Art From the Grave

Thursday, 10 December, 7 PM CST

In this workshop, digital archivist and artist Clara Chen will demonstrate how to save your favorite Flash works from vanishing forever.

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