COLLIDER5: ingenuity presents merging subtexts of high culture and mass culture performance within the interactive realm of New Media. An umbrella term encompassing a vast genre conjoining design practices and fine art, New Media is struggling to contain its continuously expanding and evolving definition. SPECTACLE is the fourth exhibition and latest presentation in the COLLIDER series. Immersing visitors in contemporary interactive and media artwork, inviting all to participate, play, and ponder.



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The 2012 Festival will take place on September 14 – 16 at Docks 32 and 30 which sit on the lakefront north of Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center.



Co-curator – Tony Samangy

Tony Samangy is Assistant Professor in Graphic design at The University of Akron with a focus in Interface, Interaction and
Motion Design.


Co-curator – Rod Bengston
Director of Galleries – University of Hawaii


Co-curator – Markus Vogl

Markus Vogl is Assistant Professor in Graphic design at The University of Akron with a focus in interactive art and design, web design and New Media Art.


Guest-curator – Kinect pieces – Margarita Benitez

Margarita Benitez is Assistant Professor in Fashion design and the Fashion technologist at Kent State University with a focus in interactive art, art and technology, wearables, fibers, and Fashion Design.


Thanks to:

Bob Huff – Director – Myers School of Art
The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art
The Fashion School – Kent State University

Chris Yanc

The ingenuityfest team James, Paula, Bill, Dana

And all the COLLIDER artists and alumni.





Cleveland's Lakefront
Docks 30 and 32

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The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider:C5 is ingenuity.


Exhibition Dates:

September 14, 2012 - September 16, 2012