Craig Saper, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Craig Saper is on the faculty of the Language, Literacy, & Culture multi-disciplinary doctoral program at UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County). He is the author of Networked Art (2001) and Artificial Mythologies (1997) and published under his nom de technologie, dj readies, Intimate Bureaucracies (2012). He has edited, and written afterwards for, Bob Brown's Words and The Readies, and he co-edited, an anthology on Imaging Place (2009). He has guest edited special issues of Visible Language (1988) and Style (2001), and co-edited two issues of Rhizomes on “Drifts” (2007), and “posthumography” (2010). He is also the reviews editor and "Blog Report" columnist for Rhizomes. He wrote the introduction to Sharon Kivland's A Disturbance of Memory, II (2008). His curatorial projects include exhibits on "Assemblings" (1997), "Noigandres: Concrete Poetry in Brazil" (1988), "TypeBound" (2008), and folkvine.org (2003-6). He has published two artists books On Being Read (designed by Diane Fine, 1985) and Raw Material (2008), and he is presently writing a biography of a poet-publisher-impresario-writer in every imaginable genre, Bob Brown, who invented a reading machine. A New York Times Books section Back Page Essay describes Saper's research and publications on Brown in the context of new iPad's and e-readers. More on Brown: http://www.readies.org And, now developing an i-book like APP for iPad and e-readers based on the reading machine. Finally, he is working on two other collaborative digital productions, one about Stan Vanderbeek's influence, and another on asylums, rest cures, and orgone boxes.
Manfred Mohr, Artist
Manfred Mohr is considered a pioneer of digital art. After discovering Prof. Max Bense's information aesthetics in the early 1960's, Mohr's artistic thinking was radically changed. Within a few years, his art transformed from abstract expressionism to computer generated algorithmic geometry. Encouraged by the computer music composer Pierre Barbaud whom he met in 1967, Mohr programmed his first computer drawings in 1969. Mohr has had many one-man shows and retrospectives in museums and galleries such as ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris (Paris 1971), the Joseph Albers Museum (Bottrop, 1998), Wilhelm-Hack-Museum (Ludwigshafen 1987, 2002), tMuseum for Concrete Art (Ingolstadt, 2001), Kunsthalle Bremen (Bremen, 2007), Museum im Kulturspeicher (Würzburg, 2005) and, Grazyna Kulczyk Foundation (Poznan, 2007). In the last 4 decades he took part in innumerable group shows and received several awards including the Golden Nica from Ars Electronica (Linz, 1990), Camille Graesser-Preis (Zürich, 1990), [ddaa] d.velop Digital Art Award (Berlin, 2006), and the Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts (1997).
Christiane Paul, The New School
Christiane Paul is the Director of Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Prof. of Media Studies at The New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. Her recent books are Context Providers - Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008); and Digital Art (Thames and Hudson 2003; expanded new edition 2008). At the Whitney Museum, she curated the shows “Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools” (May 2011), "Profiling" (2007), and “Data Dynamics” (2001); the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial; the online exhibition "CODeDOC" (2002) for artport, the Whitney Museum's online portal to Internet art for which she is responsible; as well as "Follow Through" by Scott Paterson and Jennifer Crowe (2005). Other recent curatorial work includes "Eduardo Kac: Biotopes, Lagoglyphs and Transgenic Works" (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010); Biennale Quadrilaterale (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009-10); "Feedforward - The Angel of History" (co-curated with Steve Dietz; Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Asturias, Spain, 2009-2010) and INDAF Digital Art Festival (Incheon, Korea, Aug. 2009). Dr. Paul has previously taught in the MFA computer arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York (1999-2008); the Digital+Media Department of the Rhode Island School of Design (2005-08); the San Francisco Art Institute and the Center of New Media at the University of California at Berkeley (2008).
Radhika Subramaniam, Eugene Lang The New School
Radhika Subramaniam is Assistant Professor of art and design history and theory at Parsons The New School. Faculty Profile page.
McKenzie Wark, Eugene Lang The New School
McKenzie Wark is the author, among other things, of The Beach Beneath the Street (Verso 2011), A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard 2004) and Gamer Theory (Harvard 2007). He teaches at Eugene Lang College and the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Ricardo Dominguez, University of California San Diego
Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater 1.0 (EDT) who developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in 1998 in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. EDT 2.0's recent project with artists Brett Stabaum, Ricardo Dominguez, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll and Elle Mehrman, the *Transborder Immigrant Tool* (a GPS cellphone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S border was the winner of "Transnational Communities Award" (2008), this award was funded by *Cultural Contact*, Endowment for Culture Mexico - U.S. and handed out by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico), also funded by CALIT2 and two Transborder Awards from the UCSD Center for the Humanities. *Transborder Immigrant Tool* was exhibited at 2010 California Biennial (OCMA), Toronto Free Gallery, Canada (2010), Oi Futuro, Brazil (2011), Re.Play LA (2012). TBT was also under investigation by the U.S. Congress in 2009/10, and was also reviewed by Glenn Beck in 2010 as a gesture that potentially "dissolved" the U.S. border with its poetry (http://bang.calit2.net/xborder). The *particle group* (artists Diane Ludin, Nina Waisman, Amy Sara Carroll, and Ricardo Dominguez) research the relation between nano-capitalism(s), nano-toxicology, and nano-poetics. Their work has been presented in Berlin (2007), the San Diego Museum of Art (2008), Oi Futuro, and FILE festivals in Brazil (2008), CAL NanoSystems Institute, UCLA (2009), Medialab-Prado, Madrid (2009), NYC (2010/11), and their next project “Na(no)” will be presented at SOMA, Mexico (2012). Ricardo is an Associate Professor at UCSD in the Visual Arts Department, a Hellman Fellow, and Principal/Principle Investigator at CALIT2 (http://bang.calit2.net).
LoVid, Artist Collective
Working together since 2001, LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) produces works that are playful as well as aggressive, combining hand-made and machine produced craft, DIY electro-engineering, textile, video, and noise. LoVid has performed and exhibited at Museum of Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Graham Foundation), International Film Festival Rotterdam, MoMA, Aurora Picture Show, PS1, Evolution Festival (Leeds) Anthology Film Archives, The Kitchen, Mixed Greens Gallery, Rua Red (Dublin), Netherland Media Art Institute, The Science Gallery (Ireland), Real Art Ways, Urbis, (UK), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Butler Institute for American Art, The Neuberger Museum, The New Museum, and ICA London, among many others. LoVid has been artist in residence at STEIM, Smack Mellon, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, free103point9, and Alfred University, and has received fellowships and grants from rhizome.org, Franklin Furnace, The Netherland America Foundation, NYFA, LMCC, Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, turbulence.org, and Greenwall Foundation.
Brad Troemel, New York University
Brad Troemel is a writer, artist, and instructor living in New York. As a writer his work focuses on the intersection of art and social media, showing the ways the internet both challenges and affirms historical conventions of art making. In the past two years Troemel has delivered lectures at the Queens Museum of Art, Eyebeam, PS1 MoMA, New York University, The Royal Academie of Art, Willem de Kooning Academy, RISD, Concordia University, University of Illinois Chicago, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2011 he published his first book, titled Peer Pressure, as a collection of essays published through various journals and magazines. He is a staff writer for Dis Magazine. As an artist Troemel's most recent work makes use of anonymous online black markets, positioning the consumption of contraband purchased online as an aestheticized and temporary form of autonomy. He is presently a part-time faculty member in the art department at NYU. Friend request or e-mail him, he'd be happy to talk to you. http://bradtroemel.com
Marco Deseriis, Eugene Lang The New School
Marco Deseriis is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in transnational media at Eugene Lang The New School. Faculty profile page.