John+Paul+Ricco

John Paul Ricco is Professor of Comparative Literature, Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Toronto, and the author of The Logic of the Lure (Chicago) and The Decision Between Us: Art & Ethics in the Times of Scenes (Chicago, 2013).

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Jaime+Del+Val

Jaime del Val is a disfunctional cyborg, meta-media artist, composer and pianist, perfomer, metahumanist philosopher, environmental and post-queer activist, (micro-)sex worker, producer and director of REVERSO. Hir metaformances, which develop in the convergence of interactive dance, electroacoustics, video, virtual architecture, performance, urban intervetions and the internet have been presented in universities, museums, theatres, festivals and open spaces of Europe, Africa, North and South America, as well as the internet. Hir writings on critical theories of the body, art and technology, have been published in numerous print and online journals. As an activist s/he deals mostly with problems regarding land speculation and resistance to sexual and affective normativity. S/he is promotor of metahumanism, microsex and postqueer theories. S/he is currently developing techniques of affective discontrol, sexual disorientation and bodily devisualisation. S/he rejects gender identity and species identity, considers to be neither man, nor woman nor human and is vegetarian.

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Mark+Tribe

Mark Tribe is an artist whose work explores the intersection of media technology and politics. His installations, videos, and performances have been exhibited most recently at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellín, G-MK in Zagreb, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Tribe is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. He teaches courses on radical media, the art of curating, open-source culture, digital art, and techniques of surveillance at Brown University, where he is an Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies. He also teaches in the Art Practice MFA program at School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. He splits his time between New York City and Providence.

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Randy+Lewis

Randy Lewis teaches American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also makes nonfiction films and music videos. His most recent book, Navajo Talking Picture: Cinema on Native Ground, is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in Spring 2012.

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steve+fagin

Steve Fagin is Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, and has produced a series of feature length videos including 'The Amazing Voyage of Gustave Flaubert and Raymond Roussel,' 'The Machine That Killed Bad People' and 'TropiCola.' His work has had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and is the subject of a book from Duke University Press, Talkin' With Your Mouth Full: Conversations with the Videos of Steve Fagin (1998). Recently, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art featured his work at shows on their summary shows of essential art of the 20th Century. Currently he is working on a series of “smart phone pieces” for LACMA and a feature film, 'A Cloud of Hope,' which explores the independence movements in Africa, circa 1960.

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Ruben+Ortiz-Torres

Rubén Ortiz-Torres is a Mexican-born artist who has been living and working in Los Angeles since 1990. He began his career as a photographer, printmaker, and painter in the early 1980s, well before he received his M.F.A. from the California Institute of Arts in 1992. Ortiz-Torres is widely regarded as one of today's leading Mexican artists and as an innovator in the 1980s of a specifically Mexican form of postmodernism. Over the past ten years, he has produced a body of work in a wide range of media -- extended series of photographs, series of altered readymades, a feature film, several videos (including three in 3D), large scale video installations, major painting series, sculptures, customized cars and machines, photocollages, performances and curated exhibitions.

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zach+blas

Zach Blas is an artist and writer working at the intersections of networked media, queerness, and the political. His current project, Queer Technologies, is an organization that develops applications and situations for queer intervention and social formation. Zach is a PhD student in The Literature Program at Duke University.

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Elle+Mehrmand.Micha+Cárdenas

Echolalia Azalee/Elle Mehrmand and Azdel Slade/Micha Cárdenas are currently collaborating on a series of performances that explore the relations between bodies and technology within mixed realities. Cárdenas is an artist/theorist and a Lecturer in the Visual Arts department at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Mehrmand is a performance/new media artist and musician, and an MFA candidate at UCSD.

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Matt+McGarvey

Matt McGarvey is visiting lecturer for the Aesthetics and Politics master's program at California Institute of the Arts, and is finishing a Ph.D. in Critical Studies and Experimental Practices at UCSD. He is currently working on a book that deals with the construction of perception via technology and scientific discourse, and with connections between sensation, arousal and ambient environments.

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sheldon+brown

Sheldon Brown is an artist and Professor in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD. The Scalable City has been developed by Sheldon Brown and his experimental game lab, located in the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts at UCSD.

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justin+armstrong

Justin Armstrong is in the final stages of completing a doctoral degree in cultural anthropology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. His research interests include Situationism/psychogeography, visual anthropology, the intersection of fiction and ethnography, and the anthropology of space and place. He is at work on a book on the ghost towns of Saskatchewan, North Dakota and Wyoming.

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CARLIN+WING

Carlin Wing makes art that pulls social and spatial histories out of ceilings, courts and carpet patterns. Her work claims elevators and parking lots as places of play and generally attends to spaces in need of reshaping.  She has been a Visiting Lecturer at Vanderbilt University, Watkins College of Art, Design and Film and Harvard University.  For the spring of 2010 she is organizing an evening of contemporary art interventions at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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Amy+Sara+Carroll

Amy Sara Carroll's research, teaching, and writing interests include Latin/o American contemporary cultural production, feminist, queer, and postcolonial theory, inter-American studies, border studies, and critical creative writing. Her first book of poetry and prints, SECESSION, is forthcoming from Hyperbole Books. She is an assistant professor of Latina/o Studies -- jointly appointed in English and American Culture -- at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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c+spencer+yeh

C. Spencer Yeh is based in Cincinnati, OH. He is most recognized for his musical project Burning Star Core, as well as compositional, collaborative, and improvisational activities under his own name. He has exhibited his visual and multimedia works at national and international venues including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the New Museum in New York, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and alt.gallery in Newcastle.

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david+shorter

David Shorter is a professor of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California Los Angeles. Shorter's interests include ritual studies, indigenous ontologies, non-literate writing and participatory species interrelations. His most recent book, _We Will Dance Our Truth_ (2009), describes his long-term fieldwork among the Yaqui Indians of northwest Mexico.

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alan+calpe

Alan Calpe is a video artist living in Brooklyn, NY and Gainesville, FL. His work often involves mundane rituals animated into the fantastic, equating physical transformation to the psychic negotiations of queers, and resides somewhere between a Hollywood Technicolor romance and a dark alley illicit encounter.

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Janine+Gordon

Janine Gordon is an international multimedia artist, writer, and rapper based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is primarily based in subcultures and the female gaze upon the masculine subject. Her photographs are in the permanent collection of SFMOMA and The Whitney Museum amongst other private and public collections.

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alan+sondheim

Alan Sondheim is a new media artist, writer, and theorist based in Brooklyn NY. His interests include aesthetics and productions of virtual environments and installations, mapping with motion capture and 3d laser scanners, Buddhist philosophy and its relation to avatars and online environments, and experimental choreography.

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Christina+McPhee

Christina McPhee interprets the remote landscape in multimedia streams. She creates topologic site explorations in layered suites involving on-site photographs, video, drawing, and environmental sound. Forthcoming in 2009:  "Tesserae of Venus," a science fiction multimedia series on carbon-saturated energy landscapes, opens at Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, in late  October 2009; "Pharmakon LIbrary Folio 2 :" is in preparation for New York Art Book Fair at PS1, in 2009.

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Mez+Breeze

Mez Breeze [aka Netwurker] is a Reality Engineer who has helped shape synthetic environments for over two decades. She is also an established net artist and game theorist who practices _Poetic Game Interventions_ [the creative manipulation of game parameters in order to disrupt or comment on various aspects of augmented states].

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Joy+Garnett

Joy Garnett is an artist based in New York. Her paintings, culled from news photographs and military documents she gathers from the Internet, examine the apocalyptic-sublime at the intersections of media, politics and culture. She is a 2004 recipient of a grant from Anonymous Was a Woman. Garnett is the Arts Editor at Cultural Politics, a scholarly journal focusing on media, politics and culture, and is represented by Winkleman Gallery, New York City.

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jordan+crandall

Jordan Crandall is a media artist and theorist based in Los Angeles. He is Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at University of California, San Diego. His current project is a multi-platform media work entitled Showing, which looks at ecologies of display and the construction of the self through stagings, arousals, extensions, and intimacies. He is the co-editor ofVersion.

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ricardo+dominguez.particle+group

particle group is a collective consisting of Principal Investigators Ricardo Dominguez (an associate professor of Visual Arts at UCSD, affiliated with Calit2) and artist Diane Ludin, as well as Principal Researchers artist Nina Waisman (Interactive Sound Installation Design) and poet Dr. Amy Sara Carroll, with a number of others flowing in and out. The particle group focuses on nano-toxicology and their traveling interactive installation entitled Particles of Interest: Tales of the Matter Market (pitmm.net) has been presented at ISEA (San Jose) 2006, The House of World Cultures, Berlin (2007), the San Diego Museum of Art (2008), Oi Futuro, Brazil (2008), Gallery@CALIT2, UCSD (2008), and CAL NanoSystem Institute (2009).

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Kim+Cascone

Kim Cascone founded Silent Records in 1985 and has released more than 30 albums of electronic music, performing with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Scanner, John Tilbury, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros among others. Cascone worked on David Lynch's Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart as Assistant Music Editor. Cascone was one of the co-founders of the microsound list and has written for Computer Music Journal and Artbyte Magazine.

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Eileen+Myles

Eileen Myles is a poet and novelist. Currently she is a Professor of Literature at University of California, San Diego. Her most recent publication is Sorry, Tree (2007).

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lucky+dragons

lucky dragons is an ongoing collaboration facilitated by Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Projects focus on equal-power situations, translation, and our mystical-rational experience with technology. Current fantasies include a restructuring of intellectual property / art economy / educational systems and an open-source museum in Los Angeles's Elysian Park.

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Alphonso+Lingis

Alphonso Lingis is an American philosopher, writer and translator, currently Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. Lingis's areas of specialization include phenomenology, existentialism, modern philosophy, and ethics. His most recent publication is The First Person Singular (2007).

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Michael+Taussig

Michael Taussig is a cultural anthropologist and Professor at Columbia University. Taussig's work combines aspects of ethnography, story-telling, and social theory. His most recent publication is What Color Is the Sacred? (2009).

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john+c+welchman

John C. Welchman is Professor of Modern Art History in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Welchman's work combines the roles of modernist art historian and contemporary critic with work in visual-cultural studies. His most recent publication is The Aesthetics of Risk (Ed, 2008).

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lesley+stern

Lesley Stern is a writer and Professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Stern's work moves between a number of disciplinary locations, and spans both theory and production. She is the author of The Scorsese Connection (1995) and The Smoking Book (1999).

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masao+miyoshi

Masao Miyoshi is currently at the Department of Literature, University of California at San Diego. Miyoshi has been and continues to be a controversial and prominent figure in Japanese studies and in the American academy in general. Some of his recent work include reflections on the humanities in an increasingly capitalist university: Ivory Tower in Escrow, (2000); and Turn to the Planet: Literature, Diversity, and Totality (2001).

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benjamin+bratton

Benjamin H. Bratton is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, and on the Cultural Studies faculty at SCI_Arc (the Southern California Institute of Architecture). Bratton's research, writing, and practical interests include contemporary social theory, the perils and potentials of pervasive computing, architectural theory and provocation, inverse brand theory, software studies, systems design and development, and the rhetorics of exceptional violence.

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kathleen+stewart

Kathleen Stewart teaches anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin and is the director of the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies.  Stewart's interests include cultural generativity, affect, ordinary life, public culture, political imaginaries, narrative, and ethnopoetics. Her most recent book is Ordinary Affects (2008).

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allen+shelton

Allen Shelton, born 1955 Alabama. Associate professor of sociology. 5'10'' 181lbs, W33 L34 Levis 1947 501, small thick hands. Arrived in Buffalo, New York 1998 in a one ton Toyota pickup. Dreamworlds of Alabama, University of Minnesota Press 2007. His writing desk is made from wood salvaged from his grandfather's barn.

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He had wanted to take a bus (perhaps even several) out of the city to a flea market specializing in antique, collectible postcards...
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