Hi friends and colleagues,
We are happy to announce the March 2016 ArrayList discussion theme: New Media Foundations: Internet, Protocols, Web [communication, distribution, networks, data, design, development, code]:
guest thread leaders: xtine borough (University of Texas at Dallas), Joelle Dietrick (Florida State University), Sean Dockray (Telic Arts Exchange, The Public School, Aaaaarg), Pamela Fox (Khan Academy and GirlDevelopIt), Curt Cloninger (University of North Carolina Asheville), Scott Rigby (NBCUniversal, Inc. Basekamp, Plausible Artworlds), Adam Trowbridge (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Jessica Parris Westbrook (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
xtine borough (University of Texas at Dallas)
xtine is a new media artist and educator. She has authored or edited several books including Foundations of Digital Art and Design (2013), Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design (2011), and The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2015). She has co-authored other works and contributed chapters and articles to anthologies and scholarly journals. Informed by the history of conceptual art, she uses social networking, databases, search engines, blogs, and applications in combination with popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, or Mechanical Turk, to create web communities promoting interpretation and autonomy. xtine is passionate about creating works using digital tools to translate common experiences into personal arenas for discovery. She is a Webby Honoree, has received a Terminal commission and an award from the UK Big Lottery fund. With her co-PI, xtine is currently working on a project funded by California Humanities. An associate professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas, xtine bridges the gap between histories, theories, and production in new media education.
Joelle Dietrick (Florida State University)
Joelle Dietrick’s paintings, drawings, and animations explore contemporary nesting instincts and their manipulation by global economic systems. Her recent artworks and research considers housing trends that complicate relationships to place. Her work has been shown at Transitio_MX in Mexico City, TINA B Festival in Prague and Venice, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, MCA San Diego, Long March Space Beijing, ARC Gallery Chicago, Soho20 New York, MPG Contemporary Boston, Temporary Home in Kassel during Documenta (13), Flashpoint Gallery in Washington DC, the Orlando Museum of Art and as a permanent public art work at the University of Florida. She has attended residencies at the Künstlerhaus Salzburg, Anderson Ranch, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the School of the Visual Arts and received fellowships from the University of California, Florida State University and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). Dietrick is an Assistant Teaching Professor, at Florida State University, where she teaches Digital Media Foundations in the Department of Art. She received an MFA in Visual Arts, from The University of California, San Diego.
Sean Dockray (Telic Arts Exchange, The Public School, Aaaaarg)
Sean Dockray is an artist, a founding director of the Los Angeles non-profit Telic Arts Exchange, and initiator of knowledge-sharing platforms, The Public School and Aaaaarg. As a research fellow at the Post-Media Lab at Leuphana University, he explored the physical infrastructure of the sharing economy, focusing on Facebook’s then new northern European datacenter. His written essays address topics such as online education (Frieze), the militarisation of universities (in Contestations: Learning from Critical Experiments in Education), book scanning (Fillip), traffic control (Cabinet), and radio (Volume). He lives in Melbourne and is a PhD candidate in Visual Art at the University of Melbourne.
Pamela Fox (Khan Academy and GirlDevelopIt)
Pamela Fox is a graduate from the USC Computer Science Department (BS/MS, with minors in 3d Animation + Linguistics). She currently lives in San Francisco, California and is the Computing Curriculum Lead at Khan Academy. In her free time, she teaches for GirlDevelopIt, give talks, work on side projects, and reads great books. https://github.com/pamelafox
Curt Cloninger (University of North Carolina Asheville)
Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Associate Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville. His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. His art work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Granoff Center for The Creative Arts (Brown University), Digital Art Museum [DAM] (Berlin), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago), Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and the internet. He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including commissions for the creation of new artwork from the National Endowment for the Arts (via Turbulence.org) and Austin Peay State University’s Terminal Award. Cloninger has written on a wide range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, network culture, and continental philosophy. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, and on ABC World News. He is also the author of eight books, most recently One Per Year (Link Editions). He maintains lab404.com, playdamage.org , and deepyoung.org in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.
Scott Rigby (NBCUniversal, Inc. Basekamp, Plausible Artworlds)
Scott Rigby is the Principal Software Engineer at NBCUniversal, Inc, Founding Co-director of Basekamp, and founding investigator, Plausible Artworlds. Scott lives in Brooklyn.
Adam Trowbridge (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Adam Trowbridge is a designer and programer (I guess?). He is a former Director of Project Management, Verio/DoCoMo/NTT; former Director of User Interface and Design/Creative Director, Capital.com; former Information Architect, The Nature Conservancy; and former Information Architect and Developer, OpenMotive. He co-founded TW-Co, Possibility Studio, American Cheese, LLC. He is a former Op for #jesus and #squeeee, on EFnet, the Original IRC Network. He began his network art/design career as co-sysop of multiple Bulletin Board Systems in the Orlando area (407). He learned CGI to build the first online store for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and almost made it work, until it turned out to be run on a Windows system. He recently served as a skeptic and facilitator for Basekamp/Plausible Art Worlds. He has edited two videos using Perl. He is intensely pro-choice.
Jessica Parris Westbrook (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Jessica Parris Westbrook is a designer and researcher interested in observing systems, asking questions, and organizing information. She learned html in 1995, dhtml in 1997, and css in 1999 so she could make a lot of money and have her own office. By 2008 she was a Creative Director.