This provocative, cutting-edge anthology addresses the challenges of curating, presenting, and preserving new-media art—artworks that use digital technologies as media and emphasize process over object. As an art form that is inherently time based, dynamic, interactive, collaborative, customizable, and variable, new-media art resists objectification. It boldly challenges the traditional art world's customary methods of presentation and documentation as well as its approach to collection and preservation. Edited and introduced by Christiane Paul and featuring contributions by prominent practitioners—institutional and independent curators, theorists, and conservators—this volume charts developments in an exciting field and addresses the conceptual, philosophical, and practical issues of both curating and presenting new-media art.
Lynn's documentary Still We Ride based on events surrounding the 2004 Republican National Convention in NYC and the Critical Mass bicycling movement was a collaboration with Elizabeth Press presented during a screening at Eyebeam in 2007. Lynn was a teaching artist in the After-School Atelier Spring 2004 entitled Recycling Media.
Julian Bleecker heads the Mobile and Pervasive Lab, a near-future think tank and research and development lab at the School of Cinema-TV and the Annenberg Center at the University of Southern California. Bleecker is an expert technologist with over 20 years of hands-on experience. He is fluent in many modern programming languages and best-practices development approaches for distributed networked systems, desktops and mobile devices. He is Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California in the School of Cinema-TVâ€™s Interactive Media Division and is a researcher at USCâ€™s Institute for Multimedia Literacy.
Chihcheng Peng recently matriculated from the Film/Video/Media Arts program of the California College of the Arts in Oakland/San Francisco. His undergraduate studies were done at the University of California at Davis where he studied Creative Writing. His videos have screened in dozens of festivals and venues, including Siggraph, The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, SFIAAFF, The Pacific Film Archive, SF Cinematheque, and Resfest. Chih grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, birthplace of the atomic bomb.