Ed Shanken
Since 2003
Works in SEattle, Washington United States of America

Edward A. Shanken writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. He is a researcher at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria. He was formerly Executive Director of the Information Science + Information Studies program at Duke University, and Professor of Art History and Media Theory at Savannah College of Art and Design. Recent and forthcoming publications include essays on art and technology in the 1960s, information aesthetics, interactivity and agency, and the cultural implications of cybernetics, robotics, and biotechnology. He edited Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness (University of California Press, 2003). His second book, Art and Electronic Media was published by Phaidon Press in 2009. Full CV available on my website.
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Networks, Surveillance, Culture Jamming

Wed Mar 19, 2008 00:00 - Wed Mar 12, 2008

To celebrate the recent paperback reissue of Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness, author Edward Shanken will talk about art using networks, surveillance, and culture jamming. The talk is part of a book-signing event at Philadelphia's oldest and finest independent bookstore.

About Telematic Embrace:
Long before e-mail and the Internet permeated society, Roy Ascott, a pioneering British artist and theorist, coined the term "telematic art" to describe the use of online computer networks as an artistic medium. In Telematic Embrace Edward A. Shanken gathers, for the first time, an impressive compilation of more than three decades of Ascott's philosophies on aesthetics, interactivity, and the sense of self and community in the telematic world of cyberspace. This book explores Ascott's ideas on how networked communication has shaped behavior and consciousness within and beyond the realm of what is conventionally defined as art.
See http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/8867.php

March 19, 6pm
Robbins Bookstore
108 S. 13th Street (Chestnut/Walnut)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


Social Fabrics

Fri Feb 22, 2008 00:00 - Wed Feb 06, 2008

United States of America

Exhibition/Performance onsite at CAA
Adam’s Mark Hotel, Remington Room, 4th Floor
Friday, February 22, 2008, 5:30-7:00 PM

Social Fabrics: Wearable + Media + Interconnectivity is a time-based art
exhibition, designed as a modified runway show, of art as wearable media
and technology. Social Fabrics demonstrates convergences between
individual expression and statement making on the one hand, and the
phenomenology of network society on the other. Technological garments or
accessories with social capabilities are presented alongside works that
critique the implications of our digital media-infused and
fashion-driven lifestyles. Artworks are objects, systems,
mini-performances and interactive events.

Curated by Susan Ryan and Patrick Lichty
Presented by the Leonardo Education Forum together with the Center for
Interactive Arts and Engineering, the University of Texas at Dallas, and
the College of Art + Design at Louisiana State University.

Other LEF events at CAA:

Professional Development Roundtable: Education at the Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology
Thursday, February 21, 12:30-2:00 PM
Adam's Mark Hotel, Remington Room, 4th Floor
Led by Edward Shanken, Andrea Polli, and Garnet Hertz

Leonardo Education Forum Business Meeting
Wednesday, February 20, 5:30-7:00 PM
Adam's Mark Hotel, Dallas Ballroom D3, 1st Floor


ISEA 2008 Singapore July 25-Aug 3

Wed Nov 14, 2007 00:00


ISEA 2008 Singapore
Call for Papers, Panels and Artist Presentations
Deadline Extended until November 14

We cordially invite submissions to the conference of the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2008 that will be held in Singapore between 25th & 30th July 2008. The conference is held alongside workshops, courses, exhibitions, performances and other in-conjunction events that will be held for the duration of ISEA2008 from 25th July to August 3rd 2008.

The conference, as in previous ISEAs, is expected to bring together artists, theorists, historians, curators and researchers of media arts from around the world to jointly explore the most urgent and exciting questions in the field. The five themes of ISEA2008 are especially focused on eliciting a wide range of international scholars and artists.

Conference Programme

The conference programme will include competitively selected, peer-reviewed, individual papers and panel presentations. This year we are also encouraging artists who wish to share their works with a broader audience of their peers to submitartist presentations where they can speak about the specific aesthetic, conceptual and technological aspects of their works. The conference also promises to present a list of internationally renowned Keynote Speakers expounding on the major themes of the conference. There will also be a special lecture delivered by a Nobel Laureate.

Call for Proposals: Deadline November 14

We welcome contributions from creative practitioners and researchers from a variety of disciplines and institutional contexts as media arts benefits from and exemplifies the interdisciplinary linkages between contemporary art, science, technology and their related philosophies, pedagogies and institutional practices. The submissions must address or be of relevance to at least one of the themes of ISEA2008 in order to be considered for inclusion in the conference. The conference will be of interest to those working in but not limited to the following areas: media art, contemporary art, design, art history and theory, film and media studies, gaming, toy design, human-computer interaction, cultural studies, literary studies, musicology, sound studies, theatre, dance and performance studies, science, technology and society studies, history of science and history of technology, philosophy, history, gender studies, political science, anthropology, sociology and geography.



CFP: Curatorial Proposals for LEF exhibition at CAA, Dallas, 2008

Mon Jun 05, 2006 13:17

The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) seeks curatorial proposals for an exhibition that will include, but not be limited to, work by members of LEF and/or CAA. The exhibition will coincide with the College Art Association annual conference in Dallas, February 20-23, 2008. Exhibition is eligible for $10,000 award from CAA plus another $5000 for a catalog. Curator will work with LEF Chairs to identify and confirm venue and submit proposal to CAA.

Please submit 250 word statement describing the exhibition's theme, any special or timely significance, and proposed artists/works. Any suggestions for venues or additional sources of funding or in-kind support would be helpful. Please send proposal via e-mail by July 15, 2006 to Edward Shanken and Andrea Polli, LEF Vice-Chairs. E-mail lefexhcaa2008 "at" artexetra.com.

More information about LEF: http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/isast/events/leonardocaa.html

More information about this CAA exhibition opportunity: http://www.collegeart.org/opportunities/listing/659/


New Media Futures CAA Panel Feb 24 Boston

Fri Feb 24, 2006 00:00 - Tue Feb 21, 2006

New Media Futures: The Artist as Researcher and Research as Art in the 21st Century
Friday, February 24, 5:30 PM