Marisa Olson
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Marisa Olson is an artist, writer, and media theorist. Her interdisciplinary work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Tate(s) Modern + Liverpool, the Nam June Paik Art Center, British Film Institute, Sundance Film Festival, PERFORMA Biennial; commissioned and collected by the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Houston Center for Photography, Experimental Television Center, and PS122; and reviewed in Artforum, Art21, the NY Times, Liberation, Folha de Sao Paolo, the Village Voice, and elsewhere.

Olson has served as Editor & Curator at Rhizome, the inaugural curator at Zero1, and Associate Director at SF Camerawork. She's contributed to many major journals & books and this year Cocom Press published Arte Postinternet, a Spanish translation of her texts on Postinternet Art, a movement she framed in 2006. In 2015 LINK Editions will publish a retrospective anthology of over a decade of her writings on contemporary art which have helped establish a vocabulary for the criticism of new media. Meanwhile, she has also curated programs at the Guggenheim, New Museum, SFMOMA, White Columns, Artists Space, and Bitforms Gallery. She has served on Advisory Boards for Ars Electronica, Transmediale, ISEA, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, Creative Capital, the Getty Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Kennedy Center, and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Olson studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric & Film Studies at UC Berkeley. She has recently been a visiting artist at Yale, SAIC, Oberlin, and VCU; a Visiting Critic at Brown; and Visiting Faculty at Bard College's Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts and Ox-Bow. She previously taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' new media graduate program (ITP) and was Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY-Purchase's School of Film & Media Studies. She was recently an Artist-in-Residence at Eyebeam & is currently Visiting Critic at RISD.

ARC to co-organise new media symposium, Liverpool

Liverpool School of Art & Design

ARC Co-directors Iliyana Nedkova & Chris Byrne are working towards an international symposium on new media art curating and theory, taking place in Liverpool during early 2006. ARC are co-organising the symposium with Professor Colin Fallows of Liverpool School of Art & Design. ARC will co-publish an electronic and print publication to coincide with the symposium. Major partners in organising the symposium are Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University; Arts Council England, North West; and FACT.


call for abstracts of these for LABS

roger malina:


NEXT DEADLINE: 30 September 2005

The Leonardo Abstracts services, LABS, are seeking PhD, Masters and MFA thesis abstracts for their next quarterly publication cycle. English language and Spanish language databases are accepting thesis abstracts concerning the intersections of art, science and technology.

The LABS databases are a leading international thesis abstracts service for emerging artists, researchers and scholars. Submissions are evaluated by international Peer Review Panels. The top rated abstracts are published by Leonardo. [More....]



Nanette Wylde:
Annual Exhibition of Net.Art
call for participation

The Electronic Arts Program at California State University Chico will hold its annual virtual exhibition of in December 2005.

We are looking for recent, interesting and excellent time-based and interactive art projects created for the Internet arena.

Interactive, non-static, engaging, provocative & stimulating projects made 2004 or later. Open theme.

No commercial, design, portfolio or traditional media sites please.

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2005
Email project URL, brief description/statement, creators to:

Selected projects will be expected to maintain their accessibility & location through May 2006.

Launch date: December 1, 2005 2004 featured works by Lionello Borean + Chiara Grandesso, Katie Bush, David Crawford, Carla Diana, Robert J. Krawczyk, Geoffrey Thomas, and Jody Zellen.

Produced by The Electronic Arts Program, California State University Chico Department of Art & Art History

Apologies for any cross postings.


barcode art

barcodeart.jpga collection of art projects based on barcode data mapping aesthetics, including every barcode: an applet that parses through all possible barcode combinations (requiring 10 years to complete), barcode yourself: an application that encrypts your personal information into a simple barcode, and barcode noise: an interactive animation that generates an array of random barcodes. see also qr code blog & color code. []


Smile Project by Jason Van Anden

smile project
Smile Project (2003, 12MB)

Neil and Iona are sculptures that dynamically interrelate
with each other and their audience, expressing themselves
with body language, facial expressions and strangely
compelling sounds. The Smile Project