Edward Shanken’s article will take place only in the book and the website (here) later, will not be presented as a live talk.
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 Visiting Associate Professor of Digital and Experimental Media Arts (DXARTS) at University of Washington. Recent and forthcoming publications include essays on art and software, art historiography, aesthetic computing, and bridging the gap between new media and contemporary art. His book, Inventing the Future: Art, Electricity, New Media was published in Spanish in 2013 as Inventar el Futuro, with Portuguese and Chinese translations forthcoming in paper and E-text. He edited and wrote the introduction to a collection of essays by Roy Ascott, Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness (University of California Press, 2003). His critically praised survey, Art and Electronic Media (Phaidon Press, 2009) has been expanded with the extensive, multimedia Online Companion: www.artelectronicmedia.com. He is editor of Systems, forthcoming from Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2015. Website: http://artexetra.com.