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Member Spotlight: Xuedi and Pedro (Backslash)

We are designers, artists, and educators interested in the relationships people have with technology and how the invisible agendas of those technologies shape our lived experiences. Our creative practice inhabits the chaotic boundaries between digital and physical and tackles the social and political challenges of designing for and living with emerging technologies. We see technology not only as a medium but as a tool to investigate and be critical about the effects of technology itself on society. It’s our belief that creativity should be merged with technology not only in the name of innovation and capitalism but to stimulate human…

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Member Spotlight: A.M. Darke

A.M. Darke is an artist, game designer, and activist designing radical tools for social intervention. Darke is currently an Assistant Professor of Games and Playable Media, Digital Arts and New Media, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz. They are also the founding director of The Other Lab, an interdisciplinary, intersectional feminist research space for experimental games, XR, and new media. Her work has been shown internationally and featured in a variety of publications, including Kill Screen, Vice, and NPR. Notable projects include the award-winning card game Objectif, which explores the intersection of race, gender, and standards of beauty, and…

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Member Spotlight: Sue Huang

Sue Huang is an artist working at the intersections of new media, installation, and social practice. Her current work investigates our complex techno-cultural relationships to nature, exploring the ways that tactile, sensorial experiences are mediated through emerging technologies. These explorations draw connections to the socio-political power structures that shape our environment, suggesting a way forward through collective imagination and action.

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Member Spotlight: Chelsea Thompto

Chelsea Thompto is a trans-disciplinary artist whose practice is strongly rooted in her experience as a transwoman. Chelsea utilizes the prefix TRANS as a tactical gesture that moves between across materials and modes of working in order to explore form and concept. Chelsea’s work spans video, computer code, digital fabrication, writing, photography, printmaking, and bookbinding, relying on the contested inherent qualities of these mediums to construct narratives and metaphors. Chelsea is invested in creating projects in the open-source ethos, and you can find an archive of her code on her website. Chelsea is currently a Visiting Professor at Grand Valley…

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CAA 2020 Recap: Jevi

2020 Judson-Morrissey Fellows 2 DAYS AWAY. Hi! I’m Jevi, and this February I received the 2020 Judson-Morrisey Excellence in New Media Award from the New Media Caucus. My journey began on Feb 10, a few days before the conference began. I had spent the week prior meticulously going through the conference calendar, highlighting events that were relevant to my thesis, interests, current or past courses, career-related, and a few that were tangential and would provide exposure to new ideas. I landed, for the first time, in Chicago, and was greeted by the wind! I later found out that it was sometimes…

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CAA 2020 Recap: Laura Hyunjhee Kim

2020 Judson-Morrissey Fellows Greetings from my artosphere to yours! My name is Laura Hyunjhee Kim, an earth-dweller, a living-human, a Korean-American multimedia artist. I’m super grateful to have received the 2020 Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Art Award and to have been recognized for what I love doing.  To give you a brief overview of what I do, I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP) at the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), University of Colorado Boulder. My work performs moments, often with an otherworldly sense of humor, that necessitate and embrace the complexities…

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CAA 2020 Recap: James Welch

2020 Judson-Morrissey Fellow Winning the Judson-Morrissey Scholarship to attend the College Art Association Conference in Chicago was a huge contribution to my research and practice. Being a relatively young artist, at the beginning of my career, it was helpful to speak with other artists in New Media, to discuss the ways that technology, and new media were informing their practice. The highlight being the New Media Caucus Showcase in which national artists shared their research, and explorations. This event was also an opportunity to network and asks questions. To my surprise artists were willing to share their techniques, and experiences…

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Member Spotlight: Dustin Dennis

Dustin Dennis is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose practice and research currently includes 3D computer modeling, animation and rendering. He has exhibited sculptures, digital prints, photographs and video installation across the U.S. at such locations as Tiger Strikes Astroid and Exit Art in New York City, the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College and the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas. Dennis owns and operates a 3D printed jewelry design business, Polygonal Encyclopedia. His jewelry designs have been featured on such websites as the Wirecutter, the Nerdist, and Shapeways. Dennis received his BFA in New Media from…