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Member Spotlight: Young Suk Lee

Young Suk Lee Website Tell us a little about your background and your trajectory as an artist/ scholar. I am a multimedia artist and researcher with a cross-disciplinary education in art, design, and technology. My work combines art, aesthetics, computing, and Human-Computer Interaction design. My formal training and disposition towards art help me bring unique and elastic templates of both theoretical and applied design to HCI, and my training in diverse aspects of art and design leads to an integrative path which expands my ideas and imagination. I see the potential in using computational media, aesthetic principles, and human behavior…

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Member Spotlight: Kristin McWharter

Kristin McWharter uses performance and play to interrogate the relationship between competition and intimacy. Her work conjoins viewers within immersive sculptural installations and viewer- inclusive performances that critically fuse folk games with virtual and augmented worlds. Synthesizing experimental techniques and theoretical frameworks in interactive performance, her work speculates and imagines new and alternative forms of social behavior. Inspired by 20th century sports narrative, collective decision making, and technology as a contemporary spiritual authority, her work blurs the boundaries of intimacy and hype culture to challenge viewer’s relationships to affection and competitive drive within the larger social context. Her work has…

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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…