Department of Transmedia
Professor, Art Video
005 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1210
His research and teaching interests include: video by artists, vernacular video, video art history, audio art and radio by artists, performance art, artists’ behavior in the 21st century, information theory, cybernetics, the economics of information and attention, gift economies, the media ecology, biological life (especially insects and birds), viruses and microbes (as biological species and in analogies), person-machine relationships, surveillance culture, social networks, cultural engineering, contemporary messaging, and rural cultural phenomena.
- Post-graduate equivalent, A Space, Toronto
- B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University
- Shifting Polarities interview
- Flying in the Face of Abundance and Redundance
- The Premature Birth of Video Art
- Before and After the I-Bomb
- Discordia Review of Before and After the I-Bomb
- The Finished Work of Art is a thing of the Past
- “Vernacular Video (expanded version),” in Video Vortex Reader, ed. Geert Lovink, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2008.
- “Enduring Messages: Are Microcommunications an Art Form?,” in Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Vol. 25, Number 3, Fall 2008.
- “Blanking,” in Re-Inventing Radio: Aspects of Radio as Art, edited by Heidi Grundmann, Elisabeth Zimmermann, Reinhard Braun, Dieter Daniels, Andreas Hirsch, Ann Thurmann-Jajes, Revolver (Frankfort, Germany), 2008, pp. 48-51.
- “Vernacular Video,” in the “Contemporary filmmaking and the Soviet avant-garde” issue of Chto Delat?, Issue #18, St. Petersburg, Russia; Dresden, Germany (ed. Dmitry Vilensky), October 2007.
- “Cinematic video: while film is dying, ‘film’ is being born,” in Indie Slate, issue #46, Houston, Texas, November 2006.
- “Vernacular Video,” in Les Fleurs du Mal, issue #2, Montreal, Quebec, September 2006.
- “Flying in the Face of Abundance and Redundance,” in Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Volume 23, No. 2, Summer 2006.
- “Video/Intermedia/Animation,” in The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema, edited by Chris Gehman and Steve Reinke, YYZ Books (Toronto, Ontario) 2005.
- “Once Living in a Healthy State of Paranoia” (with images by Robin Collyer), in Impulse Archaeology, edited by Eldon Garnet, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario) Summer 2005, pp. 34-35.
- “Three Texts on Video,” in Canadian Art (Toronto, Ontario), Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2005.
- “Artists’ Behaviour in the First Decade,” in Accounting for Culture: Thinking through Cultural Citizenship, edited by Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte and Will Straw, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario), March 2005.
- “The Appearance of Voice,” in Sound in Contemporary Canadian Art, Editions Artexte (Montreal), edited by Nicole Gingras, February 2004.
- “Millennial Spurn,” in Public (Toronto), edited by Deborah Root and Dot Tuer, June 2003.
- “Always Nice to Be Recognized,” in Fuse (Toronto), edited by Richard Hill, October 2002.
- “On the influence of Jack Chambers,” in The films of Jack Chambers, Cinematheque Ontario (Toronto), in conjunction with Indiana University Press (Bloomington/Indianapolis), edited by Kathryn Elder, 2002.
- Before and After the I-Bomb: An Artist in the Information Environment, Peggy Gale, ed., Banff Centre Press (Banff, Alberta), May 2002