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In light of constantly exploding bandwidth and nearly limitless digital storage, FM radio may appear an anachronistic means of communication. However, many new media artists are using this most ephemeral, unindexable, ...

Transmissions Between Memory and Amnesia

Writing

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After over a century of official silence, the City of Chicago dedicated a new monument to the Haymarket Affair, one of the central events in the history of labor activism and radical politics worldwide, in 2004. The monument ...

Performing Haymarket

Writing

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Based in Los Angeles, the Center for Land Use Interpretation describes itself as an independent, non-profit, educational organization “dedicated to the increase and diffusion of information about how the nation's lands are ...

Touring the Archive, Archiving the Tour

Writing

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A increasing number of popular documentary films are employing prankster tactics for political effect.  With a heritage stretching back to the Yippies, the Situationists, and beyond, prankster activists harness broad ...

Cooing Over the Golden Phallus

Writing

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Publications grouped here are intended for a non-art audience, are short-form reflections on a creative work, or are commissioned and unrefereed. PDFs are supplied for all refereed publications, though editorial rather than ...

Additional Publications

Writing

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Hands-on digital media production class for non-art majors! Learn media storytelling skills by shooting and editing high-definition video, using still images and found footage, and enhancing your productions with sound. ...

Elements of Media Art

Teaching Materials

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Out of the gallery and into the streets! This project-based workshop immerses students in the fiercely independent world of alternative art spaces, public art interventions, and artist-organized exhibitions. In addition to ...

Guerilla Curating

Teaching Materials

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“Rather than advocate for a capital "P" Party [Democrat, Republican, Green...], we wanted to bring the ‘lower case 'p'’ party where we could create an atmosphere where people were comfortable enough to dance and chat ...

Exuberant Politics

Curating, Teaching Materials

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Hands-on experience in video production for the artist! This intensive course teaches skills in digital video capture, editing, and presentation while providing an overview of video in the contemporary arts, including ...

Video as Art

Teaching Materials

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  For over 50 years the Iowa Mountaineers was the largest university mountaineering club in the world. Between 1940 and 1996, more than 70,000 members scaled over 1300 peaks in 11 states and 17 countries.Yet ...

Iowa Neo-Mountaineers

Curating

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The exhibition "Urban, Rural, Wild" presented work by eight artists addressing the complex historical and contemporary relationship between metropolitan Chicago and downstate Illinois. The state's flat and fertile ...

Urban, Rural, Wild

Curating

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Structured as a collaborative, creative research group, Art & Ecology explores artistic responses to environmental sustainability and related social issues. In the first half of the semester, the course examines select ...

Art & Ecology

Teaching Materials