Paul, Christiane

Christiane Paul

Christiane Paul
PhD, English/German, Düsseldorf University
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Media Studies, School of Media Studies

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Areas of Expertise:
Aesthetics of new media, curating new media, locative media art, database aesthetics and data visualization, digital cinema
Christiane Paul has written extensively on new media arts and has lectured internationally on art and technology. As Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, she curated several exhibitions, including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (2011), Profiling (2007), and Data Dynamics (2001) and the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial. She also curates Artport, the Whitney Museum’s website devoted to Internet art. Her other recent curatorial work includes The Public Private (Kellen Gallery, The New School, 2013), Eduardo Kac: Biotopes, Lagoglyphs and Transgenic Works (Rio de Janeiro, 2010), Biennale Quadrilaterale (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009–2010); Feedforward: The Angel of History (co-curated with Steve Dietz; Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Spain, 2009); INDAF Digital Art Festival (Inchon, South Korea, 2009); and Scalable Relations (Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, California, 2009). Dr. Paul taught in the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Computer Art department from 1999 to 2008, in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Digital+Media department from 2005 to 2008, and at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California at Berkeley’s Center of New Media in 2008. 
Courses Taught:
Mediated Environments
Media Theory
Recent Publications:
Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011)
New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art (UC Press, 2008)
Digital Art, rev, ed. (Thames & Hudson, 2008)

Contexts as Moving Targets—Locative Media Art and the Shifting Ground of Context-Awareness,” in Throughout, Ulrik Ekmann, ed. (MIT Press, 2012)
“Life Encoded—The Communication Art of Eduardo Kac,” catalog essay for the exhibition Eduardo Kac: Lagoglyphs, Biotopes and Transgenic Works (Oi Futuro: Rio de Janeiro, 2010)
“Measuring Disturbances: How Media Look at the World,” Artpulse, no. 9 (fall 2011)
“New Media in the Mainstream,” Artnodes, e-journal on art, science, and technology, no. 11 (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2011)
“Art Critics Reading List,” Artpulse 2, no. 3 (spring 2011)

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