Ted Byfield


Ted Byfield

Assistant Professor of Art, Media, and Technology, Art, Media and Technology

Office Location:

Albert and Vera List Academic Center
  • Email: ByfieldT@newschool.edu


  • Honors include: contributor to 1997 Rotterdam Design Prize winner; recipient, Design Trust for Public Space journalism fellowship (2002), Open Society Institute grant (2003); contributor to Social Science Research Council's Information Technology and International Cooperation workgroup (2003-2004); Visiting Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School (2008-2009, 2009-2010). Solo exhibitions of collaborative work: Real Art Ways (1992), American Fine Arts / Pat Hearn Gallery (double show, 1993); group exhibitions include Deichtorhallen (Hamburg), Ujazdwski Castle (Warsaw), and Hallwalls (Buffalo). Co-edited README! (Autonomedia, 1999) and NKPVI (MGLC, 2001). Worked with Todd Haynes/Apparatus Films, Steve and Mark, Richard Foreman, Lydia Lunch, Survival Research Laboratories, and the Wooster Group. Freelance nonfiction editor for Cambridge UP, DIA Center for the Arts, Macmillan/Scribner, New Press, Oxford UP, Pantheon, Random House, Schocken, and Zone Books; Managing Editor for Serpent's Tail and Marsilio. Writings have appeared in First Monday, Frieze, Le Monde Diplomatique, Movement Research, Mute, The Register, Stanford Humanities Review, and Telepolis. Speaking engagements include: ARCO (Madrid), DEAF (Rotterdam), Dictionary of War (Columbia U, NYC), ICA/Lux (London), Jan Van Eyck Academie (Maastricht), and SRI (Menlo Park). Consulted for BBC, The Kitchen, KPN, Location One, Open Society Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, Waag Society for Old and New Media (Amsterdam). Co-moderator of nettime mailing list (1998-present) and ICANN Watch (2001-present). Co-organizer/contributor to conferences: Tulipomania: A Critique of the New Economy (Amsterdam, 2000), net.congestion (Amsterdam 2001), blur_02 (NSU, 2002), and Next 5 Minutes 4 (Amsterdam, 2003), Library 2.0 (New Haven, 2009).


    Research Interests:

    cultural studies,data visualization,information design,theory,transdisciplinary design



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