Christiane Paul | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Christiane Paul

    Associate Professor

    PhD, Düsseldorf University, Germany

    Christiane Paul, Director of Graduate Programs

    Christiane Paul has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. Her recent books are Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008); and Digital Art (Thames and Hudson 2003; expanded new edition 2008). As Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, she curated several exhibitions—including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, Profiling (2007), Data Dynamics (2001) and the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial—as well as artport, the Whitney Museum’s website devoted to Internet art. Other recent curatorial work includes Eduardo Kac: Biotopes, Lagoglyphs and Transgenic Works (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010); Biennale Quadrilaterale (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009-10); Feedforward - The Angel of History (co-curated with Steve Dietz; Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Spain, Oct. 2009); INDAF Digital Art Festival (Incheon, Korea, Aug. 2009); and Scalable Relations (Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA; as well as galleries at UCSD, UCLA and UCSB, 2008-09). Dr. Paul has previously taught in the MFA computer arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York (1999-2008); the Digital+Media Department of the Rhode Island School of Design (2005-08); the San Francisco Art Institute and the Center of New Media at the University of California at Berkeley (2008). 


    Recent Publications


    • Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011; Chinese Edition: Beijing Beepub Media & Culture Publishing Co., Ltd: Beijing, 2012)
    • New Media in the White Cube and Beyond - Curatorial Models for Digital Art (UC Press: Berkeley, CA, December 2008) 
    • Digital Art, revised and expanded edition (Thames & Hudson: London, UK, June 2008)


    • Forthcoming: Contexts as Moving Targets—Locative Media Art and the Shifting Ground of Context-Awareness, in Throughout, ed. Ulrik Ekmann (MIT Press: Boston, MA)
    • Forthcoming: Christiane Paul and Jack Toolin, Impulses - Tools in Kathy High, Sherry Hocking, Mona Jimenez (eds.) Tools: Analogs and Intersections: Video and Media Art Histories(Intellect Press, UK University of Chicago Press)
    • Forthcoming: Entry on Database in Benjamin Robertson, Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson (ed.), The JohnsHopkins Encyclopedia of Digital Textuality (The Johns Hopkins Press, 2013) 
    • Expanding Cinema: The Moving Image in Digital Art in A Trip to the Moon (Albert Bonniers Forlag CPI Books: Leck Germany, 2012), Conference Proceedings Companion to Before and After Film, International Symposium organized by Moderna Museet and Bonniers Kunsthall, Stockholm
    • Forthcoming: Life Encoded - The Communication Art of Eduardo Kac, catalogue essay for the exhibition EduardoKac: Lagoglyphs, Biotopes and Transgenic Works (Oi Futuro: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010)
    • Sztuka cyfrowa / sztuka publiczna: społeczności sieciowe in Rita Baum 18 - Transhuman, 2011 
    • The Myth of Immateriality -- Presenting New Media Art (Chinese transl.) in Contemporary Art & Investment,Issue 57, 09 2011 (Bejing) 
    • Measuring Disturbances: How Media Look at the World in Artpulse No. 9, Fall 2011 
    • New Media in the Mainstream in Artnodes, e-journal on Art, Science, and Technology No. 11 (2011), Open University of Catalunia, Spain 
    • Art Critics Reading List in Artpulse Vol. 2 No. 3, Spring 2011 
    • O Mito Da Imaterialidade: Apresentar E Preservar Novas Midias in Diana Domingues (ed), Arte, Ciencia e Tecnologia - Passado, Presente e Desafios (Editora UNESP: Sao Paulo, Brazil) 
    • Time Capsule (Capsula del Tiempo): Obra para un Sitio Especifico Por Eduardo Kac in Eduardo Kac el creador de seres imposibles (Editorial Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, 2010) 
    • Context and Archive: Presenting and Preserving Net-based Art in Netpioneers 1.0 – Contextualizing Early Net-Based Art (Sternberg Press: Berlin, New York, 2010) 
    • Sustainable Art Practices editorial, Artpulse magazine, Summer 2010 
    • Information Arts - Adventures in the Creative Use of Information as Medium, co-authored with Jack Toolin, inEncyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, eds. Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack, Taylor and Francis Group, NY

    Research Interests

    • Aesthetics of New Media
    • Curating New Media
    • Locative Media Art
    • Database Aesthetics and Data Visualization
    • Digital Cinema 

    Professional Affiliations

    • Scientific Committee Member, Laboral Art Center
    • Editorial Board Member, Artifact Magazine
    • Research Supervisor and Advisor, Planetary Collegium
    • Advisory Board Member, Database of Virtual Art

    Awards and Honors

    2005-2007 Cassullo Fellowship, Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art