Christiane Paul - Associate Professor of Media Studies

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    Christiane Paul

    Associate Professor of Media Studies

    Office Location:

    79 Fifth Avenue


    Christiane Paul has written extensively on new media arts, lectured internationally on art and technology and is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation's 2016 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art. Her recent books are A Companion to Digital Art (Wiley Blackwell, 2016); Digital Art (Thames and Hudson, 3rd revised edition, 2015) Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011; Chinese edition, 2012), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; and New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008). As Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, she curated several exhibitions—including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (2011), Profiling (2007), Data Dynamics (2001) and the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial—and is responsible for artport, the Whitney Museum’s website devoted to Internet art. Other recent curatorial work includes Little Sister (is watching you, too) (Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC, 2015); What Lies Beneath (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2015); The Public Private (Kellen Gallery, The New School, Feb. 7 - April 17, 2013), 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); and INDAF Digital Art Festival (Incheon, Korea, Aug. 2009). 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:


    • Digital Art, 3rd revised and expanded edition (Thames & Hudson: London, UK, 2003 / 2008 / 2015)
    • 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) 




    • "The Canon after the Internet," a conversation with Katrina Sluis, Christiane Paul, Julian Stallabrass in Aperture 213 (Winter 2013)
    • "Objecthoods from the Desktop," catalogue essay for the exhibition Out of Hand - Materializing the Postdigital at Museum of Art and Design, NY (Blackdog Publishing, London, UK, 2013), /
    • Contribution to Future Fictions in Frieze No. 156 (June - July - August, 2013)
    • "The Prophet's Prosthesis," an conversation with Krysztof Wodiczko (reprint from 1999) in Glenn Harper and Twylene Moyer (eds.), Artists Reclaim the Commons - New Works / New Territories / New Publics (isc Press, Hamilton, NJ, 2013)


    • Contexts as Moving Targets—Locative Media Art and the Shifting Ground of Context-Awareness, in Throughout, ed. Ulrik Ekmann (MIT Press: Boston, MA)
    • "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
    • 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 Digital Media Art
    • Curating Digital Media
    • Locative Media Art
    • Database Aesthetics and Data Visualization
    • Digital Cinema 

    Awards and Honors:

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

    Current Courses:

    Media Senior Project Lab

    Digital Media Theory

    Digital Storytelling

    Curating Digital Art

    Independent Production (Open Campus)

    Thesis Tutorial (Open Campus)

    Independent Study (Open Campus)