[-empyre-] September on empyre

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Tue Sep 2 14:25:28 EST 2008

Many thanks to Marcus for organizing such a fascinating month of
discussion on Media Centers
and Net Art organizations.  It was particularly stimulating for us, given
our involvement over
the years with CTHEORY Multimedia and the Rose Goldsen Archive of New
Media Art.  Thanks as
well to all of the participants who joined us during the hazy month of

On behalf of Marcus, Christina, and Tim, and Jason, we are deligted to
welcome Michelle
Barker to our -empyre- moderating team.

Michelle is a  is a senior lecturer at the College of Fine Arts,
University of New South
Wales, Australia. who works in the field of new media arts, exhibiting
nationally and
internationally. Her work addresses issues of perception, subjectivity,
genetics and

Her works include the CD-ROM, 'Præternatural', selected for exhibition in
'Vidarte', the
Mexican Biennale of Electronic Art, 2002 and 'Contact Zones' a touring
exhibition of CD-ROM
art in 2001. The work is now in held in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New
Media Art, Cornell
University. In 2004, she held an Artist-in Residency at Eyebeam New York.
In collaboration
with Anna Munster she developed a multi-channel work, Struck, which has
been exhibited in
Australia, the US and China. Barker's research has been presented at major
conferences including 'Future Bodies', Cologne, Vidarte' Mexico and 'New
Constellations: Art
and Science' in Sydney.

Michelle's present research deals with neurological perception and issues
of embodiment
within new media. Her current project (in development) involves multiple
points of view
for user-interaction using multi-channel projections and immersive dome
environments. She
presently spends a lot of her time looking at cloud formations.

Michelle will be moderating our September discussion on the relationship
between the arts
and the neurosciences, which she soon will be introducing in a separate post.

Renate and Tim

Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor
Fine Arts
Cornell University, Tjaden Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853
rtf9 at cornell.edu
Home Page:  <http://www.renateferro.net>

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