[-empyre-] empyre subscribers...this is the last day to post your projects, bios, interests!!

Amanda McDonald Crowley amandamcdc at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 23:30:54 EST 2013

Thank you Renate and Tim for this invitation. Just squeaking in on the deadline!

I have been an occasional contributor and a consistent lurker on the list since its inception. Thanks Melinda, and to every member of this community who enrich and inspire my thinking and my work.

A native of Australia now based in New York, I am a cultural worker, curator, and facilitator who specializes in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange. My interests are at the intersection of art, culture, technology, science and social change. My current key research focus has been on art food and technology, and I've been collecting resources here http://www.scoop.it/t/arttechfood. I'm also currently doing some research on internet art, investigating virtual performance, continuing to explore urban research/ media in public spaces. I am also currently a Board member of the National Alliance for Media Art + Culture (NAMAC) in the USA. Being a bit of a nomad, I've lived and worked in Australia, Germany, Finland, and the USA; and done residencies and presented curatorial programs in Canada, Korea, India, the UK, and Italy.
Recent curatorial efforts include CONSUME at gallery at calIT2 at the University of California, San Diego (April – June 2013) and Our Haus, the 10th Anniversary exhibition for the Austrian Cultural Forum, NY (May – August 2012). In late 2012 I did a residency as a Bogliasco Fellow, at Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Italy, where I undertook curatorial research on ArtTechFood. I've also just  done a food-info-activism micro-resident, with Pixelache, Helsinki and will be returning to Helsinki in September to do a Residency with HIAP and FRAME. I'll again work with Pixelache on their Foodycle event, and also with the Finnish Bioart Society on their Field_Notes event.

I was Executive Director of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City from 2005 to 2011. Eyebeam is recognized internationally as a model for collaboration and innovation in art + technology. Additional contributions to the field of electronic art also include my work as executive producer for ISEA2004 (the International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2004) held in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, and on a cruiser ferry in the Baltic sea. In 2002, I was Associate Director of the Adelaide Festival in Australia, and in this position was also co-chair of the working group that organized the exhibition and symposium ‘conVerge: where art and science meet’. From 1995 to 2000 I was Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) where I made links with science and industry by developing a range of residencies for artists in settings such as science organizations, contemporary art spaces and virtual residencies online, ran peer-learning masterclasses for artists and in 1999 and 2000 also for curators wishing to up-skill in media and technology; and set up a range of research initiatives, including art & science, technology & theology, and laying some of the groundwork to establish networks in the Asia and Pacific regions.

I have also worked with a range of arts organizations in Australia including the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Training Australia, and Electronic Media Arts Australia (including the Australian Video Festival). I did my MA in Arts Administration at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW in Sydney in the mid 1990s and did my curatorial internship with the online artist network, System X. I fairly regularly speak at international conferences and festivals, occasionally writes for journals such as Artlink, RealTime, the Sarai Reader, and Art Asia Pacific; and lurk on a lot of media, technology and culture related email lists.

On Jun 30, 2013, at 12:15 PM, Renate Ferro wrote:

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------It has been incredibly great to read about so many of your projects.  We are hoping that many of you will take this last day of June to respond to our call. 
> Whether you are a participant or a lurker please let us know what your current projects are and post a short bio. Thanks to all of you this month who have shared.  Thanks.  Renate

Amanda McDonald Crowley
Cultural Worker, Curator

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