Amy Alexander Short Bio

Amy Alexander is a digital media, audiovisual and performance artist who has also worked in film, video, tactical media and information technology. She has been making films since 1990 and creating art through programming since 1994. Much of Alexander’s work is performance-­based, often working at intersections of cinema, performing arts, humor, politics, and popular culture. Her research and practice focuses on how contemporary media – from performative cinema to social media – changes along with cultural and technological shifts. She has written and lectured on software art, software as culture, and audiovisual performance, and she has served as a reviewer for festivals and commissions for new media art and computer music.

Alexander’s projects have been presented internationally on the Internet, in clubs and on the street as well as in festivals and museums including the Whitney Museum, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, ISEA and NIME. She was a founding member of the software art collective and an early member of the TOPLAP live coding collective. She has an ongoing side project increasing the research visibility of 20th century audiovisual performance artist and inventor Mary Hallock Greenewalt. Alexandeer is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, where she currently serves as area head for Computing and Speculative Design.

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