Claudia Costa Pederson


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Wichita State University, Associate Professor

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2020

    Claudia Costa Pederson holds a Ph.D in Art History and Visual Studies from Cornell University, USA. Her work has appeared in journals and edited volumes, including The Philosophy of Documentary Film, Indie Reframed: Women Filmmakers and Contemporary American Cinema, Cinema em Redes: Tecnologia, Estetica e Politica na Era Digital, and Latin American Modernisms and Technology. Her book, Gaming Utopia, Ludic Worlds in Art, Design, and Media is forthcoming from Indiana University Press in the Spring of 2021. Pederson is Associate Professor of Art History at Wichita State University, and curator of new media for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, at Ithaca College.

    ISEA2017

    Claudia Costa Pederson, School of Art and Design, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, United States. Claudia holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Studies from Cornell University. Her research focuses on topics at the intersections of art, technology, and activism. Her essays appear in Review: Literature and Art of the Americas, Journal of Peer Production, Media-N,Afterimage, InterActive, Intelligent Agent, Eludamos, and ISEA, DAC, and CHI conference proceedings. Book chapters are included in The Philosophy of Documentary Film, Indie Reframed: Women Filmmakers and Contemporary American Cinema, and Cinema em Redes: Tecnologia, Estetica e Politica na Era Digital. Her chapter on robotic art and ecology in Mexico is included in the forthcoming anthology, Latin American Modernisms and Technology, Pederson is currently an assistant professor of Art and Technology at Wichita State University, and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Assistant Curator for New Media.

    ISEA2019

    Claudia Costa Pederson holds a Ph.D in Art History and Visual Studies from Cornell University, USA. Her research focuses on contemporary art and digital culture. Her essays appear in Editorial Centro de Cultura Digital, Review: Literature and Art of the Americas, Journal of Peer Production, Media-N, Afterimage, InterActive, Intelligent Agent, Eludamos, and ISEA, DAC, and CHI conference proceedings. Book chapters are included in The Philosophy of Documentary Film, Indie Reframed: Women Filmmakers and Contemporary American Cinema, Cinema em Redes: Tecnologia, Estetica e Politica na Era Digital, and Latin American Modernisms and Technology. Her book, Gaming Utopia: Ludic Visions in Art, Design, and Media is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. Pederson is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at Wichita State University, and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Curator of New Media.

    ISEA2015

    Claudia Pederson’s research interests focus on the theories, histories and practices spanning art, technology, and social agency. Her writings on play, games, digital photography, and techno-ecological art are published in Afterimage, Intelligent Agent, Eludamos, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, as well as the ISEA, DAC, and CHI conference proceedings. Her most recent essays on contemporary Latin American artists working with robotics, interactive textiles and consumer electronics are forthcoming in an anthology on Latin American Modernism and Journal of Peer Production. Pederson holds a PhD from the History of Art and Visual Studies Department at Cornell University (USA) and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Wichita State University (USA).

    ISEA2011

    Claudia Costa Pederson works on histories about the relationship of media with artistic and social energies. She has produced radio and video works in collaboration with activists and women artists in the Netherlands and Germany and is currently concluding a doctorate at Cornell University (US) on the work of artists using digital games for social critique.


Last Known Location:


  • United States of America

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