Claudia Costa Pederson

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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:

  • Cornell University

Past Affiliation / Department / Job Title:

  • Wichita State University, Assistant Professor


  • 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.


    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).


    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.

Current Location:

  • United States of America

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