Edward A. Shanken


  • Duke University and University of California, Los Angeles


  • Art History

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  • Teacher and Writer


  • ISEA 2012

    Edward Shanken, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Edward A. Shanken (born 1964) is an American art historian, whose work focuses on the entwinement of art, science and technology, with a focus on experimental new media art and visual culture.


    Edward Shanken writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. He edited Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness (California, 2003) and authored Art and Electronic Media (Phaidon, 2009).


    Edward A. Shanken, USA, is a doctoral candidate in Art History at Duke University. He holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University. Among his publi­cations are: Technology and Intuition: A Love Story? Roy Ascott’s Telematic Embrace, initially presented at Einstein Meets Magritte (Brussels, 1995), and Virtual Perspective and the Artistic Vision: A Genealogy of Technology, Perception, and Power. (ISEA96, Rotterdam). He is currently editing a book of essays by British artist/theorist Roy Ascott, tenta­tively entitled Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace? Visionary Writings on Art,Technology, and Consciousness. He has been a Fellow in Arts Management at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC, a Fellow at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Duke University, and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Mr. Shanken is currently a member of the editorial board of Leonardo Digital Reviews. The paper he is presenting at ISEA97 repre­sents his initial dissertation research on art and technology events in the US in the 1960’s

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