Edward A. Shanken

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  • Duke University, Art History, Teacher and Writer

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  • ISEA 2014

    Edward Shanken, Art/Science historian

    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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  • United States of America

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  • NL

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