Originally published in the journal Leonardo, Volume 29, Number 5, 1996
Janine Cirincione is an artist, curator, and forum manager for Artline, the contemporary arts forum on the Microsoft Network. Artline, a multimedia site for art projects, and information about art and the art world. She has curated numerous exhibitions in New York and elsewhere, including “Through the Looking Glass: Artists’ First Encounters with Virtual Reality.” Cirincione has lectured on art, technology, and new media at universities, museums, and conferences throughout the United States and Europe. She was a recipient of the 1993-1994 Artist-in-Residency Award and the Wexner Center for the Arts, where she and collaborators produced and exhibited The Imperial Message, an interactive virtual reality installation. Her latest VR collaboration, The Dead Souls, premiered at the Fine Art Center at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and is traveling to the Kunstforeningen (Copenhagon), the Kunstmuseum (Upsala, Sweden), and the Power Plant (Toronto).
Ken Feingold is an electronic artist who has exhibited wide in Europe, South America, and Asia, as well as the United States. His work belongs to the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Georges Pompidou Centre (Paris), and the Nagoya Art Museum (Japan), among others. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts and has received numerous awards for his work.
Rodney Alan Greenbelt is a computer and fine artist who directs the Center for Advanced Whimsey. His work has been shown in numerous exhibition venues, including PPOW Gallery (New York), the Whitney Museum of America Art (New York), Carpenter Arts Center of Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts), John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco), and many others. His work belongs to many permanent collections, including the Groningen Museum (Amsterdam), Elaine Dannheiser Foundation, Chemical Bank (New York), and the Rhode Island School of Design. His software publications include Dazzeloids, Rodney’s Funscreen, and Rodney’s Wonder Window.
Perry Hoberman is an artist who works with various technologies, ranging from utterly obsolete to state-of-the-art. His work has appeared throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and in recent exhibitions held at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre (Oslo), Postmasters Gallery (New York), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), the Banff Centre for the Arts (Alberta, Canada), and the DEAF 96 Festival (Rotterdam), among others. He recently presented a paper, “Mistakes and Misbehavior in Cyberspace,” at 5Cyberconf in Madrid. He has received awards from the National Foundation for the Arts, and the Interactive Media Festival.
Barbara Nessim is an internationally know artist, illustrator, and educator. Her work belongs to numerous private and public collections and has been shown in museums and galleries worldwide. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (Sweden), the Smithsonian Institute (Washington), and the Museum of Modern Art (Budapest). Her drawings have appeared in many publications, including Omni, L.A. Style, Esquire, and on the covers of Time, Rolling Stone, and Frankfurter Allgemeine. She is a faculty member at Parsons School of Design, New York.
Pamela Jennings is a photographer, videographer, and electronic media artist. She is a recent MacDowell Artists Colony fellow, recipient of two New York State Council on the Arts grants, and an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Alberta, Canada). Her work is currently touring with the American Federation for the Arts and the Museum of Modern Art. Her writings have appeared in Felix and other magazines. Her recent work involves the manipulation and programming of interactive computer technology. Her current project explores the relationship of embedded computer technology, the metaphor of the book, and human touch.
Bruce Wands is on the faculty of the undergraduate Computer Art department at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is also a composer and directs Wands Studio. He has exhibited his work at the Arts and Technology Symposium, Small Computers in the Arts, and the Poetry Film Festival. He has received awards from the Chicago Film festival, New York Film and Television Festival, the Art Directors Club, and the National Safety Foundation.