[-empyre-] Week 2 on empyre: Soraya Murray and Joseph DeLappe

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Sun Mar 10 03:04:00 EST 2013

Thanks to all who participated in Week one in March.  Claudia and I
would like to introduce the second week of guests.  we look forward to
hearing from Soraya Murray who is friend from Cornell who currently
teaches at Santa Cruz and Joseph DeLappe who has been a former guest
on empyre.  Looking forward to it.

Soraya Murray

Soraya Murray holds a Ph.D. in art history from Cornell University. An
Assistant Professor in Film and Digital Media at the University of
California, Santa Cruz, she is also faculty in the Digital Arts and
New Media MFA Program. Murray is an interdisciplinary scholar who
focuses on contemporary visual culture, with particular interest in
new media, cultural studies and globalization in the arts.  Her
writings have been published in Art Journal, Nka: Journal of
Contemporary African Art, Public Art Review, Third Text  and PAJ: A
Journal of Performance and Art. Murray inaugurated a course on UCSC's
campus entitled "Video Games as Visual Culture" which promotes the
study of games for their cultural meanings, visual analysis, as well
as social and theoretical contexts.


Joseph DeLappe

Joseph DeLappe is a Professor of the Department of Art at the
University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program.
Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online
gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown
throughout the United States and abroad - including exhibitions and
performances in Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Spain,
Belgium, the Netherlands and Canada. In 2006 he began a project
dead-in-iraq , to type consecutively, all names of America's military
casualties from the war in Iraq into the America's Army first person
shooter online recruiting game. He also directs the iraqimemorial.org
project, an ongoing web based exhibition and open call for proposed
memorials to the many thousand of civilian casualties from the war in
Iraq. He has lectured throughout the world regarding his work,
including most recently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, CBC, the Australian Broadcasting
Corporation and on The Rachel Maddow Show on Air America Radio. His
works have been featured in The New York Times, The Australian Morning
Herald, Artweek, Art in America and in the 2010 book from Routledge
entitled Joystick Soldiers The Politics of Play in Military Video

Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Cornell University
Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office #420
Ithaca, NY  14853
Email:   <rtf9 at cornell.edu>
URL:  http://www.renateferro.net
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