Christiane Paul, adjunct curator of new media arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art and associate professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School, leads a conversation with writers Jon Ippolito and Joanne McNeil, both of whom are recipients of the Thoma Foundation’s inaugural Digital Arts Writing Awards. Presented by The Thoma Foundation, MFA Art Writing and MFA Fine Arts.
Jon Ippolito is a professor of new media and director of the digital curation program at the University of Maine, and is a former associate curator of media arts at the Guggenheim Museum. His current projects, including the Variable Media Network, ThoughtMesh and his co-authored books At the Edge of Art and Re-collection, aim to expand the art world beyond its traditional preoccupations.
Joanne McNeil is a New York-based writer, 2014 Eyebeam resident and 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow. Her writing has appeared in Dissent, Domus and Frieze and she has contributed to forthcoming books from the Walker Art Center and New Documents.