Michael Mandiberg

Michael Mandiberg

Education

  • MFA, California Institute of the Arts

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Affiliated Campus(es)

  • College of Staten Island

Michael Mandiberg is an artist, programmer, designer and educator. Mandiberg’s work varies from web applications about environmental impact to conceptual performances about subjectivity, to laser cut lampshades for Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs.

Mandiberg’s work includes:

  • HowMuchItCosts.us, a car direction site that incorporates the financial and carbon cost of driving;
  • Digital Foundations: an Intro to Media Design, a textbook that teaches formal principles through design software;
  • The Real Costs, a browser plug-in that inserts carbon footprints into airplane travel & car directions websites;
  • Oil Standard, a browser plug-in that converts prices on any web page into their value in barrels of oil;
  • Year long performance and e-commerce website Shop Mandiberg, which sold all of his possessions;
  • AfterSherrieLevine.com, where he made hi-resolution scans of the Walker Evans images rephotographed by Sherrie Levine available, complete with certificates of authenticity to be signed by the user themselves;
  • The Essential Guide to Performing Michael Mandiberg, an extensive DIY guide prepared for a life art.

He is a founding member of Eyebeam's Sustainability Research Group which developed the Eco-Vis Design Challenge and the Feedback exhibition. Working with fellow group member Steve Lambert, he has created the Bright Idea Shade, a Creative Commons licensed lampshade for bare CFL lightbulbs.

Scholarship / Publications

Michael is currently an OpenLab Research Fellow at Eyebeam.

Michael’s work has been exhibited at such venues as the New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York City, Ars Electronica Center in Linz, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Transmediale Festival, Berlin. His work has been featured in such books as Tribe and Jana’s New Media Art, Blais and Ippolito’s At the Edge of Art, and Greene’s Internet Art. He is a recipient of grants and residencies from Eyebeam, Rhizome.org, and Turbulence.org/Jerome Foundation. The Essential Guide to Performing Michael Mandiberg, was selected by the Electronic Literature Organization as one of the foundational works of electronic literature to be included in the Library of Congress.

Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist whose work crosses multiple forms and disciplines in order to trace the lines of political and symbolic power as it takes shape online. Building on the conceptual tradition, Mandiberg orders and reorders information, remixing the forms in which it manifests or solidifies. While technically sophisticated, Mandiberg's work eschews the novelty of new technology in favor of an exploration of appropriation, the digital vernacular, the ways in which these new technologies impact our lives, and the politics and poetics of technological subjectivities.

Mandiberg received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Brown University. Mandiberg’s projects have been presented at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The New Museum, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Denny Gallery, Art-in-Buildings Financial District Project Space, Arizona State UniversityMuseum & Library, and Transmediale amongst others. Mandiberg's work has been written about widely, including Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.

Mandiberg is the recipient of a LACMA Art+Technology Lab grant, three Eyebeam fellowships, a Mellon fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, several Wikimedia Foundation grants, and commissions from Rhizome, Turbulence.org, and Link Art Center/Abandon Normal Devices. Mandiberg has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Eyebeam, the MacDowell Colony, and 18th Street Arts Center.

Mandiberg is a Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and is on the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. Founder of the New York Arts Practicum, and co-founder of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia, Mandiberg lives in, and bicycles around, Brooklyn. Mandiberg's work lives at Mandiberg.com.

Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist whose work crosses multiple forms and disciplines in order to trace the lines of political and symbolic power as it takes shape online. Building on the conceptual tradition, Mandiberg orders and reorders information, remixing the forms in which it manifests or solidifies. While technically sophisticated, Mandiberg's work eschews the novelty of new technology in favor of an exploration of appropriation, the digital vernacular, the ways in which these new technologies impact our lives, and the politics and poetics of technological subjectivities.

Mandiberg’s projects have been presented at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The New Museum, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Denny Gallery, Art-in-Buildings Financial District Project Space, Arizona State UniversityMuseum & Library, and Transmediale amongst others. Mandiberg's work has been written about widely, including ArtforumArt in AmericaARTnewsThe New York TimesThe New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.

Mandiberg is the recipient of a LACMA Art+Technology Lab grant, three Eyebeam fellowships, a Mellon fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, several Wikimedia Foundation grants, and commissions from Rhizome, Turbulence.org, and Link Art Center/Abandon Normal Devices. Mandiberg has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Eyebeam, the MacDowell Colony, and 18th Street Arts Center.

Mandiberg is a Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and is on the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. Founder of the New York Arts Practicum, and co-founder of theArt+Feminism Wikipedia, Mandiberg lives in, and bicycles around, Brooklyn. Mandiberg's work lives at Mandiberg.com.

Michael Mandiberg

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Affiliated Campus(es)

  • College of Staten Island