jon ippolito

Maine office

227 Boardman Hall

University of Maine

Orono, ME 04469 USA

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general biography


Professor of New Media (Program Coordinator, 2016-17; Associate Professor 2008-14; Assistant Professor 2002-08), Co-Director, Still Water lab, and Director, Digital Curation graduate program, University of Maine. Spearheaded development of graduate Digital Curation program from 2011 to present. Launched Learning With AI initiative in 2023. Helped establish new undergraduate curriculum in 2003 and revise it in 2011-12 and 2015-16. Designed and taught a dozen new courses, and established working groups to promote open networks for creative people. Served on departmental program and research committees and campus-wide access and Web committees. Taught students to cheat productively using the Internet. More at

Artist. With Keith Frank, Janet Cohen, Joline Blais, and Alex Galloway created and exhibited collaborative works with little or no commercial potential. Inaugural winner of the Thoma Arts Writing Fellowship.


Associate Curator of Media Arts at Guggenheim. ("Adjunct Associate Curator" from 2004-2006.) Curated and coordinated over a dozen exhibitions and symposia on contemporary and media art; commissioned and acquired Internet artworks for the permanent collection; coordinated the museum's Variable Media Initiative; wrote and edited catalogue essays and wall texts; lectured on historical exhibitions and collection; designed and commissioned CyberAtlas online projects; edited New-Media Watch section of Guggenheim Magazine; confused a lot of trustees.


M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Yale. Taught calculus and computers at New Haven Yeshiva. With no justifiable qualifications apart from a Brown Belt in Karate, toured with a dance troupe in Connecticut, Boston, and New York City.


Artist-in-Residence at University of Pennsylvania, Ware College. Lectured on art techniques, taught figure drawing, and organized discussions and tours of local museums. Studied painting with John Moore and David Hannah at the Tyler School of Art and with Robert Beauchamp and James Lechay at the Studio Art School of the Aegean. While in Philadelphia, taught writing, computer literacy, and math to Vietnam vets and inner-city kids.


Instructor at Overseas School of Rome. Taught writing and fencing. Travelled extensively in Western Europe and Scandinavia, Yugoslavia, and Egypt. Almost died while climbing the Stromboli volcano to do watercolors.


B.A. in Physics and Astrophysics from Harvard. Graduated with honors in both subjects. Research grants from Harvard and the Smithsonian. Studied sculpture with Dmitri Hadzi. Fined for painting mural in dorm room.

particular interests

technology and culture

social software

Architect, designer, and engineer, Learning With AI, an online toolkit of over 300 crowdsourced strategies, resources, and videos that educators can filter by keywords like "syllabus + plagiarism" or follow curated pathways like "write with AI" or "prioritize humanity."

Architect and designer, Variable Media Questionnaire, a database that documents artist's intents about future re-creations of their work in a medium-independent description. Beta version in use since 1999 by Guggenheim Museum, Langlois Foundation, University of California at Berkeley, and others. Third-generation Questionnaire co-conceived and engineered by John Bell. Online at

Architect, designer, and engineer with John Bell, Just-in-Time Learning initiative, an interactive tutorial system with automated assessments and digital badges. Over 1300 users have been awarded 20,000 badges in total; online at

Architect, designer, and engineer with John Bell and others, The Pool, an online environment that stimulates and documents collaborative art, text, and code that is multi-author, asynchronous, and cross-medium. Beta version in 2003. Public release since 2007, currently includes 11,000 reviews of 2600 projects (4900 versions) by 1500 faculty and students from the University of Maine, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, USC, and elsewhere. Online at

Architect, designer, and engineer with Craig Dietrich, ThoughtMesh, an online framework for connected publication, in association with Vectors Journal (Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern California). Beta version in 2007. Public release in 2008, currently including over 250 articles, online at

Architect, designer, and engineer with John Bell, Tributary software, an online social network that builds one conversation from diverse sources such as email, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. First applied to the social network NMDnet, launched fall 2009. More at

print publications

"Digital Curation Jobs Proliferate During the Pandemic, and So Do Their Titles," Maine Archives and Museums Quarterly (Portland, Maine) 25, no 2 (May 2022), 7, 16-17.

"Shuttered Gallery to Virtual Museum," Maine Archives and Museums Quarterly (Portland, Maine) 23, no 3 (August 2020), archived at, accessed November 29, 2020.

"Three Threats to the Future of New Media" (Italian translation), in Valentino Catricalà, Domenico Quaranta, eds., Sopravvivenza programmata. Etiche e pratiche di conservazione, dall'arte cinetica alla Net Art (Rome: Kappabit, 2020).

Interview with Dario Moalli and Joline Blais, "L’arte oltre i suoi confini," Hestetika (Tradate, Italy) 36 (Fall 2019), pp. 107-109.

"Emulation," in Raiford Guins and Henry Lowood, eds, Debugging Game History: A Critical Lexicon (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016),, accessed April 7, 2016.

"Trusting Amateurs with Our Future," in Christiane Paul, ed., A Companion to Digital Art (Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2016),, accessed April 7, 2016. Translated into Chinese for No Man's Land (Nusantara Archive), 2018.

Co-author with John Bell, "Diffused Museums: Networked, Augmented, and Self-Organized Collections," in Michelle Henning et al., eds., International Handbook of Museum Studies: Museum Media (Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2015), accessed August 24, 2015.

"The Panopticon Is Leaking," in Sean Cubitt, Daniel Palmer, and Nathaniel Tkacz, eds., Digital Light (London: Open Humanities Press, 2015)., accessed May 24, 2015.

"Confiando nosso futuro a amadores," in Yara Guasque, ed., Arte Digital: Fraturas, preservação proliferativa e dimensão afetiva (Sao Paulo: Coleção Fast Forward, 2015), 172-201., accessed April 29, 2015.

Co-author with Richard Rinehart, Re-collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014). More at, accessed August 18, 2014.

Co-author with John Bell, "When the Rich Don't Get Richer: Equalizing Tendencies of Creative Networks," Leonardo (Cambridge) 44, no. 3 (2011). Reprinted in Maximilian Schich et al., eds, Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks (Cambridge: MIT Press ebook, 2012),, accessed 22 April 2012.

Co-author with Janet Cohen and Keith Frank, "The Medium Is Not the Message," in Ken Goldberg, ed, Art, Technology, and Culture, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014).

"Which Commons: Market, Zoo, or Tribe?" in Open Field: Conversations on the Commons, ed. Schultz, Sarah and Sarah Peters (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2012)., accessed August 6, 2014.

Co-author with Joline Blais, "New Media Innovators," in Lucas Dietrich, ed., 60: Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future (London: Thames & Hudson, 2010). More at

Co-author with Joline Blais, "Darko Maver," in Blais, Joline, Fabio Cavallucci, Marco Deseriis, et al., Eva and Franco Mattes: (Milan: Charta, 2009). More at

Co-author with Joline Blais, Steve Evans, Owen Smith, and Nate Stormer, "New Criteria for New Media," Leonardo (MIT Press) 42, no. 1 (Spring 2009). Translated into Chinese for Leonardo 50th anniversary edition, as "Xīn Méi Tǐ, Xīn Zhǔn Zé" Jiao Yang, trans., Zhuangshi No. 299 (March 2018), pp. 28–31.

"Death by Wall Label," in Christiane Paul, ed., New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (University of California at Los Angeles Press, 2009).

Co-author with Joline Blais, At the Edge of Art (London: Thames and Hudson, 2006). Info at

"Three Threats to the Future of New Media," A Prior 13 (Ghent, Belgium) (October 2006), pp. 172-181, mirrored at

"Art As Antibody: A Redefinition of Art for the Internet Age," Intelligent Agent 6, no. 2 (Summer 2006), mirrored at

"Weaknesses of Open Licenses," in Mary Anne Francis, ed., Open Congress: Open Source and Art (London: Arts Council England, 2006).

"Mapping Art's Escape from the Traps of Technology," in Threading Time (Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH 05 electronic art and animation catalog), [exhibition catalogue] (Los Angeles: SIGGRAPH, 2005).

"Digital Performance: Damnation or Salvation?" in Kenneth Schlesinger, ed., Theatre Library Association Symposium Proceedings: Performance Documentation and Preservation in an Online Environment (Performing Arts Resources 24) (New York: Theatre Library Association, 2004).

"The Digital Sanctuary" in Lucy Kimbell, ed., New Media Art: Practice and Context in the UK 1994-2004 (London: Arts Council England/Cornerhouse, 2004).

"The Net.Art Generator," in Cornelia Solfrank, ed., Net.Art Generator (Nurnberg: Verlag fuer Moderne Kunst Nurnberg, 2004).

Co-editor and essay author, Permanence Through Change: The Variable Media Approach, Daniel Langlois Foundation and Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (Montreal and New York), 2003. Essay "Accommodating the Unpredictable: The Variable Media Questionnaire" subsequently translated into Italian and published as "Accogliere l’imprevedibile: il questionario variable media" in Paolo Martore, ed., Tra memoria e oblio. Percorsi nella conservazione dell'arte contemporanea (Rome: Castelvecchi, 2013)

"Ten Myths of Internet Art," Leonardo (Cambridge, MA) 35.5 (October 2002), pp. 485-498. Archived online at, mirrored at Interactive version online at (All accessed 1/25/2002). Reprinted in English and Spanish in José Luis Brea, ed., The Conquest of Ubiquity (Murcia: Centro Párraga, 2004).

"Hotlist," Artforum (New York) XL, no. 10 (Summer 2002), p. 52. Archived online at and mirrored at, both accessed January 30, 2003.

Co-author with Joline Blais, "Looking for Art in All the Wrong Places," in Takeover: Who's Doing the Art of Tomorrow (Linz and Vienna: Ars Electronica/Springer-Verlag, 2001), pp. 28-33 (English), 34-40 (German). Archived online at

"Don't Blame the Internet," Washington Post, September 29, 2001, p. A27.

"The Medium Is Not the Message," in Bruce Sterling guest ed., Whole Earth (San Francisco) no. 105 (Summer 2001).

"John Maeda: Post Digital," in artext (Pasadena/Paddington) no. 73 (May-July 2001), pp 35-36.

"Technology," in Nancy Spector, ed., Guggenheim Museum Collection: A to Z (second, revised edition). New York: Guggenheim, 2001), pp. 334-35.

"Gender Changer," interview with Tanya Bezreh, Laetitia Cornwall [ji], Jennifer Crowe, and debra l. hampton in Artbyte (New York) 3, no. 2 (July-August 2000), pp. 36-39.

"The Millennial Museum: Jon Ippolito," MCN Spectra Millennial Digest, published by the Museum Computer Network, 27 no. 1 (Summer 2000), archived online at, accessed March 9, 2003.

"Whatever Happened to the Gift Economy?" in Artbyte (New York) 3, no. 1 (May-June 2000), pp. 22-23. Reprinted in Leonardo (Cambridge, MA) 34, no. 2 (April 2001), p. 159. Archived online at and vl=3293916/cl=44/nw=1/rpsv/catchword/ mitpress/0024094x/v34n2/s13/p159, both accessed on March 10, 2003.

"Does the Art World Really 'Get' the Internet?" in Artbyte (New York) 2, no. 6 (March-April 2000), pp. 24-25.

"Should Some Code Be Censored?" in Artbyte (New York) 2, no. 5 (January-February 2000), pp. 28-29.

"What Isn't Variable Media?" in Artbyte (New York) 2, no. 4 (November-December 1999), pp. 28-29.

"Whatever Happened to the Scary Cyborg?" in Artbyte (New York) 2, no. 3 (September-October 1999), pp. 28-29.

"Do We Want Convergence?" in Artbyte (New York) 2, no. 2 (Summer 1999), pp. 26-27.

"Deconstruction or Distraction?" in Artbyte (New York) 2, no. 1 (April-May 1999), pp. 22-23.

"Should You Feel Guilty Turning Off the Computer?" in Artbyte (New York) 1, no. 6 (February-March 1999), pp. 16-17.

"Is Cyberspace Really a Space?" in Artbyte (New York) 1, no. 5 (December 1998-January 1999), pp. 16-17.

"What Does Cyberspace Look Like?" in Artbyte (New York) 1, no. 4 (October-November 1998), pp. 16-17.

"Intellectual Property or Intellectual Poverty?" in Artbyte (New York) 1, no. 3 (August-September 1998), pp. 19-21.

"The Museum of the Future: A Contradiction in Terms?" in Artbyte (New York) 1, no. 2 (June-July 1998), pp. 18-19. Reprinted in Spectra, Summer 1998 issue vol 25:4, pp. 22-23. Translated into Spanish at, accessed March 12, 2003. [Mirrored at]

"Fine-Tuning the Sound of Space," in Artbyte (New York) 1, no. 1 (April-May 1998), pp. 26-27.

"Trusting Aesthetics to Prosthetics" in College Art Journal (New York) 56, no. 3 (Fall 1997), issue on "Digital Reflections: The Dialogue of Art and Technology," edited by Johanna Drucker, pp. 68-74. Artist portfolio, p. 19.

"Given: The Universe. Shown: Every Artwork," essay for Deep Storage, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Ingrid Schaffner and Matthias Winzen, curators, 1997. Traveled to Nationalgalerie, Berlin, November 29, 1997-January 25, 1998; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York , July 5-August 30, 1998; and the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, November 5, 1998-January 31, 1999.

"Invisible by Design: A Review of Edward Tufte's Visual Explanations" in art/text (Pasadena/Paddington) no. 58 (August-October 1997), issue on "Art/Tech" edited by Peter Lunenfeld, pp. 26-28.

"Art Journals Go Electric" in Guggenheim Magazine 9 (Fall 1996), p. 7.

"Where Did All the Uncertainty Go?" in Flash Art International (Milan/New York) 29, no. 189 (July-August 1996), pp. 83, 85-87.

"Cybercurator," conversation with Janine Cirincione in Guggenheim Magazine 8 (Summer 1996), pp. 36-41.

"Navigating Cyberspace," map of contemporary art sites on the World Wide Web in Guggenheim Magazine 8 (Summer 1996), pp. 42-43.

"Out of the Darkness and into the Loop" in Flash Art International (Milan/New York) 28, no. 181 (March-April 1995), pp. 69-70.

"Rebecca Horn and the Suspension of Desire" in Guggenheim Magazine 3 (Summer 1993), pp. 16-23.

"Will Virtual Reality Open Doors or Close Them?" in Guggenheim Magazine 5 (Spring/Summer 1994), pp. 48-53.

electronic-only publications

Interview with Auriea Harvey, My Veins Are the Wires, My Body Is Your Keyboard, exhibition catalogue, Museum of the Moving Image (New York), forthcoming April 2024.

Contributor to a proposal to amend Digital Millennium Copyright Act by the Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic, Software Preservation Network, and Library Copyright Alliance, "Long Comment Regarding a Proposed Exemption Under 17 U.S.C. § 1201," US Copyright Office, 22 December 2023,, accessed 27 February 2024.

Co-author with Greg Nelson and Troy Schotter, "Asking AI To Write about Its Own Disruption," Exploring AI Pedagogy: A Community Collection of Teaching Reflections, MLA-CCCC Joint Task Force on AI and Writing, 27 November 2023,, accessed 27 February 2024.

"AI Sandwich," AI Pedagogy Project, Harvard University, 16 November 2024,, accessed 27 February 2024.

"Crypto-preservation and the Ghost of Andy Warhol," MDPI Review of Machine Art (Basel, Switzerland), 11, no 2 (31 March 2022)., accessed 10 April 2022.

Co-author with John P. Bell and Meredith Steinfels, "Used to Be Different, Now It's the Same? The Post-Pandemic Makeover of Museums," in Barranha, H. and Henriques, J. S. (eds.). Art, Museums and Digital Cultures—Rethinking Change (Lisbon: IHA/NOVA FCSH and maat, 2022). DOI: 10.34619/hwfg-s9yy; ebook at, accessed March 7, 2022.

"Token Allegiances," Outland (New York), November 24, 2021,, accessed March 2, 2022.

Co-author with Sofian Audry, "Can Artificial Intelligence Make Art without Artists? Ask the Viewer," MDPI Arts (Basel, Switzerland), 18 March 2019,, accessed June 4, 2019.

Co-author with Joline Blais, "Askweqwesan", Aspect DVD magazine 10 ("RURAL" issue, Fall 2007).

"Review of Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization by Alexander Galloway", Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, at, accessed 20 April 2007.

"Review of At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet, edited by Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark," Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, at, accessed 20 April 2007.

"Review of Code: Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy, edited by Rishab Aiyer Ghosh," Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, at, accessed 20 April 2007.

"Internet2: Orchestrating the End of the Internet?," essay published May 2005 on,, and MARCEL Managers discussion lists, mirrored at,, et al.

Co-author with Joline Blais and Trebor Scholz, "Tenure and Copyright: Toward a Network Model," WebCamTalk 1.0 series on New-Media Arts Education, The Institute for Distributed Creativity (Buffalo), posted April 3, 2005 to

Co-author with Joline Blais, Lawrence Lessig, and Carrie McLaren, "Share/Sharealike," Intelligent Agent (New York and Baton Rouge) 4.2 (June 2004),

"Round Pegs in Square Holes," podcast for Share, Share Widely audioblog, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, May 6, 2005, archived at

Co-author with Joline Blais, "Rewind the Future," essay on jodi's 10 Programs written in BASIC ©1984, Electrohype (Malmö, Sweden),, launched May 24, 2003.

"Martin Wattenberg's Stellar Cartography," essay on Wattenberg's Copernica, NASA Web site,, launched September 23, 2002.

"Why Art Should Be Free," essay distributed on and Mirrored at, accessed March 12, 2003; reprinted in Social Art Project (Trivial Record Company: Los Angeles, 2018), pp. 30-41.

Guest participant, Vigil of Planetary NetArt,, launched October 17, 2001.

"The Architecture of Survival," Autonomedia, October 2, 2001,

"The Art of Misuse," in Telematic Connections: The Virtual Embrace, CD-ROM and Web site co-published by Independent Curators International and the Walker Art Center. Exhibition traveled to San Francisco Art Institute, February 7-March 24, 2001; Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasedena, May 13-July 1; Austin Museum of Art, July 20-September 18; and other venues through 2002.

"An Open Letter on Dot-Museum" (with introduction by Robert Atkins), Mediachannel,, visited 4/25/01.

"Whose Opera Is It, Anyway?" review of Tod Machover's Brain Opera in Postmodern Culture 7, no. 1 (September 1996),

presentations and guest teaching

"AI as a Tool for Teaching," Demystifying AI: A FREE Workshop for Maine Educators, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, 26 February 2024,, accessed 27 February 2024.

"Unmasking the AI Oracle: What AI's Inner Workings Reveal About Its Creative Potential," Kenyon College, 20 February 2024,, accessed 27 February 2024.

"Ten Ways To Try AI in Your Classroom Right Now," American University in Cairo/Equity Unbound, 13 February 2024, accessed 27 February 2024.

"Back to the Future," The Post-ChatGPT Classroom, University of Maine, 18 September 2023.

"Parachuting Off the Enrollment Cliff," Planning the Next-Generation University, University of Maine, 12 September 2023.

"Harnessing Generative AI for Education: When Is It Appropriate?" Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and UMaine AI, 31 August 2023. Video available at, accessed 24 September 2023.

"Your Post-ChatGPT Classroom" with Kendra Bird, Eastern Maine Community College, 24 August 2023.

"What Works, and What Doesn't, When You Invite ChatGPT to Class?" Preparing the Classroom for AI, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (webinar), 15 May 2023.

"ChatGPT: The Means Are the Ends" with John Bell, The Future of Writing, University of Southern California and the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, 1 May 2023,, accessed 1 May 2023.

"The Generative Workplace: How AI Is Already Disrupting Familiar Careers," with John Bell, Matt James, Patty Reaves, and Eryk Salvaggio, New Media Knowledge Bites, University of Maine, 20 April 2023,, accessed 25 May 2023.

"AI in the Classroom: Disruptor or Superpower?" with Peter Schilling, New Media Knowledge Bites, University of Maine, 4 April 2023,, accessed 25 May 2023.

"Emulation Then and Now," remote guest presentation in "Introduction to Media Archiving & Preservation," University of California at Los Angeles Department of Information Studies, 22 February 2023, 15 February 2022 and 19 February 2021,

"Generative Art, Art History, and Obsolete Media," PAL: A conversation with Iskra Velitchkova and Marcelo Soria-Rodriguez, Kate Vass Galerie Twitter Space, 17 February 2023,, accessed 24 February 2023.

"From NFTs to AI Art," guest lecture for Introduction to Digital Arts and Culture, Dartmouth College, 17 January 2023.

"Cyberpunk and Futures Past," Arebyte gallery, London, 27 October 2022. Video available at, accessed 17 December 2022.

"Blockchain and Museums," Web 3.0 Culture Twitter Space, organized by Kate Vass Gallery, Zurich/remote, 18 October 2022. Recording at, accessed 18 October 2022.

“Right-click To Preserve” with John Bell and Regina Harsanyi, 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPres), Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow (remote presentation), 13 September 2022. More at, accessed 12 July 2022.

“Preservation, NFTs, and Distributed Ledgers” with John Bell and Regina Harsanyi, Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving, ISEA (Inter-Society for Electronic Arts), Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (remote presentation), 10 June 2022. More at, accessed 16 September 2022.

"Crypto-preservation and the Ghost of Andy Warhol" remotely at Blockchain and The Future of Digital Culture, Sakıp Sabancı Museum , Istanbul, 29 April 2022. Archived at, accessed 12 July 2022.

"Design and Cultural Permanence" with Joline Blais, Cultural Center of Belgrade (Serbia, remote presentation), 10 March 2022. More at, accessed 10 March 2022.

Guest speaker, "The Future of Collecting: From Museum to DAO," Twitter Space hosted by (Berlin), 5 March 2022,, accessed March 5, 2022.

"Circumventing NFT Platform Constraints," The Fold, remotely at Eyebeam (New York), 28 February 2022,, accessed 7 January 2023.

"Crypto-preservation and the Ghost of Andy Warhol" remotely at the 6th Annual Network Society Conference, Chinese Academy of Art, Shanghai, 18 December 2021., accessed December 19, 2021.

"New Media Careers in 2022," 20 January 2022, New Media Knowledge Bites, University of Maine,, accessed March 5, 2022.

"Shelley Lightburn: The Challenge of Digital Evidence," University of Maine Digital Curation program, webinar, 14 December 2021. Archived in interactive form at, accessed December 19, 2021.

"Code a Responsive Web Page," New Media Knowledge Bites, University of Maine, 6 December 2021,, accessed March 5, 2022.

"NFTs: Myth and Reality," New Media Knowledge Bites, University of Maine, 25 May 2021,, accessed March 5, 2022.

Expert Roundtable, UNFOLD: Nan Hoover, LIMA (remote), 19 May 2021,

"Jason Scott: Free-Range Archivist," University of Maine Digital Curation program, webinar, 5 May 2021. Archived in interactive form at, accessed May 15, 2021.

Co-organizer, New Media Night, IMRC, Collins Center for the Arts, and other venues, University of Maine, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 20212 2022.

"Inclusive Techniques for Teaching Code" with Katarina Hoeger, Teaching Showcase on Inclusive Learning and Building Community, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Maine, 10 May 2021, and Project Login/ Summer Institute, 9 August 2021. Video archived at, accessed March 6, 2022.

Non-Fungible: The New Market for Rare Digital Items, Sothebys/The Atlantic, 8 April 2021. More at, accessed May 15, 2021.

"Used To Be Different, Now It's the Same? The Post-Pandemic Makeover of Museums," Hood Museum, Dartmouth (remote), 21 January 2021,; and at Art, Museums, and Digital Culture conference, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal (remote), 22 April 2021,; both accessed April 26, 2021.

Featured contributor, Digital Archiving and Curating of Performance Practices, New Media Curating discussion list (CRUMB), organized by University of Sunderland, UK, February-March 2021.

"Discover New Media Careers," 28 January 2021, New Media Knowledge Bites, University of Maine,, accessed May 15, 2021.

"Code a Simple Mobile App," 8 December and 10 December 2020, New Media Knowledge Bites, University of Maine,, accessed May 15, 2021.

"Build a Mobile App for Your Collection," Maine Archives and Museums (remote), 9 October 2020.

"Slack As Teaching Tool," Active Learning Strategies Online working group, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Maine, 8 July 2020.

"Web Archiving for Everyone," University of Maine Digital Curation program, webinar with Anna Perricci, 17 April 2020. Archived in interactive form at, accessed May 15, 2020.

"How Not To Succeed at Social Media," Maine Archives & Museums, University of Maine at Farmington, 12 October 2018.

"How To Preserve 21st-century Culture--and Why Most Professionals Get It Wrong," Colgate University, November 2018. More at, accessed March 11, 2020.

"Your Archival Format Won't Save You," keynote for Is This Permanence? Preservation of Born Digital Archives, Yale University, 11 May 2018. More at

"The Right To Unmake," College Art Association, Los Angeles Convention Center, 21 February 2018. More at, accessed February 23, 2018.

"The Future of the Past: Emulation As a Preservation Resource," Maine Archives & Museums, Thomas College (Waterville), 10 November 2017. More at, accessed 10 November 2017.

Organizer, 4th Biennial Digital Humanities Week, University of Maine, series of twenty-four events, 2-6 October 2017. More at, accessed on 25 March 2018.

"Experimental Art & Technology," Northeast Connection, University of Maine, 23 May 2017. More at, accessed June 2, 2017.

"Beyond Repositories," Experimental Publishing at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Technology, webinar for the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) organized by MIT Press, 20 April 2017. More at, accessed June 2, 2017.

"Does Time Fold or Unfold?" keynote for FUTURE PROOF!? International Symposium on the Preservation of Born-Digital/Software-Based Art, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands, 8 February 2017., accessed February 3, 2017.

"Reinterpretation," at UNFOLD Network Meeting, LIMA, The Netherlands, 7 February 2017., accessed February 3, 2017.

Featured participant, "Methods for studying the (After)Lives of Internet Art," 14 November to 31 December 2016, New Media Curating discussion list,

"Permanence Through Change" (workshop) and "The Art of Re-collecting" (talk) at Itineraries of the conservation of documentary heritage: practices and provocations, National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museology (ENCRyM), Mexico City, 10 and 11 November 2016.

"Preserving Differences in a Connected World," Play/Back symposium, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington DC, 30 September 2016. More at, accessed September 18, 2016.

"3D Scanning of Museum Objects," Maine Museums and Archives 2016, University of Maine, Orono, 23 September 2016,, accessed February 5, 2017.

Co-presenter with John Bell, "Just-in-Time Learning through Badge-Based Tutorials," Faculty Institute 2016, University of Maine Augusta, May 20, 2016,, accessed May 20, 2016.

Visiting professor, Film, Video, New Media and Animation department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 3 May 2016 (remote presentation).

"Collecting Time," Bowdoin Museum of Art, 28 April 2016., accessed May 30, 2016.

Curator, New Media gallery for University of Maine Undergraduate and Graduate Research Showcase, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, 27 April 2016.

"How To Write about Digital Art," Better Words about Bits: A Conversation with the 2015 Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Award Winners, School of Visual Arts, New York, 15 December 2015., accessed May 30, 2016.

"The Art of Re-collecting," remote presentation at Media Art Preservation Symposium (MAPS), Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, 7 December 2015. More at, accessed December 12, 2015.

"The Conservator Has Left the Building: How Institutions Can Adapt to New Media," keynote for Collecting and Exhibiting New Media Arts, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (via teleconference), 6 November 2015. More at, accessed November 9, 2015.

"In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World," keynote for Preservation and Access to Born-digital culture, iMAL Center for digital cultures and technology, Brussels, 30 October 2015. More at, accessed November 9, 2015.

"Just-in-Time Learning with Badges," at Badging: Promoting Mastery through Student Agency, University of Maine, Orono, 1 October 2015.

"Digital Preservation in the Age of the Selfie," keynote for Video Matters, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, and roundtable discussion, Archiving Media Art, GAMA (Gateway to Archives of Media Art), Aachen, Germany, 24 and 25 September 2015. More information at and, both accessed September 29, 2015.

"Only You Can Prevent the End of History," presentation at PNEK / Norwegian Video Art Archive, Oslo, 17 June 2015, information at, accessed September 29, 2015.

"No," presentation for I Saved the Files But Can I Run Them?, National Information Standards Organization (NISO) webinar, 13 May 2015,

"Digital Preservation and the Search for Renewable Culture," Digital Curation Institute, University of Toronto, February 23, 2015. Information at, accessed February 23, 2015.

"Lessons from The Erl King," Bortrand Library, Bucknell University, February 18, 2015. More information at, accessed February 23, 2015.

Remote presentation for Roger Malina's class in Special Topics in Emergent Communication: Experimental Publishing, University of Texas at Dallas, February 5, 2015.

"Wagging the Long Tail of Digital Preservation," keynote for Digital Archiving, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology/Center for Digital Tradition, Karlsruhe, Germany, 14 November 2014., accessed November 24, 2014.

"Generation Emulation" and "Unreliable Archivists," panel and closing keynote at Symposium on Audiovisual and Digital Archiving, National Institute of Anthropology and History, National Coordination of Cultural Heritage Conservation (CNCPC) and the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museology (ENCRyM), Mexico City, 28 and 29 October 2014., accessed November 5, 2014.

Co-organizer, 2nd Biennial Digital Humanities Week, University of Maine, series of twelve events, 7-10 October 2013. More at, accessed on 14 April 2014.

"Go Forth and Multiply: What the Discovery of Warhol's Computer Art Tells Us about Digital Conservation," Trapped: Andy Warhol's Amiga Experiments, Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh, 10 May 2014. Press release at, accessed December 12, 2014.

Featured contributor, "Art, New Media, and Social Memory," discussion on Yasmin email list, June-August 2014,, accessed August 18, 2014.

"Go Forth and Multiply: What the Discovery of Warhol's Computer Art Tells Us about Digital Conservation," Trapped: Andy Warhol's Amiga Experiments, Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, 10 May 2014.

"Seeing Double," workshop contribution Preserving.exe conference, Library of Congress, 20-21 May 2013. More at

"Crowdsourced Curating," workshop contribution to Digital Curation Summit organized by Arizona, Hopkins, and Simmons, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, 8 January 2013. More at, accessed 30 April 2013.

Keynote for International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 9-12 October, 2012. More at

Co-presenter with Joline Blais, "Redesigning Reality," School for Cinematic Studies, University of Southern California, 2 March 2012. More at, accessed 12 April 2012.

"Scripting Variable Media," Institute for Multimedia Literacy, University of Southern California, 28 February 2012.

"Trusting Amateurs with Our Future," keynote for The Fifth National Symposium of the Brazilian Association of Cyberculture Researchers, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, 16 November 2011. More at

Co-organizer, 1st Biennial Digital Humanities Week, University of Maine, series of seven events, 26-29 September 2011. More at, accessed on 14 April 2012.

Featured contributor, "Mobility Shifts," iDC (Institute for Distributed Creativity) forum (New York, New York) September 2011. Archived at

"Incontro con Jon Ippolito," Museum of the Art of the 21st century (MAXXI), Rome, 19 December 2010. More at

Remote presenter, "The Panopticon Is Leaking," Digital Light: Technique, Technology, Creation, University of Melbourne, 19 March 2011. Presentation archived at More at

Co-presenter with Joline Blais, "Built-in Transparency: Networked Power and Glocal Models," The Promise and Problems of Transparency, William S. Cohen Papers Forum 2010, University of Maine, 12 November 2010. With Blais, organized hyperblog for live audience feedback at

Remote presenter, "Digital archiving and Unlibraries," Art of Digital London, 28 October 2010, Free Word Centre/Mute magazine, London. More at

Featured contributor, "Archiving New Media Art: Ephemerality and/or Sustainability," Empyre forum (Sydney, Australia) September 2010. Archived at

"Which Commons: Market, Zoo, or Tribe?," Open Field, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 3 June 2010. Archived at

Co-presenter with John Bell, "The Topology of Creativity: User Ratings As Limiting Factors in the The Pool's Social Network," Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks, Leonardo satellite symposium, NetSci 2010, BarabásiLab -- Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, 10 May 2010.

Co-organizer with Joline Blais, Mike Scott, and Owen Smith, New Media Capstone Night, Lord Hall, University of Maine, 28 April 2010.

Co-presenter with John Bell, Craig Dietrich, Nicole Starosielski, and Vanessa Vobis, Avoiding a Cultural Bottleneck: Networked, Distributed, and Agile Collaborations, HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations Conference, 15 April 2010.

Co-presenter with Joline Blais, "Beyond Facebook: From Cliques to Kinship," Women in the Curriculum / Womens Studies program, University of Maine, Orono, 30 March 2010.

"Learning from Mario: How To Crowdsource Preservation," DOCAM 2010, L'Université de Quebec à Montréal, Montreal, 4 March 2010.

Featured contributor with Richard Rinehart, Collecting and Commissioning Variable Media Art, New Media Curating discussion list (CRUMB), organized by University of Sunderland, UK, March 2010.

Organizer, Contagious Idea Expo, Foster Innovation Center, University of Maine, 7 December 2009. More at

Organizer, "Technology versus History: A Talk with Laura Barreca," Still Water, University of Maine, 30 November 2009.

"From 'Publish or Perish' to 'Distribute or Die'," at The Art of Collaboration, University of California at Santa Cruz, October 22-23, 2009.

Co-presenter with Joline Blais, "New Media Join the Rest of the World," Future Now, Espacio Enter, Tenerife (Canary Islands), 24-26 September 2009. More at

"Think like a Network," remote presentation, The Art of With, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, 24 June 2009. Summary in "The Art of With" report, archived at More at

"Out of the Hothouse and into the Wild," presentation with Joline Blais at Experts Forum, ARCO Madrid, 15 February 2009.

Presenter, Expert meeting, Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation (New York), 23-25 January 2009.

Organizer, second international meeting, Forging the Future consortium, Lucerne-in-Maine, 9-12 September 2008.

"Can Creativity Be Crowdsourced?" presentation with John Bell at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, Harvard, 29 July 2008.

"Whose Tool Is This Anyway?," Subversion, Conversion, Development: Public Interests in Technologies, Centre for Research in Art, Social Sciences, and the Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, 24-26 April 2008.

Co-organizer with Joline Blais, Code and Creativity 7: New Media from the Microbial to the Transnational, University of Maine, 24-26 March 2008.

Remote presenter at Preserving Virtual Worlds, Stanford University, 18-19 February 2008.

"Art on the Edge", presentation with Joline Blais, Long Now Foundation, San Francisco, 15 December 2007. Video archived at, accessed 15 June 2008.

"Tre Minaccie," Fast-forward on New Media conference, Palazzo di Arti Napoli (PAN), Naples, 22 November 2007.

"A preview of the 3rd-Generation Variable Media Questionnaire," DOCAM Summit, Daniel P. Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, Montreal, 26 September 2007.

Organizer, international meeting of the Forging the Future consortium, Daniel P. Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, Montreal, 25 September 2007.

Co-organizer with Joline Blais, Connected Knowledge 2007, Banff New Media Institute, 27-30 July 2007.

"Art After Institutions," Argos in cooperation with the International Visitors Program for Media Arts organized by Digitaal Platform IAK/IBK and Flanders Image, Brussels, May 17, 2007. More information at

"At the Edge of Art," presentation with Joline Blais at Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, April 11, 2007.

"Canon Fodder: Why Distributed Culture Makes Academics Nervous," Visual Studies Symposia, University of Maine, Orono, April 2, 2007.

"Cold Peaks and Warm Foothills," Herberger College for the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, March 6, 2007.

"Artificial Life and Natural Death," discussion with Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelly, New Media and Social Memory, University of California, Berkeley, January 18, 2007. Webcast at

"New Media and Art," roundtable organized by Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 26, 2006. More info at

Co-organizer with Joline Blais, Connected Knowledge 2006, Lucerne Inn, Lucerne-in-Maine, November 16-19, 2006.

Guest lecturer, classes in "Becoming Digital" and "Introduction to Comparative Media Studies", Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 26, 2006.

"In Net We Trust," Online Conference on the Impact of Digital Media, New Media Caucus, October 24, 2006.

Online forum for Digital Media, Credibility, and Youth, MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning, October 12-16, 2006.

"Art, Play, and Community: A Book Event with Joline Blais, Alex Galloway and Jon Ippolito," New Museum, New York, September 8, 2006.

"Art As Antibody: A Redefinition of Art for the Internet Age," ISEA (Inter-Society for Electronic Arts), San Jose: Transvergence symposium, August 7-13, 2006.

"Roundtable on New Media and the Art World, Forma/CRUMB (University of Sunderland), Newcastle, England, June 3, 2006.

"At the Edge," Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, June 20, 2006.

"The Edge of Art: Distributed Design," Regent Street Apple Store, London, May 31, 2006.

"Art at the Edge of Time," Institute of Contemporary Art, London, May 30, 2006.

"Networks and Museums," (Keynote speaker), Polylogues, MARCEL-Access Grid teleconference with UMaine, Georgia Tech, University of East London, and CIANT/Charles University (Prague), February 15, 2006.

"Three Threats to the Survival of New Media," REFRESH! First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Banff New Media Institute, October 1, 2005, archived at Attended private post-conference summit.

"Rescuing Internet2 from the Future," Art and the Network Space, MARCEL-SIGGRAPH teleconference with UMaine, ZKM (Karlsruhe), Wimbledon (London), and CIANT (Prague), August 4, 2005, archived at

"New Media Education and Its Discontents," The Graduate Center, City University of New York, May 6, 2005. (

Co-organizer, Code and Creativity IV: Altered Presence, University of Maine, April 2005. Moderated "At a Distance: The Prehistory of New Media."

Co-organizer, Conference on the Intellectual Commons, University of Maine, November 20, 2004. Moderated "Creators and the Commons: Why and How To Share." Webcast archived at

Co-organizer and moderator, Echoes of Art: Emulation As Preservation Strategy, Guggenheim Museum, New York, May 8, 2004. Information at

Co-organizer with Joline Blais, Code and Creativity II: Cracking the Codes, Still Water for network art and culture, University of Maine, Orono, 25-29 April, 2004. Co-organized "Tech tête-à-tête" workshop, co-moderated "Cracking the Codes" public presentation, and participated in "Critical Collaborative Artistic Practices in the Networks," teleconference presentation for Free Cooperation conference, Department of Media Study, SUNY-Buffalo, April 25, 2004.

"The Open Art Network," at Share/Sharealike: A Panel Discussion with Lawrence Lessig, Eyebeam Atelier, New York, November 22, 2003.

"The Variable Media Questionnaire," at Archiving the Avant-Garde, Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archives, November 12, 2003.

"Digital Performance: Damnation or Salvation," at Performance Documentation and Preservation in an Online Environment, Theatre Library Association, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, October 10, 2003.

Co-organizer with Joline Blais, Code and Creativity, Still Water for network art and culture, University of Maine, Orono, 17-19 September, 2003. Co-organized "Tech tête-à-tête" workshops, moderated "Code As Creative Writing," and co-organized and participated in "The Future of Code: An Internet2 teleconference."

"Missing Links," at Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF03), organized by V2, Rotterdam, February 26, 2003. Archived at, accessed May 29, 2003.

Co-organizer with Joline Blais, "Networked Digital Salon," MARCEL Internet 2 teleconference with University of Maine, Orono; Ryerson University, Toronto; Wimbledon School of Art, London; School of Visual Arts, New York, May 16, 2003; Description at

"Rescuing Digital Culture from the Future," lecture at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, April 23, 2003.

"Missing Links 2", at New Media Theory and Aesthetics panel, New York Digital Salon, organized by The School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, April 22, 2003.

Co-presenter with Joline Blais, "Looking for Art in All the Wrong Places," Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, November 26; What Future for Art? Four Days on Art and Multimedia, Mediateca Caixaforum, Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona, November 9, 2002; The Kitchen, May 28; Columbia University Teachers' College, June 15, 2002.

Co-presenter with Alain Depocas, Caitlin Jones, and Carol Stringari, "The Variable Media Network," Expert Meeting on Multimedia Installations, The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA), Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage, Amsterdam, October 10, 2002. Archived at

Moderator, "Collecting the Uncollectible," Guggenheim Museum, April 9, 2002.

Organizer and moderator, "Who Controls New Media: Open Art in Closed Systems," Guggenheim Museum, March 21, 2002. Webcast archived at

Participant, "Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property," 100th American Assembly, Columbia University/Arden House, Harriman, New York, February 8, 2002.

"Cats and Dogs" at The Straw that Broke the Museum's Back: Digital Art On-line and On-site, Museum Computer Network conference, Cincinnati, October 26, 2001.

Featured participant, DMZ on the Web online forum, Art Center Nabi,, September 20-October 20, 2001.

Keynote speaker, "Takeover: Who Are the Artists of Tomorrow," Ars Electronica, Linz, September 2, 2001.

"Permanence through Change," presented at the 3rd Digital Preservation Seminar, organized by Howard Besser and Jill Sterret, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, April 13, 2001.

Organizer with John G. Hanhardt, Preserving the Immaterial: A Conference on Variable Media, Guggenheim, March 30-31, 2001. Author and designer of associated Web site and questionnaire launched March 20 at media.

"Browsing a Gallery/Browsing the Web" at The Presentation of Online Art in Physical Space, panel organized by Christina Wang in conjunction with the exhibition Dystopia + Identity, Tribes Gallery, New York, January 6, 2001. Webcast archived at

"Should You Feel Guilty Turning Off the Machine?" at Blur: New Creative Practices within Developing Technologies, colloquium and presentation organized by Carol Stakenas under the auspices of Creative Time and Thundergulch, New School University, New York, January 12, 2001.

"Museum As Bootstrap" at Museums in the New Millennium panel, Location One (organized by Thundergulch and the New York New Media Association), New York, November 16, 2000, videostream archived at

Moderator, "Subversion or Promotion: Net Art and Corporate Culture" panel for .art frontiers: Partners in Art and Industry, Stanford Research Institute (organized by The Kitchen and Ground Zero), November 3, 2000.

Guest "Luminary," Revisioning Television, Eyebeam Atelier (New York) and University of California at San Diego, online forum at, October 23-November 30, 2000.

"Edge Conditions, or Building a Better Cookie Cutter" at Digital Object conference organized by Carl Goodman, American Museum of the Moving Image, New York, October 5-6, 2000.

Participant, New Media Technologies and the Arts colloquium organized by Joan Shigekawa, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, August 17-18, 2000.

"The Creative Misuse of Technology" at the first conference on Information Technology and Creativity, The National Academies, Washington, D.C., August 14, 2000.

"What Does an Online Art Exhibition Offer That a Curator's Bookmarks Don't?" at Global Intersections: Wiring the World conference organized by Christina Yang, The Kitchen, New York, May 10, 2000.

Presenter, New Media and the Arts panel, Christie's Education, New York, May 8, 2000.

Participant, Association of Independent Video and Film (AIVF) colloquium on streaming media, April 11, 2000.

Guest participant (with Keith Frank), EAT: Technology Art Entertainment, listserve organized by the Walker Art Center, February 11-May 7, 2000, archived at

Remote presenter, "Archiving the Web," Institute of Contemporary Art, London, February 22, 1999.

"Open Source, Proxy (Server)," organized by Zhang Ga, Parsons School of Design, December 13, 1999. Webcast archived at

"Remarks on Variable Media," video participation in Digital Art Conference 1999 (DAC99), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, October 11, 1999.

"From Bookmarks to Curatorbots" at Cyberart99, Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), New York, May 9, 1999, audio archived at

"Offline Obstacles to Online Art" at The Online Art World: A Work-in-Progress (Reception and Interpretation) panel, Vera List Center/New School for Social Research, New York, May 17, 1999.

"Should Art Have an Expiration Date?" at The World Wide Web and the New Art Marketplace panel atCollege Art Association, Los Angeles, February 11, 1999.

Organizer and moderator, "The Space Between," panel discussion at the Guggenheim Museum, November 9, 1998.

Guest critic for "Blur Architecture," Hanni Rashid's course in the Advanced Architecture Design program, Columbia University, August 14, 1998.

"Fresh Technologies and Stale Assumptions," presented at International Congress on the Status of the Artist in the Contemporary World, UNESCO, Paris, conference co-sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute, June 17, 1997. Collaborative artwork Agree to Disagree Online featured at the UNESCO Forum, June 16-20, 1997.

Guest lecture for "Exploding Genres," Joline Blais' course in the Media Studies Department at New York University, May 7, 1997.

"From Instruction to Extraction: Learning through Distributed Aesthetics," at Exploring America's Cultures: Art, Culture, and Technology conference, Columbia University Teachers College, New York, April 19, 1997.

"The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Sex," at Cyberspace: Trojan Horse or Roman Holiday? panel at College Art Association, New York, February 12, 1997.

"Sidestepping Technology," at Artists Talk on Art panel, Fulcrum Gallery, New York, October 1993.

"Bad Breeding," at Cybersexuality, New York University panel, Loeb Student Center, April 25, 1996.

"Techfix: Breaking through Status Quo Deterence," at All-Ivy Conference on Nuclear Arms, Dartmouth, 1983.

exhibitions curated

Seeing Double: Emulation in Theory and Practice, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, March 19-May 16, 2004. Co-organized with Caitlin Jones and Carol Stringari.

Co-curator, Vectors: Digital Art of Our Time, 10th Annual New York Digital Salon, World Financial Center, New York, April 22 - May 25, 2003. Organized by the School of Visual Arts, New York. Associated Web site at

2002 Internet art commissions, Guggenheim Museum Web site. Wrote online essays "Ten Myths about Internet Art," "What's in a (net) Flag?" and "John Simon's Unknowable Object" and designed and programmed curatorial introduction at

The Worlds of Nam June Paik, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, February 10-April 26, 2000. Co-organized with John G. Hanhardt.

Juror, "Digital 2000," Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), New York, June 2000, exhibition archived at

"Electric Sky" and, with Timothy Druckrey, "Digital Techtonics," CyberAtlas, Guggenheim Museum, an ongoing series of interactive maps of cyberspace for the Guggenheim Web site (

Virtual Reality: An Emerging Medium, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, October 23-November 1, 1993. Wrote brochure, organized Guggenheim symposium "Art after Virtual Reality" in conjunction with the exhibition, October 27.

exhibitions coordinated

Fabrizio Plessi, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, June 17-September 13, 1998. Author, "Fabrizio Plessi," in @Guggenheim (Summer 1998), unpaginated. Programmer, Plessi feature for Guggenheim videowall.

Mediascape, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, June 14-September 15, 1996. Author, "Mediascape," in @Guggenheim (Summer 1996, unpaginated.

Gary Hill, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, May 11-August 20, 1995. Winner, International Association of Art Critics 1995 Award for best museum exhibition of new media.

Rebecca Horn, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, June 25-October 1, 1993 (European tour 1993-94).

performance-related events

U-Me Vote with Joline Blais, community Web site for voters in the 2004 American election, Still Water, Fall 2004, Re-released as U-Me Vote 2006 for the 2006 midterm elections.

printed press

Eric Russell, "'Hopeful' became a sign of the times. Now, artist Charlie Hewitt is focused on the future," Portland Press Herald, 30 October 2022,, accessed 30 October 2022.

Julia Bayly, "A Maine couple’s off-the-grid homestead is famous on TikTok," The Bangor Daily News, 24 January 2022,, accessed January 28, 2022.

Nina Mahaleris, "UMaine students develop virtual games and phone apps to help users cope with the pandemic," The Bangor Daily News, 14 December 2020,, accessed May 23, 2021.

Meg Haskell, "Experts say to respect ‘hierarchy of grief’ with death and social media," Bangor Daily News, 12 June 2017, archived at, accessed 12 June 2017.

Cited in Vindu Goel, "A Dynamic New Tool to Preserve the Friendsters of the Future," The New York Times, October 19, 2014., accessed October 19, 2014.

"Il Maxxi incontra Jon Ippolito, guru mondiale della conservazione dell'arte contemporanea," Exibart (Florence), 19 December 2010, archived at, accessed on 1 May 2011.

Matthew Soucy and MacKenzie Rawcliffe, "Transparency Subject of Forum," The Maine Campus (Orono), 14 November 2010, archived at

Andrea Foster, "New-Media Scholars' Place in 'the Pool' Could Lead to Tenure," The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 30, 2008, archived at, accessed on 10 June 2008.

Justin Ellis, "When Sharing Can Get You into Trouble," Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, December 10, 2007, archived at, accessed on June 25, 2008.

M. P. McQueen, "Perishable Art: Investing in Works That May Not Last," The Wall Street Journal (New York), May 16, 2007, archived at

Kristen Andresen, "Gifts to UM Museum a Boon to Art Lovers," Bangor Daily News, December 7, 2007, archived at, accessed 10 May 2008.

Tom Streetord, "Collaboration Is What Floats in Online Art World," Springfield News-Sun, July 30, 2007.

Justin Ellis, "Record Industry Legal Teams Taking Names," Portland Press Herald, April 2, 2007, archived at

Terry Schwadron, "Preserving Work That Falls Outside the Norm," The New York Times, March 29, 2006, Section 2, p. 36, archived at, accessed June 1, 2006.

Michael Rush, "In Love With Reality Truly, Madly, Virtually," The New York Times, January 8, 2006, Section 2, p. 36, archived at, accessed January 8, 2006; mirrored at, accessed May 16, 2006.

Alex Pham, "Art That Goes on the Blink," Los Angeles Times, October 4, 2004, A1, A18, mirrored at,1,7454987.story.

Jonathan Rowe, "Honor Our Common Needs," Hope (Brooklin, ME), no. 46 (November-December 2004), pp. 14-18.

Carly Berwick, "Net Gains," ARTNews (New York) 101, no. 11 (December 2002), pp. 86-89. Mirrored at, accessed January 30, 2003.

Sylvia Hochfield, "Sticks and Stones and Lemon Cough Drops," ARTNews (New York) 101, no. 8 (September 2002), pp. 116-22, mirrored at, accessed April 28, 2003.

Carly Berwick, "Screen Savers," ARTNews (New York) 101, no. 8 (September 2002), pp. 124-25, mirrored at, accessed April 28, 2003.

Erica Sagrans, "Screen Savers" Utne Reader (Minneapolis), October 4, 2002 Issue, mirrored at, accessed April 28, 2003.

Matthew Mirapaul, "Concrete Dreams: Actual Museums with Virtual Art," The New York Times, 28 October 2002,, accessed 5 March 2013.

Julie Lasky, "Wild at Art: Four Breakthrough Net Artists Break into Museums," Digitall (Seoul) 24, no. 10 (Summer 2002), pp. 24-29.

Susan Delson, "Wiring into a Changing Climate: Museums and Digital Art," Museum News (Washington, D.C.) 81, no. 2 (March-April 2002), pp. 51-55, 63-64.

Matthew Mirapaul, "Getting Tangible Dollars for an Intangible Creation," The New York Times, February 18, 2002, p. E2, archived at

Matthew Mirapaul, "Driven by a Higher Calling, Not Dot-com Dollars," The New York Times, December 24, 2001, p. E2, archived at

Reena Jana, "The Guggenheim's New Legacy System," Wired (San Francisco) 9.10 (October 2001), p. 64.

Matthew Mirapaul, "So Is It or Isn't It a Museum? Only the Web Suffix Knows," The New York Times, July 9, 2001, p. E2.

Carol Vogel, "When Modern Art Shows Its Age," The New York Times, April 5, 2001, p. E1.

Carly Berwick, "The New New-Media Blitz," ARTNews (New York) 100, no. 4 (April 2001), pp. 112-16, mirrored at, accessed April 28, 2003.

Reena Jana, "Restoring the Sistine Website," Wired News, posted March 22, 2001 at,1284,42493,00.html.

Barbara Pollack, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Mouse?", ARTNews (New York) 98, no. 9 (October 1999), pp. 162-65.

Katharine A. Schmidt, "Why Is the Art World Split over Defining and Selling Internet Art?", The Wall Street Journal (New York), October 11, 1999.

Pamela O'Connell, "Beyond Geography: Mapping Unknowns of Cyberspace," The New York Times, September 30, 1999, section G, pp. 1, 7.

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Nicole Gerber, "Linked with Ink," interview for WVII ABC 7/WFVX Fox Bangor television, 27 and 30 April 2012, archived at, accessed 24 August 2012.

"Major Web Sites Protest Two Federal Bills," interview for ABC-7 Nightly News TV Bangor, 18 January 2012, archived at, accessed 12 April 2012.

Andrew Ramadge, "Legohacker turns Star Wars sets into Star Trek,", 20 August 2010, archived at, accessed 20 August 2010.

Curtis Silver, "Hacking Lego Star Wars Into Star Trek," Wired, 17 August 2010, archived at, accessed 20 August 2010.

Zachary McCune, "Q + A with Jon Ippolito and John Bell on Open Source Art," Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, Harvard, 28 July 2008, archived at, accessed on May 29, 2009.

Interview by Dominico Quaranta, "Leaping into the abyss and resurfacing with a pearl," Noema (Ravenna, Italy), (November 2005), at, mirrored at

Maria Margaroni, "Postmodern Crises of Mediation and the Passing of the Museum," parallax (London) 11, no. 4 (2005), pp. 93–103.

Megan Winget, "Action and Interaction in Music and New Media Art: Exploration of Musicians' Performative and Interactive Decisions as Evidenced by Annotated Musical Scores," ACH/ALLC 2005, posted July 25, 2005, at, accessed May 16, 2006.

Megan Winget, "Like a Wave Upon the Sand: Digital Preservation of Variable Media Art," posted July 25, 2005, at, accessed May 16, 2006.

Juan Freire, "Open Art: recombinación para la creación," posted August 25, 2005, to

Adam Forest, "Open Source Art," Fractured Atlas (Spring 2005: The Arts and Technology Issue),, accessed May 16, 2006.

Michelle Delio, "Copyright Doesn't Cover This Site," Wired News (San Francisco), posted December 16, 2003 at,1377,61585,00.html.

Ying-Yi Chou, "The Internet As Creative Environment: Practice and Explorations with Internet Technology of Three Selected Artists," dissertation posted 2003 to YingYiChouElectronicDissertation2.pdf.

Gabe Friedman, "To Err Is Creative in Net Art," Wired News (San Francisco), posted May 12, 2003 at,1284,58736,00.html.

Juan Antonio Pastor, "Bit by Bit: Making Sense of Digital Art," Readme, published by the New York University Journalism Department, no. 3, launched December 2002 at, accessed March 9, 2003.

"Musei virtuali per arte virtuale", SuperEva (Milan) February 2002,, accessed March 10, 2003.

Kendra Mayfield, "How To Preserve Digital Art," Wired News (San Francisco), July 23, 2002, archived at,1294,53712,00.html, accessed on August 1, 2002.

"Internet Art," interview for Tech Ranch radio, March 25-29, 2002. Archived online at, accessed April 9, 2002.

Cay Dickson, "Fast Art," The Houston Chronicle, April 16, 2002. Archived at, accessed March 9, 2003.

Interview by Michael Vaughan, "The Bottom Line with Michael Vaughan," Report on Business Television, March 25, 6 PM, 2002.

Oliver Samson, "Datensalat und kulturelles Erbe," Deutsche Welle (Cologne), 18.08.2002, archived at,3367,1575_A_608339,00.html, accessed March 12, 2003.

Warren Sack, "What Does a Very Large-Scale Conversation Look Like? Artificial Dialectics and the Graphical Summarization of Large Volumes of E-Mail," Leonardo (Cambridge) 35, No. 4 (2002), pp. 417–426.

Beryl Graham, "The Denizens are Restless in Turing-Land: New Media Art and Collaboration," Switch (San Jose), no. 17, archived at, posted February 1, 2002.

Lev Manovich, "Models of Authorship in New Media," Switch no. 17 (Winter 2002), archived atit, posted on February 1, 2002.

Gabriele Blome, "Art Context Internet," Netzspannung Journal, Issue 0, archived at, accessed March 9, 2003.

Beth Jackson, "Collecting the Virtual: Acquiring Digital Media," OzeCulture (Brisbane), June 2001, archived at, accessed March 9, 2003.

Ck Kuebel, "Calling on the Art of the Future," NYArts (New York), 58 (October 2001). Archived at, accessed March 10, 2003.

Doug Bedell, "Dead Media Project takes note of departed and nearly departed technologies," The Dallas Morning News, run date April 25, 2001, archived at

Karen Michel, "Video Virtuoso," National Public Radio (NPR), April 17, 2000, audiostream archived at, accessed May 3, 2004. Rebroadcast over Voice of America, September 2000; partial transcript archived at, accessed April 8, 2003.

Barbara Basting, "Netzkunst provoziert die Kunstmuseen," Xcult (2000), archived at, accessed March 10, 2003.

Reinhard Storz, "Texte, Scripts und Codes," Xcult (Basel), archived at, accessed March 10, 2003.

Jeanne Bouhey, "Museums in the New Millennium," Platform (Published by AEA Consulting, London/New York) Volume One, Number Six (December 2000), archived at, accessed at March 23, 2003.

Scott Rettberg, "The Pleasure (and Pain) of Link Poetics," Electronic Book Review, January 10, 2002, archived at command=view_essay& essay_id=rettbergrip&glosses=on, accessed January 6, 2004.

Sandor Vegh, "Hacktivists or Cyberterrorists? The Changing Media Discourse on Hacking," First Monday, archived at, accessed January 6, 2004.

Susan Morris, "Museums & New Media Art," research report commissioned by The Rockefeller Foundation, October 2001. Archived at, accessed January 6, 2004.

Giselle Beiguelman interviewed by Rick Silva, "The Book after the Book," History of Internet Art: Fictions and Factions, University of Colorado at Boulder Web site,, accessed January 6, 2004.

Interview by Rebecca Sharp, "The Ephemeral Will Endure:The Future of Conceptual Art and Digital Preservation," DigiCULT.Info, no. 2 (October 2002), pp. 9-11, mirrored online at, accessed December 29, 2003.

Michael Macedonia, "Revitalizing Museums with Digital Technology," Computer (February 2003), pp. 94-96.

Domenico Quaranta, "Net Art e Virtual Museums," Noemalab, sections/ideas/ideas_articles/pdf/quaranta_musei_netart_3.pdf, accessed January 6, 2004.

prominent citations: print

Beryl Graham, ed., New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014), passim.

Cat Hope and John Charles Ryan, Digital Arts (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), passim.

Annet Dekker, ed., Speculative Scenarios (Eindhoven: Baltan, 2013), ebook at, accessed 20 August 2013.

Katherine Hayles, How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (University of Chicago Press, 2012), audio interview archived at, accessed 20 August 2013.

Matthias Weber, Mittlere Museumsreife, WEAVE magazine 02.2013 (April/May 2013), pp. 106-11; summary at, accessed 11 June 2013.

Marcia Clemmitt, "Internet Regulation," Congressional Quarterly Researcher 22, no. 14 (April 13, 2012), pp. 325-348, online at, accessed April 13, 2012.

Anne Laforet, Le Net Art au musée: Stratégies de conservation des oeuvres en ligne (Paris, France Quercy, 2011), pp. 52, 71, 88, 104-12, 116, 158.

Bruce Wands, Art of the Digital Age (London: Thames & Hudson, 2006), p. 206.

Abbas Ali, "Digital futures," Museums Journal (London), 111: 2 (January 2011), pp. 32-35.

Christiane Paul, ed., New Media Art in the White Cube and Beyond (UCLA Press, 2008), passim.

Domenico Quaranta, "Art Gamers," in GameScapes (ex. cat., Monza Civic Gallery, Italy, October 13 – 29, 2006), archived at, accessed 12 May 2008.

Bruce Altshuler, ed. Collecting the New (Princeton University Press: Princeton and Oxford, 2005), pp. 85, 91, 94, 95, 98, 175.

Grahame Weinbren, "Navigating the Ocean of Streams of Story," in Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson (eds.), Interactive Frictions (Los Angeles: University of California Press), forthcoming.

Rachel Greene, Internet Art (London: Thames & Hudson, 2004), p. 129.

Alexander R. Galloway, Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004), pp. 201, 204.

John G. Hanhardt and Caitlin Jones, Nam June Paik: Global Groove (New York: Guggenheim, 2004), p. 9.

National Research Council, Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity (Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003), pp. 183, 247.

Christiane Paul, Digital Art (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003), p. 116.

Kevin F. McCarthy and Elizabeth Heneghan Ondaatje, From Celluloid to Cyberspace: The Media Arts and the Changing Arts World (Santa Monica: RAND, 2002), pp. 34, 38.

Lev Manovich, The Language of New Media (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001), p. 42-43

Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002), p. 594).

Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin, An Atlas of Cyberspaces (Harlow: Addison-Wesley, 2001), p. 250.

Vuk Cosic, Net Art per Me (Venice Biennale: 2001), archived at, accessed March 12, 2003.

John C. Welchman, Art after Appropriation: Essays on Art in the 1990s (New York: Routledge, 2001), pp. 211, 282.

prominent citations: electronic

Craig Dietrich (with Jon Ippolito), "A Path towards Global Reach: The Pool," in R. Trebor Scholz, ed., Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy, (New York: New School, 2011). Printed book, ebook, and Web site at, accessed on 1 May 2011.

"New Criteria for New Media" by Joline Blais, Steve Evans, Jon Ippolito, Nathan Stormer, and Owen Smith, is the most downloaded article of all time for MIT's Leonardo Journal, with 976 downloads as of 4 May 2010. More at

Barbara U. Schmidt, "At the Edge of Art," Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Online Reviews, 29 January 2008, at, accessed on 1 June 2008.

Richard Rinehart, "The Straw that Broke the Museum's Back? Collecting and Preserving Digital Media Art Works for the Next Century," Switch (San Jose), no. 14, posted June 14, 2000, archived at

Electronic Literature Directory,, accessed March 9, 2003.

Steve Dietz, "Memory_Archive_Database v 3.0," Switch (San Jose) no. 13 archived at, accessed March 11, 2003.

professional associations

Advisory Board member, Harvard AI Pedagogy advisory board, 2023-present

Advisory Board member, Webrecorder (now Conifer), 2015-2020

Advisory Board member, e-Installation project, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)/ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale, Germany, 2014-17

Guest advisor, Preserving Virtual Worlds 2, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne, Stanford, University of Maryland, and Rochester Institute of Technology, 2012.

Advisory Board member, Preservation and Access Framework for Digital Art Objects, Cornell University, 2013.

Technical advisor on new media and participatory art, Colby Art Museum, Waterville, ME, 2013.

Executive Member, The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences ("Webby Awards"), 2010 to present.

Group of Experts, Global Net Society Institute,, 2011 to present.

Board member, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Leonardo journal / MIT Press, November 2009-present.

Board member, Media Art Digital Library (MADL): Documentation, Restoration, Dissemination and Access to the Audiovisual Artworks, coordinated by the MAXXI Museum, Rome, and the University of Udine, Italy, April 2010-present.

Member, Stewart New Media/ Art building Architect Selection Committee, University of Maine, fall 2009.

Board member, Technology/New Media Committee, Maine Arts Commission, 2008-11.

Stillwater Society, University of Maine, 2008-present.

Vanguard advisory group, UC Berkeley Center for New Media. 2007-11.

Online Review Advisory Board, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research, Linz. 2007-11.

Fellows Forum, Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, 2007-present.

Co-founder, Working Group on Recognition Metrics and Working Group on Distributed Publication, Interarchive Consortium, 2005 to present.

Artistic and Pedagogical Coordinator (with Joline Blais), MARCEL network, University of Maine node, 2004.

Independent reviewer for a grant candidate, MacArthur Foundation, 2003, 2015.

Advisor, IMAP (Independent Media Arts Preservation), 2003-04.

Founder and Co-Director, Variable Media Network, 2002 to present.

Founder and Director, Open Art Network, 2003 to present.

Contributing Editor, ArtByte magazine, 2001.

Thesis Adviser, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, 2001-02.

Thesis Reader, Center for Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2000, 2004.

Manuscript Reader, MIT Press, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2012.

Advisor, Rhizome ArtBase, 1999 to present.


eLearning Technology Grant, University of Maine, $2,000, spring 2016

Project Grant, Thoma Foundation, $10,000, 2016

Arts Writing Fellowship Award, Thoma Foundation, $30,000, spring 2015. Inaugural winner of this merit-based award, "the first of its kind to target the importance of writing that directly advances the scholarship, criticism and theory of the digital arts and evolving technologies within contemporary art."

eLearning Technology Grant, University of Maine, $2,000, spring 2015

Dean's Travel Fund, University of Maine, $600, fall 2011

F&A Award, University of Maine, $1,100, fall 2009

Principal investigator, Preservation and Access R&D Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, $307,000, 2007.

University of Maine IT Faculty Stipend, $1200, 2005.

Co-investigator, National Endowment for the Arts grant, $40,000, 2003.

Curatorial Research Grant, American Center Foundation Fund for Arts Research, $5000, 2002.

Creativity and Culture Grant, Rockefeller Foundation, $100,000, 2002.

Best Museum Exhibition in New York (2nd place) for The Worlds of Nam June Paik, International Association of Art Critics, 2000.

Best Online Exhibition Site for CyberAtlas, Museums and the Web Conference, 1999 (

adversarial collaborations

(with Janet Cohen and Keith Frank unless otherwise noted)

offline three-person exhibitions

Three Degrees of Separation, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, May 25-July 30, 2000. Online component launched May 25 at

Reviewed by Simon Hadler, "Talking 'bout a revolution?" ORF (Austrian Radio) 29 Jun 2000, Mirrored at, accessed December 29, 2003.

Reviewed by Reena Jana, "... But Is It Art?" Wired News, May 25, 2000,,1284,36573,00.html, accessed May 25, 2000.

Reviewed by Pierre Robert in "Une révolution technologique divergente? L'oeuvre de Frank,Cohen et Ippolito : Three Degrees of Separation," Archée (Montreal), June 2000,

Reviewed by Robert Atkins in "Conflict Irresolution," Mediachannel (New York), archived at, accessed March 12, 2003.

Cohen, Frank, Ippolito: The Argument Drawings, Arts Club of Chicago, June 13-July 28, 1999. Brochure, with essay by James Rondeau.

Reviewed by Alan G. Artner, "Summer Projects Full of Pleasures," Chicago Tribune, July 15, 1999, Section 5 page 2.

Reviewed by Andrew Patner, "Summer Project Exhibition," Chicago Sun-Times, July 20, 1999, page 32.

Variable Media: This Is Only a Test, FourWalls, San Francisco, February 13-March 13, 1999.

Reviewed by Apollinaire Scherr in East Bay Express (San Francisco), March 5, 1999, p. 41.

Erin Thurlow, "Cohen-Frank-Ippolito @ four walls," The Organizers of This Publication Assume No Responsibility for the Contents Herein (San Francisco) 6 (February 1999), unpaginated.

Fynn Sloyan, "Variable Media," The Organizers of This Publication Assume No Responsibility for the Contents Herein (San Francisco) 6 (February 1999), unpaginated.

Negotiation Is Highly Overrated, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Project Room, November 1- December 10, 1997.

Reviewed by Cate McQuaid in The Boston Globe, November 6, 1997, p. C5.

Cohen, Frank, Ippolito: The Argument Drawings, Wynn Kramarsky, New York, March 17- April 12, 1997. Catalogue, with essay by François Quintin and text by the artists.

Reviewed by Janet Koplos in Art in America (New York) 85, no. 4 (November 1997), pp. 130-31.

Agree to Disagree Online, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, installation and associated Web site at or, January 16-April 1, 1997.

Reviewed in Intelligent Agent (New York) 1, No. 11 (March '97), unpaginated. Also online at

Reviewed by Richard Barbeau in "Une site qui fonctionne bien," Archée (September 1998) at

Agree to Disagree: With Digressions (In the future, books will be replaced with maps), Printed Matter, New York, site-specific collaboration and artists' multiple with Cohen and Frank, October 4-November 23, 1996. Discussion with Cohen and Frank, moderated by Michael Blodget, held at Printed Matter in conjunction with the exhibition on November 22.

Reviewed by Angel López in NY Soho Arts, no. 4 (November 1996), p. 10.

Forward/Lateral, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, site-specific collaboration with Cohen and Frank, April 30-June 8 (extended through August), 1993.

Casting Lots, Yale University Art and Architecture Building, New Haven, site-specific collaboration with Cohen and Frank, February 2-12, 1993. Studio critiques and panel discussion with Cohen and Frank, moderated by David Pease, in conjunction with the exhibition.

offline group exhibitions

The International Festival of Multimedia Urban Arts, Belfort, France, December 14-20, 2000, and online at, accessed January 6, 2004.

Remapping/Neural Networks, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, with concurrent presentation at Netspace Gallery,, launched October 29th, 2002, accessed January 25, 2003.

net.ephemera, Moving Image Gallery, New York, May 3‑31, 2001, and online at, accessed May 7, 2001. Travelled to Chapman Gallery at Salford University in Manchester, November 19-30, and at Matthew Mirapaul, "What If Cinderella Hadn't Married the Prince?," The New York Times, September 14, 2000, Section G , Page 3.

Robert Atkins, "State of the (On-line) Art," Art in America (New York) 87, no. 4 (April 1999), pp. 89-93, 95.

Jon Goldstein, "Sites for Sore Eyes," Time Digital (New York), April 27, 1998, p. 11.

James Meyer, "Nostalgia and Memory: Legacies of the 1960s in Recent Work," Works from the Herbig Collection (New York: Christie's, 1998), pp. 26-35.

Barry Schwabsky, "Notes on Performative Art: Part 1" in art/text (Pasadena/Paddington) no. 59 (February-April 1998), pp. 40-43.

presentations and residencies

Presenter with Keith Frank, "The Upgrade:," The Upgrade!, Eyebeam Atelier, New York, October 16, 2001, archived at

Presenter with Joline Blais, "The Politics of Perspective," cAT symposium, Aula do Risco, Lisbon, July 2000.

"Collider #24," Webcast interview of Jon Ippolito by G. H. Hovagimyan, The Thing, June 17, 1999, archived at, accessed May 7, 2001.

Visiting artist (with Keith Frank) for Betty Beaumont's class "Digital Intermedia and the Multimedia Mind," The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, November 4, 1999.

Guest lecture, Fine Arts Department program, Parsons School of Design, New York, March 1, 1999.

Presenter with Janet Cohen and Keith Frank, "Differences of Opinion," FourWalls, San Francisco, February 18, 1999.

Presenter (with Cohen and Frank), "The Medium Is Not the Message," Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, University of California at Berkeley, February 17, 1999.

Artists-in-residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, February 3-21, 1999, September 8-17, 2001, and December 13-19, 2007.

Guest lecture, Fine Arts Department program, Parsons School of Design, New York, April 27, 1998.

Saying: Words for Electronic Discourse, SIGGRAPH 97, Los Angeles, Art and Design Sketches and Creative Applications Laboratory, conference presentation by Janet Cohen, August 3-8, 1997.


Lannan Foundation Artist-in-Residency Grant for residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, granted 1997.

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 1997.

DNP '96 Achievement Award for art on the World Wide Web for Agree to Disagree: With Digressions, online project with Cohen and Frank, 1996.

public collections

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Vera List Center for the Visual Arts, MIT, Cambridge

Walker Art Center, Digital Arts Study Collection, Minneapolis

conceptual and process art


"Chance Encounters" in Guggenheim Magazine 5 (Spring/Summer 1994), pp. 45-47, 78.

presentations and teaching

Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation Fellows Forum, New York, 23 January 2009.

"Conceptual Art: A Look Back" and "Conceptual Art: A Look Forward," Christies Education Program, guest lectures, April 22 and May 28, 1997; May 7, 1998; April 21, 1999; April 25, 2001.

"Art as Exchange," Christies Education Program, guest lecture, May 21, 1996.

exhibitions curated

Rolywholyover A Circus by John Cage, traveling exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, April 23-August 7, 1994; curated events for New York presentation. Winner, International Association of Art Critics 1995 Award for best museum exhibition.

exhibitions coordinated

Robert Rauschenberg: Performance, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, September 19, 1997-January 4, 1998. Author, "Robert Rauschenberg: Performance/Technology" in @Guggenheim (Fall), unpaginated.

The Hugo Boss Prize: 1996, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, November 20, 1996-January 19, 1997; wrote catalogue texts on Laurie Anderson, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Cai Guo Qiang, Stan Douglas, and Yasumasa Morimura.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, March 3-May 10, 1995 March (European tour 1995-96).

Robert Morris: The Mind-Body Problem, Guggenheim Museum exhibition European tour, 1994-1995; administrator, Robert Morris Archive (1995-present).

Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present, traveling exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, February 10-May 9, 1993.

plastic arts

solo exhibitions

Urbana Arts Council, Urbana, Ohio, one-person exhibition, August 2-31, 1993.

Projected Site, Center for Studies in Music Technology, New Haven, site-specific installation, April 1991-January 1995.

group exhibitions

Interrupted Lives, ARTSPACE, New Haven, group exhibition on subject of AIDS, January 11-February 23, 1991.

Peirce College, Philadelphia, four-person exhibition, November 11-26, 1988.

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Ohio, two-person exhibition, December 3, 1988-January 11, 1989.

Student exhibitions at Yale (1989-91), Studio Art School of the Aegean (1987), Tyler (1987), Harvard (1982, 1983), and Binghamton University (1979, 1980).


Designer and author, Angelo Ippolito: Color as Light (ex cat: Rockland, ME: Yvette Torres Fine Art, 2018)

Conceptual designer, editor, and Chronology author, Angelo Ippolito (ex cat: Binghamton University Art Museum, 2003), color illustrations, 100 pages.

"Minding the Gap: Amy Eshoo's In‑Between," Stretcher 2.0,, launched San Francisco, February 9th, 2002.

"Milky Way" in "My Favorite Visual Thing: An Interactive Survey of Optic Desire," Feed magazine, posted September 28, 1999 at

"Recognition and Rescue: The Martin Ramirez Drawings at the Guggenheim Museum," Guggenheim Magazine (New York), vol. 13 (Fall 1999), pp. 6-9.

"Justin McCarthy," in Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998), in conjunction with exhibitions at Museum of American Folk Art, New York and Moore College of Art, Philadelphia; Elsa Longhauser and Harald Szeemann, curators.

Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Artists (NY and Paris: Abrams/Hazan, 1996), contributing author to CD-ROM.

"Meret Oppenheim: Beyond the Teacup" in @Guggenheim (Summer 1996), unpaginated.

presentations and teaching

"Angelo Ippolito and the Provincetown Moment," Fred Schiff Lecture Series, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, June 19, 2004, rebroadcast on Provincetown Community Television.

Panelist, "Emerging Artists," Christies Education Program, April 12, 1999.

Guest critic, Art Center College of Design, Pasedena, February 1999.

Visiting Professor, "Studio Perspectives," graduate painting course at the Yale School of Art, co-taught with Janet Cohen, Keith Frank, and Carroll Dunham, Fall 1998.

Visiting artist (with Cohen and Frank) for Wiley Carr's course in painting at Southern Connecticut State University, May 11.

"Recognition and Reappraisal: The Discovery of Martin Ramirez's Drawings at the Guggenheim," guest lecture at the Museum of American Folk Art, New York, March 26

"Landscape and the Revision of Nature," guest lecture at the International School of Umbria, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy, June 1996.

Guest critic, International Studio Program, New York, 1995.

Guest critic for "Sexuality and Space," Nancy Spector's course at the School of Visual Arts, New York, April 25, 1995.

"The Topology of the Margin," at The Wasteland panel, at Dooley Le Cappelaine Gallery, New York, May 25, 1993.

Teaching Assistant, "Materials and Techniques," graduate and undergraduate course, Yale School of Art, 1991.

exhibitions curated

Rethinking the Natural, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, August 20-September 1995; wrote text for catalogue 17. Traveled to J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October 19-December 11. "A Synthetic Wilderness: Nature at the End of the Millennium," lecture presented at the University of Texas at Austin in conjunction with the exhibition.

exhibitions coordinated

The Material Imagination, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, November 18, 1995-January 28, 1996.

exhibitions juried

Juror, Barrett House Exhibition, Duchess County Arts Council, New York, October 6-November 1995.

Juror, Ars Atlantica, Ocean City, Maryland, June 3, 1995.

Juror, National Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, New York, June 2-July 7, 1995.

Juror, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut, June 26-August 14, 1994.


Co-investigator, Judith Rothschild grant, 2003.

Oil Bar Prize for outstanding graduate painter, Yale School of Art, 1991.

Student fellowship, Studio Art School of the Aegean, Samos, Greece, 1987.

interdisciplinary work

presentations and teaching

Discussant, "Structural Intuitions in Art and Science," panel discussion organized by Martin Kemp, College Art Association, New York, February 2000?

"Crossing the Line," Yale School of Art, designed interdisciplinary graduate course conducted by Andrew Forge, 1991.

"Space, Time, and Motion," co-taught course with graduate student, Harvard College, 1983.

The Writing Center, writing consultant, Harvard College, 1982.


"Expanding the Dimensions of Music" and "Proof by Intimidation and Other Stories," both in Concerto Magazine (Harvard), no. 1 (Summer 1983), pp 3-5, 9.

exhibitions coordinated

Osmosis: Ettore Spalletti and Haim Steinbach, Guggenheim Museum interdisciplinary exhibition premised on collaboration, March 12-May 17, 1993.


A. M. Kinney Scholarship, Harvard College, 1984.

J. J. Lee Memorial, M. and I. Hoffman Family, and E. Gudeman scholarships, Harvard College, 1982.

Wendell Scholarship runner-up, award to most well-rounded sophomore in highest grade rank, Harvard College, 1982.

John Harvard Scholarship (High Dean's List), Harvard College, 1981.

living languages


Italian (fluent), French (rather worn around the edges).

operating systems

Macintosh and Windows environments. Basic familiarity with GNU/Linux (Ubuntu and Red Hat/Gnome).


HTML 5/XHMTL/DHTML, JavaScript, CSS 1-3, React Native, Regular Expressions. Dabbled in Python, PHP, Objective C, AppleScript.

editing and multimedia

VS Code, TextMate, BBEdit, HomeSite, iMovie, Final Cut, ScreenFlow, Premiere.


Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand.


MySQL, NoSQL (Firebase).

office tools

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Apps.

dead languages



operating systems



BASIC, PPL, FORTRAN, Lingo, ActionScript.

editing and multimedia

Flash, Dreamweaver, Director, Adobe Pagemill, NetObjects Fusion, Hypercard.


MacPaint, Virtus Walkthrough.


Microsoft Access, Paradox for Windows, Dbase 3+, WordPerfect Notebook.

office tools

NeoOffice, Quark Xpress, WordPerfect, Lotus 123.