Lecture Series

Kelly Dobson

09/29/09 8:34 PM

Kelly Dobson is an artist and engineer. Working in the realms of technology, medicine, art, and culture, her projects involve the parapraxis of machine design — what machines do and mean for people other than the purposes for which they were consciously designed. Her areas of research include voice, prostheses, re-appropriation and performance with domestic machines, machines in public space, and companion projects. She is currently working with machines that call into question our shiftable notions of being and care. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, including at Eyebeam in New York, The Kitchen in New York, Future Film Festival in Bologna, ISEA in Helsinki and Tallinn, Witte de With in Rotterdam, and the Millennium Museum in Beijing among others. She has been awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship, a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art award, and a research affiliation at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT. She received a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the MIT Visual Arts Program and a PhD from the MIT Media Lab.  Kelly Dobson is 2009-2010 Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital+Media at RISD.

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