Claudia Costa Pederson
Assistant Professor of Art History:
New Media & Technology
PhD, History of Art and Visual Culture, Cornell University, 2012
Claudia writes on and lectures in modern and contemporary art, with a focus on technology, media theory, and social practice. As an assistant professor of screen studies, she taught film at the H. Roy Park School at Ithaca College.
Her writings on play, games, digital photography, and techno-ecological art are published in Afterimage, Intelligent Agent, Eludamos, as well as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Design Automation Conference (DAC), and CHI conference proceedings. Her most recent essay on contemporary Latin American artists working with robotics is forthcoming in an anthology on Latin American Modernism. Other forthcoming writings include two essays on contemporary Latin American practices in art and ecology in Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, no. 90 (Spring 2015), and in art, feminism, and technology in Journal of Peer Production (Special issue: “Feminism and (un)Hacking,” July, 2015). A co-authored chapter (with the Film scholar Patricia Zimmerman), on feminist engagements with post-cinematic media will be published in Indie Reframed:Women Filmmakers and Contemporary American Cinema (Edinburgh University Press).
She is a contributing moderator to -empyre-, an online listserve on new media art, for which she curated a month-long discussion on videogames and art with invited artists, theorists, and curators in 2012. She is also a regular contributor to Finger Lakes Film Festival (FLEFF) since 2007. She co-curated the 2013 festival’s online art exhibition titled, “Viral Dissonance." Other recent curatorial projects include, Gün, with Turkish women working in the intersections of media and feminism (2011-2012), and Home/s, a curatorial event with Turkish, Greek, and Bulgarian women at the Benaki museum, Athens, Greece in 2013.
Her collaborative project, “Art for Spooks,” with media artist Nicholas Adrian Knouf, is an augmented reality book around the theme of surveillance. “Art for Spooks” is currently on view at the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA.
Current Courses: Introduction to Visual and Material Culture
Theories of Art History and Culture
Trends in Contemporary Art