Talk time: Rachel Greene
Rachel Greene has just written a book on the history of internet art
Interviewed by Sean Dodson
Thursday June 24, 2004
Who are you?
I am a Canadian-born New Yorker and a graduate of Shakespearean
literature. As a student in England in the early 90s, I was isolated so
I began to use email to get myself home. Since1997, I have been working
, an international platform for new media art
affiliated with the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
Why did you change from Shakespeare to net art?
Like many women, I found a lot of traditional scholarship alienating.
Exposure to contemporary art in the mid-90s helped me enter into a more
three-dimensional and open-ended conversation and I found the nascent
net art scene even more so. While online, I was encouraged to talk
back, have a voice, to publish a text, write back, make a website etc.