BIO
Cindy Konits is a new media artist She was an assistant professor in Art at Stevenson University for 15 years before founding “Bits of Us”. She earned her Digital Art MFA with a graduate fellowship in 1996, MA in Urban Planning in 1980, and Psychology BA in 1976. In 2005 she created the documentary short “The Way I See It” about her mother’s cousin, Dr. Henry Abrams, who was Einstein’s ophthalmologist and friend. The morning after Einstein’s death Dr. Abrams removed the eyes from Einstein’s corpse. “The Way I See It” is an exploration of the legacy of this decision after the haunting experience of learning of it as a child. “The Way I See It” screened at 19 film festivals including Mumbai India, Eberswalde Germany, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Swansea, United Kingdom, Washington D.C., Hollywood California, and four screenings in New York City. Cindy is currently working on the “Bits of Us” transmedia game that explores personal family memories while creating an evolving and morphing collective family film with no beginning or end. The game experiments with a new visual medium of global collaborative video art online to engage our encoded memories in a collective family film.