Jeff Thompson
Since 2006
Works in Bloomfield, New Jersey United States of America

Jeff Thompson received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Rutgers University. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Thompson has exhibited and performed his work internationally at venues include the Sheldon Museum of Art, the Taubman Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the Jersey City Museum, and the Weisman Art Museum. Recent commissions include Rhizome, Turbulence, and a project on haptic and non-visual videogames from Harvestworks.

Thompson has presented his projects at the CAA, FATE, and SECAC conferences, as well as a talk for TEDx. His visual and written projects have been published by Ugly Duckling Presse, the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, and Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press), among others. In addition to his studio practice, Thompson is an active curator, mounting exhibitions with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Art MicroPatronage, as well as through Drift Station, a curatorial collaboration that mounts international, experimental exhibitions.

You Know We're Living in the Computer Age? Computer History According to Law & Order

Artist Jeff Thompson received a Rhizome commission in 2012 for his project Computers on Law & Order, for which he watched every episode of the long-running television series and took screenshots of all the computers. Thompson will present an illustrated lecture based on the project  this Saturday, Feb 1 at 4pm at the Museum of the Moving Image, followed by a discussion with Law & Order graphic designer Kevin Raper. In this article, he shares some of his findings. 

In the fall of 1990, a television program about crime, police investigation, and criminal trials named Law & Order aired for the first time. The show eventually ended in 2010, tied with Gunsmoke for the longest-running live-action television show at 20 seasons and 456 episodes.[1] With its unique (and consistent) style and trademark "dun-dun!" sound, Law & Order has generated several spin-offs and can likely be found playing at any hour of the day somewhere on cable.[2]

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Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Post your art in ArtForum

Tue Sep 04, 2007 22:19

Sorry, no animated GIF's. This will actually published in the print version of the magazine.


Re: Artforum Ad Project - Your art in Artforum for $1.50

Please repost and send this on to as many people as possible. This project grows by people telling people.



Artforum Ad Project - Your art in Artforum for $1.50

Sat Sep 01, 2007 18:31

Call for participation


The ARTFORUM AD PROJECT, a conceptual artwork by artist Jeff Thompson, allows for 4,200 artists to have their work seen in Artforum magazine.

Each participant, paying $1.50 USD and sending their image electronically, will then have their piece, along with all the other participating artists, in a full-page advertisement. Of course, due to the number of artists needed to raise the money for this venture, the images themselves will be quite small... about 3/16" x 3/16". Artists make a secure payment of $1.50 using PayPal and send an image of their work. The image is shrunk to the 3/16". When $4,200 is raised, the ad is sent to Artforum to be published.

The final advertisement and all participating artists will be listed on the project website after publication.


The $1.50 artists are charged goes 100% to getting their image in Artforum.

The price of a full-page ad is $4,200. PayPal takes $0.30 on each transaction, plus a small percentage of the sale price and, depending on location, a currency conversion fee. Therefore, the total price of the
image is $1.50.


Visit the project website, for details on how to submit your image.


Live remixing performances at Hogar Collection, NYC

Sat Jun 30, 2007 00:00 - Mon Jun 18, 2007

Hogar Collection Gallery will present

Performance by B. Markham
Tape manipulation and drones used to
reinterpret the sounds of a mad guru.

Followed by the premier performance of
Jeff Thompson's
Live media-ecology performance for three
turntables and live processing of the
worst pop songs ever written to create
thick, droning soundscapes.

Hogar Collection Gallery
at their new location
362 Grand at Marcy
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, June 30
Reception: 7.00pm
Performance: 8.00pm

For more information, visit:


Interesting guitar players needed for NYC gallery performance

Sat Oct 07, 2006 16:44

I am looking for eight interesting, unorthodox, experimental electric guitar players for a performance at Hogar Collection, a gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. The piece, developed for, is culminating in this performance. Carbon paper envelopes were sent to various locations around the world and have been returned with marks from their trip. These will be used as scores for the performance, which will take place on Saturday, November 4th at 7:00pm.

I'm looking for guitar players who are able to fit within a group improvisation setting, are into making really interesting music, and who are reliable and are going to show up on time.

What I can't provide:
Payment in the form of money.

What I can provide:
Payment in the form of free beer at the performance, dinner, and subway fare.
A PA, so there's no need to bring your amp. Just your guitar, a cable, and whatever processing equipment you need.
A great, supportive crowd.
Gratitude and many thanks.

More info on the project can be found on my website,, and at

If you're interested, please feel free to contact me with a MySpace or website link, or some way to check out what you do. There will be a short rehearsal the afternoon before the show, then dinner on me and the performance at 7.