Joseph DeLappe
Since 2002
Works in Reno, Nebraska United States of America

Joseph DeLappe is a media artist and educator. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance, installation and sculpture have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. His work engages politics, war, work, play, protest and human/machine relations. Much of his work over the past decade involves taking creative agency in online shooter games and virtual communities. The intent is to create works that are formally and aesthetically engaging while conceptually connecting with the everyday; to reify the ordinary into the extraordinary; to intervene in social and political realities, both real and virtual.

His works have been exhibited throughout the world. Projects have been written about and/or he was interviewed in the following media contexts: , , The New York Times , CNN domestic and international, NPR (National Public Radio), CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company), and The Sydney Morning Herald . He is a native of San Francisco and has resided in Reno, with his wife and twin daughters since 1993.
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NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain Avatar for U.S. Senate!

Mon Oct 11, 2010 00:00 - Mon Oct 11, 2010

United States of America

NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain for U.S. Senate!

Media artist Joseph DeLappe announces the virtual candidacy of his avatar, NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain for United States Senate representing the great state of Nevada!

“None of these candidates” is a voting option for Nevada voters for President of the United States and all state constitutional positions, including U.S. Senator.

Visit the campaign website and join NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain as he fights to represent the people of Nevada!





Joseph DeLappe:


IT Staff Position Digital Media Studio UNR

Tue Jun 22, 2010 18:15

United States of America

IT Position at the Digital Media Studio, University of Nevada, Reno:
The Digital Media Studio of the Department of Art of the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants for a .53 (half-time with full benefits) staff support person. This position works in support of the research and educational programs through the Digital Media Studio at UNR.

Program website:

Full position requirements and application information available here:

Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

Qualified applicants may also be considered for part-time teaching opportunities in the Digital Media program.

Please email Associate Professor Joseph DeLappe ( directly with any questions about the position!

The Position
Information Technology (IT) Technicians install, configure, monitor, and maintain networks and monitor and maintain help desk user support or mainframe and server operations.

****** This is a part-time position at 53% in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada Reno, and is located in Reno, NV. This position will be responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of all equipment related to teaching and research in the Digital Media Studio, Department of Art, including: the LAN, all software, desktop systems, networking, laser and inkjet printers, scanners, digital video cameras, digital photographic cameras, data projectors, & audio systems. Other duties will include: maintaining and facilitating electronic key code access system for Media Laboratories; purchasing and upkeep of all inventory necessary for the daily operation of the labs; maintaining, developing and updating the Department of Art website as needed; and recruiting, training and supervising student workers.

****** The position will work Monday - Friday about 21 hrs a week, and will have a variable work schedule, depending on the needs of the faculty and students. There are benefits afforded this position. Per NV State Legislature, State of Nevada Classified employees are subject to a mandatory unpaid furlough requirement of one day per month (part-time prorated) through June 30, 2011. Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify. Visit for more information.

To Qualify

Education and Experience
1)Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of IT work experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of network workstation hardware and software; OR one year of relevant experience as an IT Technician IV in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Notes
1)As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Special Requirements

1)Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
2)A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.

Additional Position Experience
1)This position requires two years of IT work experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of network operating systems/work group operating systems.
2)Requires experience diagnosing and repairing hardware problems, and upgrading hardware.
3)Requires experience diagnosing and repairing software problems, installing software updates or installing and testing new software.
4)Requires working knowledge of Macintosh-based graphic, web, video and audio processing applications: installation, maintenance, configuration, etc.
5)Requires knowledge and experience in the field of experimental digital art research and education.
6)Abilities with interactive processing and/or game design a plus.

Joseph DeLappe
Digital Media Studio
Department of Art/224
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557

EVENT Exhibition-Symposium

Tue Feb 16, 2010 00:00 - Tue Feb 09, 2010

United States of America
commemorating civilian deaths

Exhibition and Symposium

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
Exhibition Dates:
February 16, 2010 - March 12, 2010
Gallery hours: Mon - Thur 11am - 5pm, Fri 11am - 2pm, and by appointment

Symposium Thursday, March 4, 2010
1-2pm Gallery Walk Through
3-5pm Symposium
5:30-7pm Reception

The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery ( presents an exhibition and symposium highlighting the project. is an online project launched in 2007 by media artist/activist Joseph DeLappe. This ongoing project invites artists and architects to propose memorials to commemorate the untold thousands ofcivilian deaths in the war in Iraq.

A total of 174 proposals are featured on the website ( which is available in both English and Arabic translations. An international slate of curators, scholars, artists and architects were invited in 2008 and 2009 respectively, each to select their top ten entries (there is no "winner" of this competition). The Sheppard Gallery exhibition features 59 of these proposals that were selected through the two jurors' review processes. Selected artists were invited to recreate their online proposals as 30x40" vertical layouts that have been realized as large format prints for the exhibition. The exhibition features selected artifacts and videos related individual works. In the center of the space, computer stations will be available for visitors to view the entirety of the project online. A gallery walk-through and symposium featuring artists, jurors and scholars involved with the project is scheduled for March 4th, 2010, followed by an evening reception.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

1-2pm: Gallery Walk Through:
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Artists and jurors involved in the project participate in an informal walk-through discussion regarding the project.

3-5pm: Panel Discussion:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Auditorium Room 124

An opportunity for artists, jurors and scholars involved in to engage the public in creative and scholarly discussion regarding the development of memorials to war, the artist’s role in a time of war and the practicalities and pitfalls of activist, political gestures.

Proposals - Artists
Joseph DeLappe, Director,, University of Nevada, Reno
Tony Allard “…and counting…”, California State University, San Marcos
Amro Hamzawi, “Iraqis Today”, Independent filmmaker/photographer, Los Angeles/Paris
Patrick Lichty, “Arbiter of Fate”, Columbia College, Chicago
Cat Soergel Marshall, “Light Trails”, Louisiana State University

Jurors/Scholars - Context
Dr. Marjorie Vecchio Moderator, Director Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Dr. Bernadette Buckley, Goldsmiths, University of London, researcher/writer on art and war and/or art and terrorism, including chapters for Art in the Age of Terrorism and Iraq and the Destruction of Heritage, HMP, London, 2008
Dr. Ann Keniston, University of Nevada, Reno, specialty in American Poetry, co-editor of Literature after 9/11, Routledge, 2008
Dr. David Simpson, UC Davis, literary theorist and author of 9/11 The Culture of Commemoration, University of Chicago Press, 2008
Raul Zamudio, NY-based independent curator and critic; contributing editor, Art Nexus; US correspondent, Flash Art.

5:30-7pm: Exhibition/Symposium Reception

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition Participating Artists:

Tyler Adams
Vincent Akuin & Michael Manalo
Jorge Aldea
Tony Allard
Mehedi Amin
kenAR AEC & Team
Nadia Awad
Stephen Bailey
Bill Balaskas
Alexandra Ben Simon
Joshua Berger
Matthijs Boer
Carolyn Brown
Christina Calbari
Chuck Chaney
Joseph Choma
Ivan Contreras Rubio
Ryan Crooks
NaJa & deOstos
Peter Di Salvo
Rodrigo Donoso
Carla Drago
Maureen Drdak
Rob Duarte
Hakki Erol
Al Fadhil
Elizabeth Filardi & Erik Burke
Sara Fiore
Nestor Armando Gil
Amro Hamzawi
Linda Hesh
Jona Hoier & Andreas Zingerle
Peter Janssen & Ward Janssen
Suzanne Kanatsiz
Athanasia Karaioannoglou
Matt Kenyon & Doug Easterly
Lynn Marie Kirby
Erik Krikortz
Simon Kuntze-Fechner & Eddie Pinaud
Patrick Lichty
Michael Magrath
Megan Mailloux
Alban Mannisi & Philippe Nys
Cat Soergel Marshall
Stephan Mundwiler
Yaniv Ophir & Gila Fakterman
Farid Rakun
Julio Ramirez
Bekim Ramku
Rashad Salim
Andrea Stanislav
Erin Finch Stevens
Ehren Tool
Jack Toolin
Werryson Wijaya
Geri Wittig
Holly Wong
Alyssa Wright
Sayoko Yoshida


The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery located in Church Fine Arts Building, North Virginia St, two
buildings south of Lawlor Events Center
Gallery hours: Mon - Thur 11am - 5pm, Fri 11am - 2pm, and by appointment
Free parking in Whalen Parking Lot after 5pm, East side of North Virginia
St, One building south of Lawlor Events Center. Gallery is not responsible
for parking tickets regardless of circumstance.

Sheppard Gallery programming is supported in part by the National Endowment
for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission,
University of Nevada, Reno's College of Liberal Arts, School of Art Visiting
Artist Fund, Department of Art, and Friends of Sheppard Gallery.


gg hootenanny: gandhi's release party and global gaming singalong! Call for Participation!

Tue Jan 26, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jan 15, 2010

United States of America

Announcing: gg hootenanny: gandhi's release party and global gaming singalong!

Call for Participation!

Media Artist Joseph DeLappe presents the first ever internet-wide global gaming voicechat singalong, the "gg hootenanny!", a day long festival featuring songs of freedom and protest in celebration of the release of his avatar, MGandhi Chakrabarti, from his nine-month imprisonment/durational reenactment in Second Life. This is a call for participation for all gamers and residents of online communities to come together and sing!

There are several opportunities for participation:

1) Join MGandhi Chakrabarti in Second Life on Odyssey Art and Performance Island at 6pm SLT (Pacific daylight) on January 26th, for the "gg hootenanny", a voice chat concert of songs of freedom and protest. Special appearance by Second Front! Here is the SLURL for the event: (do feel free to visit Gandhi in the meantime, he is there 24/7!). If you plan on participating in the concert, please contact me and let me know! I am looking for avatar/participants as famous musicians, movie stars, politicians, etc. Or join us at the Digital Media Studio of the University of Nevada, Reno on January 26th at 6pm, bring your instruments and/or voices and come prepared to play!


2) Log on to your favorite online game or community any time on January 26th and sing songs of freedom and protest! Solo and group performances are encouraged! A list of recommended songs will be posted soon on the event blog! Please video document your performance! Post your videos to youtube or vimeo and I will embed your videos on the blog for this project.

Thank you and feel free to send me any questions!

Joseph DeLappe aka MGandhi Chakrabarti (delappe"@"



Prospectives.09 International Digital Arts Festival

Thu Nov 12, 2009 00:00 - Thu Oct 29, 2009

United States of America

Prospectives.09 International Digital Arts Festival
November 12- 14, 2009, University of Nevada, Reno

Exhibit > Present > Perform > Project > NetArt
Prospectives.09 is the international festival showcasing the work of graduate and Phd candidates working across a diverse spectrum of digital arts practice. The festival showcases the work of 37 artists and performers from throughout the United States and internationally (including artists from Australia, United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Chile, Sweden and Portugal).

This event presents a unique opportunity to experience the cutting edge of digital production in the visual, performing and auditory arts. Artists working in and across disciplines were invited to submit works to be considered for five interrelated events: Exhibit; Present/Symposium; Project: A/V; Perform; and NetArt. Venues include: The University of Nevada, Reno, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Joe Crowley Student Union, Fleishmann Planetarium and Science Center and the Nevada Museum of Art.

Prospectives.09 features a wide range visual and performative media incorporating digital systems, including but not limited to: interactive art, movement/dance, internet art, video art, generative systems, telepresence, computer gaming, electronic music and “mixed reality” performance art.

Event Schedule & Highlights:

Thursday November 12th, 10am -12pm and 1pm- 5pm
Joe Crowley Student Union Theater, Third Floor, UNR Campus
The day features individual presentations by 13 US and internationally invited, cutting edge digital artists. Presentations include descriptions of performance and mixed reality works in Second Life, computer gaming, interactive books, multi-channel experimental video, electronic sculpture and sound.

Including Featured Artists: Georgie Roxby Smith, Victorian College of the Arts, Australia; Christina Corfield, San Francisco Art Institute; Sarah Soriano, University of Denver; Joe Cantrell, UC Santa Cruz; Garnet Hertz, UC Irvine; Carolina Pino, University of Chile; Pete Wardle, Salford University, UK; Aaron Reed, UC Santa Cruz; Karen Niemczyk, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Highlights include: Karen Niemczyk, of the C:Art:Media Masters Program, Gothenburg University/Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden, discusses her project “SELF”, an sculptural installation that interacts with viewers who by their existence affect the sculpture, triggering sequences of light movement.

Opening: Thursday November 12, 6:00-8:00pm Festival Opening Reception
Exhibit: Thursday November 12th - Wednesday December 16th, 2009
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, UNR campus
Showcasing new works in interactive art by prospective, emerging talent in the digital realm.

Including Featured Artists: Rob Duarte, UC San Diego; Joshua Fishburn, University of Denver; Jason Nelson, Griffith University, Australia; John Walters, University of Michigan; Doo Sung Yoo, Ohio State University; Samson Young, Princeton University; Sven Goyvaerts, Transmedia, Belgium; Johan Bruckner-Cohen, Trinity College, Ireland

Highlights include: Johan Bruckner-Cohen, Phd Candidate Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland presents “Alerting Infrastructure”. The work is a physical “hit counter” in the form of an electric impact drill that literally translates hits to the web site of the University of Nevada, Reno into the physical destruction of the gallery wall by an automated impact drill.

Project: A/V
Friday November 13th, 7:00pm
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, UNR campus
$6 general, $4 students/children/seniors
Digital works utilizing the full-dome planetarium environment, for immersive, dome-based video projection and experimental audio compositions.

Including Featured Artists: Josh Goldman, University of Cincinnati; George Marie, University of Utah; David Snedegar, University of Utah; Stephanie Dodes, San Francisco Art Institute; Mattia Casalegno, UCLA

Highlights include: Mattia Casalegno, of the UCLA Design and Media Arts program presents "Strutture Dissipative", an audiovisual site-specific projection, Casalegno developed a custom made software in the attempt to digitally synthesize complex patterns and emerging processes found in nature.

Saturday November 14th, 2:00pm
The Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater, Nevada Museum of Art
FREE (Limited tickets available NMA front desk and UNR Sheppard Gallery - 18 and over, some material not suitable for minors.)
An afternoon of six new works in experimental performance art, dance, live sound and video projection.

Including Featured Performers: Giuseppe Di Bella, Slade School London, UK; Natalia Jaegar, Arizona State University; Stephanie Lie, UC San Diego; Tara Rynderes, University of Colorado, Boulder; Karl Mendonca, New School University, NYC; Elle Mehrmand and Micah Cardenas, UC San Diego

Highlights include: “technésexual” by Elle Mehrmand and Micah Cardenas, UCSD, MFA Candidates in Visual Arts. A “mixed reality” live performance on stage at the Nevada Museum of Art and in the online community of Second Life. The performers passionately kiss each other while wearing biometric sensors including heart rate monitors and temperature sensors. The sensor data is computer processed to produce live audio, including the live sound of their heart beats; this audio is transmitted live into Second Life as their avatars kiss, linking their physical bodies to their virtual avatars.

Online gallery of selected works - internet based artworks, games and portfolio sites.
Posted Online November 12, archived permanently on festival website thereafter

Including Featured Artists: UE Ukpong, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa; J. Coogan, New School, Media Studies, NYC; Aaron Reed, UC Santa Cruz; Jo Mills, University of Wolverhampton, UK; Filipe Pais, Feup, Porto, Portugal; Ignacio Partarrieu and Gabriel Beherns, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile; Jason Nelson, Griffith University, Australia

Highlights include: Jason Nelson, currently completing his Phd at Griffith University in Australia in Net Art and Electronic Literature. His online game “i made this. you play this. we are enemies.” is an art game and interactive digital poem which uses game levels built on screen shots from influential community based websites/portals. Featuring messy hand drawn elements, strange texts, sounds and multimedia layering, the artwork lets users play in the worlds hovering over and beneath what we browse, to exist outside/over their controlling constraints. This project is also featured in the Exhibit/Interact event at the Sheppard Gallery.


Prospectives.09 is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, Department of Art and The Digital Media Studio, The Lucy Neider Legacy Fund, The Benna Foundation for Excellence in the Fine Arts, The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, the Fleischman Planetarium and Science Center, the Nevada Museum of Art and Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.


Images available on request, please contact:
Joseph DeLappe