Mel Alexenberg is an artist who creates artworks at the interface between art, science, technology, and culture. His artworks explore interrelationships between digital age art and Jewish consciousness, space-time systems and electronic technologies, participatory art and community, high tech and high touch experiences, and responsive art in cyberspace and real space. He pioneered in using computers to make art in the 1960’s when he was a doctoral student at New York University. His artworks exploring digital technologies and global systems are in the collections of more than forty museums worldwide.

Alexenberg is Council member of the Wolf Foundation that awards the Wolf Prizes to distinguished artists and scientists. He is also head of the School of the Arts at Emuna College in Jerusalem, Israel, and was professor of art and education at Columbia University, Bar Ilan University, and Ariel University, head of the art department at Pratt Institute, research fellow at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and dean of visual arts at New World School of the Arts in Miami.

He is the author of the books: 'The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness' (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press, 2011), 'Dialogic Art in a Digital World: Judaism and Contemporary Art' (in Hebrew), 'Aesthetic Experience in Creative Process', 'Light and Sight', and with Otto Piene, 'LightsOROT: Spiritual Dimensions of the Electronic Age'. He is Editor of 'Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Culture' (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press, 2008), former Art Editor of 'The Visual Computer: International Journal of Computer Graphics', and author of numerous papers.

He is writing a new book 'How to Photograph God: Bible Blog your Life' and co-editing 'Zionist Artists in a Networked World.'

Born and educated in New York, Alexenberg earned degrees at Queens College, Yeshiva University, and New York University (interdisciplinary doctorate in art, science, and psychology). He lives with his wife, artist Miriam Benjamin, in Ra'anana, Israel, where they enjoy their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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Photograph God

Sun Mar 07, 2010 00:00 - Sun Mar 07, 2010

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Photograph God: Kabbalah through a Creative Lens
Scot Kaplan and Sarah Weinstock, curators of the Wayne and Geraldine Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery at the Marion Campus of The Ohio State University (February-March 2010), invited me to show my interactive artblog Photograph God in the Searching for God exhibition. In the 20th century, when my paintings and prints were in exhibitions, I had to arrange to transport them there by truck, train, or plane. Since it was too expensive to transport and insure my large acrylic painting from Tel Aviv to Prague for my 2004 Cyberangels: Aesthetic Peace Plan for the Middle East exhibition, I e-mailed the Prague museum curator a photograph of it that was then digitally printed out on canvas in Prague at the same size as the original. For the Ohio State exhibition, I did not need to ship the artwork from Israel to Ohio nor even e-mail it. Since my Photograph God artblog had been living and growing in cyberspace for four years and can be accessed by anyone from anywhere, the exhibition curator only had to google “photograph god.” One click of the mouse and it was there for the taking.


post- media art manifesto

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Thu Dec 31, 2009 00:00

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Call for artists who consider their artwork to be POSTDIGITAL. Please send me info about your work for possible including in my book ‘THE FUTURE OF ART IN A POSTDIGITAL AGE’ (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press), a new updated and expanded edition of my 2006 book ‘The Future of Art in a Digital Age.’
Mel Alexenberg,>


Call for collaborations: "Listen and Repeat"

Why is Israel not included in your list of countries?
Also there is no country called Palestine and there never has been. There is a Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria and Hamas terrorist control of the Gaza Strip whose charter demands the destruction of Israel.
“Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims…. The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him…. I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill.” (Hamas Charter 1988)
Please correct your error. Thank you.
Mel Alexenberg, Israeli artist



Tue Feb 24, 2009 00:00 - Tue Sep 23, 2008

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