Pat Badani
Since 2008
Works in Chicago, Illinois United States of America

Pat Badani's intermedia works explore social space and connectivity across several media platforms. She creates communicational spaces to investigate personal and collective territorial boundaries and aspects of globalization such as migration, nomadism, translocal identities and language convergence. She is also interested in the migration of images-in-motion brought about by electronic mediation where images migrate from every-day public spaces to video-screening rooms, to exhibition-spaces, and to Web-spaces. 

Her projects have been discussed and shown in numerous international New Media Festivals and Symposia, as well as in Museums, Contemporary Art Centers and galleries in Canada, the USA, Europe and Latin America. Some of these venues include ISEA (United Arab Emirates, Australia, Turkey, Ireland & France); FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA IMAGEN (Colombia); VideoAKT International Biennial (Spain); FILE (Brazil); NEW FORMS FESTIVAL (Canada); MECAD Media Center (Spain); ESPACIO FUNDACION TELEFONICA (Argentina); MEDI@TERRA (Greece); MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO (Mexico); MUSEO DE MONTERREY (Mexico); CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTER (Paris, France); MUSEE DE BAS ST. LAURENT (Canada); HEXAGRAM RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Canada); and FRAC (Corsica, France); to name a few.

She has received 20 awards and commissions, and her works have been subject of monographs and cited in numerous publications in several countries: "Nouvelle revue d'esthétique", Presses Universitaires de France; "Tower-Tour", Esplanade Publications, France; “Extranjerías”; Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina; “Extranjeros en la Tecnologia y en la Cultura”, Espacio Fundación Telefónica & Ariel Publishers, Argentina/Spain; "Advances in Visual Methodology", Sage Publications, UK; "Ser y ver mujeres en las artes visuales", Plaza & Janez, Spain; "Latin American women artists", Greenhood Press, USA; “Géographiques: territoires vécus, territoires voulus, territories figures”, FRAC CORSE, Ministère de la Culture, France; L'Oeil, France; Art Papers Magazine, USA; Afterimage: The journal of media arts and cultural criticism, USA; Art Nexus, International; Vanguard, Canada; HZ-Journal of New Media, Sweden; JIP - JavaMuseum, Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art, Germany; to name a few. 

Born in Argentina, Pat Badani is a Canadian artist (with USA citizenship) who has lived in 7 countries in the Americas and Europe, and relocated to Chicago in the USA in 1999 after a decade-long residence in Paris, France. She earned a BFA from the University of Alberta in Canada, and an MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She is a full-time artist, curator, writer and educator having created and taught a digital media curriculum in the School of Art at Illinois State University, USA. In 2007-08 she was full time Lecturer and acting director of the Interdisciplinary Arts (Media) program at Columbia College, Chicago (USA). Currently, she is Editor-in-Chief of "Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus."
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Call for Reviews/Reports/Papers/ for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring 2014 edition.

Thu Jan 09, 2014 15:00 - Sat Feb 15, 2014

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus ( is making an open call for submissions to the Reviews, Reports and Papers section of our upcoming spring issue.

The deadline for submission is February 15th. The Editor-in-Chief (Pat Badani) and the Editorial Board will review submissions. Authors of selected reviews, reports and essays will be notified in March.

This section of the journal offers opportunities for new media authors to address topics of current interest in brief, exploratory essays of 1,500 words.

Please note that Media-N must be the first journal publisher of the submitted text.

-Please send your submission as a Word doc to:
-In your email subject area write: Submissions: Reviews, Reports and Papers section.
-Attach Supporting material (Media): 2 images, or 1 video (25MB max) - or 1 sound file (25MB max). Do NOT embed media within your essay’s Word doc.

Submissions should contain the following information, in this particular order:
a- Submission title
b- Author’s name
c- Author’s academic position/affiliation/ etc: (e.g.: Educator / Independent artist, or researcher / Assistant Professor / Professor…)
d- The body of the text - 1500 Word count limit
e- References (wherever applicable)
f- Author’s Bio - 50 Word-Count limit (email and/or www. can be included at the end of the Bio.)
g- Media Caption(s)

Note: Media-N adheres to the publication guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met.

If you have questions, please email the Editor-in-Chief:


ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness: Special Media-N edition

Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:25 - Sat May 31, 2014

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is pleased to announce the launch of our Fall 2013 online and print edition.

ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness: Special Media-N edition

This collaborative edition produced by ISEA2012 and Media-N explores the symposium’s thesis via its seven tracks: 1–Wildlife: Trans-Species Habitats, 2–The Cosmos: Radical Cosmologies, 3–Creative Economies: Econotopias, 4–Power: Griddlocked, 5–Transportation: Dynamobilities, 6–Latin American Forum, 7–Education Program, 8–Artists Talks and other papers. Through this specially devised format, we are presenting essays by invited ISEA2012 authors as well as a number of selected, peer-reviewed papers submitted to us as a result of a specific call to ISEA2012 symposium participants. From the onset, Media-N aspired to publish essays that extended beyond the conference proceedings as works-in-progress, and a year later, we are proud to present the results of our partnership: a selection of full-length papers that, grouped together, serve as a reader on ISEA2012’s achievement in drawing attention to prominent environmental problems, and to the possible solutions explored by artists, scholars, and technologists in a diverse range of communities today.

Pat Badani

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus


CFP, Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus

Fri Nov 15, 2013 00:00

REMINDER: upcoming deadline Friday, Nov. 15: Media-N Journal's spring 2014 edition on “Art and Networks: Hardware”

NOVEMBER 15, 2013: DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS (see details in the link below.)

Media-N Editor-in-Chief
Pat Badani

Dr. Meredith Hoy & Dr. Kris Paulsen (Edition One - Hardware)

Please send your submission proposal with the following information, by email to: AND with ‘Media-N Submission’ and your name(s) in the subject line.

Include your Email(s), Proposal Title, 300-500 word Proposal Description, up to 3 page Resume, and your Title/Affiliation (the institution/organization you work with ­ if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner.)


"I Occupy" Exhibition of Augmented Reality works

Fri Nov 15, 2013 18:00 - Tue Dec 31, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

I Occupy
Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Lead Curator: Lanfranco Aceti.
Senior Curators: Pat Badani, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Marquard Smith.
Event Manager: Caglar Cetin
November 15, 2013 to December 31, 2013
Opening November 15 at 6pm

I Occupy,” the new exhibition at Kasa Gallery (Istanbul) in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts surveys, analyzes and questions, current trends in interventionist and Augmented Reality Art which, by intervening within the urban and socio-political landscape, contribute to redefine the aesthetic and cultural understanding of the environments we operate in.

The exhibition “ I Occupy” will be prefaced by the text “Why I Occupy” by Nicholas Mirzoeff, scholar at NYU Steinhardt, and will showcase the ARworks – actual live interventions, and documents of past events during Occupy in Wall Street – by artists Mark Skwarek (the organizer of the AR events), John Craig Freeman, Will Pappenheimer, and Tamiko Thiel.


Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for spring and fall 2014 editions.

Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:00

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for spring and fall 2014 editions.

This is a single call for two consecutive editions on the theme of "Art and Networks," to be published spring and fall 2014 respectively. Below are details about each edition’s submission timeline and particular focus within the theme - READ ON!

Art & Networks: Revealing, Critiquing and Composing Global Infrastructures” Edition One - Hardware ---- Edition Two - Software

1) Edition One / Hardware
deadline for proposals: 11/15/13

2) Edition Two / Software
deadline for proposals: 06/15/14

Dr. Meredith Hoy & Dr. Kris Paulsen (Edition One - Hardware)
Kevin Hamilton & Terri Weissman (Edition Two - Software)

Media-N Editor-in-Chief
Pat Badani

“Art & Networks: Revealing, Critiquing and Composing Global Infrastructures” -
Our telecommunications infrastructures are composed of multiple layers, and serve as grounds for conflict at multiple scales. To address networked infrastructure through art or scholarship is to make visible both the material, physical supports of everyday telecommunication, as well as its informational processes, its necessary protocols for organizing knowledge, sensation, and labor. As in all infrastructures and sociotechnical systems, these two layers - the physical and the informational, the hardware and the software – are interdependent, and result from simultaneous, sometimes even conflicting, interests at work in their construction. For 2014, across two consecutive editions, Media-N will explore how artists engage, visualize, study, and critique these processes of formation.

The Spring edition will focus on the physical structures of these channels, and the networks they construct; the Fall edition will address the knowledge protocols and epistemes necessary to networked information, and the archives that emerge. Both will explore the role of visualization in knowing our shared networks.

Edition One / Hardware
Co-Guest Editors:
Dr. Meredith Hoy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Dr. Kris Paulsen, The Ohio State University

Fiberoptic cables gird the globe; they span pylons, burrow underground, and snake across ocean floors to connect individual users in private homes. Satellites circle the earth, instantaneously bouncing signals through outer space. “Clouds” now wirelessly store and transmit data to dispersed users across a multiplicity of devices; they make information accessible to users in virtually any networked location. Data may be abstract, and “immaterial,” but physical hardware necessarily facilitates the flow of information. Given that the scale of these networks exceeds the scope of human vision by establishing connections across the globe and beyond, into extraterrestrial space and deep below the ocean and ground, the question emerges of how to make visible the kinds of connectivity provided by telecommunications hardware.

This edition of Media-N will explore how networks, as well as the data that travels through them, become visible and meaningful through artistic practices ranging from data visualization and sonification, to mapping, satellite video and photography, telerobots, and interactive cable systems. The technologies in question reconfigure distance and proximity, presence and absence, space and time. We seek to turn attention toward the physical hardware that subtends our mediated interactions, and to explore contemporary attempts to picture connectivity. The issue will bring together theorists, artists, and historians to analyze how particular forms of visuality and logics of connection result from different, technologically enabled approaches to global communications technologies. Proposed papers might take up the specifically “ecological turn” of contemporary media studies, which assesses the world in terms of systems, or conduct media archaeological investigations of the development of specific technologies and practices, or trace critical histories of networked art, among other possibilities.

TIMELINE for Submission for Edition One / Hardware:
November 15, 2013: Deadline for reception of abstracts/proposals.
December 15, 2013: Notification of acceptance.
February 15, 2014: Deadline for reception of final papers/artworks.

Please send your submission proposal with the following information, by email to: AND with 'Media-N Submission' and your name(s) in the subject line.

Include your Email(s), Proposal Title, 300-500 word Proposal Description, up to 3 page Resume, and your Title/Affiliation (the institution/organization you work with - if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner.)

Edition Two / Software
Co-Guest Editors:
Kevin Hamilton (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Terri Weissman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Whereas the first edition of this series on Art and Networks seeks papers that examine the physical components—cables, satellites, and other built structures—that make global telecommunication transmissions possible, the second edition seeks essays that focus on the seemingly invisible conventions, protocols, languages and knowledge structures that shape contemporary networked life. The storage and retrieval of digital files, multiple forms of instant communication, remote monitoring of international events, 6.5 trillion in daily foreign exchange transactions—all of these actions also depend on technologies that are intrinsically intangible: graphical user interfaces, norms of use,knowledge taxonomies, mathematical algorithms, and so on. While artists, scholars and critics of digital media have addressed these aspects of digital life as modes of representation, they have spent less time understanding how these intangible components function within larger flows of commerce and communication.

Part II of this series of Media-N thus seeks to address these issues by turning attention, for example, to the way the jpeg image compression format functions not only as a particular approach to visual phenomena, but also as a way of facilitating the flow of such phenomena between users. Or, how, for instance, have artists visualized the linguistic dynamics of online social space? What have we learned from artists about the influence of software development protocols and processes on everyday consumer experience? Visualization designers such as Wattenberg and Viegas showed us the knowledge structures and taxonomies at work over time in Wikipedia editing processes; who is doing the same for the filters at work in search algorithms? Artists such as Stephanie Rothenberg or Andrew Norman Wilson have brought to light the hands of labor in global digital trade—who else is making tangible the routinely intangible components of virtual exchange? We welcome submissions that address these or other related topics, histories, or critiques.

TIMELINE for Submission for Edition Two / Software
June 15, 2014: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.
July 15, 2014: Notification of acceptance.
September 15, 2014: Deadline for submission of final papers.

Please send your submission proposal with the following information, by email to: AND with 'Media-N Submission' and your name(s) in the subject line.

Include your Email(s), Proposal Title, 300-500 word Proposal Description, up to 3 page Resume, and your Title/Affiliation (the institution/organization you work with - if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner.)


If you have questions about Media-N, please feel free to contact:
Pat Badani, Editor-in-Chief Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus

Media-N was established in 2005 to provide a forum for New Media Caucus members and non-members alike, featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects. The New Media Caucus is a nonprofit, international membership organization that advances the conceptual and artistic use of digital media. Additionally, the NMC is a College Art Association Affiliate Society.