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

BIO
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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OPPORTUNITY

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


Deadline:
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!

TITLE OF THE EDITIONS
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

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

Media-N Editor-in-Chief
Pat Badani
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION Editions One & Two

“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.
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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.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES
Please send your submission proposal with the following information, by email to: Meredith.Hoy@UMB.edu AND Paulsen.20@OSU.edu 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.)
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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.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES
Please send your submission proposal with the following information, by email to: kham@illinois.edu AND tweissma@illinois.edu 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.)

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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
Medianjournal.badani@gmail.com

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.
http://median.newmediacaucus.org/


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Reviews/Reports/Papers/ for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring 2013 edition.


Deadline:
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:00

Call for Reviews/Reports/Papers/ for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring 2013 edition.

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 March 15th. The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board will review submissions. Selected authors will be notified by March 30th.

This section of the journal offers opportunities for authors to address topics of current interest in brief, exploratory essays of 1,500 words. Please note that Media-N must be the first publisher of the submitted text.

Please send your submission to medianjournal.badani@gmail.com
-In your email subject area write: Submissions to the Reviews, Reports and Papers section.
-Attach Supporting material (Media): 2 images, or 1 video (25MB max)- or 1 sound file (25MB max). Consult essay and media guidelines in the link below.

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)

Please indicate media formats, locations for insertion within the text, and captions.

Also pay special attention to our publication guidelines and the specifications in our media submission guidelines found in the link below:

http://www.newmediacaucus.org/wp/media-n-journal/guidelines/guidelines-for-guest-editors/

Note: We use the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met.


JOB

Launch of Fall 2012 issue of Media-N Journal


Deadline:
Wed Dec 19, 2012 00:00

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, is happy to launch the fall issue: Found, Sampled, Stolen: Strategies of Appropriation in New Media, published simultaneously online and on print.

Guest Editor Joshua Rosenstock has gathered essays by an international roster of practitioners, theorists and curators: Mark Amerika, Sarah Cook, Marialaura Ghidini, Steve Gibson, Margot Herster, Alexia Mellor, Eduardo Navas, Cornelia Sollfrank, and Grant Taylor. The edition uncovers new analytic positions around the theme of appropriation in new media. Kevin Hamilton acted as Media-N’s supporting Associate Editor for this theme.

The publication is further enhanced with a collection of timely REVIEWS, REPORTS and PAPERS by: Andres Burbano, Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, Andrea Polli, Julieta Aguilera Rodríguez, Andrea Varela, and Jennifer Way.

It has been a pleasure to work on this edition with contributing authors and with Joshua Rosenstock (Guest Editor); with Kevin Hamilton (supporting Associate Editor); with Peter Gariepy (Graphic Design Director of print editions); with Dima Strakovsky (Web Director); with Rebecca Gallagher (Associate Editor, copyeditor and web publisher); with Media-N’s Editorial Board, and with the NMC Board.

Pat Badani
Editor-in-Chief
Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus

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-Link to the online version:
http://www.newmediacaucus.org/wp/media-n-journal/

-Link to the Print on Demand version:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/new-media-caucus/media-n-found-sampled-stolen/paperback/product-20561580.html

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Cover image: Virtual Jihadi, 2009, Wafaa Bilal, Game art installation, ©2009, Wafaa Bilal, Used with Permission


OPPORTUNITY

Tracing New/Media/Feminisms


Deadline:
Mon Nov 26, 2012 23:00

Location:
United States of America

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 2013 Spring Edition, guest edited by Juliet Davis and Stephanie Tripp and entitled “Tracing New/Media/Feminisms.”

TIMELINE
- November 26, 2012: Deadline for reception of abstracts/proposals.
- December 13, 2012: Notification of acceptance.
- February 3, 2013: Deadline for reception of final papers/artworks.

GUEST EDITORS
Juliet Davis and Stephanie Tripp

Media-N Editor-in-Chief
Pat Badani

TITLE OF THE EDITION

Tracing New/Media/Feminisms

THEME SUMMARY
This issue of Media-N attempts to trace ways new media continues to transform and extend feminist practice and thought.

DESCRIPTION:
As the Internet entered the popular imagination in the early 1990s, many strands of feminism engaged with new media to produce exciting critical and creative work described as cyberfeminism, techno-feminism, e-feminism, digital feminism, or a variety of other terms. Some feminists critiqued technological development as an extension of existing patriarchal systems, while others eschewed critique and instead playfully or defiantly utilized technology to author their own visions. With the World Wide Web now beginning its third decade, it’s time to reassess the work of these digital feminisms, to trace their genealogies and transformations, to explore their current manifestations, and to envision what forms and roles they may assume in the future. On one hand, many problems that prompted feminist interventions in new media two decades ago persist today and, in some cases, have intensified. [1] On the other hand, salient projects—many of them pushing the boundaries of new media art far into the realms of political activism and popular media forms—may serve as reminders of important goals established by early digital feminists or define new ones. Calls for reassessment already have arisen from scholars such as Mary Flanagan and Suyin Looui, who have looked for models beyond the definition of “‘classic’ cyberfeminist art” that nevertheless use new media to promote feminist aims. [2] It is the goal of this special issue to provide a forum for new thinking about new/media/feminisms: past, present, and future.

The editors encourage potential contributors to consider how feminist work in new media has changed over the past three decades, and to identify contemporary theories and practices that are reshaping perspectives in this field. How are artists rethinking or reintuiting feminism through contemporary art practices? How do these practices relate to or diverge from established feminist lineages? How have changes in new media technologies, such as the advent of mobile computing and social media, influenced feminist approaches to media?

The editors welcome creative and traditional formats of submissions that address new media feminisms, past and present.

Submissions may take the form of:
- artist’s statements and artwork
- manifestos or performance scripts
- critical discussions of exhibitions or select works
- case studies of artists, artworks, or collectives
- interviews of theorists/practitioners/critics
- historical survey essays
- theoretical works
- hybrid critical works
- and other forms

Possible subjects include:

- Artists’ perspectives on feminist influences in their own artwork
- Critical perspectives on new media content and/or uses.
- Responses to new media culture
- Curatorial perspectives on feminism in new media
- Art historical responses to feminism and new media

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES
Please send your submission proposal with the following information, by
email to: Juliet.davis@ut.edu AND stripp@ut.edu 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.) Note:
submissions of artworks should also include a link to online documentation.

FINAL PAPER GUIDELINES:
All papers are to follow the Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed. Please check
out more details under Publication Guidelines, here:
http://www.newmediacaucus.org/wp/media-n-journal/guidelines/guidelines-for-g
uest-editors/


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
medianjournal.badani@gmail.com

Media-N was established in 2005 to provide a forum for New Media Caucus
members, 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.
http://www.newmediacaucus.org/
http://www.newmediacaucus.org/wp/media-n-journal/

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1. Problems include limited or unequal opportunities for women in computing and information technology professions, relatively small numbers of young women seeking degrees in technology fields, repetitive gendered labor in technologized areas domestically and globally, exclusion from or discrimination within high-status workplace or leisure activities, gender-based cyberbullying, and pervasive sexual objectification in gaming and other popular technology-driven media.
2. Flanagan, Mary, and Suyin Looui. “Rethinking the F Word: A Review of Activist Art on the Internet.” NWSA Journal 19 (2007): 181-200.


OPPORTUNITY

“Found, Sampled, Stolen: Strategies of Appropriation in New Media.”


Deadline:
Fri Jun 01, 2012 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Call for Papers
Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus
Fall 2012 edition.

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is making an open call for submissions to our upcoming Fall 2012 issue, entitled “Found, Sampled, Stolen: Strategies of Appropriation in New Media.”

TIMELINE

June 1, 2012: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.
June 30, 2012: Notification of acceptance.
September 12, 2012: Deadline for submission of final papers.

GUEST EDITOR
Joshua Rosenstock


Media-N Journal
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Pat Badani

TITLE OF THE EDITION
“Found, Sampled, Stolen: Strategies of Appropriation in New Media.”

THEME SUMMARY
Creative reprocessing of appropriated digital source material by New Media artists: an investigation into theory and practice.

DESCRIPTION
From peer-to-peer file sharing networks, Wikileaks and YouTube, to open data APIs, New Media practitioners today have extraordinary access to digital found materials. At the same time, legal disputes over fair use, such as the 2011 Richard Prince vs. Patrick Cariou case, continue to polarize the art world. This edition of Media-N Journal will examine the diverse strategies that contemporary electronic artists deploy while recontextualizing appropriated media and information into new artworks, with a particular eye toward the present moment and the current state of the legal, technological, and institutional landscape of sampling and appropriation. Possible topics may include: culture jamming and tactical media interventions; mashups; hijacked surveillance feeds; social media memes and their spinoffs; and data moshing. Further topics of exploration include the conceptual discourses and protocols that inform such creative practices, from “versioning” in Afro-diasporic musical traditions to the Copyleft and Open Source movements and beyond.

The deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals is June 1, 2012. The Guest Editor (Joshua Pablo Rosenstock, Associate Professor of Interactive Media & Game Development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Media-N’s Editorial Board will review submissions. Selected authors will be notified by June 30th, 2012, and finished papers will be due September 12, 2012. Please note that Media-N must be the first publisher of the submitted text.

Please email (jrosen@wpi.edu) your submission, following these guidelines:

Name(s) Last name(s):
Title/Affiliation: (such as the institution/organization you work with –if applicable– or independent scholar/practitioner.)
Email(s):
Proposal Title:
Abstract: word-count 300 to 500 words.
Author’s Bio: (word-count 50) and a link to your professional Website(s).

FINAL PAPER GUIDELINES
When accepted, essays for publication will have a word count of 3,600 words, and are to follow the Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed. Please check out more details under Publication Guidelines, here:
http://www.newmediacaucus.org/wp/media-n-journal/guidelines/guidelines-for-guest-editors/
Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met.

If you have questions about Media-N Journal, please feel free to contact:

Pat Badani
Editor-in-Chief, Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus medianjournal.badani@gmail.com

Media-N was established in 2005 to provide a forum for New Media Caucus members, 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. http://www.newmediacaucus.org/