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

Fri Jun 01, 2012 00:00

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.”


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

Joshua Rosenstock

Media-N Journal
Pat Badani

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

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

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 ( 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.)
Proposal Title:
Abstract: word-count 300 to 500 words.
Author’s Bio: (word-count 50) and a link to your professional Website(s).

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:
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

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.


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

Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:30

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

The deadline for submission is February 10th.

The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board will review submissions. Selected authors will be notified by February 29th.

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 Pat Badani, Editor-in-Chief:

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your essays:

Name(s) Last name(s):_
Title/Affiliation: (such as the institution/organization you work with - if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner.)_
Submission Title: (also indicate whether you are submitting a: review, commentary or paper.)_Review, commentary or paper length: word count 1,500._
Author's Bio: word count 50._
Supporting material (Media): 2 images, or 2 videos- with 2 stills, or 2 sound files.

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 links below:

General formatting:

Media submission guidelines and formats: