nathaniel stern

Member Since January 1, 1996

Nathaniel Stern is an artist and writer, Fulbright grantee and professor, interventionist and public citizen. He has produced and collaborated on projects ranging from ecological, participatory and online interventions, interactive, immersive and mixed reality environments, to prints, sculptures, videos, performances and hybrid forms. His book, Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance, is due for release in mid-2013, and his ongoing work in industry has helped launch dozens of new businesses, products and ideas. Stern has been featured in the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Guardian UK, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Washington Post, Daily News, BBC’s Today show, Wired, Time, Forbes, Fast Company, Scientific American, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Leonardo Journal of Art, Science and Technology, Rhizome, Furtherfield, Turbulence, and more. According to Chicago’s widely popular Bad at Sports art podcast, Stern has “the most varied and strange bio of maybe anyone ever on the show,” and South Africa’s Live Out Loud magazine calls him a “prolific scholar” as well as artist, whose work is “quite possibly some of the most relevant around.” Dubbed one of the Milwaukee’s “avant-garde” (Journal Sentinel), Stern has been called ”an interesting and prolific fixture” ( behind many “multimedia experiments” (, “accessible and abstract simultaneously” (Art and Electronic Media web site), someone “with starry, starry eyes” ( who “makes an obscene amount of work in an obscene amount of ways” (Bad at Sports). According to Caleb A. Scharf at Scientific American, Stern’s art is “tremendous fun” but also “fascinating” in how it is “investigating the possibilities of human interaction and art.”
April 23 2013 18:14 on Breaking the Ice

Someone buy Patrick Lichty a beer. Next time I'm in Chicago, brother :)
April 21 2013 09:59 on Breaking the Ice

I agree with the sentiments in Michael S's comment here. I too was an early member (99 or 2000), and used to feel very connected to Rhizome - both through the ...
Aug. 6 2011 04:12 on London Calling

If the short-form op-ed is so problematic that one can't even include throwaway sentences to show they've done their research about exceptions, etc - something more than worhtwhile both for those ...
Aug. 5 2011 00:50 on London Calling

Yes, it's been said many times already; but how can you leave out Furtherfield? Their program directly fills some of the voids you're speaking of, and it's not like there ...
thanks sarah - i'll see if we can't correct that; must've gotten mixed up in all my notes. best,

thanks, roz! it's a worthy read. best,
that's great. congratulations!
Oct. 21 2008 12:39 on Action, Reaction, and Phenomenon

thanks, maja. glad you like it.
April 21 2008 10:56 on Brush-off

April 15 2008 03:44 on Brush-off

pick me! pick me! I'm a troll!