Head of the Table
Graduate students and recent alumni of SF State’s Conceptual and Information Arts Program display works. Curated by Michael Ryan and Sean Bennett.
This exhibit is presented in conjunction with “SmARTspace at the Intersection of Art and Technology” at SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery, on display Feb. 21 – March 15.
Educated at Antioch College, University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago, Steve Wilson was a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of new media. His award-winning interactive installations and performances were shown in galleries, museums and internationally renowned exhibitions including SIGGRAPH, CHI, NCGA, Ars Electronica, and V2. He was an investigator in NSF projects and artist-in-residence at various think tanks, including Xerox PARC. For many years, he was a Professor of Art at San Francisco State University, where he headed the program in Conceptual & Information Arts. He was the author of several books exploring the cultural implications of the intersection between art, science and technology, including Information Arts (MIT Press/Leonardo Books, 2001) and most recently Art + Science Now (Thames & Hudson, 2010). At the time of his death he was working on an award-winning project on energy harvesting.- Kathleen Quilian