Edward A. Shanken is an American art historian whose work focuses on the entwinement of art, science, and technology, with a focus on experimental new media art and visual culture. His scholarship has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and has been translated into six languages. Professor Shanken's recent and forthcoming publications include essays on art and software, art historiography, land art, investigatory art, sound art and ecology, and bridging the gap between new media and contemporary art.
Starting in Fall 2013, Dr. Shanken joins the DXARTS faculty as Visiting Associate Professor. This quarter, Professor Shanken will be teaching DXARTS 200 (Digital Art and New Media: History, Theory, and Practice), based on his own book "Art and Electronic Media" (Phaidon), as well as an interdisciplinary graduate course "Art and the Brain" (DXARTS 490), in collaboration with Professor James Coupe (DXARTS), and Professor Eberhard E. Fetz (Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Core Staff, Regional Primate Research Center; Adjunct, Department of Bioengineering).