micha cárdenas

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micha
Last name: 
cárdenas
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micha cárdenas is an artist, theorist, student and educator who creates and studies trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes performance, migration, urban mobility and social movement. micha is a Provost Fellow and PhD candidate in Media Arts + Practice (iMAP) at University of Southern California and a member of the art collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0. micha’s solo and collaborative work has been seen in museums, galleries, biennials, keynotes, community and public spaces around the world. Her co-authored book The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities was published by Atropos Press in 2012. Her project Autonets has been presented in cities across the Americas and Europe. In 2014 micha is a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, and a MacArthur Foundation HASTAC Scholar.

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micha cárdenas is an artist, theorist, student and educator who creates and studies trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes performance, migration, urban mobility and social movement. micha is a Provost Fellow and PhD candidate in Media Arts + Practice (iMAP) at University of Southern California and a member of the art collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0. micha’s solo and collaborative work has been seen in museums, galleries, biennials, keynotes, community and public spaces around the world. Her co-authored book The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities was published by Atropos Press in 2012. Her project Autonets has been presented in cities across the Americas and Europe.

In 2014 micha is a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, and a MacArthur Foundation HASTAC Scholar. In 2013 micha was a fellow at the Post Media Lab at Leuphana University in Germany, a New Directions Scholar at the USC Center for Feminist Research and a HASTAC Scholar. She holds an MFA from University of California, San Diego, an MA in Communication from the European Graduate School and a BS in Computer Science from Florida International University.

Previously, micha was the Interim Associate Director of Art and Technology in the Culture, Art and Technology program of Sixth College at UCSD. She has been a Lecturer in the Visual Arts department and Critical Gender Studies programs at UCSD and an Artist/Researcher at CRCA and the b.a.n.g. lab at Calit2.

Read more about her at http://michacardenas.org and tweets at @michacardenas.

Upcoming Talks, Performances and Exhibitions

2015

February 3, Los Angeles
Munroe Center for Social Inquiry at Pitzer College

Jan 8-11, Vancouver
MLA 2015, Vancouver, “Queer OS: Queerness as Operating System”

2014

November 13-16, Puerto Rico
National Women’s Studies Association, “Transgression, Gender Disturbance, and Feminist Sci-Fi Futures”

November 8-11, Montreal
HTMlles, opening night performance and workshop

November 6-9, Los Angeles
American Studies Association Annual Meeting, “Feminist Making”

October – November, Toronto
Art Gallery of Ontario, Fashion Futures Workshop

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