Edward A. Shanken
Edward A. Shanken is an art historian and media theorist whose research focuses on 20th century experimental art. He is editor of the first English language collection of Roy Ascott's writings, Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness (University of California Press, 2001). Recent and forthcoming publications include articles on the history of art and technology, art and cybernetics, telematic art, artificial life and art, conceptual art, and interactive multimedia. Shanken holds graduate degrees from Yale (MBA, 1990) and Duke (MA, Art History, 1999). He wrote his doctoral dissertation on "Art in the Information Age: Cybernetics, Software, and Telematics," and received his PhD in Art History from Duke. He was a Fellow in Arts Administration at the National Endowment for the Arts in 1991 and a Henry Luce/American Council of Learned Societies fellow in 1998–99. He is a member of the editorial board of Leonardo Digital Reviews, and a participant in the Leonardo Pioneers and Pathbreakers of Electronic Art online project. More information about Edward A. Shanken is available at his website, www.duke.edu/~giftwrap.