Susan Ryan

Susan Ryan is Professor of Art History at Louisiana State University, currently doing research on wearable technology art and its antecedents. She co-curated (with Patrick Lichty) the exhibition Social Fabrics: Wearables + Media + Interconnectivity, sponsored by the Leonardo Educational Forum, for the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Meeting in Dallas in 2008, and produced a full exhibition catalog at www.intelligentagent.com. An article and gallery about Social Fabrics appears in the March 2009 issue of Leonardo. She has delivered talks on artists' technological wearables at Mutamorphosis (Prague, 2007), ISEA 2004 (Tallinn), ISEA 2008 (Singapore), and SECAC 2008 (New Orleans) and chaired a session on digital media art and art history at CAA Philadelphia in 2002. At LSU her courses in Digital Art History and Media Art Theory are part of a New Media Art curriculum being developed in the LSU School of Art. She is a Fellow at the LSU Center for Computational Studies (CCT), and she is a PI for CCT's AVATAR program on computation and the arts. She is also author of two books on American painters, Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana, published by MIT and Yale University Presses respectively (see www.artistory.us).

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, United States