Scholz is a media artist whose current practice includes the organization of conferences, publications, online forums, and mailinglists and research networks as well writing about collaborative new media art, mapping and education. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennial (with Martha Rosler/ The Fleas), the Sao Paulo Biennial, FILE (Sao Paolo) and many other venues. Trebor was co-founder of Discordia and he organized several large scale programs such as “FreeCooperation” (2004, with Geert Lovink) and Kosov@: Carnival in the Eye of the Storm (2000). In 2004 he founded the Institute for Distributed Creativity, a research network that focuses on collaboration in media art, theory and education. He is assistant professor and researcher at the Department of Media Study, SUNY at Buffalo. A book "The Art of Online Collaboration" is forthcoming (eds. Lovink/Scholz).
Conference Advisory Committee:
Stephen Brier (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Steve Brier is a historian and a multimedia producer who serves as Associate Provost for Instructional Technology, Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies, co-director of the New Media Lab, and creator and coordinator of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy certificate program, all at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Timothy Druckrey (Media Critic, NYC)
Independent curator, writer, and editor. Has taught in graduate programmes at the International Center of Photography, the School of Visual Arts, and the Center of Creative Imaging in NY. Lectures internationally about the social impact of electronic media, the transformation of representation, and communication in interactive and networked environments. His books include: Culture on the Brink: Ideologies of Technology, Iterations: The New Image, Electronic Culture: Technology and Visual Representation (Aperture), collecting essays on the social impact of digital technology.
Richard Maxwell (Queens College, CUNY)
Richard Maxwell is Professor and Chair of the Department of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. His recent publications include Global Hollywood 2 and Herbert Schiller.
Maxwell will briefly address the planned Media Studies Ph.D. at CUNY download .pdf
Timothy Druckrey, Trebor Scholz
Many thanks to Nikolina Knezevic (visiting scholar at New School University, intern at the Institute for Distributed Creativity).