Director of the Center for Transformative Media at The New School; Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design. Designer, writer, musician and multimedia artist. Prior to joining Parsons, taught at Columbia Univ. GSAPP [1998-2010] and SCIArc [2004-09]. With Carla Leitao, co-founded AUM Studio, an architecture and new media firm producing residential projects, competitions, and installations in Europe and the US. Work and writing widely published. Lectures internationally on architecture, film, technology and ecology. Avid rockclimber for over 30 years.
Ted Byfield is Associate Director of the CTM and Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons the New School for Design. He worked for over a decade as a nonfiction editor and exhibited at American Fine Arts and the Pat Hearn Gallery, among others venues. His writings have appeared in Frieze, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Mute, inter alia. Honors include a Design Trust for Public Space journalism fellowship, Open Society Institute research grant, SSRC's Information Technology and International Cooperation workgroup, and a Visiting Fellowship at Yale Law School's Information Society Project. He has co-moderated nettime since 1998.
Nandita Biswas Mellamphy:
Nandita Biswas Mellamphy (Ph.D) [Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Transformative Media] is an Associate Professor of Political Science and former Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism at Western. She is currently at work on a follow-up to her The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche: Political Physiology in the Age of Nihilism (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011; reviewed by Joseph Nechvatal in the The Brooklyn Rail ) tentatively entitled Neuro Nietzsche: Nietzsche, Neural Networks and Noncoding DNA (Coding the Post-Human). Her research interests include Nietzschean political thought, Zoontotechnics and Post-humanism (especially in the work of Gilbert Simondon, Bernard Stiegler, and Réné Schwaller). She is the co-founder with Dan Mellamphy of the annual international Nietzsche Workshop @ Western, and a part-time alchemist.
Dan Mellamphy (Ph.D) [Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Transformative Media] is an Adjunct Professor of Interdisciplinary Theory & Criticism in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Information and Media Studies at Western. He studied comparative culture and ethnographic techniques with Santa Cruz’s Roger Keesing at McGill, comparative literature and oulipology with Ann Arbor’s Ross Chambers at UToronto, comparative literature and interdisciplinary theory at Western, in addition to modernist theory and practice (poetry, prose, plays and philosophical ruminations from W.B Yeats to Eliot and Beckett) at York. He is a member of Ars Industrialis, Transmediale, the Samuel Beckett Society, and other such organizations/bodies-without-organs, including the Logoclasts’ League. With his wife Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, he has been busy transmuting himself into a living philosophical stone.
Paul Ryan is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at the New School and an Artist in Residence at The Center for Transformative Media. Mr. Ryan's video studies of water have shown in over a dozen countries, including Korea,Turkey, and Ecuador. He exhibited his experimental Triadic Tapes in 'Primitivism' in 20th Century Art, at MoMA in New York City (1984). A McLuhan Fellow, he authored seminal texts on video, published in Radical Software (1970-74). Mr. Ryan also authored Cybernetics of the Sacred (1974), Video Mind, Earth Mind (1992) and The Three Person Solution (2009). The Smithsonian Institution is archiving his writings, including material on his proposed Television Ecochannel Design, his Earthscore Notation and his Hall of Risk Program exhibited in the 2002 Venice Biennale. At dOCUMENTA (13), Mr. Ryan exhibited Threeing, a formal way for three or more people to collaborate (2012). As a boy, Paul Ryan lived by a lake and sometimes fought with his three brothers.
Fellow at the Center for Transformative Media at The New School; Masters of Fine Arts candidate in Design and Technology at Parsons the New School for Design. Producer of various things, including award-winning Border Stories. In search of a gentler world.
Xiaoye Lin is a NYC based artist and multidisciplinary designer, she received her B.F.A at Central Academy of Fine Arts China (CAFA) and pursuing her master’s degree at Parsons the New School for Design. Her expertise lives in the worlds of conceptual art, UX design, urban&technology, and high-aesthetic games and illustration.
In 2009, Xiaoye launched an online community that was dedicated to spread of the New Media Arts in China. Her works are presented in both America and China, including PIXELATOR, a realtime tweet visualization that was presented at CAFA; Find A Clue made for OCW, a critical installation was shown in Aronson Gallery; and Bitmat, an urban concept was shown at Parsons Spring Festival.
Xiaoye loves muffins.
Fei Liu received her BA from Design | Media Arts at UCLA in 2008. She co-curated a video performance art show titled Videos Collide in Real 3D Space in 2010 which featured emerging artists in new media. She moved to Beijing that summer and lived and worked there for two years. In June she participated as a designer and artist in the Tulou Open House in Fujian province. She is currently a Parsons MFADT candidate for 2014. She is extremely fascinated by communication between people and the construction and breaking of social norms which steer human interaction.