Stephanie Owens

Stephanie Owens is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator interested in the influence of digital networks on contemporary aesthetics and the production of subjectivity. She is cofounder of Mobile Geographies, a locative media initiative at Parsons The New School for Design and cofounder of the storefront new media art space MediaNoche, both located in New York City. Owens exhibits her work internationally and is a frequent speaker on digital art and media. She has an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons since 2001.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ART 3702 Special Topics: Art in the Age of Networks
  • ART 3702 Special Topics: Technologies of Place
  • ART 6203 Contemporary Theory and Visual Culture
  • ART 3703 Advance Projects in Time Based MediaThis course teaches advanced techniques for creating nonlinear moving images with digital sound. Projects include integrating key frame-based animation, layering animated text, still, and video images made with 3D software applications, field recording, and sound mixing. Emphasis will be placed on ways of integrating and manipulating time-based images and sound to make multimedia art projects and installations for public architectural environments.
  • ART 3704 Interactive Digital MediaThis intermediate studio course is designed to encourage students to integrate computer-aided, time-based media into interactive forms and experiences. The course will challenge students to develop a theoretical understanding of the relationship between traditional ideas of authorship and contemporary ideas of authorship that are distributed, collaborative, and ephemeral. Art will be considered in a social and public context. Students will use digital technologies in order to create interactive projects in the form of web art, sensor/micro-controller aided video/sound installations, network performance, and art for public space. The course encourages creative research in the context of studio production.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Faculty Fellow, India China Institute (2007)
  • New York State Council on the Arts, Film and Media Grant (2005)
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Community Media Grant (2005)
  • Graduate Scholarship, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1992)
  • Augusta G. Hazzard Scholarship, Syracuse University (1990)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Beauty, Desire, and Evanescence, Tasanzu Art Festival, Beijing (2008)
  • New Media/New Forms, Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, New York City (2005)
  • Threading Time, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles (2005)

Publications (Selected)

  • "A Transformational Object: Artistic Authorship and the Phenomenal Aesthetics of New Media," SIGGRAPH (2006)
  • "The Power of Oz: An interview with Digital Artist Adrianne Wortzel" (2002)
  • "That's Data-tainment: Consumer Communities and the Outlines of Digital Art" (2002)