JEFF THOMPSON

  • Assistant Professor and Program Director

    Visual Art & Technology

    Stevens Institute of Technology

    mailjeffreythompson.org

    Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    Lives: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

EDUCATION

  • MFA: Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art, 2006
  • BFA: Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), 2004

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

  • I Touch You And You Touch Me (2017)

    Harvestworks; New York, New York, USA

  • White Noise Boutique (2015)

    Commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival; Brighton, England

  • Impossible In Another Form (2014)

    George Mason University Gallery; Fairfax, Virginia, USA

  • A Very Deep Saxophone And A Very Long Guitar (2013)

    With Damon Lee, Sheldon Museum of Art; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

  • Seam Sorting (2013)

    LEVEL Gallery, Lawrence Technological University; Detroit, Michigan, USA

  • n/En- (2012)

    Drift Station Gallery; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

  • Glistening Waves (2011)

    Harvestworks; New York City, New York, USA

  • Lamination (2008)

    Local Project; Long Island City, New York, USA

  • Wavering Cedar and 100,000 Blades of Grass (2007)

    Department of Safety; Anacortes, Washington, USA

  • Recording Exchange (2006)

    Hogar Collection Gallery; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • 8,000 Breakfasts (2006)

    Elsewhere Artist Collaborative; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

  • Amplification (2006)

    Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

  • 2017

    Root Signals Festival

    Georgia Southern University; Statesboro, Georgia, USA

  • 2016

    Sound_Attempt_Error

    Like A Little Disaster/Omphalos Gallery; Terlizzi, Bari, Italy

  • Art of Bots

    Organized by Abandon Normal Devices

    Somerset House; London, England

  • Art2Code

    Exhibition at College Art Association Conference

    Washington DC, USA

  • Game On! El Arte En Juego

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 2015

    Technologism

    Monash University Museum of Art; Melbourne, Australia

  • /mit ðə detə/: Source Materials Visualized

    The Center for Book Arts; New York, New York, USA

  • Somewhere In-Between

    ArtHelix; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • 2014

    Inverted Normals

    Rowan University; Glassboro, New Jersey, USA

  • Into Thin Words

    LALD Space; Polignano a Mare, Italy

  • Weird Science

    Kunsthalle Galapagos; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • INTERP

    Commissioned by Turbulence

  • Code Poetry Slam 1.1

    Stanford University; Stanford, California, USA

  • First Annual Invitational Exhibition

    Kunsthalle Galapagos; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Net.Works 2.0

    Vector Game + Art Festival; Toronto, Canada

  • Computers on Law & Order

    A project documenting computers and networked technologies across 456 episodes and 20 years of the television series Law & Order

    Commissioned by Rhizome, premiered at the Museum of the Moving Image; Queens, New York, USA

  • 2013

    Internet Archive/Tumblr Residency

    Machine-learning/curatorial project creating algorithmic software capable of curating an exhibition from the Internet Archive’s extensive online collection

  • Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup: People Make Things That Make Sounds

    Lux Center for the Arts; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

  • Creativity + Technology = Enterprise

    Grant funding in collaboration with Harvestworks and the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (NYC) to produce a series of haptic and non-visual games for mobile devices

  • 2012

    Code Conference: Media, Games, and Art

    Swinburne University of Technology; Melbourne, Australia

  • 10th Annual Piksel Festival

    Bergen, Norway

  • Transceiver

    Curated with Angeles Cossio

    Bemis Center for Contemporary Art; Omaha, Nebraska, USA

  • 2011

    Redact/Froth/Expand/Smash/Stitch: New Video Works

    Co-organized with Sharon Kennedy (Sheldon Museum of Art)

    Sheldon Museum of Art; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

  • WATCH IT!

    Taubman Museum of Art; Roanoke, Virginia

  • Performance at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art

    Live audio performance for electric guitar, laptop, and two custom-built 22' and 70' guitars

    Bemis Center for Contemporary Art; Omaha, Nebraska, USA

  • Performance at Not Festival

    Live audio/visuals via Skype

    New York City, New York, USA

  • BYOB Linz (Bring Your Own Beamer)

    grrrilla galleries; Linz, Austria

  • The Poetics of Data

    Essay series on LemonHound.com

  • 2010

    {SØNIK} v2.0 Festival

    Bronx Art Space; New York City, New York, USA

  • One Night Stand (part of the "The Dissolve" biennial)

    SITE Santa Fe; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

  • Sounding Landscapes

    Curated by Eric Powell

    Shu-box Theatre, University of Regina; Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • The Product of Exchange

    Curated by Wyatt Nash

    Sudhaus; Berlin, Germany

  • New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

    Curated by Zachary Seldess

    Graduate Center, City University of New York; New York, New York, USA

  • Wyatt Nash and Jeff Thompson

    Local Project; Long Island City, New York, USA

  • Reduplication of the Real

    Tactile Bosch Gallery; Cardiff, Wales

  • 2009

    13th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA

    Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina; Novi Sad, Serbia

  • Kunstfilmtag

    Malkasten Theater; Düsseldorf, Germany

  • … a very loud silence

    Curated by Avantika Bawa; Le Flash; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  • Academia Invitational

    Museum of Nebraska Art; Kearney, Nebraska, USA

  • Stored and Filtered: Technology, Time, and Landscape

    Texas Firehouse; Long Island City, New York, USA

  • Investigations of Place

    Jersey City Museum; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

  • Material Reciprocity

    Possible Projects; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Resonance in Residence

    Collaborative exhibition with my sound installation class

    3rd Ward Gallery; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Dis-Echo-Nance

    Hunter College Times Square Gallery; New York, New York, USA

  • 2008

    Altered Landscapes

    Salisbury University Electronic Gallery; Salisbury, Maryland, USA

  • Transart Institute Faculty Exhibition

    BV Gallery; Linz, Austria

  • 2007

    Music Reclamation Project

    Hogar Collection Gallery; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art

    Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  • Performance for Oranges

    White Box Gallery; New York, New York, USA

  • Re-Surfacing

    Hopkins Hall Gallery

    Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio, USA

  • 2006

    All the Kings Horses

    Asterix Gallery; Cleveland, OH

  • SoundLab - Memoryscapes

    Al Kahf Art Gallery; Bethlehem, Palestine

    Contemporary Art Museum; Casoria/Naples, Italy

    Museo Arte Contemporaneo; Santa Fe, Argentina

    Offizyna Art Space; Szczencin, Poland

  • The Whole is the Sum of Its Parts

    Hogar Collection; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Stolen Time

    Dam Stuhltrager; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Fresh Meat/Young Blood

    Shore Institute for Contemporary Art; Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

  • Crossed Circuits

    Performance at Hogar Collection; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • 2005

    First Look

    New Jersey Center for Visual Arts; Summit, New Jersey, USA

  • Diagram and Scribble Archives

    Stony Brook University Gallery; Stony Brook, New York, USA Spectrum: Works on Paper

    Hogar Collection; Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Sight/Sound: New Performance

    Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

  • Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (RCIPP) Exhibition

    Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

  • 2004

    ISC 2004 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture

    Grounds for Sculpture; Hamilton, New Jersey, USA

  • Box Fresh

    Soap Factory; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

AWARDS, FUNDING, and RESIDENCIES

  • Lumen Prize: Long-List (2017)

    I Touch You And You Touch Me nominated for the British Computer Society award for Art and AI and The Physical Location of Every Byte selected for the Still Image award

  • Artist-in-Residence at Wave Farm (2017)

    Acra, New York, USA

  • Artist-in-Residence at Bell Labs (2016)

    Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA

  • Artist-in-Residence at Center for New Art (2016)

    William Patterson University

    Wayne, New Jersey, USA

  • Brighton Digital Festival Commission (2015)

    Brighton, England

  • Artist-in-Residence at Impakt.nl (2014)

    Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Turbulence.org Commission (2014)

    New York/Massachusetts, USA

  • Creativity + Technology = Enterprise Grant (2013)

    Harvestworks; New York, New York, USA

  • Research Council Grant-in-Aid (2013)

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Rhizome Commission (2012)

    New York, New York, USA

  • Nebraska Research Initiatives Grant (2012)

    Co-PI with Holland Computing Center

  • Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Creative Research and Travel Grants (2009-2013)

  • Artist-in-Residence at the Holland Computing Center (2009-2013)

    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

  • Van Lier Fellowship (2008)

    Harvestworks; New York, New York, USA

  • Dispatx.com Commission (2007)

  • Department of Safety Artist-in-Residence (2007)

    Anacortes, Washington, USA

  • Elsewhere Artist Collaborative

    Artist-in-Residence: 2007 and 2009 (with Angeles Cossio)

    Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

  • Vermont Studio Center (2006)

    Nadine Goldsmith Fellowship; Johnson, Vermont, USA

  • VanDerlip Travel Award (2004)

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

PUBLICATIONS

Press, reviews, and interviews include:

  • ANIMAL
  • AV Club/The Onion
  • Boston Globe
  • Brooklyn Rail
  • CNET
  • Comedy Central
  • Creator’s Project
  • Gizmodo
  • Huffington Post
  • Kill Screen
  • Laughing Squid
  • MAKE
  • Marketplace/National Public Radio
  • Paste Magazine
  • PetaPixel
  • Sculpture Magazine
  • Spark/CBC
  • The Atlantic
  • The Verge
  • Time.com
  • WAD Magazine
  • Washington Post
  • Wired.co.uk
  • Yahoo Tech

LECTURES/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • "Texts from the Network: A Reading"

    Radical Networks 2016

    Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • "Chairs and Supercomputers"

    Bell Labs (2016)

    Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA

  • "Computers on Law & Order"

    Digital Humanities Conference 2016

    Kraków, Poland

  • "View Source: A Web Digging Workshop"

    Digital Humanities Conference 2016

    Kraków, Poland

  • "Computers on Law & Order"

    Keystone Ditigital Humanities Conference 2015

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

  • "Computers on Law & Order"

    HASTAC Conference 2015

    East Lansing, Michigan, USA

  • "The 12-Hour Class Period: Game Jams and Hackathons as a Classroom Model"

    FATE Conference 2015; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

  • Drift Station

    Co-founder and director with Angeles Cossio (2009-present)

    Various locations

  • "Transmission and Openness: Strategies for the Geographically and Economically Disadvantaged"

    FATE Conference 2013; Savannah, Georgia, USA

  • Art and Supercomputers

    TEDxUNL

    Sheldon Museum of Art; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

  • "Data, Poetics, and Supercomputers"

    Part of the panel "Changing Paradigms: Art and Technology"

    SECAC Conference 2011; Savannah, Georgia, USA

  • "Data as Medium" (panel chair)

    College Art Association Annual Conference, 2011

    New York, New York, USA

  • Art Exhibition Reviewer

    Siggraph Asia Conference 2009

  • "Data as a Creative Visual Medium" (panel chair)

    Harvestworks; New York, New York, USA

  • College Art Association 2008

    Dallas, Texas, USA

  • Texas Firehouse Gallery

    Co-founder and director (2007-2009)

    Long Island City, New York, USA

  • Artist Talks:

    William Patterson University; Wayne, New Jersey, USA

    University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Ohio University; Athens, Ohio, USA

    Harvestworks/New York Electronic Arts Festival; New York, New York, USA

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    University of North Texas; Denton, Texas, USA

    Hartford School of Art; Hartford, Connecticut, USA

    Webster College; St. Louis, Missouri, USA

    Essex Community College; Newark, New Jersey, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2013-present

    Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Art & Technology

    Stevens Institute of Technology; Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

  • 2009-2013

    Assistant Professor of Digital Arts + New Genres

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

  • 2008-2009

    Adjunct Professor of Digital Art and Video

    Montclair State University; Montclair, New Jersey, USA

  • 2006-2007

    Professor and mentor

    Transart Institute MFA Program; Linz, Austria

WRITING

  • Stethoscope Attachment for Mobile Phone

    Mobile Health Technologies

    Springer Press (forthcoming)

    Book chapter on an 3D-printed attachment for the iPhone to record stethoscope sounds

  • What I See When My Eyes Are Closed

    Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

    New York, New York, USA (2012)

    Paper on data visualization and poetics

  • Emergency Index

    Ugly Duckling Presse

    New York, New York, USA (2012, 2014)

    Work included in this book documenting contemporary performance

  • Data and Poetics

    LemonHound blog (2011)

    A series of posts exploring the relationship of data and poetry

COLLECTIONS

  • New York Center For Book Arts

    New York, New York, USA

  • New York Public Library

    New York, New York, USA

  • Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

    New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

  • Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper Collection

    New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

  • Wexford Art Centre Artist Book Collection

    Wexford, Ireland

DISCOGRAPHY

  • "Power/Field" compilation

    Anarchy Moon Recordings, curated by Bob Bellerue, 2010

  • "Wavering Spruce and 100,000 Blades of Grass"

    Self-released, 2008

  • "Winter Recordings"

    Self-released, 2006

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS

  • 2012

    FieldGuide

    Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    Publication of a practical handbook for starting and artist-run space

  • Bookstore

    Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    Exhibition of nearly 1,200 artist books, zines, and other print publications

  • 10,000 Pixels

    Art Micro-Patronage, online

    International online exhibition of works exploring extreme limitation

  • 2011

    Chopped & Stretched

    Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    Curated with Angeles Cossio; including limited edition compilation CD

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    Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    Curated with Angeles Cossio

  • Find & Replace

    Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    Exhibition exploring the manipulation of the atomistic units of digital media.

  • Redacted Perfection

    Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    Curated with Angeles Cossio

  • 2010

    Work Makes the Work

    Eisentrager Howard Gallery; University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    Exhibition of work by 17 artists exploring how the physical means of production creates meaning in work.

  • 2009

    Stored & Filtered: Time, Technology, and the Landscape

    Texas Firehouse Gallery; Long Island City, New York, USA

    Exhibition examining the landscape through the lens of technology, especially works existing across time and physical space.

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