Issue 26 Online Journal of New Media Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:07:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Contributor-Jenene Castle Thu, 11 Feb 2010 02:50:52 +0000 Jenene Castle is a New Media artist now studying at the CADRE Laboratory in San Jose, California. In 2009 she completed an international internship, had an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum, and was selected to participate in the 2010 Zero1 Art Bi-Annual. Aside from being involved with Switch, Castle is also an active member in XAP (Experimental Audio and Performance Group) and Ars Virtua. Castle believes that every life experience can lend to inspiration for current or future works.

Contributor-Alex Gibson Thu, 11 Feb 2010 02:20:32 +0000 Alex Gibson is a visual artist working primarily in printmaking and drawing, his work focuses on notions of reality and mortality. Within Switch Alex is primarily involved in the physical manifestations of the Journal primarily in the form of printed media and exhibitions.

Contributor-James Morgan Thu, 11 Feb 2010 02:13:00 +0000 James Morgan is an internationally exhibited artist who has shown work at EMAF, Zero1 and ISEA. He is currently the director of Ars Virtua which has hosted international exhibits, conferences, artist presentations and residencies. James teaches at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media in San Jose, and at the University of California San Diego as a visiting lecturer.

He is currently working with the Odyssey art simulator and taking solice in his laser paintings. He is available for lectures and mall openings.

Anything that can be made, can be made black.

Contributor-Sara Gevurtz Thu, 11 Feb 2010 01:52:49 +0000 Sara Gevurtz is a graduate student at San Jose State University pursuing her Masters of Fine Art in Digital Media.  She received her undergraduate degree in Evolution, Behavior and Ecology Biology from the University of California, San Diego.  Her current work focuses on ecological and environmental issues.  By employing various different media her work tries to make ecological issues easily accessible to those who do not necessarily have a scientific background.  She is also specifically interested in environmental issues that are not only biologically complex, but also have political complexities.

Managing Editor- DC Spensley Thu, 11 Feb 2010 01:26:56 +0000 Managing Editor 2010 to present

DC Spensley

Presently a graduate student at San Jose’s CADRE Laboratory for New Media and alumni of the San Francisco Art Institute, DC Spensley has lived and worked in Northern California since 1986. Spensley wears the hat of writer, director, cinematographer, composer, performance artist and most recently has achieved critical notoriety incorporating conceptual performance and situated technology in the virtual reality simulation of Second Life. While most people jealously guard their pseudonymity inside this alternate reality, Spensley attempts parity in both worlds and has exhibited this work internationally at the ZeroOne Biennial/ISEA conference in 2006, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival 2006, Ars Electronica 2007, and Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery in Brooklyn New York 2008. A 2008 Rockefeller Foundation nominee, Spensley’s work has appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine i(2009) and has been profiled on PBS’s Art21 (2010) and appeared in numerous publications both in print and electronic media.

Curatorial Team Wed, 05 Aug 2009 20:06:42 +0000 The curatorial team has worked vigorously on making this exhibition happen.

Danielle Siembieda
Lead Curator/ SWITCH Managing Editor

James Morgan
Art Direction

Alex Gibson
Exhibition Design

Lianne Scott
Exhibition Design

Francis Estrand

Xiaoqing Jing
Web design

Special Thanks to:
Erica Wo
Graphic Design

Joe Miller
WORKS/SJ Graphic Design

Stephanie Battle
WORKS/SJ Gallery Coordinator

Bruce Gardner
CADRE Liaison

Thanks to any volunteers who helped make this exhibition possible.



Can’t make it to downtown San Jose? Join us virtually at SWITCH.SJSU.EDU. We will have LIVE Streaming of the opening! Watch First Friday Live starting around 8 on Friday August 7 at

For live First Fridays go to : featured live streams will be from Anno Domini, KALEID Gallery, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and WORKS/ San Jose. There will also be a lightly moderated chat available to talk to other art patrons and perhaps even some on site.

Global climate change has far reaching ramifications, and as a result the world as we know it will not be the world of 100 or perhaps even 10 years. Armed with an awareness of how our actions impact the environment, how will this affect our ideas about who we are? This was the question posed by CADRE New Media Lab at San Jose State University in an open call to artists earlier this summer.

From entries all over the world, six finalists were chosen. Leading artist Andrea Polli, seen at 01SJ 2008, will be exhibiting her work Sonic Antarctica We are also excited to feature the work Markers and 100,000-year journey by Xavier Cortada. Other works exploring the poles include Jerome Gueneau and Catherine Rannou, Phil Boissonnet, Andrea Juan, and Erika Blumenfeld. The jurors for the exhibit include surveillance artist Hasan Elahi, new media artist Robin Lasser and writer/curator Annick Bureaud.

SPONSORS:,, CADRE New Media Lab, WORKS San Jose.

Exhibition details:

August 7, 2009, during South First Friday Art Walk
Location: WORKS/SJ 451 S. First St. , San Jose, CA 95113

ARTIST CHAT: with French artist Phil Boissonnet  and see his work CP Toms.

AUGUST 9TH: POLAR IDENTITY Family day. Bring your family in for an art workshop on Polar Identity. See SWITCH.SJSU.EDU or

ONGOING: All art POLAR IDENITITY will also be exhibited virtually at SWITCH.SJSU.EDU

SEPTEMBER: Panel on Polar Identity and Global Warming. If you are interested in being on the panel please contact us at

September 11, 2009, 7pm
WORKS/San Jose
451 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA 95113

Further questions please contact:

Danielle Siembieda

Jurors Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:43:50 +0000 Annick Bureaud

Annick Bureaud is a new media art critic and researcher. She  works and lives in Paris, France. She is the director of Leonardo/Olats, the French branch of  Leonardo/Isast ( As an art critic she contributes to the French contemporary  art magazine Art Press. She teaches at the Art School Eesi in Poitiers and has been  guest lecturer at the School of the Art Institute  Chicago/SAIC in 1999 and at the University of Quebec in
Montreal (UQAM) in 2001. In 2002, she co-edited the book “Connexions : art, réseaux,
media” published by the Press of Ensba ; she co-organized  the International Symposium “Artmedia VIII: From the  Aesthetics of Communication to Net art”, in Paris and edited
the online proceedings published by Leonardo/Olats. In 2003,  she organised the Symposium “Visibility – Legibility of  Space Art. Art and Zero G.: the Experience of Parabolic  Flight” within the @rts Outsider Festival in Paris (proceedings on the Leonardo/Olats web site). In 2004, she published “Les Basiques : art ‘multimédia'”, an online course on multimedia art on the Leonardo/Olats web site.
She is the co-curator of the 2009 @rt Outsiders Festival: “(Un)Inhabitable? Art and Extreme Environments” (September  9th – October 11th 2009,

Robin Lasser

Robin Lasser is a Professor of Art at San Jose State University. Lasser produces photographs, video, site-specific installations and public art working with socially and culturally significant imagery and themes. Her most extensive project, Eating Disorders in a Disordered Culture, has been published in numerous books, catalogs, newspapers and journals and has been funded by dozens of public organizations in communities across the United States and abroad. Lasser often works in a collaborative mode with other artists, writers, students, public agencies, community organizations, and international coalitions (such as her work in Egypt as a Fulbright Scholar) to produce art and promote public dialogue.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally at museums such as: The Fine Arts Museum in Neuquen, Argentina, Parsons School of Design in New York City, LA County Museum of Art, Triton Museum in Santa Clara, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Osaka World Trade Center Museum in Japan, Horace Gallery in Cairo, Egypt, and the Academy of Film in Prague, Czech Republic. Her work has been published in numerous periodicals including: The New York Times, Time Out New York, Los Angeles Times, Afterimage, Artpapers and Artweek. Her work can be viewed at

Hasan Elahi

Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi recently was invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, and at the American Association of Artificial Intelligence. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship, and an artist grant from the Asociacion Artetik Berrikuntzara in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, Al Jazeera, and has appeared on The Colbert Report. He is an assistant professor at San Jose State University. He is also 2009 Resident Faculty and Nancy G. MacGrath Endowed Chair at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Catherine Rannou Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:39:43 +0000 Honorable Mention


Catherine Rannou is a video artist and an architect, she teaches at the “l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Bretagne” (ENSAB) (Higher National School of Architecture of Britany) in France. She is conducting a research in collaboration with the French Polar Institute (IPEV), a glaciology scientific laboratory (LGGE), the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and a technical research office (T.E.S.S) in the Antarctic continent, that she started in 2006, during her artistic residency « art at the poles », at the French Polar Base Dumont d’Urville.


During her “Summer Campaign”, thanks to a grant from Cultures France Villa Médicis hors les murs, on the French base of Dumont d’Urville (DDU) and the franco-italian bases of Prud’homme and Concordia during the austral Summer 2008/2009 (October 2008 – February 2009), Catherine Rannou proposes to five persons, close to her working field, to be associated to her research through a communication protocol and exchanges about the research conducted in situ and during her travel.

Antarctica scientific bases, if they are first and foremost working places, are also, du to their isolation and the forced confinement, living and intimate spaces.
Data communication, constrained by the extreme isolation of the Antarctic continent from the rest of the world, is difficult and not in real time and exchanges through the usual means of dialogue (telephone, mail, email) is restricted to the utilitarian necessities, mostly technical.
This specific difficulty for dialogue from the Antarctic continent with the rest of the world, which favors mediated exchanges of digital datas against the expression of the body (voice, gestures, …) is taken into account in the protocol that has been defined.

«Digital samples » are simultaneously sent by Catherine Rannou to the five chosen addressees during her whole journey: from her departure from Paris to her arrival at the Franco-Italian base of Concordia, to her return from Concordia to Paris.
Those « digital samples», no matter their content (digitalized drawings, digital photographs, videos, texts, ….) are restricted to the authorized maximum size for emails from Antarctica, that is 32Ko.

Those exchanges are like beacons or signals which, in return can be interpretated, annotated, expanded and thrown back by the addressees to the sender as well as to the other addressees participating in the project. The distance, growing with the journey, disconnections and other transmission difficulties are distording the exchange.
A parallel space should appear, as an inprint, like a radar that registers the echo of the waves that are bouncing on obstacles.


Jerome Gueneau Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:34:20 +0000 HONORABLE MENTION


Bachelor of Science (Sociology) Nanterre University.
Boulle School (Paris) Graduate
Versailles School of Architecture Graduate
Since 2003 – Lecturer at the National School of Architecture in Brittany [ENSAB]
PhD Paris VIII

Architecture Practice
Since March 2007, independent practising architect currently working on an Urban Planning Project along the Bedjaia Algerian Coast and on the renovation of a Shopping Centre in Montreuil, France.
Architect – co-founder of 3+1 Architects Partnership, working on Council Housing projects for the Town Hall of Paris.
Co- founder of Design Company Gueno&Gueno – Design and Set design

Research and Publications

Typological Study for commercial retailing zone in Paris.

“MELNIKOV, MCKAY, KOOLHAAS, the Ramp and the Slide”.
Article commissioned by AM Chatelet, Historian, Professor & Researcher at Versailles School of Architecture for EAV magazine. Versailles School of Architecture Publication.

“Contracts for Urban Project Management”
Under the direction of J.M. Galibourg Initial text by 3+1 Architects for a brochure targeted at builders and constructors working in the public domain. MICQ editions
Governmental guidelines for the quality of public construction in France.

Participation in the television programme ‘Precarious Intellectuals’ by Laurent Preyale.
Produced by France 3 CA – Televised France 2007

Work by Guéno&Guéno Design and Set Design. Design Practice founded by Jerome Guéneau and Xavier Guéneau. Published by Intramuros Magazine, by ArchitetureCrée and by the Japanese magazine AXIS.

Works by 3+1 Architects, (created by Jérôme Guéneau in association with Valerie Flicoteaux) published in the catalogues; ‘Des architectures vives’, Published by Archibooks and ‘Petites machines a habiter’, Published by CAUE Sarthe Region, France

Works by Jérôme Guéneau published by Le Moniteur des Travaux Publics et de la Construction