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@VCFMW11 – Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 11, September 10-11, 2016, Elk Grove Village, IL

Tiffany Funk (Ph.D.) is an art historian and artist living in Chicago, Illinois. She researches and develops work exploring both current and historical digital technologies, alternately taking the form of critical and conceptual writing, drawing, software, video, and installation. Funk’s current work interrogates our prosthetic relationship with technology, focusing on the disruptions and distortions in our socio-cultural understanding of computer programming as interactive performance. She received her MFA in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Chicago in New Media Arts, and she has shown in galleries and media festivals in the US and abroad. Her dissertation, “Zen and the Art of Software Performance: John Cage and Lejaren Hiller Jr.’s HPSCHD (1967-1969) and its Legacy in Art and Technology,” details how early computational performances provide invaluable insight into both conceptual art practices and the development of human-computer relations in the latter half of the 20th century. She is currently a Lecturer in Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Lake Forest College, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the forthcoming Video Game Art (VGA) Reader.

CV – updated 09/14/2016