Tiffany Funk (PhD) is an artist, critical theorist, and researcher specializing in emerging media, computer art, games, and performance art practices.
She researches and develops work exploring current and historical digital technological art practices, alternately taking the form of critical and conceptual writing, interactive media and performance, and games. These works interrogate our conception of the history of technology, focusing on the disruptions and distortions in socio-cultural mis/understandings of computer programming as interactive performance and gaming.
Funk is the Editor-in-Chief of the Video Game Art Reader, a peer-reviewed journal for video game audiences and video game practitioners interested in the history, theory, and criticism of video games, explored through the lens of art history and visual culture. Its primary aim is to facilitate conversation and exploration of video game art, documenting and disseminating discourse about the far-reaching influence of video games on history, society, and culture.
She is co-founder of IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts)—an intermedia, theory, and practice-based Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago.