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Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and educator. His work traces the lines of political and symbolic power online, working on the Internet in order to comment on and or intercede in the real and poetic flows of information. He sold all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, made perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, created Firefox plugins that highlight the real environmental costs of a global economy on TheRealCosts.com, and transformed all of Wikipedia into books for Print Wikipedia. He is co-author of Digital Foundations and Collaborative Futures, as well as the editor of The Social Media Reader. He founded the New York Arts Practicum, and co-founded the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon. A recipient of residencies and commissions from Eyebeam, Rhizome.org, The Banff Centre, and Turbulence.org, his work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. His works has been written about in Artforum, ARTnews, The New York Times, The Washington Post, among others. A former Senior Fellow at Eyebeam, he is currently Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and a member of the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. He lives in, and rides his bicycle around, Brooklyn. His work lives at Mandiberg.com.
Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and educator. His work traces the lines of political and symbolic power online, working on the Internet in order to comment on and or intercede in the real flows of informationHis work explores systems of exchange, ranging from financial markets to the sharing based peer-production of Free Culture; from copies of copies of images, to disintegration of identities and the displacement of bodies.
He sold all of his possessions online on his year-long performance and e-commerce website Shop Mandiberg (2001), and made perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com (2001), complete with certificates of authenticity to be signed by the user themselves. The Essential Guide to Performing Michael Mandiberg (2002), an extensive DIY guide prepared for a life art performance was included by the Electronic Literature Organization as one of the foundational works of electronic literature to be included in the Library of Congress.
He made the first works to use the web browser plug-in as a platform for creating art works. The Real Costs (2007), is a browser plug-in that inserts carbon footprints into airplane travel websites, and Oil Standard (2006), a browser plug-in that converts all prices on any web page in their equivalent value in barrels of oil.
Mandiberg engages in praxis-oriented scholarship and socially engaged programming. He is the co-author of Digital Foundations and Collaborative Futures, and editor of The Social Media Reader and Educational Outliers. He founded and directs the New York Arts Practicum.
He is a recipient of fellowships, residencies and commissions from The Banff Centre, Eyebeam, Rhizome.org, and Turbulence.org. His work has been include in major survey texts of the field, including those by Rachel Greene, Blais and Ippolito, Jana and Tribe, Edward Shanken, and Josephine Bosma. His work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. He is an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and is on the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. He lives and works in Brooklyn; his work lives at Mandiberg.com.