Paul Ryan After spending over four years in a western monastic order, Paul Ryan worked directly with Marshall McLuhan and then went on to experiment with the video medium. Along with Nam June Paik, Frank Gillette and others, he exhibited in the historic show "TV as a Creative Medium" in 1969 at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York City. Other showings include Video Variations on Holy Week at the Kitchen Performance Space (one-person show 1976) The Primitivism Show in The Museum of Modern Art (1984), and The American Century Show at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1999-2000). His video art has shown in Japan, Korean, Turkey, Israel, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Denmark, Equador, Canada and throughout the United States. Radical Software published his seminal writings on video. NASA published his Earthscore Notational System, a cybernetic adaptation of Charles Peirce’s phenomenological and semiotic system. Other articles appeared in Semiotica, Leonardo, and IS Journal. Ryan authored Cybernetics of the Sacred in 1974, Video Mind, Earth Mind in 1993 and The Three Person Solution (forthcoming Purdue University Press). He presented his design for an Environmental Television Channel at Bozichi University in Istanbul, the Contemporary Art Institute in New Orleans, and a United Nations Conference. His conceptualization of a program for a Hall of Risk in Lower Manhattan was presented at the Venice Biennial. Mr. Ryan co-founded and co-directed the Gaia Institute at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. He is cur articles have appeared in numerous journals, including /IS Journal/, /Millennium/, /Leonardo/, /Terra Nova/ and /Semiotica/. He studied with both Marshall McLuhan and Gregory Bateson. Ryan's teaching experience includes New York University, SUNY New Paltz, and Parsons School of Design. Currently he is a Member of the Core Faculty in the Graduate Media Studies Program at The New School in New York City.