| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Nathaniel Stern

Professorat University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
United States
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Art Theory, Critical Theory, Biology, Body, Self, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Digital Art, New Media, Digital Culture, Digital Humanities, Ecology, Environment, Electronics, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Net Art, Social Media, Social Networks

Nathaniel Stern is an artist and writer, Fulbright and NSF grantee and professor, interventionist and public citizen. He has produced and collaborated on projects ranging from ecological, participatory, and online interventions, interactive, immersive, and mixed reality environments, to prints, sculptures, videos, performances, and hybrid forms. His first book, Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (Gylphi 2013), takes a close look at the stakes for interactive and digital art, and Ecological Aesthetics: artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics (Dartmouth 2018) is a creative and scholarly collection of stories about art, artists, and their materials, which argues that ecology, aesthetics, and ethics are inherently interconnected, and together act as the cornerstone for all contemporary arts practices. Stern’s ongoing work with startups and industry, on the other hand, has helped launch dozens of new businesses, products, and ideas. 

Journal Articles:
General Articles

Novelty and Utility: How the Arts May Advance Question Creation in Contemporary Research

October 2023
Artists' Statements

Physically Digital, Digitally Physical

June 2005
After Midnight


February 2007

Faces of the Teouma Lapita People: Art, Accuracy and Facial Approximation

June 2009
Articles and Notes

The Implicit Body as Performance: Analyzing Interactive Art

June 2011