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Janna Ahrndt

Visiting Assistant Professorat Indiana University, Bloomington
United States
Focus area: Net Art, , Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Fabrication, Maker Art, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Materials, Textiles Engineering, Wearables,Connected self, Video, Film

Janna Ahrndt received her MFA in Electronic and Time Based Art from Purdue University and is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital art at Indiana University. She is a part of a wave of new media artists rejecting the notion that craft and technology are directly opposed. Her work explores how deconstructing everyday technologies can be used to question larger oppressive systems and create a space for participatory political action. Her activist and social art practice seeks to blur the lines between the materiality of craft and the digital realm of new media technologies to create socio-political interventions. She has presented research on the use of DIY electronics as a medium for participatory political art at ISEA 2019 in Gwangju South Korea and facilitated workshops in collaboration with the Science Gallery in Melbourne Australia, the Science Gallery in Dublin Ireland and the NEoN Re@ct festival.

Journal Articles:
Special Section: Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2019

Deconstruct and Dissent: Subversive Technologies for the Modern Militant

October 2020