Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Art History, Augmented Reality, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Dance, Choreography, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Net Art, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Sound, Acoustics, Surveillance, Security, Telepresence, Urban Planning, Built Environment, Video, Film, Writing, Literature, Poetry
As a curator, writer and educator, Vanessa Chang builds communities and conversations about art, technology and human bodies. She is Senior Program Manager at Leonardo/ISAST. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, where she was a Geballe Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center and also ran the Graphic Narrative Workshop, a research workshop and event series dedicated to comics. She was lead investigator for The Grid: Art + Tech Report (2020) and teaches in Visual & Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. Most recently, she curated Recoding CripTech at SOMArts Cultural Center, Intersections at the Leonardo Convening at Fort Mason Center for the Arts, and Artobots, a CODAME festival of art, automation and artificial intelligence. She has appeared on NPR’s On the Media and State of the Art, and her curatorial work has been profiled in such venues as Art in America and KQED Arts. Her writing has been published in Wired, Slate, Noema, Los Angeles Review of Books, Journal of Visual Culture, and Animation: an interdisciplinary journal, among other venues.