Rejane SpitzProf.at PUC-Rio University, Brazil
Rejane Spitz is a Full Professor at the Department of Art & Design at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, where she teaches at graduate and undergraduate programs. She was a Pos-Doctoral researcher at CADRE-Laboratory for New Media /San Jose State University (California, USA) in 2003, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab in 2002. She has a Ph.D. in Education from PUC-RIO (1993), a M. Arts in Graphic Design (1983) from the Central School of Art & Design (London, UK), a B.Arts in Industrial Design (1979) and a B.Arts in Visual Communication (1979) from PUC-RIO. Spitz also coordinates the Electronic Art Lab (Laboratório de Arte Eletrônica), an experimental research laboratory working with art and technology at PUC-Rio, Brazil. She has been working with computers in the Arts since 1983, and her works have been exhibited in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, Finland, France, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Spain, United States and Uruguay. Rejane has written extensively on social and cultural issues related to the use of technology in developing nations, and her writings have been published on major peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences on Computer Graphics, Electronic Arts and Design. She has been an active volunteer member of several international organizations in the Arts and Design, such as ACM SIGGRAPH, LEONARDO/ISAST, ISEA and SIGRADI. She has served as South American Representative and Global Outreach Coordinator at the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee since 1991, and has been in the LEONARDO/ISAST’s Advisory Board since 1991.