Randall Packer, Adjunct Faculty
Randall Packer is a multimedia artist, composer, writer and educator, and has worked at the intersection of interactive media, live performance, and networked art since the 1980s. He has received critical acclaim for his socially and politically infused critique of an increasingly technological society, and has performed and exhibited at museums, theaters, and festivals internationally, including: NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo), ZKM Center for Art & Media (Karlsruhe), Walker Art Center, (Minneapolis), Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), The Kitchen (New York City), ZERO1 Biennial (San Jose), Transmediale Festival of Media (Berlin), and Theater Artaud (San Francisco). He is also a writer and scholar in new media, most notably the co-editor of Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality and the author of his long running blog: Reportage from the Aesthetic Edge. He has also written extensively on art, technology, society and culture for publications including: MIT Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, the Leonardo Journal for the Arts & Sciences, LINK, ART LIES, Hyperallergic, and Cambridge University Press.
Dr. Packer holds an MFA and PhD in music composition and has taught multimedia at the University of California, Berkeley, Maryland Institute College of Art, American University, California Institute of the Arts, Johns Hopkins University, and the Museum of Modern Art. He is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, where he teaches networked art practice. At NTU, he directs the Open Source Studio (OSS) project, an educational initiative exploring collaborative online research and teaching in the media arts. He is the recipient of a recent award from Museums and the Web for the best educational site of 2014, an online course created for the Museum of Modern Art. Most recently, he was the organizer and co-chair of the Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium at NTU, a global event, which featured participants from more than 40 countries around the world.