Brooke Singer

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Brooke Singer is a digital media artist and curator. Her interest in art began as a teenager when she began taking photographs. During college she studied Russian language and literature with the intention of one day becoming a spy. At graduate school, Brooke experimented with computers and the World Wide Web. Her projects reflect her various interests in image making, espionage and the Internet. She is interested in the effects of evolving, digital networks on experience in the physical, lived-in world. Brooke has exhibited and lectured in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Andy Warhol Museum; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Neuberger Museum of Art; The Banff Centre for the Arts; Biennale de Montréal; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Diverseworks, Houston; Exit Art, New York and Barcelona's Sonar 2006. She has received numerous other commissions including from the Franklin Furnace, Radio and Performing Arts and the Experimental Television Center. With NYCwireless ( Brooke co-produced "Art in the Wireless Park" events, bringing net art off the screen and into public spaces. She collaborated with Jamie Schulte and Beatriz da Costa on the project "Swipe" which received a Finishing Funds 2003 award from the Experimental Television Center. She works with ubiquitous computing technologies and interfaces such as RFID, air-monitor controls, scanners, cell phones, and other mobile media to investigate the ways in which power relations are now imbedded within hidden architectures. She is Assistant Professor of New Media at Purchase College, State University of New York, and co-founder of the art, technology and activist group Preemptive Media. With her collective Preemptive Media, Brooke was awarded the first Social Sculpture Commission by Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2005. Today she continues her work with Preemptive Media while producing a documentary about communities affected by toxic contamination and in search of responsive, environmental leadership. She and the Preemptive Media Collective were awarded the prestigious Eyebeam Fellowship to produce a series of interactive and performative works on air-quality monitoring. Singer's work explores and blurs the borders between science, technology, politics, and arts practices.