CLAUDIA JACQUES

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Highlights

    Education

    PhD [ABD]

    University of Plymouth – Plymouth, UK. 2017 expected.
    School of Art & Media – Faculty of Arts – Planetary Collegium CAiiA-STAR Hub
    [Centre for Advanced Inquiry in Integrative Arts – Science, Technology and Art Research].
    Dissertation Title: Space-Time Aesthetics in the Meta-Environment: A Cybersemiotics Analysis.

    Copenhagen Business School – Frederiksberg, Denmark.
    Relevant PhD-courses with Professor Søren Brier.

    Cybersemiotics and Transdisciplinarity II: Focus on New Developments in Biosemiotics and Culture Analysis; August 2013.
    Cybersemiotics and Transdisciplinarity: Applications in Linguistics, Communication, Semiotics, and Art-technology Analysis; August 2012.

    MFA

    School of Visual Arts – New York, NY, USA – May 2009.
    Computer Arts.

    Grants & Awards

    2017
    David Bermant Foundation Short-term Residency, Santa Ynez, California, USA.

    David Bermant Foundation Grant
    Intro to ArtSciTech digital environment.

    2014 – 2017
    National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant.
    Social Origins of Chicago’s New Negro Artists and Intellectuals.
    NEH through Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    2013 Cybersemiotics & Human Knowing Short-term Fellowship.
    Cybersemiotics & Transdisciplinarity in Art.
    Copenhagen Business School. Frederiksberg, Denmark.

    Andrew W. Mellon Short-term Fellowship.
    Social Origins of Chicago’s New Negro Artists and Intellectuals: A Photographic Survey.
    Black Chicago Metropolis Consortium, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

    Di-Egy Fest 0.1 Artist Grant Award.
    Me, Myself & Maybe I: Mixing Realities Interactive Installation.
    Di-Egy Fest 0.1 + German University, Cairo, Egypt.

    2012 WCC 2011 Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.
    SUNY Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY, USA.

    Presentations & Publications

    2017

    Visualizing The Cybersemiotic Experience – presentation.
    Cross, Inter, Multi, Trans: 13th World Congress of Semiotics IASS. International Association for Semiotics Studies, Kaunas, Lithuania, June 27, 2017.

    2016

    Reflections on Cybersemiotic Experience in the Meta-Environment – article publication.
    Cybernetics and Human Knowing journal – peer reviewed. Vol. 23: No.4 (2016): 57-75

    Black Chicago History Meta-Environment – presentation.
    Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, June 26, 2016.

    Connecting the Drops – co-presentation.
    Water World 2016, water-wheel.net, Worldwide. March 19, 2016.

    2015
    Discovering the Early History of Black Creative Expression in Chicago – co-presentation.
    Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, USA. February 25, 2015.

    2014
    Update on the Website for ‘Social Origins of Chicago’s New Negro – presentation.

    NEH, Black Chicago History Forum and Carter G. Woodson Regional Library event. Carter G. Woodson Regional Library of the Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL, USA. October 26, 2014.

    A Case for Knowledge Art: A Cybersemiotic Analysis of Space-Time Aesthetics in the Meta-Environment – presentation.
    Living in Cybernetics 2014 Conference: American Society for Cybernetics. George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. August 4, 2014.

    Education, Arts, Technology – keynote speaker and forum panelist.
    Education, Arts, Technology – E.A.T. Forum. SUNY Westchester Community College and Arts Westchester. White Plains, NY. USA. May 22, 2014.

    2013
    Root, Branch & Blossom: Social Origins of Chicago’s New Negro Artists and Intellectuals – presentation.
    The Black Metropolis Research Consortium. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. June 12, 2013.

    Space-Time Aesthetics in the Meta-Environment: A Cybersemiotics Analysis – presentation.
    The Difference That Makes a Difference 2013 Conference: Interdisciplinary workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity. The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. April 8, 2013.

    Semiotics of Embodiment in the Meta-Environment – presentation.
    CR13 Consciousness Reframed 2013: Art & Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era, International Research Conference. German University in Cairo; New Cairo, Egypt. March 31, 2013.

    2012
    From Greenwich to Google: The Aesthetics of Time and the Meta-Environment – presentation.
    Mutamorphosis: Tribute to Uncertainty International Conference. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Centre for Science, Technology and Society at the Institute of Philosophy, Prague, CZ, December 6, 2012.

    Meta-Environment – publication.
    Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research. Vol. 10: No.1 (2012): 93-99

    Connecting the Dots – presentation.
    The Fourth State of Water Symposium: UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. March 22 & 23, 2012.

    2011
    Brazil’s Tropicalia Movement: Reflections on Anthropophagic Syncretic Reality – presentation and article publication.

    Art, Identity and the Technology of Transformation. 12th Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal. December, 1, 2011.

    Consciousness Refraimed 12: Presences in the Mindfield, Art, Identity and the Technology of Transformation. EDS. Roy Ascott and Luis Miguel Girão (Universidade de Aveiro, 2011): 139-143.

    Escher’s Way: A New Paradigm for Conceptualizing Changes in Consciousness – presentation.

    Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions - Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-biological Era:Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Wenxiang Road, Songjiang, Shanghai, China. August 25 to 27, 2011.

    Teaching with Social Media Workshop – co-presentation.
    Westchester Community College Faculty Development: Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, USA. May 19, 2011.

    Perception of Self, Time & Space: An Ethnographic Case Study of Stream of Group Consciousness Mediated by Ayahuasca Ritual Practices – presentation.

    Ionion Centre for Arts & Culture: Kefalonia, Greece. April 9, 2011.

    2010
    Teaching with Social Media – co-presentation.
    Westchester Community College Adjunct Faculty Showcase: Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, USA. December 9, 2010.

    Cyberperception, Technoetic Aesthetics & Consciousness in ‘Mixing Realities’: Theory into Practice – presentation and article publication.
    TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre – Making Reality Really Real: Consciousness Reframed 11: Trondheim, Norway. November 4 to 6, 2010.
    Making Reality Really Real. EDS. Roy Ascott, Margarete Jahrmann and Aspen Gangvik: (Trondheim: TEKS Publishing, 2010): 43-46.

    Mixing Realities – presentation.
    Skilled Art – Talks about Art, Consciousness & Transdisciplinary Practices: Guimarães, Portugal. April 23 & 24, 2010.

    Shows

    2017

    World Water Day
    Waterbodies.org. Co-curator.

    Strong as a Woman
    Beam Runner Café, Peekskill, NY
    The Hen: Jacques + Lispector. Giclée of Mixed Media

    2016

    CURRENT:LA Water
    ArtSci Collective with Waterbodies.org

    Water World! 2016
    water-wheel.net, Worldwide.
    Invited Co-curator

    2015

    Next Nature
    Ionian Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia, Greece.
    Homo Conscious; 2015 version. Composite of brain scan with algorithmic rendering digital print.

    2013–2015

    Artists in the Archives: Alternet – USA traveling group show.
    Cogitar series; 2012/13. 356 mixed media library cards.

    2014 Retrospective Faculty Show
    The Center for Digital Art Gallery, SUNY WCC Peekskill Extension Center, Peekskill, NY, USA.
    Homo Concious; 2014 version. Composite of brain scan with algorithmic rendering digital print.

    Brains, Boobs and Backbones
    Mezzanine Gallery, Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill, NY, USA.
    Diva Faces; 2014. Newspaper, color pastels, pencils and markers on fiber paper composite.

    STEAM at Regeneron
    Regeneron Farmaceuticals, White Plains, NY, USA.

    Mixing Realities Second Generation; 2014. Hybrid interactive video installation.

    STEAM
    ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY, USA.

    Mixing Realities Second Generation; 2014. Hybrid interactive video installation.

    [inter]sections
    SUNY Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Valhalla, NY, USA.
    Curator.

    2013 Carson Grubaugh’s Hermeneutics
    The Open University & MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK.

    The Homo Concious; 2013. Composite of brain scan with algorithmic rendering digital print.

    Digitalizing Egypt
    Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.

    Me, Myself & I: Mixing Realities; 2013. Interactive video installation.

    2012 The Ballot Box: 20 Artists Consider the Presidential Election.

    The Bean Runner Cafe Gallery, Peekskill, NY, USA.
    Hanging Chad, 2012. Mixed media installation.

    COCA & The Fourth State of Water
    Centre of Contemporary Art, Turon, Poland.

    Waterbodies.org; 2011/12. Interactive net interface.

    2011 (Inside) Joke
    Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA, USA.

    What?; 2010. Video installation.

    Faculty Selects
    Westchester Community College Gallery, Valhalla, NY, USA.
    Mixing Realities; 2009. Physical/digital interactive video installation.

    2009 ArchTime
    Arch Time, NY, NY
    Mixing Realities; 2009. Video documentation.

    Mediated Realities
    Visual Art Gallery, NY, NY, USA.
    Mixing Realities; 2009. Physical/digital interactive video installation.

    2008 Continuous Current
    SVA Galleries, 133 W 21st Street, NY, NY, USA.
    Bubbles & Marshmallows; 2008. Short experimental videos.

     

    Educational Experience

    2001 to Date CUNY Bronx Community College, Art & Music Department – Bronx, NY, USA
    Adjunct Associate Professor in Digital Arts.
    Courses:
    User Interface Design, Digital Photography & Motion Graphics.

    2001 to Date SUNY Westchester Community College, Art Department – Valhalla, NY, USA
    Senior Adjunct Faculty in Studio & Digital Arts.
    Courses:
    2D Design, Digital Imaging, Web Design, Computer Graphics I, II & III.

    2011 to Date University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Art|Sci Center, School of the Arts, Department of Design Media Arts.
    • ArtSci | SciArt Nanolab Associate Director – January 2017 to date.
    • Summer Nanolab Instructional Designer – July 24 to August 5, 2016.
    • Online Education Consultant – September 2012 to Date.
    • Online Education Coordinator – September 2011 to August 2012.

    2012 to 2013 Marymount Manhattan College – New York, NY, USA
    Adjunct Instructor in Digital Media, Communication Arts Department.
    Course: Web Workshop.

    2005 to 2007 Scarsdale Adult School – Scarsdale, NY, USA
    Graphic Design Instructor.
    Courses: Adobe Photoshop Elements and Web Design/Dreamweaver

    2002 to 2004 Saint Theres School – Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
    Technology Teacher
    Created and implemented technology curriculum from Pre-Kindergarten to 8th Grade.

    1994 to 1996 People Brasil Informática – Campinas, SP, Brazil
    National Technical Coordinator/Instructor for Graphic Design.
    Researched, developed and published courses:
    • Graphic Design and Microsoft Office for Elementary School Curriculum with tools: Manual, project, presentation script and teacher’s daily plan.
    • Desktop Publishing with Corel Draw & Aldus PageMaker Training: Manual, project, presentation script and teacher’s daily plan.
    • Microsoft Word 6.0, Aldus PageMaker 5.0 and CorelDRAW 4.0: Teacher’s Training Materials and Assessment.

    Professional Experience

    1996 to Date Knowledge Art Consultants, Inc – Valhalla, NY, USA

    Education, Graphic, Web, Interface, Information Designer - Partner
    Partial list of clients: Henckels, Edcomm Group, IBM/Lotus, CAMLIGHT, Hudson Homes, Manhattan Furnished Apartments, Collegistics, NAACP/WRACT-SO, etc.

    2003 to 2013 SUNY Westchester Community College – Valhalla, NY, USA
    Art Department Senior Art Tech – May 2005 to October 2013
    Art Department Computer Graphics Tech – September 2003 to April 2005

    2001 to 2003 Alec Marshall Photography, Inc. – Ossining, NY, USA
    Associate Photographer

    1993 to 1994 People Brasil Informática – Campinas, SP, Brazil
    Graphic Designer

    Professional Affiliations

    Cybernetics and Human Knowing: A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis & Cyber-Semiotics – Art & Web Editor, January 2013 to Date.

    Interaction Design Associates – 2010.

    Rhizome – 2010.

    School of Visual Arts Alumni Association – 2009.

    Westchester Region NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics Coalition – Web Editor, 2009 to Date.

    College Arts Association – Since 2008.

    Skills

    Software:

    OS X, Microsoft, Linux, Chromium OS
    Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Microsoft Office - Word, Powerpoint, Excel | Adobe CC/CS6 Design & Web - Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Code, Animate, Flash; CorelDRAW, QuarkXpress, Adobe PageMaker | Adobe CS6 Video & Design - Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Encore, Media Encoder, Soundbooth, etc.; Final Cut Pro, Korsakow, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Nuke, Pro Tools, Garage Band, ITunes | HTML, XML, CSS, JS, JQuery, PHP, MySQL, Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, Moodle, Sakai, BlackBoard, Google API, Amazon WS, Apache, FTP | Max/MSP/Jitter, Processing, Actionscript, NodeBox/Python, Basic Stamp, Arduino. Open source applications researcher.

    Hardware: IBM PC and Macintosh | Knowledge of installation and maintenance of different hardware such as printers, scanners, internal & external drivers, cameras, microprocessors, sensors - physical computing | Video & Sound: Analog, Digital & HD Still & Video Cameras, Lighting, Composition. Analog/Digital Recorders, Microphones, & Mixers.

    Languages: Proficiency in English and Portuguese. Knowledge of Spanish, basic knowledge of French and Italian.

     

    Full C.V.

    June 2017

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