Marc LafiaMarc Lafia (born November 21, 1955) is an artist, filmmaker, photographer, curator, educator, essayist and information architect.
Lafia's career as an artist began in the early 1980s in filmmaking. Lafia's many works include commissioned films, online works in Java and Flash, and multi-screen computational installations for the Walker Art Center; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Tate Online: Intermedia Art; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany; NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo; and Centre Georges Pompidou.
Lafia's photographic works are speculative meditations on the new photographic conditions of the still image located in real and material exhibition galleries as well as in non-local emergent net galleries, such as Flickr.
Marc Lafia has lectured and taught courses on film directing, acting for the camera, new media art practices, and graduate seminars in new media philosophy, methods, and practices at Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute, California Institute of the Arts, Pratt Institute of Design, and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, New York Film Academy, and Columbia University.
Marc Lafia's essays on the topics of new media art, computational cinema, and the nature of the image have been published in Artforum International, Digital Creativity, Eyebeam.org, and Film and Philosophy Journal.
Marc Lafia is the Founder, Chief Information Architect and Creative and Editorial Strategist of [http://www.artandculture.com/ ''Art+Culture.com''], a net-based archive and exploratorium of contemporary art and culture, founded in 1998. Lafia continues to curate and edit the award-winning ''Art+Culture.com'' site.
Museums of contemporary art, including the Museum of Modern Art-New York; the Tate Britain's online for-profit venture, Tate Online: Intermedia Art; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston utilized Lafia's expertise as a creative strategist and information architect to conduct global media audits of best practices in advance technologies for the arts, and audits of each institution's assets for online initiatives.
Marc Lafia resides in Brooklyn, New York. Provided by Wikipedia