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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Art and Electronic Media -- Conversation, Booksigning and Reception with Author Edward Shanken
Interviewed by Dorka Keehn
US Book Launch
June 7, 2009, 3pm

Interdisciplinary arts scholar Edward Shanken, the author of Art and Electronic Media
(Phaidon, 2009), will be interviewed by arts commentator Dorka Keehn at the Exploratorium,
followed by a signing and reception. This event is included in the price of admission to the

This highly anticipated book demonstrates the formidable history of artistic uses of electronic
media, a history that parallels the growing pervasiveness of technology in all facets of life.
Over 200 artists and institutions from more than 30 countries are represented. Among the artists featured, based in the Bay Area are Lynn Hershman Leeson, Paul DeMarinis, Ken Goldberg, Jim Campbell. Survival Research Labs, and Alan Rath. With the possible exception of Rath, each of these artists has had a relationship with the Exploratorium and its artists-in-residence or exhibition programs.

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