micha cárdenas is an artist/theorist who creates and studies trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes migration, performance and mobility. This fall, cárdenas will be joining the University of Washington | Bothell as Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
cárdenas is a Provost Fellow and PhD candidate in Media Arts + Practice (iMAP) at University of Southern California and a member of the artist collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0. Her solo and collaborative work has been seen in museums, galleries, biennials, keynotes, community and public spaces around the world.
cárdenas’ co-authored books The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities and Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs were published by Atropos Press. Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies Troubling the Line, The &Now Awards 3, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves and the forthcoming Writing the Walls Down. She has published book chapters in Plants, Androids and Operators – A Post-Media Handbook, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, Queer Geographies, The Critical Digital Studies Reader and the Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader. Her articles have been published in CTheory, the Media-N Journal, the Ada Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, and the AI & Society Journal, as well as the magazines No More Potlucks, Mute Magazine and Make/Shift Magazine.
In 2015 micha was a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, and a MacArthur Foundation HASTAC Scholar. In 2013 micha was a fellow at the Post Media Lab at Leuphana University in Germany, a New Directions Scholar at the USC Center for Feminist Research and a HASTAC Scholar. She holds an MFA from University of California, San Diego, an MA in Communication from the European Graduate School and a BS in Computer Science from Florida International University. She blogs at femmedisturbance.tumblr.com and tweets at @michacardenas. Read more…
April 2015: Both Redshift & Portalmetal and my new bioart project, Pregnancy, are on exhibition in LA at iMappening 2015.
Jan 2015: My new game, Redshift and Portalmetal, is now available online!
Upcoming Talks, Performances and Exhibitions
October 21-24, Phoenix, AZ
Keynote: Association of Internet Researchers, IR16
October 9-11, Toronto
Featured Speaker: 4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, “Off the Books”
Performance hosted by e-fagia
April 30 – May 5, Los Angeles
Pregnancy and Redshift & Portalmetal in iMappening 2015
Recent Talks and Performances
February 3, Los Angeles
Munroe Center for Social Inquiry at Pitzer College
Jan 8-11, Vancouver
MLA 2015, Vancouver, “Queer OS: Queerness as Operating System”
November 8-11, Montreal
HTMlles, opening night performance and workshop
October 14-16, Philadelphia
Visiting Artist at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
August 18, Toronto
What Carries Us Through the World, OCAD
August 16, Toronto
Ill Nana DiverseCity Dance Company’s Performance Showcase
August 13, Toronto
Body Games 2 with Dames Making Games
July 1-15, Toronto
Artist in Residence, LGBT Intergenerational Residency, Artscape Gibraltar
May 9-11, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Living as Form (Nomadic Edition) Antioch College
May 1-3, Virginia Tech
Keynote, Gender, Bodies, Technology Conference, Virginia Tech
March 12-14, Sweden
Keynote, Digital Gender Theory and Practice, Umeå University, Sweden