CV

micha cárdenas, artist/theorist

Performances/Exhibitions | Publications | Reviews/Interviews | Classes Taught | Talks and Workshops

Edited CV, full CV available upon request. 

Education

2015 (Expected)  PhD Candidate, Media Arts + Practice, University of Southern California
2009                   MFA Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
2008                   MA Media and Communications, with Distinction, European Graduate School
2001                   BS Computer Science, Florida International University

Employment and Appointments

2013 – Present Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information
2011 – Present Research Assistant for Tara McPherson, Scalar Developer, Alliance for Networking Visual Culture
2013 Teaching Assistant for Evan Hughes, Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in Digital Culture
2013 Teaching Assistant for Holly Wills, Digital Culture Symposium
2011 Interim Associate Director of Art and Technology, Culture, Art and Technology Program, Sixth College, UCSD
2007-2011 Artist/Researcher, Calit2, Transborder Immigrant Tool
2010 Lecturer, Critical Gender Studies Program, UCSD
2009-2010 Lecturer, Visual Arts Department, UCSD
2009-2011 Programmer/Analyst II for Virtual Worlds Training Group, UCSD School of Medicine
2009-2010 Artist/Researcher, Experimental Game Lab
2008 InSite_05, Digital Archivist Internship

Exhibitions/Performances

2014

Redshift and Portalmetal: Ocean Moon, Intergenerational LGBT Residency, Toronto Islands, Toronto, ON

Redshift and Portalmetal, excerpt, An Unbecoming Cabaret, Pyramid Cabaret, Writing Trans Genres Conference, Winnipeg, MB

Anti-Anti-Utopia, Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Redshift and Portalmetal, Opening Keynote Performance, Gender, Bodies, Technology Conference, Blacksburg Virginia, 2014

2013

Local Autonomy Networks: Berlin/Luneberg: The Safe Itinerant / The Insecurity of Mobility, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Hamburg Hauptbanhof, Post Media Lab, Luneberg, Germany

The Transborder Immigrant Tool, Anti-Atlas of Borders, Aix-en-Provenance, France

Becoming Dragon and technésexual, Trans Technology, Rutgers University, New Jersey

The Apocalypse Already Happened Here, Mangos with Chili, Waterloo, Toronto, Canada

The Apocalypse Already Happened Here, Mangos With Chili, La Peña Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, February 2013

Local Autonomy Networks: We Already Know and We Don’t Yet Know, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics VIII Encuentro, São Paulo, Brazil

The Apocalypse Already Happened Here, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics VIII Encuentro, São Paulo, Brazil

2012

The Apocalypse Already Happened Here, Collaboration with Bobby Bray, Makeout Weird, Whistlestop Bar, San Diego

Local Autonomy Networks: Find Each Other, screened at MIX 25, New York City, New York

Local Autonomy Networks: Find Each Other, screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

Local Autonomy Networks: Find Each Other, HTMlles Feminist New Media Festival, Montreal, QC

Local Autonomy Networks: Find Each Other, ZERO1 San Jose Biennial, San Jose, CA

Local Autonomy Networks: Find Each Other, Experimental Communities: Convergence 2012:  Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Durham, NC

Local Autonomy Networks: Finding Home, Opening Night Keynote Performance, Allied Media Conference 2012

Local Autonomy Networks: Find Each Other, Gender Justice LA Annual Fundraiser, Los Angeles, CA

Local Autonomy Networks: Workshop, Punk Ass Queers, Riverside, CA

The Transreal, Wanderlust, Highways Performance Space, April 2012

Find Each Other, Trans-Anarchism, Highways Performance Space, April 2012

They Say We’re Sick, Digital Humanities and Creative Activism Symposium, Institute for Multimedia Literacy in Los Angeles and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU

The Transreal, RADAR Reading Series, San Francisco Public Library

2011

Transition, MIX 24 Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York City

virus.circus.probe, Electronic Subversions, Toronto Free Gallery, September-October 2011

Local Autonomy Networks, Queerture Fashion Show, UCLA Queer Studies Conference

virus.circus.laboratory, SPECULATIVE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, June-August 2011

Sustenance: A Play for All Trans[]Borders, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, The Mobile Voices of LA’s Immigrants, USC Visions and Voices

Sustenance: A Play for All Trans[]Borders, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, &Now Festival, UCSD

virus.circus.laboratory, Toronto Free Gallery, September 2011

A Kind of Controlled Alchemy, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, June 2011

Variedades #3: Anarchy, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, The Echo, Los Angeles

TRANS/BORDER, screening of virus.circus.breath and Becoming Transreal, Visual Arts Performance Space, UCSD

virus.cirus.probe, Gutted II, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

virus.circus.probe, Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

A Kind of Controlled Alchemy, University Art Gallery, UCSD

2010

Transborder Immigrant Tool with b.a.n.g. lab, 2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art

Becoming Transreal, UCLA Freud Playhouse, 2010

virus.circus.breath, Arse Elektronika 2010, San Francisco

virus.circus.breath, Perform! Now! in Los Angeles and at Odyssey in Second Life

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, virus.circus.breath

There Goes the Neighborhood, San Diego, CA, virus.circus

Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, Sustenance, A Play for all Trans()Borders,

Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, New York, virus.circus.touch

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Gutted, Los Angeles, technésexual

SoundSense Studio, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, technésexual

2009

Prospectives.09, Nevada Art Museum, Reno, Nevada, technésexual

Artivistic TURN*ON, Montreal, Quebec, technésexual

American Studies Association National Meeting, Washington D. C.

Entijuanarte 2009, Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Tijuana, BC, MX, technésexual

Arse Elektronika 2009, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA, technésexual

ISEA 2009 – Space is the Place, Gallery of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland, Transborder Immigrant Tool

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Mapa Teatro, Bogotá, Colombia, technésexual

Mérida Biennale: Arte Nuevo InteractivA ’09, Museo de la Ciudad, Mérida, Mexico, , Transborder Immigrant Tool

GLAMFA, Cal State University, Long Beach, Slapshock

MFA Conversations II, I-5 Gallery at the Brewery, Los Angeles, Becoming Dragon

The Dark Tower, compactspace, Los Angeles, Slapshock

Satellite Ensemble II, Lui Velazquez, Tijuana, BC, MX, Freephone

Gender and Performativity, Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Azarita, Egypt, Becoming Dragon

“@”, College Art Association Conference, Southern California Institute of Architecture, (SCIarc), Los Angeles, CA

Society of Molecules, distributed event coordinated by the Sense Lab at Concordia University in Montreal, QC

Postborder Proposals, La Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, CA

StayBite: Modes of Operation, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

2008

Becoming Dragon, 365 hour durational performance, CRCA, UCSD


 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

2012 The Transreal: Aesthetics and Politics of Crossing Realities, co-authored with Amy Sara Carroll, Ricardo Dominguez, Brian Holmes, Elle Mehrmand, James Morgan, Stelarc and Allucquére Rosanne “Sandy” Stone, New York: Atropos Press, 2012.

2010 Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs, co-authored with Barbara Fornssler, New York: Atropos Press, 2010.

Refereed Journal Articles

ForthcomingSick”, Transgender Studies Quarterly, 1.1, Duke University Press, Spring 2014

2013 “Local Autonomy Networks: Post-Digital Networks, Post-Corporate Communications”, Media-N Journal, Summer 2012, 9:2, http://median.newmediacaucus.org/caa-conference- edition-2013/local-autonomy-networks-post-digital-networks-post-corporate- communications/

“Introduction”, Media-N Journal, Summer 2012, 9:2, http://median.newmediacaucus.org/caa- conference-edition-2013/introduction/

“Imaginary Computational Systems: queer technologies and transreal aesthetics”, with Zach Blas, AI & Society, October 10, 2013

2012 “Blah, Blah, Blah: Ke$ha Feminism?”, Journal of Popular Music Studies, 24:2, Wiley Publications, June 20, 2012, p. 176-195

2010 “Becoming Dragon: A Transversal Technology Study”, Code Drift, Essays in Critical Digital Studies, Ctheory.net, April 29, 2010, http://www.ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=639

2009 “Freephone, Micropolitics: Exploring Ethico-Aesthetics”, Inflexions: A Journal for Research- Creation. Vol 3, September 2009

Book Chapters

ForthcomingLocal Autonomy Networks: Queer and Feminist Geographies of Violence”, Queer Geographies Tijuana

“We Are the Intersections”, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Oxford University Press, Spring, 2014

Watering the Dirt”, Mixed Race 3.0: Mixing Race, Risk, and Reward in the Digital Age, Annenberg Press, 2014

2013 “Becoming Dragon: A Transversal Technology Study”, Critical Digital Studies Reader, 2nd Edition, CTheory

Becoming Dragon: A Transversal Technology Study” in Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader, Litwin Books, LLC

Becoming Transreal, We Are the Intersections” in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, Nightboat Books

“Sustenance: A []Play for All Borders” in Manifesto Now!, with Electronic Disturbance Theater, University of Chicago Press

2010 “I am Transreal” in Gender Outlaws the Next Generation, edited by S. Bear Bergman and Kate Bornstein, Seal Press

2009 “Erotic Electrosymbiotic Encounters”, Arse Elektronika 2009 Anthology, Re/Search Publications

Conference Proceedings

2011 “I want to touch you: Transreal Aesthetics in virus.circus”, with Elle Mehrmand, ISEA 2011 Proceedings

Productive Confusions: Learning from Simulations of Pandemic Virus Outbreaks in Second Life”, SPIE Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2011 Proceedings, with Laura S. Greci, Samantha Hurst, Karen Garman, Helene Hoffman, Ricky Huang, Michael Gates, Kristen Kho, Elle Mehrmand, Todd Porteous, Alan Calvitti, Erin Higginbotha, Zia Agha M.D.

2009 “The Transborder Immigrant Tool: Violence, Solidarity and Hope in Post-NAFTA Circuits of Bodies Electr(on)/ic“, with Amy Sara Carroll, Ricardo Dominguez, Elle Mehrmand and Brett Stalbaum, Community Practices and Locative Media Workshop, Mobile HCI 2009 Proceedings

Becoming Dragon: a durational, mixed reality performance in Second Life”, SPIE Electronic Imaging Proceedings

Art Publications

2011 “Transborder Immigrant Tool”, with Amy Sara Carroll, Ricardo Dominguez, Elle Mehrmand and Brett Stalbaum, California Biennial Catalog, Orange County Museum of Art, ed. Sarah C. Bancroft

2010 “Freephone”, Adaptive Actions Madrid

Online Publications

2013 “From a Free Software Movement to a Free Safety Movement”, Mute Magazine, July 10, 2013,

http://www.metamute.org/editorial/lab/free-software-movement-to-free-safety-movement

“A Game Level Where You Can’t Pass”, HenryJenkins.org, January 11, 2013, http://henryjenkins.org/2013/01/a-game-level-where-you-cant-pass.html

2012 “Watering the Dirt”, No More Potlucks.org, September 2012, http://nomorepotlucks.org/site/watering-the-dirt-micha-cardenas

2011 “virus.circus.mem”, with Elle Mehrmand, Subversive Technologies, e-fagia, Accessed November 20, 2013, http://www.e-fagia.org/digievent/2011/tx/michaElle.html

No Borders Struggles: Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0”, Digimag, Italy, March 1, 2011, http://www.digicult.it/digimag/issue-062/no-borders-struggles-the-electronic-disturbance- theatre-2-0/

2010 “Technesexual Interface: Erotic Mixed Reality Performance”, Digimag, Italy, July 2010, http://www.digicult.it/digimag/issue-056/technesexual-interface-erotic-mixed-reality- performance/

Erotic Electrosymbiotic Encounters”, co-authored with Elle Mehrmand, Version Journal, March 23, 2010, http://version.org/textuals/erotic-electrosymbiotic-encounters

2009 “Io Non Ho Niente Da Dire (I Have Nothing to Say)”, co-authored with Felipe Zuniga, Digimag, Italy, November 2009, http://www.digicult.it/it/digimag/issue-049/i-have-nothing-to-say- emergency-emergent-agency/

Realityshifting”, Augmentology.com, November 14, 2009, http://arsvirtuafoundation.org/research/2009/11/14/the-dynamics-of-rezzing-part-1/

I am Transreal, a reflection on/of Becoming Dragon”, Augmentology.com, July 29, 2009, http://arsvirtuafoundation.org/research/2009/07/29/_i-am-transreal_-a-reflection-onof- becoming-dragon-part-1/

2008 “A Warcry for Birthing Synthetic Worlds”, Augmentology.com, August 1, 2008, http://arsvirtuafoundation.org/research/2008/08/01/_a-warcry-for-birthing-synthetic- worlds_-part-1/

2007 “The Messy, Dirty, Silly Interplay of Art and Activism: Artivistic 2007”, NewMediaFix.net, December 17, 2007, http://newmediafix.net/daily/?p=1758

Other Publications

2013 “We Already Know and We Don’t Yet Know: Local Autonomy Networks”, Make/shift Magazine, Spring/Summer Issue, p. 35

2011 “From Tactical to Virtual Biopolitics”, Intelligent Agent Journal

2010 Sustenance, A Play for All Trans[]Borders, co-authored with Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0, Printed Matter

 “Occupy the University: Reconsidering the Local”, Pros* Journal

 

Reviews/Interviews

2013

“7 Bio-Artists Who Are Transforming the Fabric of Life Itself”, George Dvorsky, io9.com

Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art, Jennifer Doyle, Duke University Press

Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam, Beacon Press

“Safeness on the streets with Autonets. Everywhere and right now!”, Bantmag.com, Interview by Ekin Sanaç

“Trans*H4ck 1.0 – Trans* coders make (their own) history”, GeekFeminism.org, Naomi Ceder

“Hackathons reach out to trans community”, Bay Area Reporter, Elliot Owen

“A SURVIVOR IS #REBORN (micha cárdenas)”, Porpentine, Free Indie Games

“NET/TEN Shareback: Invincible – How Do We Make Work That’s Healing Rather Than Retraumatizing?”,
Network of Ensemble Theaters

“More on Ke$ha”, http://its-her-factory.blogspot.com/

“In Conversation with TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson: The Troubled Line”, Lambda Literary

“Trans Technology Symposium at Rutgers next Tuesday, 3/5″, A Sanguine Neurastheniac

2012

Transgender Artists You Should Know: A Roundup in Honor of Day of Remembrance, Huffington Post

A Networked Response to Risk, Les HTMlles 10

Review: virus.circus.probe, Megan Hoetger, Junctures Journal

Digital: A Love Story; Bully; Grand Theft Auto IV; Portal; Dys4ia (review), Linzi Juliano, Theater Journal

#Transform…H? Reflections on #ASA2012, Amanda Philips, Chronicle of Higher Education

Sustenance (A Play for all Trans[]borders) Interview with Ricardo Dominguez and Amy Sara Carroll, Vandal Journal

Micha Cárdenas: Why She Kicks Ass, Women Who Kick Ass Tumblr

Becoming Transreal, Worlding.org

Poetry, Immigration and the FBI: The Transborder Immigrant Tool, Hyperallergic, Leila Nadir

things that are rocking my world lately, brownstargirl.org, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

love notes abound (Post AMC), adriennemareebrown.net, Adrienne Maree Brown

Technology Without Borders, Culture Strike, Michelle Chen

“Marked Bodies, Transformative Scholarship, and the Question of Theory in Digital Humanities”, Journal of Digital Humanities, Alexis Lothian

“Revisiting the Curious World of Art and Hacktivism”, Furtherfield.org, Marc Garrett

2011

The “Speculative” Exhibition: May Fiction Redefine Reality?, Digitcult.it, Mattia Casalegno

The Tail Wagging the Brain, Virtual Body Language, Jeffrey Ventrella

UCLA Queer Studies Conference Brings Together Theory, Performance, UC Humanities Forum, Amanda Phillips

Micha Cárdenas, Trabajando por la Visibilización Trans Desde Arte Interactivo, Filosofía del Postporno, Marisol Salanova

Artist Profile, Interview with Elspeth Walker, Special Collections of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Plugging Art into The Environment, Hyperallergic.com, Leila Nadir

Trans Desire by Micha Cárdenas, E-Misférica 7.2, Zach Blas

The Language of Invention, San Diego City Beat, Kinsee Morlan

Arts and Culture News, San Diego City Beat, Kinsee Morlan

UCSD Roundtable to Consider Higher Education Crisis, La Jolla Light

2010

The Future of Sexology comes to San Francisco with the Arse Elektronika Conference, Annalee Newitz, io9.com

Screw-Embedded Football ‘Breathes’ on Respirator, Wired.com, Hugh Hart

CRCA, Calit2: Hotbeds of Activity in Visualization and Virtual Reality, Calit2.net, Doug Ramsey

San Diego Artists Crash OC Party, San Diego Union Tribune

MCA Presents ‘Here Not There’, Will Bowen, sdnews.com

Calit2 and CRCA-Affiliated Artists Featured in ‘Here Not There’ Exhibition, Tiffany Fox, Calit2

Demand Nothing, Occupy Everything – FilmScreening, The New Gay

(UC Crisis) Post 1: The Story of a Movement Overview, Marc Herbst, Art21 blog

Think of it as ‘a kind of Banquet or Feast’, San Diego Union Tribune

CODE DRIFT from CTHEORY, Bruce Sterling, Wired.com

Suzanne Wright + Queer Pile Up, Darin Klein & Friends blog

Crashing the Cukoo’s Next, UCSD Guardian

Virtual Sit-In, Inside Higher Ed

2009

Performative Interventions: The Progression of 4D Art in a Virtual 3D World, Nettrice Gaskins, Art21 Blog

“All Our Relations: The Border, a Material Site of Pure War”, Emily Hicks, Lore Journal

Technesexual – Erotic Avant Garde Music Meets Second Life

GPS tool helps illegal immigrants cross US border, Associated Press

Celular para cruzar ilegalmente, BBC World

Border Crossing: There’s an App for That, NBC San Diego

Low-Tech App Aids in Crossing Mexican Border, UCSD Guardian

GPS para indocumentados, Telemundo

Border Crossing Application, Fox 5 TV San Diego

Smart phone application helps illegal immigrants navigate safely across border, NBC Spokane Washington

GPS Technology to Help Illegal Immigrants, KSRO – Santa Rosa,CA,USA

Poll: 56% say border-crossing tool threatens national security, OC Register

mobile phone application gets mixed reactions, State Press

Border Crossing: There’s an App for That, NBC Chicago

UCSD Researches Creating Phone App For Border Crossers, MyStateline.com – Rockford,IL,USA

Want to sneak into US? There’s an app for that, WND.com – Washington,DC,USA

Geek, Sex and Fun, Anne Laforet, Poptronics

Digital Graffiti, Brad Bynum, Reno News and Review

FOLLOW THE GPS ESE, Alex Dunbar, Vice Magazine

Artivistic TURN*ON, Gabriel Menotti, Furtherfield.org

University of California to Launch $0 Tuition Program, Says Spoofed Press Release, Zach Behrens, LAist.com

Forum Discussion Centers on Call for Free Tuition, Ayelet Bitton, UCSD Guardian

Body Image and the Human, Gracie Kendal, Gracie Kendal’s so-called Second Life!!

On the SLon de Refuses, L1Aura Loire and Sage Duncan, Brooklyn is Watching.com

Haithman, Diane, Freephone Art Project offers the deported a chance to phone home, Los Angeles Times

Grimm, Ernie, My Gender is Bunny, Cover Story, The San Diego Reader

Ebersole, Amy, Living a Life that Doesn’t Feel Quite Right, Daily Aztec

Gonzalez, Edwin, Art and Soul, UCSD Guardian

Virtually Trans with Micha, Trans-ponder Radio

Harrasser, Karin, PORNO ALS PÄDADOGIK, Missy Magazine

Silva, David, What’s in a Pronoun, San Diego City Beat

2008

Fox, Tiffany, UC San Diego Researcher Explores Gender, Humanity and (Virtual) Reality, Calit2.net

Lafee, Scott, Online-world immersion probes ‘possibilities of transformation’, Front Page story, San Diego Union Tribune

Sweetman, Katherine, The Gender Dragon, San Diego City Beat

Researcher to Spend 365 Hours Immersed in Second Life, Dr. Dobbs Journal

Messina, Sergio, Libero Sexo en Libero Web 2.0, interviewed with Sharing is Sexy, Rolling Stone Italy

Le-Phat Ho, Sophie, Locative Media as War, .dpi magazine

Le-Phat Ho, Sophie, On How Porn Can Teach Us All to Share, interviewed with Sharing is Sexy, .dpi magazine

Talks/Lectures/Workshops

2014

Writing Trans Genres, Closing Plenary, Winnipeg, MB

Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), Panel, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Opening Keynote Performance, Gender, Bodies, Technology Conference, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Feminist and Queer Approaches to Technoscience, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Colloquia Series

Opening Keynote, Digital Gender: Theory, Methodology and Practice, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden

2013

Transgender Studies Quarterly Round Table on Transgender Art and Cultural Production, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Autonets Convergence Toronto, University of Toronto

Plenary, Dark Side of the Digital, Center for 21st Century Studies, Milwaukee, WI

Keynote, Differential Mobilities Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Trans Technology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, March 2013

Computation and the Non-Human: New Directions in Queer Theory and Art, College Art Association, Panel with Zach Blas, Jacob Gaboury, Alison Reed and Pinar Yoldas, New York, NY

“Choreographic Information: technological productions of tactical bodies and their movements”, presentation on Local Autonomy Networks with Allison Wyper, Tactical Bodies: The Choreography of Non-Dancing Subjects, Congress on Research in Dance/Dance Under Construction conference, UCLA

Building Local Autonomy Networks Workshop, Transmediale 2013 #BWPWAP, Berlin, Germany

Building Local Autonomy Networks Workshop, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics VIII Encuentro, São Paulo, Brazil

2012

“Post-Digital Networks, Post-Corporate Communication”, International Research Conference, Transmediale, Lüneberg, Germany

“Sousveillance as Artivist Tactic”, Surveillance, Space and the Public, University of Texas at Austin

Local Autonomy Networks Workshop, HTMlles Feminist New Media Festival, Montreal, QC

Computation and the Non-Human: New Directions in Queer Theory and Art, American Studies Association 2012, Panel with Zach Blas, Jacob Gaboury and Pinar Yoldas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2012

From the Transborder Immigrant Tool to Autonets, Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico

…Skittering Across the Earth…, Guest Lecture for Ian Alan Paul’s Time and Process in Digital Media class, UCSD

Local Autonomy Networks, Opening Night Keynote Performance and Workshop, Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI

Electric Bodies and Possible Worlds, Hackers on Planet Earth Conference, New York, NY

Local Autonomy Networks, Punk Ass Queers, Riverside, CA

Queer Viral Practices in New Media Art and Theory, SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX

College Art Association Annual Meeting, Art History in the Digital Age: A Hands-On Workshop, with Craig Dietrich, Tara McPherson, Nick Mirzoeff, and Joan Saab, Los Angeles

Political Systems Through Theater of the Oppressed, workshop in collaboration with Femina Potens gallery, Lyric Youth Center, San Francisco

“Queer Porn as Postcapitalist Virus”, Marxism and New Media Conference, Duke University, Queerness Panel, January

2011

Wearable Electronics as Femme Disturbance, “Techno-queer Self Fashioning” Panel, 2011 UCLA Queer Studies Conference

Performing the Body: Wearable Electronics, Sound and Erotics, Toronto Free Gallery, Fall 2011

I want to touch you: Transreal Aesthetics in virus.circus, in “Queer Viralities: Resistant Practices in New Media Art & Philosophy” Panel, ISEA Istanbul

Transreal Bodies and Digitized Clones: Bridging Realities With Sound, Biometrics and Motion Capture, in “Virtual Doppelgengers” Panel, ISEA Istanbul

Queer Viral Aesthetics, Panel, American Studies Association

Gender Play in Transmedia Worlds, Sixth College Video Production Club, UCSD

“Productive Confusions: Learning from Simulations of Pandemic Virus Outbreaks in Second Life”, SPIE Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality

Science Fiction and Speculative Thought as Social Critique and Social Action, Panel Moderator, ARTifact Gallery, UCSD

World Building and Contemporary Art, Panel Moderator, Visual Arts Facility Performance Space, UCSD

Performative Strategies for Rethinking Queer (Non-)Identities, Round Table, “Racialization, Neoliberalism and Queering Public Spheres”, UCSD

net.walkingtools.Transformer.shift(), Catalyzing Knowledge in Dangerous Times, Center for Race & Gender, UC Berkeley

Roundtable with Michael Hardt, Literature Department, UCSD

CRCA Exchange: Cyborg Culture, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, UCSD

Science Fiction and Speculative Thought as Social Critique and Social Action, ARTifact Gallery, UCSD, Panel moderator

Construyendo Mundos Posibles Queer, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

Queering Pedagogy Workshop, Transnational 
Queer 
and
 Transgender 
Studies 
Group, LGBT Center, UCSD

The Global and Local Struggle to Reimagine/Reclaim/Remake Education, Agitprop Gallery, San Diego

Mixed Reality Performance from Becoming Dragon to virus.circus, Guest Lecture in Marcela Fuentes’ “Gender and Performance” Class, Women’s Studies Department, UCLA

From Science of the Oppressed to Transreal Aesthetics, Guest Lecture in Liz Losh’s “Public Digital Rhetoric and Practical Communication” Class, UCSD

Game Theory, Game Art & Transreal Aesthetics, Guest Lecture in Emily Roxworthy’s “Animation, Simulation and Performance” Class, UCSD

2010

DIY Somatic Architecture and Wearable Erotic Electronics, Arse Elektronika 2010, Noisebridge, San Francisco

Digital Activism Workshop, From ECD to Mixed Reality, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Chiapas, Mexico

Crisis Culture and Emergency Aesthetics: virus.circus and the Transborder Immigrant Tool, The Next Hope, New York, NY

Trans Desire, Towards a queer politics of Autonomy, Bluestockings Books, New York, NY

City (De)Centered, The Transborder Immigrant Tool, City Centered Conference, San Francisco

$0 Tuition, Panel and Forum Discussion, Visual Arts Facility Performance Space

Queer and Feminist New Media Spaces, HASTAC Forum invited presenter

Crisis Culture and Emergency Aesthetics, Failed State? Conference, UC Davis

Erotic Mixed Reality Performance Art, Nasher Museum, Duke University

2009

Becoming Dragon: An Epistemology of Transition, Digital Arts and Culture Conferene, UC Irvine

Experimenta Colombia,  Bogotá, Colombia

Dorkbot Socal, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA

$0 Tuition, Marcuse Gallery, La Jolla, California

Technesexual, Artivistic 2009, Montreal, Canada

The Transborder Immigrant Tool: Violence, Solidarity and Hope in Post-NAFTA Circuits of Bodies Electr(on)/ic, Community Practices and Locative Media Workshop, Mobile HCI 2009

New Hacktivism: From Electronic Civil Disobedience to Mixed Reality Performance, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Bogotá, Colombia

Becoming Dragon: An Epistemology of Transition, Ctheory Critical Digital Studies Workshop, Victoria, BC

Violence, Solidarity and Hope: Transborder Immigrant Tool, Violence, Technology and Public Intervention Symposium, Calit2

Becoming Dragon, Upgrade! Tijuana, Tijuana, BC, MX

Becoming Dragon, New Media Lounge, UCSD

Reconsidering the Call for Local Action in a context of Knowledge Production, Distributed Creativities Conference, UCSD

The Body in Transmission/Transition, A New Body for New Worlds, Guest Lecture for Ricardo Dominguez’s class Introduction to Art Making: Motion and Time Based, UCSD

Becoming Dragon, Guest Lecture for Nayan Shah’s class History of Sexuality, UCSD

Becoming Dragon, Guest Lecture for Amy Adler’s class Performing for the Camera, UCSD

Mexican/Chicano Art in Context, Panel Moderator, Agitprop Gallery, San Diego

Direct Action Clowning, talk in Understanding Theater class at University of Texas, Dallas

Classes Taught

2010

Lecturer, Gender and Sexuality in Art, Fall 2010, Critical Gender Studies Program, UCSD

Lecturer, Electronic Technologies for Art, Fall 2010, Visual Art Department, UCSD

Lecturer, Electronic Technologies for Art II, Spring 2010, Visual Art Department, UCSD

Lecturer, Electronic Technologies for Art II, Winter 2010, Visual Art Department, UCSD

2009

Lecturer, Electronic Technologies for Art, Fall 2009, Visual Art Department, UCSD

Teaching Assistant to Amy Alexander, Digital Media I: Time, Movement, Sound, UCSD

2008

Lecturer for Collective Art Practice, under Prof Brett Stalbaum for UCIRA Open Classroom Challenge Grant, UCSD

Awards/Grants

2012

NET/TEN Seed Grant in collaboration with Complex Movements and Patrisse Cullors

Provost Fellowship, University of Southern California

Research Fellowship on Race and Popular Music, Center for Feminist Research, University of Southern California

2011

Provost Fellowship, University of Southern California

Summer Fellowship, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Program, University of Southern California

2009

Mixed Relations, Emerging Fields Award with Elle Mehrmand, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA)

2008

Becoming Dragon, Collaborative Demonstration Grant with Chris Head and Kael Greco, UCIRA

Becoming Dragon, land grant, Ars Virtua

Becoming Dragon, finishing funds, Calit2

Collective Art Practice, 2008 Open Classroom Challenge Grant from UCIRA

Curated Exhibitions

2011

Y53K, Co-curated with Eliza Slavet, ARTifact Gallery, Sixth College, UCSD

TRANS/BORDER, Visual Arts Facility Performance Space, Part of Transnational Queer and Transgender Studies Symposium, UCSD

Many Worlds, Many Times, ARTifact Gallery, Sixth College, UCSD

MySpectacle, ARTifact Gallery, Sixth College, UCSD

SOMATIC sensor, Co-curated with Elle Mehrmand and Dino Dinco, Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Los Angeles

2010

Demand Nothing, Occupy Everything: Neoliberalism and its Discontents, film series, Visual Arts Facility Performance Space

2009

Intimate Simulations, Co-curated with Felipe Zuñiga and Katherine Sweetman, Lui Velazquez, Tijuana, MX

Entijuanarte 2009, Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Tijuana, BC, MX

Arse Elektronika 2009, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA

ISEA 2009 – Space is the Place, Gallery of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland