Adriene Jenik describes a project of virtual performances via avatars in online chat spaces.
Author: Adriene Jenik
Adriene Jenik is a telecommunications media artist who has been working for over fifteen years as an artist, educator, curator, administrator, and engineer. Her works - including El Naftazteca (with Guillermo Gomez-Pena), Mauve Desert: A CD-ROM Translation, and Desktop Theater (with Lisa Brenneis and the DT troupe) - use the collision of "high" technology and human desire to propose new forms of literature, cinema, and performance. Jenik is currently serving as Associate Professor of Computer and Media Arts in the Visual Arts Department at University of California, San Diego. Her recent works (the ActiveCampus Explorientation and SPEC-FLIC) instigate large-scale public art events over community-wide wireless networks.