Artist Profile: Roderick Coover
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Roderick Coover's works employ digital media arts to explore point of contacts between technologies, the social sciences and the humanities. Some themes include visual geographies, interactive panoramic, cultural narratives and their collective representations, and word-image relationships.
Coover is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Arts. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University (1989), a M.A. in English with a specialization in cross-cultural film and performance from Brown University (1994) and a Ph.D. in the History of Culture with a specialization in media arts and anthropology from the University of Chicago (1999). He teaches a wide range of courses that integrate production and theory with an emphasis on cross-cultural and experimental production methods. Roderick Coover's films and new media works been shown at international venues such as Documenta Madrid, SIGGRAPH, and DAC. These works include films such as From Vérité to Virtual, interactive works such as Unknown Territories and Cultures in Webs, and museum installations such as Something That Happened Only Once and Outside/Inside.