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Bruce Wands
Director
bruce@nydigitalsalon.org
www.brucewands.com
biography:
Bruce Wands is the Director of the New York Digital Salon, an international digital art exhibition celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2003. He was the Curator for the first three exhibitions, a Juror for the fourth, and has overseen its entire operation since 1998. He is an artist, writer, musician and the Chair of the MFA Computer Art Department and the Director of Computer Education at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has taught for eighteen years in the graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education programs in Computer Art. His department's site, www.sva.edu/mfacad was named by Yahoo Internet Life as one of the "100 Best Sites of 2002" for Best Original Web Art. Time Out New York named Bruce as one of the "99 People to Watch in 1999". He has lectured, performed, and exhibited his creative work internationally, including Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Beijing, China. His digital art, photography, music and writing explore the invention of new forms of narrative and the relationship between visual art and music. Bruce was the first musician to perform live over ISDN lines on the Internet in 1992. His book, Digital Creativity, was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2001 (www.wiley.com/wands). He is currently writing a book on digital art for Thames & Hudson Ltd. UK to be published in Spring 2004. He has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, New York, State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA, UK). Bruce is also an independent producer/composer with his own company, Wands Studio, which has created award winning design, video, animation and music for AT&T, General Motors, United Technologies, Citibank, Colgate Palmolive and others. As an educational and corporate consultant, his clients have included the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the New York State Department of Education, and the Center for Creative Studies. He served on the New York SIGGRAPH Board of Directors for ten years. He has a BA with honors from Lafayette College and an MS from Syracuse University, where he studied computer art and mass communication. His Web site is www.brucewands.com.