Author Archives: John Craig Freeman

About John Craig Freeman

John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, He has had work commissioned by the ZERO1, and His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, El Pais, Liberation, Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper's and Der Spiegel. Christiane Paul cites Freeman's work in her book Digital Art, as does Lucy Lippard in the Lure of the Local, and Margot Lovejoy in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. His writing has been published in Rhizomes, Leonardo, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure. Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston. Freeman writes, “If Andy Warhol set out to create a distinctly American art form in the twentieth century, I identify with those who seek to create a distinctly global art form in the twenty-first.”

Are We Global Yet?

The Anderson Gallery at Drake University Nov. 13, through Feb. 12, 2016 The Anderson Gallery at Drake University will open a major new exhibition this month titled “Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the … Continue reading

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Urban Arts Program: Electric Pilgrims

Emerson College’s Urban Arts Program of the School of the Arts presents Electric Pilgrims, a one-night immersive projection event in conjunction with Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) and the 36th Annual Fort Point Open Studios. Electric Pilgrims will included a … Continue reading

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ZERO1 American Arts Incubator

Announcing the American Arts Incubator 2015-16 Artists! While the artists were deep in their exchanges this past Spring and Summer, ZERO1 began the search for the next class of AAI artists. The selection process was highly-competitive and these artists rose … Continue reading

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Art in Odd Places October 7 – 11, 2015 14th Street between Union Square and 9th Avenue New York City Including 14th & AR, New York City. Press: Town & Village Blog, Art in Odd Places takes over 14th St., … Continue reading

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Art in Odd Places: RECALLed

The Lodge Gallery October 14 – 28 Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 14, 7-9pm 131 Chrystie Street, New York City Art in Odd Places (AiOP) presents Art in Odd Places: RECALLed, an exhibition organized by Caitlin Crews, Claire Demere, and Ikechukwu … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Second Addition

Edited by Michael Kelly Augmented Reality by Horea Avram

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Digital Art, Third Edition

Christiane Paul Thames & Hudson, London and New York 2015 pp. 237–240, 253–254, 258–259

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