Professor, Film & Digital Media
Theory and practice of digital media. Software design and media theory.
Warren Sack is a media theorist, software designer, and artist whose work explores theories and designs for online public space and public discussion.
Office: 147 DARC
- “Image, nombre, programme, langage,” in Digital Studies: Organologie des saviors et technologies de la connaissance, Bernard Stiegler, editor (Paris, France: FYP éditions, 2014): 123-140.
- “Une Machine a Raconter des Histoires: De Propp aux Software Studies,” in Les Temps Modernes (novembre-décembre 2013)
- “Data Navigation, Architectures of Knowledge” (transcription of a talk and discussion for “Living Architectures: Designing for Emersion and Interaction,” a Banff New Media Institute Summit of September 2000) in Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues, Sarah Cook and Sara Diamond, Editors (Riverside Architectural Press / ABC Art Books Canada, 2012)
- “Aesthetics of Information Visualization,” in Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts, Christiane Paul, Victoria Vesna, and Margot Lovejoy, Editors (Bristol, UK: Intellect; and, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011)
- with Mark Deckert and Abram “Aphid” Stern, “Peer to PCAST: What does open video have to do with open government?” in Information Polity 16 (2011) 1–17
- with John Kelly and Michael Dale, “Searching the Net for Differences of Opinion,” in Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice, Todd Davies and Seeta Gangadharan (editors), University of Chicago Press, 2009
- “Memory,” in Software Studies: A Lexicon, Matthew Fuller, editor (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008)
- “Picturing the Public,” in Structures of Digital Participation, Joseph Karaganis, Editor (New York: SSRC Press, 2008)
- with Flore Barcellini, Françoise Détienne and Jean-Marie Burkhardt, “A socio-cognitive analysis of online design discussions in an Open Source Software community,” in Interacting with Computers: The interdisciplinary journal of Human-Computer Interaction (Elsevier), Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2008: 141-165
- "Network Aesthetics," in Database Aesthetics, Victoria Vesna, Editor (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2007). This is an expanded version of “Artificial Intelligence,” in The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Volume 1, Michael Kelly, editor-in-chief (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998): 123-130. The entry was updated for The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, 2nd edition (2014).
- with Françoise Détienne, Jean-Marie Burkhardt, Flore Barcellini, Nicolas Ducheneaut and Dilan Mahendran, “A Methodological Framework for Socio-Cognitive Analyses of Collaborative Design of Open Source Software,” Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 2006
- “Agonistics: A Language Game,” in Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy, Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, Editors (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005). Reprinted in Pro+agonist: The Art of Opposition, Marisa Jahn, editor (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2012): 44-47.
- “Discourse Architecture and Very Large-Scale Conversations,” in Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm, Robert Latham and Saskia Sassen, Editors (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005).
- “What does a very large-scale conversation look like?” Leonardo: Journal of Electronic Art and Culture, Volume 35, Number 4, August 2002
- Things the Mind Already Knows in Impakt Online: On Group Formation, Impakt Festival 2013: Capitalism Catch 22, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 30 October - 3 November 2013 (Sabine Niederer and Raymond Taudin Chabot, curators)
- Process is Paradigm, LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Center, Asturias, Spain, April 23 – September 27, 2010 (Susanne Jaschko and Lucas Evers, curators)
- Conversation Map in The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), November 8, 2008 – February 7, 2009 (Rudolf Frieling, curator)
- Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 19, 2005 – October 3, 2005 (Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel and Steve Dietz, curators)
- Artport Gate Page, Whitney Museum of American Art, 11 – 30 April, 2005 (Christiane Paul, curator)
- with Sawad Brooks in How Latitudes Become Forms/Translocations, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, from February 6 - May, 2003 (Steve Dietz, curator)
Education and Training:
Ph.D., Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA
S.M., Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA
B.A., Computer Science and Psychology, Yale U., New Haven, CT
Digital media art and design, critical studies of digital media, software studies