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Abram Stern (aphid)

PhD in Film and Digital Media, 2022
participatory archives, internet art, the public domain, metadata, panoptics, forensic aesthetics, open video, free culture
Education and Training: 
MFA Digital Art/New Media, UCSC, Santa Cruz, Ca
BFA Digital Media, San Francisco Art Institute
Abram Stern is a new media artist and schplar who is interested in media archaeology, participation, panoptics and the public domain. Much of his work involves the use of metadata to map and animate large corpora of government-produced video. His current project is a distributed analysis of Senate Intelligence Committee footage using "oversight machines" to perform computer vision and audio analysis in the browser. His work has been exhibited at the Beall Center for Arts and Technology, Works|San Jose, the McDonough Museum of Art, New Langton Arts and various online fora.