Faculty Profile

Jeff Thompson

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DIRECTOR, VISUAL ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Building: Morton
Room: 208
Email: Jeffrey.Thompson@stevens.edu
Website
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  Visual Arts & Technology
Program:  Visual Arts & Technology
Education
MFA, Rutgers University, 2006
BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2004
Research

Creative programming, data visualization, game art, physical computing, algorithmic design

General Information
Jeff Thompson is an artist, teacher, programmer, maker, curator, and musician. His work is shown and performed internationally, and has been featured in the Boston Globe, Creator's Project, Gizmodo, Wired, and the Brooklyn Rail. With Angeles Cossio (www.angelescossio.com) he runs the curatorial project Drift Station (www.driftstation.org).

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
A Very Deep Saxophone And A Very Long Guitar (2013)
With Damon Lee, Sheldon Museum of Art; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Seam Sorting (2013)
LEVEL Gallery, Lawrence Technological University; Detroit, Michigan, USA 
 
Lamination (2008)
Local Project; Long Island City, New York, USA 
 
Recording Exchange (2006)
Collaborative mail-art/music project with Dispatx.com and performance for eight electric guitars
Hogar Collection Gallery; Brooklyn, New York, USA
 
8,000 Breakfasts (2006)
Elsewhere Artist Collaborative; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
Code Conference: Media, Games, and Art (2012)
Swinburne University of Technology; Melbourne, Australia
 
10th Annual Piksel Festival (2012)
Bergen, Norway
 
Transceiver (2012)
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art; Omaha, Nebraska, USA 
 
Redact/Froth/Expand/Smash/Stitch: New Video Works (2011)
Sheldon Museum of Art; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
 
WATCH IT! (2011)
Taubman Museum of Art; Roanoke, Virginia
 
Performance at Not Festival (2011)
New York City, New York, USA 
 
{SØNIK} Festival (2010)
Bronx Art Space; New York City, New York, USA
 
One Night Stand (part of the “The Dissolve” biennial, 2010)
SITE Santa Fe; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
 
The Product of Exchange (2010)
Sudhaus; Berlin, Germany
 
New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (2010)
Graduate Center, City University of New York; New York, New York, USA
 
Reduplication of the Real (2010)
Tactile Bosch Gallery; Cardiff, Wales 
 
13th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA (2009)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina; Novi Sad, Serbia
 
Investigations of Place (2009)
Jersey City Museum; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
 
Dis-Echo-Nance (2009)
Hunter College Times Square Gallery; New York, New York, USA 
 
Altered Landscapes (2008)
Salisbury University Electronic Gallery; Salisbury, Maryland, USA
 
Stolen Time (2007)
Dam Stuhltrager; Brooklyn, New York, USA
 
Diagram and Scribble Archives (2006)
Stony Brook University Gallery; Stony Brook, New York, USA
 
ISC 2004 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture (2004)
Grounds for Sculpture; Hamilton, New Jersey, USA 
 
 
SELECTED GRANTS AND COMMISSIONS
Creativity + Technology = Enterprise, Harvestworks and Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (2013)
Commission from Rhizome.org (2013)
Commission from Turbulence.org (2013)
Nebraska Research Initiatives, co-investigator in a $2M grant with the Holland Computing Center (2012)
Artist-in-Residence at the Holland Computing Center (2009-2013)
Van Lier Fellowship, Harvestworks (2008)
 
 
WRITING
"Wikipedia Loops"; paper on a project visualizing the structure of the Wikipedia corpus, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press (2013)
"What I See When My Eyes Are Closed", paper on data visualization and poetics, Parsons Journal for Information Mapping; New York, New York, USA (2012)
"Emergency Index"; work included in this book documenting contemporary performance, Ugly Duckling Presse; New York, New York, USA (2012)  
 
PRESS AND REVIEWS
ANIMAL
AV Club/The Onion
Boston Globe
Brooklyn Rail
CNET
Comedy Central
Creator’s Project
Gizmodo
Huffington Post
Kill Screen
Laughing Squid
MAKE
National Public Radio
Paste magazine
PetaPixel
Sculpture Magazine
Spark/CBC
The Atlantic
The Verge
Time.com
WAD magazine
Wired.co.uk
Yahoo Tech
Honors & Awards

Artist in Residence, Impakt.nl; Utrecht, Netherlands
Turbulence.org Commission; New York/Massachusetts, USA
Rhizome Commission; New York, USA
Creativity + Technology = Enterprise Grant, Harvestworks; New York, USA
Artist-in-Residence at the Holland Computing Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Van Lier Fellowship, Harvestworks; New York, USA
Dispatx Commission
Elsewhere Artist Collaborative Artist-in-Residence (2007, 2009); Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Courses
  • HAR 240 Introduction to Web Media for the Arts