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Hasan Elahi - Digital Media

Hasan Elahi is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi was recently invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, World Economic Forum, and at TED Global. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and on The Colbert Report. In 2010, he was an Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and in 2009, was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He currently lives outside of Washington, DC roughly equidistant from the CIA, FBI, and NSA headquarters.

website: elahi.umd.edu

email: helahi@umd.edu

office: 0103 Queen Anne's Hall

Courses taught:

  • ARTT498W-Critical Theory of New Media
  • ARTT768-Graduate Colloquium
  • HDCC209-Digital Cultures & Creativity Research Practicum
  • HONR209Q-Digital Narrarives