Amy Alexander has been making computationally-based art projects since the 1990s. She is a Professor and Area Head of Computing in the Arts in the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego. Amy is an algorithmic filmmaker and performer who has focused throughout her career on the fuzzy borders between media and the world. Her work has frequently addressed algorithmic fragility and subjectivity in digital culture by creating transparently biased and fragile, sometimes funny alternatives. She has also written and lectured on software art, software as culture, and historical and contemporary audiovisual performance. She has served as a reviewer for festivals and commissions for new media art and computer music.
Amy’s projects have been performed and exhibited at venues ranging from The Whitney Museum, Prix Ars Electronica, Transmediale, SIGGRAPH, NIME, ICLC (International Conference on Live Coding), and the New Museum to club performances at Sonar (Barcelona), First Avenue (Minneapolis) and Melkweg (Amsterdam). She has also performed on the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Zürich, and Aberdeen, Scotland.