Leadership

Chris Clepper, Director

Chris Clepper has worked with art and technology since the 90s.  During that time he has helped pioneer the laptop as a musical instrument with the Vienna based Mego label, developed and performed with a groundbreaking live video system for the band Tortoise, and created ‘memory based’ video portrait installations with Lincoln Schatz.  He worked and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Currently, Chris does Research and Development for synthesizer manufacturer TipTop Audio.

Matt Shanley, Marketing & Communications

Matthew Shanley is a multimedia artist whose range of practice includes sound, installation, public art, internet art, generative computer projects, video, and print. He is also a professional web developer with experience at companies large and small in the Boston tech scene. He holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

William Tremblay

William Tremblay is an artist, curator, and interactive programmer. William is the director of COLLSIONcollective, a local art/technology collaborative and is a key member of the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. As an artist his work addresses issues of human interaction with the technological world: the choices we make and the prices we pay. William’s work has been shown in numerous venues, among them the Kitchen in New York, WIRED NextFest, ArtBots (NYC and Dublin Ireland), Boston’s Computer Museum, the List Center for Visual Arts at MIT, the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, The Boston Center for the Arts, Axiom, MIT Stata Center and The Boston Museum of Science and First Night Boston. He is co-inventor of the Virtual Reality Chair, for which he holds a patent. He attended the Studio for Interrelated Media at the Massachusetts College of Art. He lives in Boston where he opportunistically employs robotics, video and other technologies in ways they were never intended to be used.

Jeff Warmouth

Jeffu Warmouth was born in San Diego, California in 1970. He received a BA from the University of Michigan in 1992, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University in 1997. He lives in Groton, MA and works in Fitchburg, MA, where he is Professor of Communications Media at Fitchburg State University.

George Fifield, Advisor
Director of Boston Cyberarts

George Fifield is a new media curator, a writer about art and technology and teacher. He is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which has a number of projects in the Boston area including the Boston Cyberarts Gallery and Art on the Marquee, which puts media art on the 80 foot video marquee in front of the Boston Convention Center. He is also an independent curator of New Media with numerous projects here and abroad. His most recent exhibitions were Drawing with Code: Works from the collection of Anne and Michael Spalter at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in January 2011 and Act React: Interactive Installation Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum in October 2008. For thirteen years until 2006, Fifield was Curator of New Media at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. He is adjunct faculty at Rhode Island of Design’s Digital + Media graduate program and teaches at Massachusetts College of Art. He was executive co-producer for The Electronic Canvas, an hour-long documentary on the history of the media arts that aired on PBS in 2000. Fifield writes on a variety of media, technology and art topics for numerous publications. In 2006, Fifield was honored with the First Annual Special Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Boston Arts Community by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Boston Chapter. In 2007, Boston Cyberarts was honored with the Commonwealth Award by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the category of Creative Economy.

Dan Hermes, Director Emeritus

Dan Hermes is an internationally recognized artist combining visual design and technology into an emerging art form: moving painting.  He is writing a book on the topic entitled ‘Moving Painting: Fine Art for Screens’.  Exhibitions of his artwork include Boutique DESIGN New York, Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, Boston CyberArts Festival, Festival Der Nationen in Austria, and the Athens Video Art Festival.   Founder of software consulting firm Lexicon Systems, Mr. Hermes has built and overseen the development of enterprise systems for clients such as Fidelity Investments, EDS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Computerworld Magazine. He has authored multimedia art reviews for Media-N, the online journal for the New Media Caucus, and the Computer Music Journal(MIT Press).   His work is in several private collections including that of Anne and Michael Spalter and he has been cited by Forbes, Reuters, Boston Globe, and National Public Radio.