Jon Winet


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Jon Winet

Jon Winet is a New Media artist, researcher and educator, and serves as director of DSPH – The University of Iowa Digital Studio for the Public Humanities, launched in August 2011. He joined the faculty of The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History in 2002. In 2006 he was appointed director of the Experimental Wing of The University of Iowa Virtual Writing University. He is also a member of the faculty of International Programs.

He previously taught at the California College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, University of California, Davis, San Francisco State University, and University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

He directs "The University of Iowa UNESCO City of Literature Mobile Application Development Team," an interdisciplinary research project spotlighting Iowa City's UNESCO City of Literature designation. In October 2010 the team launched City of Lit, an app for Apple mobile devices.

He is currently working on "Our Las Vegas," a networked electronic public art project for the Las Vegas Arts Commission, and on "First in the Nation," a New Media documentary project on the run-up to the 2012 Iowa Caucuses and U.S. presidential election.

During the summer 2011 Iowa City Book Festival, he directed "Novel Iowa City," an experimental community writing project created and presented via Twitter over a three-day period.. This summer he's working with writer Molly Gallentine and writer|computer scientist Peter Likarish on "Tyneside Novel" in Newcastle Upon Tyne, June 13-15.

In conjunction with the 2010 World Cup, he edited Goal 2010! a blog and social networking project in collaboration with contributors in Europe, Africa and the U.K. For a related 2006 World Cup project, he worked in Stuttgart, Germany with Rocker 33, an artist collective, the Württembergischer Kunstverein, and the University of Stuttgart School of Architecture.

"The Electoral College," a New Media project exploring the 2008 U.S. presidential election and democratic practice in America was featured in 2007-2008 exhibitions and projects at the San Francisco Art Institute; American University Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.; the UnConvention, Minneapolis-Saint Paul; and Add-Art, an online project for Eyebeam, New York, New York.

In 2007 he collaborated with Onomy Labs, a design & build lab in the Silicon Valley, on the development of "T2ST - The Times Square of Science and Technology," a permanent installation in the atrium of the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

In August 2006, working with researcher Craig Dietrich, he launched "Zero One to the Globe - The World to San Jose," a SMS|MMS project for mobile devices as part of "ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge & the Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art."

From 1984- 2004 he worked in the collaboration "Margaret Crane|Jon Winet" producing projects revolving around politics, art, language and image in the Information Age. During 1993-1998 they were artists in residence at Xerox PARC, a think tank in the Silicon Valley, investigating the impact of the Internet on public space. Their projects include "2004-America & The Globe," a year-long multimedia project on the US presidential elections; "The Street" a 2003-2004 art in public kiosk poster project highlight non-profit social service agencies in San Francisco; and Monument," [2002] an online hypertext project based in Newcastle Upon Tyne that explored English northeastern identity in the contemporary landscape of cultural regeneration and global economics.

Their work has been shown nationally at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York; Walker Art Center and Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and San Jose Museum of Art; Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California; San Francisco Camerawork, Gallery Paule Anglim, Ansel Adams Center/Friends of Photography, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; and White Columns, New York.

Jon serves on the advisory boards of Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California; Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; and Transformer Gallery, Washington, D.C.

revised: spring 2012

Novel Iowa City
Bar Card for the 2011 Iowa City Book Festival Project
edition: 5,000

Blackhawk Women's Republican Club
Vice-Presidential Debate Watch Party
Danville, CA
October 2, 2008
From The Electoral College New Media project

"The Future"
Kiosk poster for the League of Women Voters
of San Francisco
element of "The Street" project for
The San Francisco Arts Commission
Market Street Art In Transit Program
Duratrans [edition of four]
70" x 47"