Ricardo Dominguez (b.1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) ::: Article
Media artist, net activist. His cultural activities dealing with art, activism and politics are aimed at the exploration and analysis of the informational, technological and socio-economic society standards. In 1983 graduated from the Asolo Conservatory (Sarasota, Florida) with MFA degree in Acting; in 1985 - from the Florida State University with MA degree in Directing (Tallahassee, Florida). Author of several net projects and on-line publications, incl. "The X-Art Foundation. Blast 5: Drama" (1994-96), "The Thing" (1995-01), "Broad Band Initiative" (1998-00), "Electronic Disturbance Theater" (1998-02) and others. Published a number of monographs and articles on new technologies and net activism, incl. "The Electronic Disturbance" (CAE, Autonomedia, 1994), "Illegal Knowledge: Strategies for New-Media Activism" (Informatic Resistance, 2002), "Hacktivism: network_art_activism" (Autonomedia Press, 2002) and others. Participant of numerous exhibitions and festivals, incl. the recent ones: Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, 1998), "Best of Life 2.0" (Madrid, 1999), "Tenacity: Cultural Practices in the Age of Bio and Information Technologies" (New York-Zurich, 2000), the International Human Rights Festival (Nuremburg, 2001), 7th International Theatre Festival (Lublin, 2001) and others. Intensively delivers lectures. Conducted a number of presentations and workshops at such venues as the universities in Florida, New York, Cornell; the Brown University, the Massachusetts Technological Institute and others; and also at the museums and galleries in Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and others. Currently is director of the ThingTank Net Association (New York).