Yael Kanarek is a new media artist who has been developing her integrated-media project World of Awe (www.worldofawe.net) since 1995. At the core of "World of Awe" is "The Traveler's Journal"-an original narrative that uses the ancient genre of the traveler's tale to explore the connections between storytelling, travel, memory and technology.

Selected for the Whitney Biennial 2002, Ms. Kanarek is a recipient of the Jerome Foundation Media Arts grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts 2001 Fellowship award and the Alternative Museum Digital Commission 2000. She has been an artist-in-residence at Harvestworks collaborating on "Music for World of Awe" with composer Yoav Gal. In 2002 she completed "Chapter 2" of "The Traveler's Journal" commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Recently, Ms. Kanarek launched "Portal," an interactive net.dance in collaboration with dance filmmaker Evann Siebens, commissioned by Turbulence.org and was R&D resident at Eyebeam, collaborating with bnode architecture studio on the "mRB" project. Ms. Kanarek is represented by Bitforms gallery in New York City.

Ms. Kanarek produces "The Upgrade!," a monthly gathering of new media artists and curators in New York City hosted by Eyebeam (www.treasurecrumbs.com/theupgrade). She lectures and exhibits her work world-wide.


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