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Here’s a PDF of Joseph’s presentation.
Joseph DeLappe is an Associate Professor of the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad – including exhibitions and performances in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Peru, China and the Netherlands. He was a 2008 Commissioned Resident Artist at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City. His works were recently featured at the Beijing 798 Biennale, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New York City and in Mechelin, Belgium as part of the “All that is Solid Melts into Air” exhibition as curated by MuKHA, the Museum for Contemporary Art, Antwerp. In 2006 he began a project “dead-in-iraq”, to type consecutively, all names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game.
In 2008 he reenacted Mahatma Gandhi’s 240 mile Salt March of 1930 in Second Life using treadmill to guide his avatar, MGandhi Chakrabarti, throughout this expansive online community.
DeLappe directs the online project “iraqimemorial.org”, an online exhibition and database featuring artist’s proposals for memorials to the many thousands of civilians killed in the Iraq war.
He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, CBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and on The Rachel Maddow Show on Air America Radio. His works have been featured in the New York Times, The Australian Morning Herald, Artweek, Art in American and in the upcoming book from Routledge entitled “Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Game”. He is a native of San Francisco, California.