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Amy Alexander

Amy Alexander
Born (1976-05-11) May 11, 1976
Alma mater Rowan University, California Institute of the Arts
Known for Associate Professor of Visual Arts at University of California San Diego
SVEN (Surveillance Video Entertainment Network)
Artist Amy Alexander
Year 2006 (2006)
Material camera, monitor, two computers, and computer vision software
Location Whitney Museum in New York, New York

Amy Alexander is an artist and researcher working in audio/visual performance, interactive art and software art, working under a number of pseudonyms including VJ Übergeek and Cue P. Doll. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego.


Amy Alexander is active across the digital arts, for example playing a leading role in shaping the domains of Software Art[1] and Live coding.[2] Her works have been exhibited and performed at museums, festivals, and conferences including the Whitney Museum, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, and SIGGRAPH. She has also performed in non-art venues including nightclubs and street performance.[3][4]

Alexander's first widely-exhibited new media work was the net art project, The Multi-Cultural Recycler (1996/7), which was nominated for a [6] Her more recent work has been in video installation and visual performance, most notably SVEN and CyberSpaceLand. She has also written texts on historical and contemporary audiovisual performance, including a chapter in the See This Sound compendium.[7]


Alexander attended Rowan University from 1988 – 1991 and received her BA in Communications: Radio/TV/Film. She was also actively involved in the Cinema Workshop club and Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM. She then attended the California Institute of the Arts from 1993 – 1996, and received her MFA in Film/Video and New Media.[8]


Alexander developed a background in programming, music, and visual media at her alma maters. She taught at the California Institute of the Arts and the University of Southern California. She also worked in television, animation, information technology and new media.[9]

Amy Alexander is currently the Associate Professor of Visual Arts: Computing at the University of California, San Diego. Her teaching focuses on contemporary expanded cinema, visual performance, abstract cinema history, and process-based digital media art.[10]


  1. ^ Alexander, A., Jahrmann, M. and Rokeby (2003). The Code Behind The Screen.
  2. ^ Ward, A., Rohrhuber, J., Olofsson, F., McLean, A., Griffiths, D., Collins, N., and Alexander, A. (2004). Live Algorithm Programming and a Temporary Organisation for its Promotion. In read_me - Software Art and Cultures.
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  5. ^ Webby Nominees & Winners
  6. ^ Mirapaul, Matthew. The Latest in Digital Art: Stunts and Pranks. New York Times. January 6, 2000.
  7. ^ Daniels, Dieter (2010). Audiovisuology Compendium. City: Walther Konig, Koln.  
  8. ^ Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  9. ^ Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  10. ^ Retrieved 2014-04-17. 

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  • Academic profile
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