Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and scholar. He creates conceptual art projects, design objects, and publications that explore environmentalism, systems of exchange, pedagogy, software art, collaboration, Free Culture, and appropriation. He sold all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, made perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, and created Firefox plugins that highlight the real environmental costs of a global economy on TheRealCosts.com. He is co-author of Digital Foundations and Collaborative Futures, and the editor of The Social Media Reader. His work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. Mandiberg is currently director of the the New York Arts Practicum, associate professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, and a member of the doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center.


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