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Published: March 1999.


Sawad Brooks

133 W. 19 St. 3rd Floor
New York NY
10009 USA

Sawad Brooks was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1964. He earned a B.A. in computer science (1989), a B.F.A. in studio art (1989), and an M.A. in art history (1993) from the University of Texas at Austin, and a S.M. in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1997). He has also pursued doctoral studies in art history at the University of Chicago. His research at the M.I.T. Media Lab involved the cultural fascination with moving images, focusing specifically on the effect computers have had in this area through their use in giving life to materials usually regarded as inanimate. Brooks has lectured about art, technology, and their related philosophies at the University of Chicago, the Goethe Institute in Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta. He currently teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York and recently founded Utensil, a software design company. In addition to his collaborations with Stryker, his recent works and exhibitions include Prosthesis to a Well, M.I.T.'s List Visual Arts Center and the Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (1997); Mac Classics (The Immaculate Machine), a group show at Postmasters Gallery, New York (1997 - 98); and Aporia: Doubt in Forms, with Gong Szeto, New York Digital Salon (1995). He has also designed the web site for Postmasters Gallery.

Sawad presented 'DissemiNET' - a Prototype of a Net Based Curatorial System