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The Digi Girls

Daniel Durning interviews six members of The Digi Girls, a collective of artists, curators, animators and filmmakers. The group ponders the conundrum of digital art and talks about their work, careers, and the transition from traditional materials to computer-based technologies.

Kathleen Graves is a digital and video artist from a painting and dance background. She makes images, video and 2D video animations and is a digital photographer, combining photography with painting techniques and pixel principles on the computer.

Andrea Ackerman is a New York artist who graduated from Harvard Medical School and trained and practiced as a psychiatrist before pursuing a career as an artist. Ackerman believes that synthetic is the new "nature".

Jerelyn Hanrahan is an artist, sculptor and installation artist who is working with digital interactive media and video installations. Her work has been exhibited at the Burning Man Festival and she is part of a Digital Print Exhibition showing in Cuba in June 2005.

Perry Bard is an artist who works with electronic media and lives in New York. She has exhibited video and installations internationally including in New York at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the New Museum. Her upcoming exhibitions include an installation using a mobile truck-side billboard featuring artifacts stolen from the Baghdad Museum.

Lisa Crafts is a self-taught animator and painter. Her work is characterized by richly rendered design and themes concerning aspects of the human condition including sexuality, the role of creativity, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Claudia Hart began showing her paintings at Pat Hearn Gallery in New York in the late 80's. She is presently working on Sleeping Beauty, a life-sized interactive touch painting in collaboration with the artist and technologist Michael Ferraro.


Art & Technology


Art & Technology is a radio program that investigates how advancements in new technologies are affecting artists and their work. The series consists of interviews with contemporary visual and audio artists discussing their work, influences, aesthetics and the technical issues they encounter in the creation of their art, relating their personal views about the uses and usages of new media in the art world today. The show opens a discourse with artists working in Interactive, Performance, Screen Based, and Audio and Sound Based media about the role that dynamic technologies play in contemporary art and their own artwork.