Brett Stalbaum

Assistant Professor, University of California, United States





Research theorist specializing in information theory, database, and software development currently working for C5 corporation; Lecturer at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Visual Arts.
MFA in fine art from CADRE at San Jose State University, and a BA in Film Studies from San Francisco State University; he has taught art at San Jose State University, and Computers and Information Technology at Evergreen Valley College, where he specialized in teaching programming languages through web-based distance education. Currently, he is full-time lecturer and coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts Major (ICAM) at UCSD.
A serial collaborator, he was a co-founder of the Electronic Disturbance Theater in 1998, for which he co-developed software called FloodNet, which has been used on behalf of the Zapatista movement against the websites of the Presidents of Mexico and the United States, as well as the Pentagon.
Stalbaum has been part of many other individual and collaborative projects, written on net art and its context/aesthetics, and is a past editor of Switch, the new media journal of the CADRE digital media lab.
Current projects revolve around landscape experimentation and theory, both in collaboration with C5 and with the painter Paula Poole. Recent theory work includes Database Logics and Landscape Art. Past projects include being a guest artist and code contributor to Lisa Jevbratt's Mapping the Web Infome project (2001). Current projects include GIS software development focused on the creation of a database, related libraries, and utilities for use with GPS, digital elevation modeling, and other applications.


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