Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Ph.D., is an award winning artist, researcher, and writer. He received his Ph.D. in the Disruptive Design Team of the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG), Trinity College Dublin. He is an Associate Professor of Digital Media and Networked Culture in the department of Journalism and Media Studies at Lehman College (City University of New York – CUNY). He is a visiting artist at Cornell Tech, NYC. He was a Designer in Residence at the New York Hall of Science in 2020. He is a dedicated mentor and office hours mentor at NEW INC , a division of the New Museum in NYC. He is also Executive Vice President at Lively Event, Inc. He has previously taught as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Parsons MFA in Design & Technology and Parsons School of Art, Design, History, and Theory (ADHT) from 2010 to 2014, Media, Culture, Communication dept of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development (2009, 2010, 2011), NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) (2007, 2008), and Trinity College’s MsC in Interactive Digital Media (2003, 2004). From 2001-2004 he was a Research Fellow in the Human Connectedness Group at Media Lab Europe and from 2006-2007 he was an R&D OpenLab Fellow at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York City. He received his Masters from ITP in 1999 and was an Interval Research Fellow from 1999-2001. He also served as the Art Gallery chair for the SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery in Anaheim, California.
Jonah’s work and thesis focuses on the theme of “Deconstructing Networks” which includes 100s of projects that critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience.
His artworks, Bumplist and America’s Got No Talent, are both included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.
He is co-founder of the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA Group), recipient of the ARANEUM Prize sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Art, Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO, and was a 2006 and 2008 Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellow Nominee. His writing has appeared in numerous international publications including WIRED Magazine, Make Magazine, Neural, Rhizome.org, Art Asia Pacific, Gizmodo and more.
His work has been exhibited at events and organizations such as Whitney Museum of American Art (2018), DEAF (03,04), London Science Museum (2008), Science Gallery London (2018), Future Sonic / Future Everything (2004, 2009), Art Futura (04), SIGGRAPH (00,05), UBICOMP (02,03,04), CHI (04,06) Transmediale (02,04,08, 14), NIME (07), ISEA (02,04,06,09,12), Institute of Contemporary Art in London (04), Tate Modern (03), Whitney Museum of American Art’s ArtPort (03, 12), Ars Electronica (02,04,08), Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (14), Chelsea Art Museum, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art (04-5),Museum of Modern Art (MOMA – NYC)(2008),San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (2008), and Palais Du Tokyo, Paris (2009).
His work has been reported about in The Times, The New York Times, New York Post, Wired News, Make, Boing Boing, El Pais, Gizmodo, Engadget, The Register, Slashdot, NY Post, The Creators Project, The Wire, Rhizome, Crunch Gear, Beyond the Beyond, Neural, Liberation, Village Voice, IEEE Spectrum, The Age, Taschen Books, and more.He has given lectures about his work at locations and venues such as Lehman College, Intel Corporation, School of Visual Arts, Ars Electronica, Sarah Lawrence College, The New School, National Academy of Sciences, Queens College, NYC Media Lab Annual Summit 2015, Canadian Consulate, NYU, UCLA, USC, San Jose State University, ISEA 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2020, University of Buenos Aires, Institute of Contemporary Art London, Transmediale, Universität der Künste Berlin, Tate Modern, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Urbis Manchester, CCCB Barcelona, Open Hardware Summit, Contemporary Art Museum Belo Horizonte, Brazil, The Banff Centre, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Rhode Island School of Design, Maker Faire, Royal College of Art, Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark, Eyebeam, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Pratt Institute, and more.