May 28, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
UC San Diego, Center Hall 119

Joseph DeLappe is an artist interested in the intersections of art, technology, social engagement/activism and interventionist strategies exploring our geo-political contexts. He is a Professor of the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. He is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. In 2006 he began a project dead-in-iraq , to type consecutively, all names of America's military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America's Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org. He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, CBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and on The Rachel Maddow Show. His works have been featured in The New York Times, The Australian Morning Herald, Art in America and in numerous books and articles exploring the convergence of art, gaming and activism. A San Francisco native, he is currently based at the University of Nevada, Reno.