George Fifield is a new media curator, a writer about art and technology and teacher. He is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which produces the Boston Cyberarts Festival. This international biennial Festival of artists working in new technologies involves numerous exhibitions of visual arts; music, dance, and theatrical performances; film and video presentations and symposia at numerous arts and educational organizations throughout Massachusetts. He is also an independent curator of New Media with numerous projects here and abroad. His most recent exhibition was Act React: Interactive Installation Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum from October 2008 to January 2009. For thirteen years until 2006, Fifield was Curator of New Media at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. He continues to work with the DeCordova on a number of projects. He is adjunct faculty at Rhode Island of Design’s Digital + Media graduate program and teaches at Massachusetts College of Art. He was executive co-producer for The Electronic Canvas, a hour-long documentary on the history of the media arts that aired on PBS in 2000. Fifield writes on a variety of media, technology and art topics for numerous publications. In 2006, Fifield was honored with the First Annual Special Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Boston Arts Community by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Boston Chapter. In 2007, the Boston Cyberarts Festival was honored with the Commonwealth Award by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the category of Creative Economy.
DIGITAL MEDIA PERSPECTIVES: HISTORY OF MEDIA ART