George Fifield is a new media curator, an art and technology writer and a teacher. He is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts, a nonprofit arts organization that 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.
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 teaches in RISD's Digital + Media graduate program and at Massachusetts College of Art. He was executive coproducer for The Electronic Canvas, a 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.
- DM-7103-01 Digital Media Perspectives: History Of Media Art
Fall 2017 Courses
Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles