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|Born||December 22nd, 1977
|Training||Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, MFA California Institute of the Arts|
|Works||Shop Mandiberg, The Red Project, Oil Standard, The Real Costs|
|Awards||Turbulence Project Award, Rhizome Commission, 2007-08 Eyebeam Fellowship, 2008-09 Eyebeam Senior Fellow|
Michael Mandiberg (born 1977) is an artist, programmer, designer and educator. His work spans web applications about environmental impact, to conceptual performances about subjectivity, to laser cut lampshades for compact fluorescent lightbulbs.
Michael Mandiberg is well known for his year long performances and his e-commerce website Shop Mandiberg, that marketed and sold his possessions, making copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, in which had hi-resolution copies of Walker Evans photos rephotographed by Sherrie Levine, and for creating Firefox plugins in which points out the real environmental costs of a global economy (TheRealCosts.com).
His works have been exhibited at venues including the New Museum for Contemporary Art located in New York City, Transmediale Festival in Berlin, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Ars Electronica Center located in Linz. His work has also been featured in books like Tribe and Jana’s New Media Art, Greene’s Internet Art, and Blais and Ippolito’s At the Edge of Art.
Mandiberg was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Portland, Oregon. He attended Brown University and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the California Institute for the Arts. He is an assistant professor in Media Culture at the College of Staten Island and a Fellow at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York City. He is also a founding member of Eyebeam’s Sustainability Research Group. Some of his art work, such as "How Much It Costs Us," focuses on the idea of Intervention Art, wherein the goal is to cause viewers/users to be more aware of environmental implications of some seemingly harmless actions; for example, driving from point A to point B. In "How Much It Costs Us," the goal is to show how much gas it takes to drive from one place to another and in doing so, one might think twice before taking a road-trip in order to reduce their carbon footprint.
Mandiberg is the author of "Digital Foundations," a book which teaches the Bauhaus Basic Course through design software. He is a writer for Digital Foundations and Anti-Advertising Agency blogs. He lives in, and rides his bicycle around, Brooklyn.
- Shop Mandiberg was an Internet art piece from 2001 in which Michael Mandiberg offered every last thing he owned for sale on the Shop Mandiberg site. From clothing to half used tubes of toothpaste. By the time the store was closed he had sold over 100 items.
- The Essential Guide to Performing part of The Exchange Program, a project initiated by Michael Mandiberg. A group of 10 people switch lives with each other, with the hopes of effectively passing as the other person. This guide outlines social behavior, interactions, beliefs, practices and a brief history.
- AfterSherrieLevine.com and AfterWalkerEvans.com which Mandiberg scanned and posted online the photos that Sherrie Levine rephotographed of Walker Evans. A self described "one-liner art prank" given more recursion by placing the work online so it can be printed out, thus creating another reproduction. Another artist Bujar Bala, downloaded scanned photos from AfterWalkerEvans.com and uploaded them on jalbum.net creating an online photo album named After Michael Mandiberg. Album is even available as an iPhone app.
- Oil Standard - is a Firefox plugin that replaces prices on e-commerce websites with the equivalent cost in barrels of crude oil.
- The Real Costs - is a Firefox plugin that inserts carbon emissions data into travel websites. He is currently working on a version that will work with car rentals, car directions and shipping websites.
- How Much It Costs Us is an internet website created in 2009 done by web scraping, which allows users to calculate the financial and carbon cost of driving, depending on what kind of gas you buy, what car you drive and your destination. The output of carbon is shown in pounds.
- The Bright Bike is a website describing Michael Mandiberg's latest project, Bright Bike. A Do-It-Yourself project, adding retroreflective vinyl coating to make bicycles visible to other vehicles.
- Bright Idea Shade is a project, which makes the use of CFL bulb better by creating shade for the bare bulb using heat resistant photo diffuser material. Mandiberg has been working on this project with fellow research group member Steve Lambert.
- He is working with FLOSSmanuals to port the book to GIMP, Inkscape, et all, and from there to translate the Flossified book into French, Spanish, Persian, and Brazilian Portuguese.
- Bush Poll, BushPoll.com- Found 153 people in the US named George Bush and conducted a survey on how the former president was doing.
- The Exchange Program- Eight people attempt to switch lives with each other for ten days. Using each other's ATM cards, names, friends and personality traits, they attempt to be each other.
- Co-author (with xtine burrough) of the textbook Digital Foundations: An Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite.
- Fellowship profile at Eyebeam.org
- Faculty profile at College of Staten Island website
- Text intro from AfterWalkerEvans.com
- (http://bujarbala.jalbum.net After Michael Mandiberg)