Lindsay Caplan

Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture
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401-863-5183

Biography

Lindsay Caplan specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century art, with a focus on the intersections of art, technology, and politics. She is particularly interested in the ways that artists have drawn on computers and cybernetics to envision new models for social engagement and communal life. She holds a PhD in Art History from The CUNY Graduate Center. Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues, edited collections, and journals including Grey Room, The Scholar & Feminist Online and e-flux journal. Her current book project shows how early computer artists in Italy deployed new technologies to probe the relationship between subjects and their environment and to explore the nature of human agency, turning artistic questions regarding medium, authorial creativity, and spectatorship to the service of reimagining society in its digital dimensions. 

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