Sharon Daniel is an artist producing a series of new media documentary projects that reveal human rights abuses across a spectrum of public institutions – the criminal justice system, the prison industrial complex, the public health system, and the public education system. Daniel employs digital technologies, documentary practices and humanities-based analysis to examine how state institutions, social structures and economic conditions (from inequality in health care and education to racial and economic discrimination in the justice system) produce social injustices and undermine domestic human rights.
Daniel's work has been exhibited internationally at museums and festivals including, WRO media art biennial (Poland), Artefact 2010 (Belgium), Transmediale 08 (Germany), the ISEA/ZeroOne festival (2006 and 2010), the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival DEAF03 (Netherlands), Ars Electronica (Austria), the Lincoln Center Festival (NY/USA), the Corcoran Biennial (Washington DC) and the University of Paris I (France), as well as on the Internet. Her essays have been published in books including Context Providers (Intellect Press 2011), Database Aesthetics (Minnesota University Press 2007) and the Sarai Reader05 as well as in professional journals such as Cinema Journal, Leonardo and Springerin. Daniel has been awarded the prestigious Rockefeller/Tribeca Film Festival New Media Fellowship and honored by the Webby Awards. Daniel is a Professor in the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she teaches classes in digital media theory and practice.
Public Secrets in the Vectors Journal, Volume 2, issue 2
Blood Sugar in the Vectors Journal, Volume 3, issue 2
"Public Records/ Secret Public: Information Architecture for New Political Subjects" in Leonardo Electronic Almanac special issue, DAC 09 - After Media: Embodiment and Context
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