Ricardo Dominguez

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Born 1959 in Las Vegas. Co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group that developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in 1998 in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. One of his recent Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 projects with Brett Stabaum, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll, and Elle Mehrmand is the *Transborder Immigrant Tool* (a GPS cellphone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S border. It was the winner of “Transnational Communities Award,” funded by *Cultural Contact*, Endowment for Culture Mexico – U.S. and handed out by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico), also funded by CALIT2 and two Transborder Awards from the UCSD Center for the Humanities. The Transborder Immigrant Tool has been exhibited at the California Biennial 2010 (OCMA), Here Not There (MOCA, La Jolla), and recently in San Salvador, El Salvado.

He is Senior Editor of The Thing. Former member of Critical Art Ensemble (1987 to 1994). Was a Fake-Fakeshop Worker (http://www.fakeshop.com), a hybrid performance group, presented at the Whitney Biennial 2000. Has collaborated on a number of international net-art projects: with Francesca da Rimini on Dollspace (www.thing.net/~dollyoko), and with Diane Ludin on the Aphanisis Project.

Ricardo is an Associate Professor at UCSD in the Visual Arts Department, a Hellman Fellow, and Principal/Principle Investigator at CALIT2 [1].

He is also co-founder of particle group combines new media, the paraliterary, performance, artivism, and humor to produce different gestures that forge a subversive relationship with the newest frontiers of technological science in an effort to undermine some of their assumptions of authority and power. *particle group* has exhibited at ISEA (San Jose) 2006, House of World Culture (Berlin) 2007, “Inside the Wave” at the San Diego Museum of Art 2008, Oi Futuro (Brazil) 2008, CAL NanoSystems Institute (UCLA), 2009, Medialab-Prado, Madrid (Spain), 2009, Nanosferica, (NYC) 2010, [2].

His essays have appeared at Ctheory and in "Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas" (Routledge, 2000), edited by Coco Fusco. Editor of EDT's book Hacktivism: network-art-activism, (Autonomedia Press, 2001).

  • Interview with Ricardo Dominguez. November 2004. [3]