Hello, I’m Janna.
I received my MFA in Electronic and Time Based Art from Purdue University and am currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital art at Indiana University.
I am part of a wave of new media artists rejecting the notion that craft and technology are directly opposed. My work explores how deconstructing everyday technologies, or even making them for yourself can be used to question larger oppressive systems and create a space for participatory political action. My activist and social art practice blur the lines between the materiality of craft and the digital realm of new media technologies to create socio-political interventions. I have presented my research on the use of DIY electronics as a medium for participatory political art at ISEA 2019 in Gwangju South Korea and facilitated workshops for the P@tch project in collaboration with the Science Gallery in Melbourne Australia and the Science Gallery in Dublin Ireland.