Mary Flanagan (USA)

Mary Flanagan

is an inventor-designer-activist in New York City and leads the tiltfactor research group at Hunter College. Flanagan’s artwork has been shown internationally at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, the Guggenheim, and other international venues. Her essays on digital art and gaming have appeared in many periodicals and books including Art Journal and Wide Angle. Her books include Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture (MIT Press 2002), the co-written book Similitudini. Simboli. Simulacri (SIMilarities, Symbols, Simulacra) in Italian (Unicopli, 2003), and reskin (forthcoming, MIT Press). She is the creator of “The Adventures of Josie True,” the first internet adventure game for girls, and is
co-founder of Rapunsel, a research project to teach girls programming ( Her projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Pacific Cultural Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In the 1990s, Flanagan was also a media producer/game designer, garnering over 20 international awards for
titles produced for The Discovery Channel, Creative Wonders/ABC, and Knowledge Adventure. She is Associate Professor of Software Art and Culture at Hunter College, NYC.

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