"Ghosts" Featured in Visual Communication Quarterly
Posted on May 22, 2017

Images and text from the Ghosts series was featured in the January-March 2017 issue of Visual Communication Quaterly. Says the Editor-in-Chief:

In the Portfolio section, I present Michael Demers' series, Ghosts. Demers' interest in capturing the ephemeral is to provide evidence -- not of the real,
but instead "of the idea of documenting the act of believing." This work is a documentation that triggers memories made by the image's original photographer and its current viewers.
It alludes to the power embedded in snapshots and present a re-vision of image content curated online.

Fundamentos da Linguagem Visual. Adriana Vaz and Rossano Silva, editors. Editoria Intersaberes (2017)
Posted March 31, 2017

The Ghost of Vannevar Bush Hacked My Server included in Fundamentos da Linguagem Visual

From Editoria Intersaberes:
To better understand the language present in the manifold manifestations of the visual arts, we need to know the formal elements that make it up.

Thus, we structure an analysis of the presence of these elements in the image and also of the interrelation that they establish in different historical,
geographic and social contexts.
In undertaking this study, you will embark on an exercise that purports to investigate much more than the point, line,
plane, shape, texture, color, volume, and perspective. Reflect critically on what we call the grammar of visual language.

“Anthropocene” Fuse Factory at the Pearl Conard Art Gallery, Ohio State University
Posted November 15, 2016 

"The Sky is Falling (A Day in the Life...)" included in "Anthropocene"

"Since the start of the current epoch – the Holocene – humans have been physically transforming the natural world and, in the process, technologizing nature’s
inhabitants and environments to benefit human needs and desires. The human activity engendered by this anthropocentric mindset, while benefiting human health and
well-being in a myriad of ways, has also negatively affected a wide range of ecosystems, resulting in ecological destruction, extinction, genetic malformations and abnormalities,
and other problematic environmental phenomena. As a result, some scientists have proposed that we are entering a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene,
an epoch characterized by the global changes wrought by human actions made possible by technology’s evolution."


Bronx Art Space
Posted December 7, 2015

"Wallpaper" included in the exhibition "Synthetic Zero"

“Beep Bop Boop” at the FATVillage Projects
Posted March 18, 2014

"The Sky is Falling (A Day in the Life...)" featured at FATVillage Projects

“COLLISION20″ Catalog Available for Download
Posted January 31, 2014

Download the catalog for the COLLISION20 juried exhibition taking place at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery between January 17 and February 23, 2014.
One of my more recent lo-tech prints, low_resolution_wormhole, was selected for exhibition.

Works Included In “The Wrong – Digital Art Biennale”
Posted January 10, 2014

Three of my new media works have been accepted into The Wrong – Digital Art Biennale: Homeostasis Lab: The Ghost of Vannevar Bush Hacked My Server; Color Field Paintings (Browser);
and The Sky Is Falling (A Day in the Life…).

From "The Wrong" website:
“Homeostasis Lab has been created in Sao Paulo by the Composting Curators: Julia Borges Araña and Guilherme Brandão in the context of The Wrong Digital Art Biennale being a
pavilion that receives unlimited submissions from around the world.”

Foundations of Digital Art and Design

Posted August 26, 2013

Foundations of Digital Art and Design is now available from Pearson/New Riders.
I contributed to the chapter on Revision Practices in Media Art and Design, where I discuss my work The Sky Is Falling (A Day in the Life).

From Pearson:
All students of digital design and production–whether learning in a classroom or on their own–need to understand the basic principles of design.
These principles are often excluded from books that teach software. Foundations of Digital Art and Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud reinvigorates software training
by integrating design exercises into tutorials fusing design fundamentals and core Adobe Creative Cloud skills. The result is a comprehensive design learning experience.
Interviews with or essay contributions by Pencilbox Studios, riCardo Crespo, Michael Demers, The League of Imaginary Scientists, and Jovenville.

Book Review of “Net Works” in Visual Communication Quarterly
Posted on August 26, 2013

A review of Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design has been written by Karie Hollerback for the April-June 2013 issue of Visual Communication Quarterly.
Click here to read the PDF
. I contributed to Chapter 1: Formalism and Conceptual Art, where I discuss my work Color Field Paintings (Browser).

Future Learning Spaces: Conference Proceedings
Posted on April 26, 2012

The Sky Is Falling: A Day in the Life was featured as part of the Future Learning Spaces conference at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland last November.
The conference proceedings have recently been published and are available as a free download from Aalto Press.

Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design
Posted on April 26, 2012

Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design is now available from Routledge Press.
I contributed to Chapter 1: Formalism and Conceptual Art, where I discuss my work Color Field Paintings (Browser).

From Routledge:

Net Works offers an inside look into the process of successfully developing thoughtful, innovative digital media. In many practice-based art texts and classrooms,
technology is divorced from the socio-political concerns of those using it. Although there are many resources for media theorists, practice-based students
sometimes find it difficult to engage with a text that fails to relate theoretical concerns to the act of creating. Net Works strives to fill that gap.

Using websites as case studies, each chapter introduces a different style of web project–from formalist play to social activism to data visualization–and then includes the
artists’ or entrepreneurs’ reflections on the particular challenges and outcomes of developing that web project. Scholarly introductions to each section apply a
theoretical frame for the projects. A companion website offers further resources for hands-on learning.

Combining practical skills for web authoring with critical perspectives on the web, Net Works is ideal for courses in new media design, art, communication,
critical studies, media and technology, or popular digital/internet culture.