Joel Slayton


Joel Slayton is an artist, writer and theoretician. He is currently Professor of Digital Media Art at San Jose State University, where he serves as Director of the CADRE Institute, an interdisciplinary academic research center. Mr. Slayton is the Executive Editor of SWITCH, the CADRE Institute on-line journal of critical and theoretical discourse. He is also President of C5, a research corporation specializing in theoretical models, analysis and tactical implementations of information technology. C5 is both a corporation and artwork. Slayton was an original member of the Visible Language Workshop at MIT; his media installations, performances and print works featured in over 100 exhibitions internationally and in more than 50 publications. Slayton has worked with many Silicon Valley computer corporations including Silicon Graphics, Apple Computer and the Nasa Ames Research Center. He was selected for participation in the PAIR program at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) and is an NEA project grant recipient.

1991 Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, University of San Jose
1991 National Endowment for the Arts Grant / for DoWhatDo
1989 - 1991 Visual Coordinator for the George Coates Performance Works (GCPW), San Francisco / involved into the productions Invisible Site and The Architecture of Catastrophic Change
1983 Visiting Professor at California State University Chico / at the Center for Information and Communication Studies
1978 - 1982 Technical Coordinator of the Visible Language Workshop at MIT, Boston
Exhibitions & Events
  • Morse, Margaret. »Tender Technology.« In Art As Signal: Inside the Loop, edited by Krannert Art Museum: 1995.