Timothy Allen Jackson

  • B.F.A., Western Kentucky University
  • M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Awards, recognition and honors

Computing Center Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University; Leonhard Center Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University; Heritage Canada Grant, Research Partnering; Canada Council Grant, Media Arts; Canadian Fund for Infrastructure Grant; SRC Research Grant, Ryerson University


Leonardo Education Forum, College Art Association, MARCEL Network

Previous Positions

Timothy Jackson is a professor of new media in the art history department. His research interests include theory and criticism of new media, telematic networked art systems research and development, interactive art installations, art as research/research as art, new media design and consulting, new media poetics and aesthetics, and critical pedagogy. He has published book chapters, catalog essays and art criticism in a range of scholarly and online journals. Originally trained as a painter, Jackson has exhibited work internationally and has lectured at many conferences and symposia. He has developed more than 20 courses in the field of new media in several institutions of higher education over the past 20 years.

Publications and presentations

Selected publications

  • "A Radical Aesthetic: Syncretism as Free/Open Source Culture," Drain magazine, October 2005.
  • "Ghosts of Modernity in the Work of Avantika Bawa," in "Wall to Wall Drawings" catalog exhibition, the Drawing Center, New York, July 2005.
  • "Imagining Futures: Towards a Critical Pedagogy for Emerging Technologies," in "Electronic Collaboration in the Humanities: Issues and Options," James Inman et. al., eds., Lawrence Erlbaum Press, 2003.
  • "A Cartography of Awe Rendered in Invisible Ink: The Sublimation of the Sublime in the Work of Arnaud Dejaummes," Ryerson University Catalog, 2003.
  • "Homily for a Labor of Meaning," Bad Subjects: Issue 53, January 2001.

Selected presentations/lectures

  • Authored, organized and chaired Leonardo Educators Forum Panel, "New Media Futures: The Artist as Researcher and Research as Art in the 21st Century," and presented "Metaphors and Taxonomies: Art as Basic Research," 20th Annual Conference of the Society of Literature, Science, and Art, New York University, New York, November 2006; and College Art Association, NYU, New York, February 2006.
  • "A Radical Aesthetic: Syncretism as Free/Open Source Culture," Without Borders Art Festival, the University of Maine - Orono, September 2005.
  • Presented overview of work by Synth/Ops Research Group, conference at CIANT - International Center for Art and New Technologies, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2005.
  • Invited speaker for the Ryerson Panel of Researchers from the Faculty of Communication and Design, International Council of Fine Arts Deans, Toronto, Canada, November 2002.

Selected exhibitions

  • "Travelossities: Sadness and Speed," 10-minute digital video, "Without Borders Art Festival," Bangor, Maine, September 2005.
  • "Impossible Sky," DVD, CIANT - International Center for Art and New Technologies, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2005.
  • "Impossible Sky: Sacred Skies," installation in "Intervention" exhibition, Lacoste, France, June - August 2005.
  • "Impossible Sky: SCAD-Atlanta," installation in "Digital Cotton" exhibition, Atlanta, February 2005.
  • "Impossible Sky," documentation DVD, "T(HERE)," India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India, December 2004.