Hi! My name is Jon and I'm based in Chicago where I teach media literacy, media art histories, net art, new media art (software + hardware) and video at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University. I have shown work nationally and internationally, in screening venues, galleries and online. My full CV can be found here.
Life is almost completely enmeshed in the networked and streamlined interfaces (both hardware and software) we encounter everyday and my research considers where these interactions start to break down. I'm particularly interested in how we negotiate the duality of our physical and virtual lives within overlapping themes of consumerism, surveillance, play, environmental impact, uncanny feelings, identity and future histories. Screens, servers, browsers, devices, voice commands, faces, taps and clicks are all a part of this massive data producing feedback loop reflected in my work. As these spaces become increasingly remote, automated, energy consuming and controlled, experiences of saturation, obsessions and contradictions start to emerge.
Please feel free to contact me: jon (at) jonchambers.net and links to my various social media accounts can be found above.