Joel Slayton is the inaugural winner of the SVNexus Award, which recognizes pioneering artistic achievement at the intersection of art and technology. Slayton’s 40-year career has taken him from the Visual Language Workshop at MIT to San Jose State, where he founded the CADRE Laboratory for New Media. He served as the Executive Director of San Jose’s ZERO1 Biennial and now teaches at Stanford, where he curated the art-and-technology-focused LAST Festival. He’s a curator and visual artist whose works include multimedia, print, and performance pieces that have been displayed around the world. His “next big thing” is a new platform called L&J Ranch, which will fuel new creative research, support art and science initiatives, and more.
“I am very proud to have fashioned a career that combines art practice, academics, and curatorial work. I’ve never viewed these as separate
Written by Nathan Zanon
Photography & Videography by DSOTM
This article originally appeared in Issue 10.3 “Profiles”
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