Vanessa Chang writes, organizes, curates and and teaches about new and old media, literature, comics, animation, sound, circuses and more. She is a lecturer at California College of the Arts, and a curator with CODAME ART+TECH. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, where she researched electronic gesture across the arts. At Stanford, she was a Geballe Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. She also coordinated the Graphic Narrative Project, a research workshop supported by the Stanford Humanities Center.
As the choreographer William Forsythe has insisted, “if dance only does what we assume it can do, it will expire.”
Vanessa’s work brings that belief into our embodied encounters with new media and technology.
She works with artists, dancers, scholars, technologists, coders and musicians to understand how we might live and move in a technologically mediated world with humor, grace, deliberation, responsibility, innovation and a sense of fun.
We are thrilled to have Vanessa as part of the CODAME Team.