Jeff Crouse

by Jason Koxvold
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Jeff Crouse creates parodies that playfully comment on the role of technology in our lives. His work takes many forms, including software, web applications, installations, games, and video. His piece Invisible Threads, a mixed reality installation about virtual labor, was featured at the New Frontiers Gallery at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. James Chimpton, a robotic monkey, interviewed the artists of the 2008 Whitney Biennial using information harvested from the web in real time. Another piece, Dirt Party, made people at the 2008 Futuresonic Festival in Manchester confront their online identities by crowdsourcing the task of digging up "dirt" about them from the Internet. His work has also been shown at the DC FilmFest, the Come Out and Play Festival in Amsterdam, Laboral in Gíjon, Spain, the Obie Awards, the Performa Festival, and the Eyebeam Art & Technology Center in New York. He has received grants from Rhizome and Turbulence, and is has been a fellow at Eyebeam since 2007.

Jeff received his MS from the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech in 2006 and then joined Eyebeam as a production fellow in 2007. Outside of Eyebeam, Jeff is a Computing professor at Bennington College, and teaches Code for Art at Parsons.