Stephanie Rothenberg uses performance, video, and net-based media to create interactive situations that question relationships between individuals and socially constructed identities, lifestyles and public spaces. Referencing corporate models and their infrastructures, her work merges popular forms of advertising and market research with participatory experiences involving role-playing and fantasy. Stephanie received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her work has been exhibited in numerous media festivals and galleries in the US and abroad. Stephanie commutes between New York City and Buffalo, New York where she is Assoicate Professor of Visual Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. During her residency at Eyebeam in 2007, Stephanie co-created "Invisible Threads" with Jeff Crouse, a mixed reality designer jeans sweatshop in the virtual world of Second Life and “The School of Perpetual Training”, an online training program that uses motion detection and classic arcade games to comment on the global computer video game industry.