xtine is a media artist and educator. She has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited several books including The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies, Foundations of Digital Art and Design and Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design. She uses social networking, databases, search engines, blogs, and applications in combination with popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, or Mechanical Turk, to create web communities promoting interpretation and autonomy. xtine is passionate about using digital tools to translate common experiences into personal arenas for discovery. Emergent themes include culture jamming, net.art, appropriation, and translation, as she creates media projects that engage the public in using technology to deepen our connectedness in a global society.
xtine is a recent recipient of a California Humanities Award (2015-16 with Dan Sutko), which resulted in an app titled The Women of El Toro. She received a Terminal Net Art Award, a UK Big Lottery commission developed by Cornerhouse for the Abandon Normal Devices and Looping the Loop Festivals, and she is a 13th Annual (2009) Webby Award Honoree in the Weird category—and she’s very proud of having her “weirdness” codified. Her early project, Delocator.net was positively reviewed in a wide range of media outlets. It was beautifully redesigned in 2012 by Tom Brickman, a site user and developer from the UK. xtine has participated in international festivals promoting digital art and culture including Designs on E-Learning (Helsinki), Abandon Normal Devices (Manchester, UK), ISEA (Hong Kong 2016, Albuquerque 2012, and Northern Ireland 2009), Futuresonic (UK), Electrofringe (AU), Sonar (SP) and Prog:ME (BR).
Web projects include @IKnowTheseWords, On the Web, O Browser, My Browser, and many iterations of the Mechanical Olympics/Games. She created Walk On Wire, an app that encourages users to augment a walk between buildings with an aerial perspective in commemoration of Philippe Petit’s famous walk between the Twin Towers in 1974. In the project space at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Ca, she presented Mediations on Digital Labor (May 2015). She was recently at The Orange County Great Park to share a picnic with female veterans who were stationed at Marine Air Corps Station El Toro in the 1940s and launch The Women of El Toro.
xtine is an associate professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas.