xtine burrough makes participatory projects for networked publics. Her recent work recovers feminist texts through mediation and reimagines virtual crowd workers as bodies with agency.
Using social platforms, databases, search engines, blogs, and applications in combination with popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, or Mechanical Turk, she creates web communities promoting interpretation and autonomy. burrough is passionate about using digital tools to translate common experiences into personal arenas for discovery. Emergent themes in her work include culture jamming, net.art, appropriation, and translation.
As an author, burrough has written, edited, and co-edited several books including The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2014), Foundations of Digital Art and Design (2013) and Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design (2011). She is the editor of The Visual Communication Quarterly.
burrough is a recipient of a Humanities Texas Award (2016-2017 with Dr. Sabrina Starnaman). She received a California Humanities Award (2015-16 with Dr. Dan Sutko); 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. Her 2005 project, Delocator.net was positively reviewed in a wide range of media outlets including newspapers, radio, television, and film. burrough has participated in international festivals promoting digital art and culture including Abandon Normal Devices (Manchester, UK), Designs on E-Learning (Helsinki), Electrofringe (AU), Futuresonic (UK), iDMAa, ISEA (Hong Kong 2016, Albuquerque 2012, and Belfast 2009), Sonar (SP) and Prog:ME (BR).
Recent projects include The Women of El Toro, A Vigil For Some Bodies, @IKnowTheseWords, On the Web, O Browser, My Browser, and multiple iterations of the Mechanical Olympics. Her website is missconceptions.net.
xtine is an associate professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas, where she co-directs two lab spaces, LabSynthE with Dr. Frank Dufour, and SPACE Media Lab with Dr. Banner and Dr. Knight. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Feminist Research Collective.
Big Joe Goes Down Julian Dibbell
Let's Get Physical Marisa Olson
Mechanical Games, Online Sports Videos for Turkers Chiara Ciociola
Star-bucker Gustavo Arellano
NEH Feature Project, App Launch: The Women of El Toro Nicole Salisbury
The Women of El Toro, Project Directors Interview Interview with xtine burrough and Dan Sutko