|Mel Alexenberg is an artist, educator, writer, and blogger working at the interface between art, science, technology, and culture. His artworks explore interrelationships between the postdigital age and Jewish consciousness, space-time systems and electronic technologies, participatory art and community values, high tech and high touch experiences, responsive art in cyberspace and real space, and blogart and wikiart. His artworks exploring digital technologies and global systems are in the collections of more than forty museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to Jewish Museum in Prague. His "Digitized Homage to Rembrandt" is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution's American Museum of American History as an exemplar of the first computer-generated fine-art print.
Alexenberg is head of the Emuna College School of the Arts in Jerusalem, Israel, and professor emeritus at Ariel University. He was professor of art and education at Columbia University and Bar Ilan University, head of the art department at Pratt Institute, dean at New World School of the Arts in Miami and research fellow at MITís Center for Advanced Visual Studies.
He is the author of: "The Future of Art in the Postdigital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness" and "Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology and Culture" (both published by Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press) and in Hebrew "Dialogic Art in a Digital World: Judaism and Contemporary Art." He was art editor of "The Visual Computer; International Journal of Computer Graphics.
Born and educated in New York, Alexenberg earned degrees at Queens College, Yeshiva University and New York University (interdisciplinary doctorate in art, science, and psychology). He lives with his wife, artist Miriam Benjamin, in Petah Tikva, Israel.
His artworks can be seen at www.melalexenberg.com. He blogs at www.future-of-art.com and www.artiststory.com.