TECHNE is a practice-based digital arts research initiative
founded by Professor Mark Amerika, at the University of
Colorado at Boulder in November 2002. The TECHNE initiative
develops innovative approaches to the invention of
new forms of knowledge generally considered to be both
artistic and scholarly. In 2002, Amerika wrote the "What Is Techne?" white paper and has just added a significant 2016 addendum. You can read it here.
The techne_lab podcast operates as a conduit for experimental dialogue around practice-based research. Professor Mark Amerika and PhD student Ryan Ruehlen have created over 300 minutes of original audio mashups featuring the voices of affiliated faculty and visiting professors passing through the lab. Guests include Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Lori Emerson, Michelle Ellsworth, Michael Theodore, Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture), Amaranth Borsuk, Julie Carr, Robert Arellano and Joel Swanson. Listen here.
INTERMEDIA ART, WRITING AND PERFORMANCE
TECHNE faculty and Graduate students have been instrumental to the development of a new practice-based PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP).
The Histories of Internet Art: Fictions and Factions project is a living archive created by students in the TECHNE lab from the years 2000 - 2007. It features video presentations, student-conducted interviews and net art works by major artists.
GRADUATE ALUM SPOTLIGHT
TECHNE alum Rick Silva's The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future explores "notions of landscape and wilderness in the 21st century". The artwork was recently featured in Wired Magazine.
MICRO-CINEMATIC ESSAYS ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF MARCEL DUCHAMP...
A collaborative conceptual art album featuring the writing and vocals of Mark Amerika and the sound design of electronic music composer Chad Mossholder. The work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto) and The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum.
2057 is a collaborative sound project by TECHNE director Mark Amerika and IAWP PhD candidate Ryan Ruehlen. The artists have composed seven unique music tracks as well as a limited edition artist book and a tape cassette that feature a new style of music they have tagged cyberbop jazz poetics.