Prophetic Visions, Digital Horizons: An Interview with Michael Takeo Magruder
Aaron Rosen is professor of religion and visual culture and director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, and visiting professor at King’s College London, where he taught previously. He began his career at Yale, Oxford, and Columbia, after receiving his PhD from Cambridge. He has curated exhibitions around the world and written widely for scholarly and popular publications. He is the author and editor of many books, including Art and Religion in the Twenty-First Century (2015) and Journey through Art (2018), translated into seven languages.
Michael Takeo Magruder (b. 1974, US/UK, www.takeo.org) is a visual artist who works with real-time data, digital archives, immersive environments, mobile devices, and virtual worlds. His practice explores concepts ranging from media criticism and aesthetic journalism to digital formalism and computational aesthetics, deploying information age technologies and systems to examine our networked, media-rich world. Takeo’s art has been shown in some three hundred exhibitions in thirty-five countries and has received extensive support within the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.
Aaron Rosen, Michael Takeo Magruder; Prophetic Visions, Digital Horizons: An Interview with Michael Takeo Magruder. Poetics Today 1 September 2020; 41 (3): 461–468. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03335372-8519684
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