- Patrick Lichty is a technologically based conceptual artist that actively explores the social, cultural, and perceptual changes in Western and Global society created by the forces of technology commerce, and shifting political paradigms in the digital world. His last major work, "Grasping at Bits: Art and Intellectual Control in the Digital Age", is a multimedia essay dealing with the tensions between artists and multinational corporations as issues of identity and content become key point of contention in cyberspace. The piece was commissioned for the Walker Art Center's "Art Entertainment Network" exhibit, and won an Honorable Mention at Ars Electronica. He is Cultural Director of Promote Awareness, a Minnesota - based disabilities advocacy foundation, and is active in a number of social activism organizations. As a technological artist of nearly two decades, Lichty has been part of nearly eighty-five exhibitions at venues including the MoMA NY, the Whitney, Chicago Institute of Art, ZKM Karlsruhe, and Kunsthalle Wien.