"We must... orchestrate, through criticism and propoganda, the most progressive artists and intellectuals of all countries to make contact with us to view a joint action." – Situationists

Staff of the Experimental Party and the US Department of Art & Technology

As an organization of artists, critics, technologists and others, the Experimental Party carries out its mission through the support of the dedicated staff of the US Department of Art & Technology. These positions are organized into major program areas, and headed by an Under Secretary, Director or other official.

Experimental Party

National Chairwoman
Roberta Breitmore - Political Crusader

National Chairman of the USA Exquiisite Corpse
Jonathan Henry - Artist

Offices and Bureaus of the
US Department of Art & Technology

Secretary
Randall Packer - Artist, Professor of Electronic Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art; Director, Zakros InterArts, Washington, DC

Under Secretary for the Office of Artist & Homeland Insecurity
Jeff Gates - Artist, Head of New Media Initiatives, Smithsonian American Art Museum, ArtFBI, Washington, DC

Minister of Culture
Jack Rasmussen - Executive Director, di Rosa Preserve Art & Nature, Napa, CA

Under Secretary for Domestic Affairs
Phyllis Hecht - Art Director & Web Manager, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Chief of Protocol
Alice Denney - Founder, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

Under Secretary for the Bureau of the Aesthetic Hyperculture
Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) - Artist and musician

Under Secretary for the Bureau of Cultural Transformation and Paradigmatic Shifts
David Ross- Executive Director, Beacon Cultural Project, Beacon, NY

Deputy Undersecretary
Robert Atkins - Independent Art Critic, New York

Acting Assistant Deputy Undersecretary
Steve Dietz - Curator of New Media, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer
Ken Jordan - Director, The Art Council, New York

Head of the Office of General Counsel for Legislation and Regulation
Hamilton Hauck - Attorney at Law, San Francisco

Deputy Under Secretary of the Bureau for the Protection & Immunization Against Mediation & Alienation
Lynn Hershman - Artist, San Francisco

Under Secretary of the Bureau for Shredding and Remixing Government Information
Mark Napier - Artist, San Francisco

Under Secretary for International Affairs
Vibeke Sorensen - Artist, University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television

Under Secretary for the Office of Virtualization
Pierre Lévy - Philisopher, Quebec University at Montreal

Director of the Office of Freedom of Speech
Mark Amerika - Artist, Founder, Alt-x, Boulder, CO

Director of the Office of Political and Economic Insecurity
Abe Golam - Info-Shaman and Politician, Electrosphere

Director of the Office of Micro-Technology and Virtual Realities
Kevin Teixeira - Co-founder, Artmuseum.net

Director of the Office of Strategy & Subversion
David Crandall - Editor, LINK, Baltimore

Director of the Office of Language & Editorial Freedom
Susan Higman - Head of Publications, Detroit Institute of Art

Director of the Office of Robotics and Telepistomology
Ken Goldberg- Artist and Professor of Industrial Engineering

Director of Creative Freedom and Utopian Aspiration
Tiffany Shlain- Founder and Director of the Webby Awards

Under Secretary of the Office of Immersion & Interactive Dada
Marc Lafia - Independent Artist

Director of the Office of Utopian Ideals & Visionary Aspirations
Irena Rogovsky - Product Marketing Manager, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA

Under Secretary of the Bureau for Rhizomatics, Community & Generative Data
Alex Galloway - Artist, Director of Content & Technology, Rhizome.org, New York

Director of the Office of Emerging Technologies & Digital Aesthetics
Mark Tribe - Artist, Founder & Executive Director, Rhizome.org, New York

Under Secretary for the Bureau of High Concept
Peter Walsh - Writer, Founder and Editor, LINK, New York

Under Secretary of the Bureau for the Blurring of the Real & the Virtual
John Young - Independent Computer Music Specialist, Bethesda, MD

Assistant Secretary for Legislation & Congressional Affairs
David Baime - Director of Government Relations, American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC

Assistant Secretary of the Bureau for the Conservation and Preservation of the Suspension of Disbelief
Amy Pastan - Independent Writer & Editor, Washington, DC

Deputy Secretary of the Bureau for Archiving Old Media & Anachronistic Ideologies
Joan Freedman - Director, Digital Media Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Director of the Office of Excessive Verbiage & Official Ceremonies
Douglas Robertson - Economist, US Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC

Under Secretary for the Bureau of Reality
Billy Klüver - Engineer, Founder and Director, EAT (Experiments in Art & Technology), Berkeley Heights, NJ

Under Secretary of the Bureau for the Conservation and Preservation of Immersion & Tele-Musical Experience
Neil Rolnick - Composer, iEAR, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Envoy Plenipotentiary to the European Union and Latin America
William Gilcher - Media Projects USA/Canada, Goethe-Institute Washington, DC.

Under Secretary for the Preservation of the Avant-Garde
Laura Coyle - Curator of European Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Director of the Office for Haut Cuisine and International Culinary Arts
Peter Pastan - Chief Chef and Owner, Obelisk Restaurant and 2 Amys Restaurant, Washington, DC

Director of the Office for Transparency, Space and Light
Walter Kravitz - Artist, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing, George Mason University

Under Secretary for the Bureau of the Inner World
Judith Harris - Poet, Assistant Professor of English , George Washington University

Director of the Bureau for the Investigation of Tyrranical Consensual Hallucinations
Peter Ludlow - Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Michigan

Director of the Office of Therapeutic Television & Affordable Health Insurance
Peter Decter - Critic, curator and cultural historian, School of the Visual Arts, New York University

Under Secretary of the Bureau for Eco-Art and Environmental Survival
Sant Khalsa - Artist, Professor of Art, California State University, San Bernardino

Under Secretary of the Bureau for the Office of Artistic Reform of Technological Systems and Materials
Deborah Kennedy - Artist, Professor of Art, California State University, San Bernardino

Under Secretary for the Dissemnination of Overt Information
Kathy Brew - Producer, Curator and Writer, Faculty of the School of the Visual Arts, New York University

Under Secretary for the Agency of Telematics, Informatics, and Robotics
Edward Shanken - Executive Director, Information Science + Information Studies, Duke University

Director of the Bureau for the Dissemination of Metastructures and Media Metaphors
Patrick Lichty - Experimental Media Arts Researcher

Director of the Office of the National Regulatory Commission on Illusion & Fakery
Glenn Marcus - Independent Documentarian, Adjunct Professor of Communications at Johns Hopkins University

Under Secretary for Free Cultural Distribution and the Disintegration of Borders and Boundaries
Fran Ilich - Author and Editor, DeleteTV

Under Secretary of the Bureau for Communications Beyond the Corporeal
Victoria Vesna - Artist and Chair, UCLA Design | Media Arts

Director of the Bureau of Pharmakogeographical Surveying
Trace Reddell - Artist and Assistant Professor, School of Communications, University of Denver

Director of the Joint Chiefs of Sound Warfare and Peer-to-Peer Defense
Rick Silva (aka Abe Linkoln) - Sound Artist

Under Secretary of the Bureau for the Transformation of Western Civilization
Charles Lane - Tenor

Under Secretary of the Bureau for the Transformation and Radicalization of Corporate Culture and Militarism
Andy Deck - Activist Artist

Under Secretary of the Bureau for Surveying the State of Art and the Medial State of Mind
Kristine Stiles - Art Theorist and Associate Professor, Duke University, Art & Art History

 


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