Jeff Thompson is an artist, educator, curator, and programmer whose work explores collaboration with, empathy for, and the poetics of computers and technological systems. His work investigates how and where technology can provide access points for meaningful exploration, the agency of increasingly self-aware systems, and what happens when a technology is pushed against a breaking point or asked to do something it wasn’t intended to. Through installation and performance Thompson seeks to physicalize otherwise invisible processes.
He has exhibited and performed internationally. Most recently Thompson’s work has been shown at venues including Harvestworks, New York; Brighton Digital Festival; Brighton, England; Georgia Southern University, Statesboro; Omphalos Gallery; Terlizzi, Bari, Italy; Somerset House; London, England; College Art Association Conference, Washington DC; and El Arte En Juego Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jeff Thompson received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Rutgers University. He currently teaches at Stevens Institute of Technology.