Rachel Falconer is a curator, writer and producer operating at the intersections of technology, networked behavior and contemporary art. She is Head of Art and Technology at SPACE where she is responsible for the strategic cross-programming of the art and technology public programme and SPACE Medialab's workshops and co-creation events. She also runs the International residency programme, including hosting residencies and research and development partnerships in association with Eyebeam, LUX , The Goethe-Institut, IASPIS, LACMA and Bloomberg.
She is also Co-Editor at Furtherfield Gallery and regularly contributes articles to the Furtherfield network and is a founding member of the hybrid production collective Hardcore Software.
Her practice is hybrid and interdisciplinary in approach, and she draws on her International experience in the viral advertising and gaming industries to inform her systems-based practice. Her ongoing research focuses on the pathologies surrounding distributed knowledge production and consumption and networked behaviour patterns.
She is regularly invited to participate in exhibitions, panel discussions and events in her field - including at Tate, Barbican,V&A.The Royal College of Art, Rhizome, Furtherfield and Goldsmiths.
Her writing has been published through platforms such as The Guardian, A-N Critical Writing Bursary, Furtherfield, Dazed & Confused and The White Review. She was also awarded the Monique Beudert Curatorial Bursary Fund to launch the first 'Speed Show' in London.
Her upcoming chapter "The New Polymath" will be published November 2014 by Routledge as part of the forthcoming Reader on Remix Theory.
She is currently programming NEW Gen NOW - a year long series of talks and events addressing and showcasing Cyberfeminism in the cultural sphere and beyond.
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