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DAVID DARTS, PHD
Chair, Department of Art and Art Professions
Associate Professor of Art and Art Education
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Permanent Resident of the United States
2004 PhD – Curriculum Studies and Art Education, University of British Columbia
2002 MEd – Curriculum and Instruction, University of British Columbia
1996 BEd – Art and English Education (with Teacher Certification), University of British Columbia (Co-President of Graduating Class).
1992 BA – English Literature and Studio Art, University of British Columbia
ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS06.2011 – present Chair, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development 09.2011 – present Director, M.A. Studio Art Summer in Berlin, Germany, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University 09.2007 – 08.2011 Associate Director, M.A. Studio Art Summer in Venice, Italy, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University 09.2006 – 08.2007 Acting Director of Art Education, Department of Art an
RESEARCH GRANTS2012 Mirzoeff, N. and Darts, D. Visual Culture Now! Conference. NYU Steinhardt Global Integration Fund (GIF): $4,419. Time Period: June 2012 2011 – 2013 Darts, D., Desai, D. Duncombe, S. Artistic Activism. NYU Humanities Initiative Working Research Group Grant: $10,000. Time Period: September 2011-May 2010 – 2011 Darts, D. and Desai, D. The Critical Art Education Reader. NYU Humanities Initiative Grant-in-Aid: $2000. Time Period: January 2011-May 2011.
2010 Desai, D. and Darts, D. Visionary Studio Program. NYU Curricular Development Challenge Fund: $5,000. Time Period: September 2010-December 2010.
2009 Darts, D. Conflux: The Art and Technology Festival for the Creative Exploration of Urban Public Space. NYU Humanities Initiative: $5000. Time Period: May 2009-April 2010.
2009 Darts, D. Conflux: The Art and Technology Festival for the Creative Exploration of Urban Public Space. Faculty Challenge Grant, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development: $5000. Time Period: May 2009April 2010.
2007 – 2010 Grauer, K. (Principal Investigator), Darts, D., Webber, S., Sinner, A. (CoInvestigators). The Art of New Media Education: A Study of Community-Based New Media Arts Education. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada: $110,160. Time Period: June 2007-May 2010.
AWARDS, HONORS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS2011 D. Jack Davis Endowed Lecturer in Art Education, University of North Texas ($1,500) 2010 Goddard Award, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University ($4,000) 2004 – 2006 Doctoral Fellowship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($40,000) 2004 – 2005 PhD Tuition Award, University of British Columbia ($3,400) 2005 International Travel Award, Office of International Faculty and Students, University of Arizona ($900) 2004 Gordon and Marion Smith Prize in Art Education for Most Promising Artist and Educator, University of British Columbia ($500) 2003 – 2004 University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia ($16,000)
PUBLICATIONSPeer-reviewed Journal Articles
Darts, D. (under review). The End of Art Education. Submitted to Art Education.
Darts, D. (under review). Teaching Art in Public. Submitted to Canadian Art Teacher.
Darts, D. (forthcoming). When I Hear the Word Culture, I Reach for My Source Code: Art Education, Freedom, and Open Source. International Journal of Art Education.
Darts, D. (forthcoming). Contemporary Art Education: A Manifesto. Canadian Art Teacher, 10(1).
Darts, D. (2011). Invisible Culture: Taking Art Education to the Streets. Journal of Art Education, 64(5), 49-53.
Sandlin, J,. Kahn, R., Darts, D., & Tavin, K. (2009). To Find the Cost of Freedom: Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Consumption. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 7(2), 99-125.
Darts, D. (2008). Art & Pedagogy in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization. Journal of Cultural Research and Art Education, 26(1), 80-85.
Darts, D., Tavin, K, Sweeny, R. & Derby, J. (2008). Scopic Regime Change: The War of Terror, Visual Culture, and Art Education. Studies in Art Education, 49(3), 200-217.
Darts, D. (2008). The Art of Culture War: (Un)Popular Culture, Freedom of Expression, and Art Education. Studies in Art Education, 49(2), 103-121.
Darts, D. (2006). Art Education For a Change: Contemporary Issues and the Visual Arts. Art Education, 59(5), 6-12.
Darts, D. (2004). Visual Culture Jam: Art, Pedagogy and Creative Resistance, Studies in Art Education, 45(4), 313-327.
Scholarly Book Chapters Darts, D. & Desai, D. (forthcoming) Art Education and Social Justice in Neo-liberal times. In K. Tavin and Christine Ballengee-Morris (Eds) Standing up, for a Change: Voices of Arts Educators.
Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.
Darts, D. (forthcoming December 2011). Just Seeds artists' cooperative. In J. Hochtritt, T. Quinn, and J. Ploof (Eds) Contemporary art education and social justice. New York: Routledge.
Darts, D., Castro, J.C., Sinner, A. & Grauer, K. (2011). New Media Arts Education: How Community-Based Programs Reshape Teaching and Learning in the Age of Web 2.0. In R.W.
Sweeny (Ed) Digital Visual Culture: Intersections and Interactions in 21st Century Art Education (80-89). Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.
Darts, D. & Tavin, K. (2009). Global Capitalism and Strategic Visual Pedagogy. In J.A. Sandlin & Peter McLaren (Eds) Critical Pedagogies of Consumption: Living and Learning in the Shadow of the “Shopocalypse.” (237-248). New York: Routledge.
Darts, D. (2007). Learning Through New Eyes: Media, Visual Culture and Art Education. In R. Irwin, K. Grauer, & M. Emme (Eds) ReVisions: Readings in Canadian Art Teacher Education (pp. 80Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for Education Through Art.
Darts, D. (2006). Head Game$: Engaging Popular Visual Culture. In P. Duncum (ed) Visual Culture in the Classroom: Case Studies (99-108). Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.
Editorials Darts, D. & Taylor, P.G. (2010). Introduction: Perspectives: The Digital. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 7(2).
Book Reviews in Peer-reviewed Journals Darts, D. (2006). Review of R. Hickman (2004) (ed) Art Education 11-18, Canadian Journal of Education, 29(3), 887-890.
Book Manuscripts in Progress Darts, D., & Desai, D. (eds). The Critical Art Education Reader. This research is supported by the NYU Humanities Imitative and tentatively to be co-published by Routledge and the National Art Education Association.
Journal Article Manuscripts in Progress Darts, D. & Desai, D. Pedagogy in Public Spaces: Issues and Possibilities of Critical Art Practices. To be submitted to the International Journal of Art & Design Education.
Darts, D. & Desai, D. Black Sites/Sights and White America: Pedagogies of Torture, Visions of Terror, and Art Education. To be submitted to The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies.
ART & TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPPirateBox (2011) Self-contained and mobile digital collaboration and file sharing system. Inspired by pirate radio and the free culture movement, PirateBox utilizes Free and Open Source software to create mobile wireless communication and file sharing networks where users can chat and anonymously exchange images, video, audio, documents, and other digital content. Exhibition: This project has been featured in over 100 international online and print publications, including New Scientist, Ars Technica, and Wired Italia.
It has inspired over 10,000 tweets on Twitter and several hundred reader comments. The PirateBox website has logged over 1 million page views since February 2011.
FreeDrop (2010) Local P2P digital file sharing and collaboration platform (Prototype and Proof of Concept – see PirateBox above). Exhibition: Faculty Show, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development ParaSight (In Development) Sousveillance (inverse surveillance) system designed to be worn as a wearable device. Includes a networked camera on a timer with built in carry-and-forward delay-tolerant networking which allows the user to document her physical environment and then anonymously upload data to the Internet via open wifi networks.
TechNomadic Gallery (In Development) Mobile digital exhibition system designed to be embedded as a wearable device. It features a mobile web server that hosts and locally broadcasts interactive websites displaying digital media and artworks.
It is aimed at smart phones and other wireless mobile devices.
Cloudburst (2010) Prototype for a free and open source software framework designed to host a series of distributed services (email, file sharing, microblogging, file backup and sync, media streaming, etc.) on a low-cost plug computer. Aimed at maximizing users' control over privacy and personal data by reducing reliance on cloud-based servers and proprietary platforms.
bMLS (bovine Maternal Lactating Solution) (2009) Multimedia assemblage that examines the relationships between dairy consumption, human health, and biotechnology.
Waterboard (2008) Digital Assemblage featuring a clear bag of water suspended over an embedded LCD screen that displays the first page of the United States Constitution. Over a period of a few minutes, passages from the Constitution are digitally redacted until only fragments of the text remain. The piece is accompanied by an audio track of water pouring out of a bottle.
Fire-and-Forget (2007) A digital assemblage featuring a video collage playing on an LCD screen embedded inside a military issue gas mask. The video includes cockpit video footage, film clips, and screen-recorded scenes from America's Army (official U.S. Army online recruitment and training tool). It explores the intersections between technology, entertainment, morality, and violence.
CURATORIAL SCHOLARSHIPCuratorial Director, Conflux (01.2009 – present) Conflux: Art & Tech Festival for the Creative Exploration of Urban Public Space Conflux is an international art and technology festival that promotes the artistic and intellectual investigation of everyday urban life though emerging artistic, technological and social practices. Over the last two years, Conflux has featured lectures, performances, workshops, and exhibitions from over 250 public space scholars and artists, including the Yes Men, Reverend Billy, Marc Horowitz, Sal Randolph, Steve Lambert, and Natalie Jeremijenko. Conflux has received significant media attention including stories in the New York Times and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. http://ConfluxFestival.org
ARCHIVAL/ONLINE SCHOLARSHIPCreative Tools for Critical Times (CT4CT) (02.2009-present) Creative Tools for Critical Times (CT4CT) is a web-based research project and repository of artistic works that exist at the intersection of contemporary culture, critical theory, and civic engagement. The site serves as a research tool and archive of contemporary artists and creative practices. CT4CT is specifically designed to provide curricular resources for artists, teachers and students wishing to engage in the study and production of contemporary art. http://ct4ct.com The CT4CT website currently hosts over 670 pages and has received over 250,000 visitors since launching in 2009.
RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS WITH PEER-REVIEWED PROPOSALSDarts, D., Siegesmund R., Stankiewicz, M. Exploring the Critical Correspondence Between Philosophy of History and Historical Research. National Art Education Association Annual Convention, New York, March 1-4, 2012.
O'Donoghue, D., Freedman, K. & Darts, D. Design Activism as Public Pedagogy. National Art Education Association Annual Convention, New York, March 1-4, 2012.
Siegesmund, R. & Darts, D. (accepted). What's the Big Idea?: Theoretical and Philosophical Research in Classroom Practice. National Art Education Association Annual Convention, New York, March 1-4, 2012.
Desai, D. & Darts, D. Pedagogy in Public Spaces: Issues and Possibilities of Critical Art Practices.
International Society for Education Through Art 33rd World Congress, Budapest, Hungary, June 27-30, 2011.
Darts, D. The End of Art Education. National Art Education Annual Convention, Seattle, March 17-20, 2011.
Darts, D. The Makers of Things: Art Education in the Era of Digital DIY. National Art Education Annual Convention, Seattle, March 17-20, 2011.
Darts, D. Teaching Critical Design. National Art Education Annual Convention, Minneapolis, April 17Darts, D. & Grauer, K. Art and Media Education: Learning from Media Arts Centers. National Art Education Annual Convention, Minneapolis, April 17-21, 2009.