Past ACT Associate Director 2009

Michael Mittelman is an artist, educator, technologist, and founder of ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art. Michael was born in New York City and studied studio art at Wesleyan University. He received an MFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. Since then he has exhibited his work widely in the Boston area, including at the List Visual Arts Center and DeCordova Museum. Michael has taught at MassArt and Emerson College, and lectured widely. In 2003, he founded ASPECT, a bi-annual DVD compilation of contemporary art which has become the primary source for contemporary art for artists and educators worldwide. ASPECT has published work by artists such as Mel Chin, Christian Jankowski, Joan Jonas, Anthony Goicolea, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, and Stelarc. Commentary provided by Bill Arning, Ute Meta Bauer, Christiane Paul and others has provided context for these artworks, available for many in the world for the first time as moving images. Recently, ASPECT has completed the DVD catalog for Act/React at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and is working with the Visual Art Department on a retrospective of the artists who have worked and studied at MIT for the last twenty years. Before joining the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, Michael was Chief Architect at Hangout Industries.