PhD, History of Art and Visual Culture, Cornell University, 2012

Claudia Pederson writes on and lectures in modern and contemporary art, with a focus on technology, media theory, and social practice. As an assistant professor of screen studies, she taught film at the H. Roy Park School at Ithaca College.

Pederson is the author of "Gaming Utopia: Ludic Worlds in Art, Design, and Media," published by Indiana University Press (2021). Her writings on play, games, digital photography, and techno-ecological art are published in Afterimage, Intelligent Agent, Eludamos, as well as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Design Automation Conference (DAC), and CHIconference proceedings. Her most recent essay on contemporary Latin American artists working with robotics is forthcoming in an anthology on Latin American Modernism. Other forthcoming writings include two essays on contemporary Latin American practices in art and ecology in Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, no. 90 (Spring 2015), and in art, feminism, and technology in Journal of Peer Production (Special issue: “Feminism and (un)Hacking,” July, 2015). A co-authored chapter (with the Film scholar Patricia Zimmerman), on feminist engagements with post-cinematic media will be published in Indie Reframed:Women Filmmakers and Contemporary American Cinema (Edinburgh University Press).

She is a contributing moderator to -empyre-, an online listserv on new media art, for which she curated a month-long discussion on videogames and art with invited artists, theorists, and curators in 2012. She is also a regular contributor to Finger Lakes Film Festival (FLEFF) since 2007. She co-curated the 2013 festival’s online art exhibition titled, “Viral Dissonance." Other recent curatorial projects include, Gün, with Turkish women working in the intersections of media and feminism (2011-2012), and Home/s, a curatorial event with Turkish, Greek, and Bulgarian women at the Benaki museum, Athens, Greece in 2013.

Her collaborative project, “Art for Spooks,” with media artist Adriana Knouf, is an augmented reality book around the theme of surveillance. “Art for Spooks” is currently on view at the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA.