Jack Stenner, "FLOR 493: Button Rattlesnakemaster", digital image, 2011. (CC)
About the artist
Jack Stenner is an artist who utilizes techniques from ubiquitous and physical computing, game technologies, and experimental software to create conceptual work often taking forms such as installation, network practices, or experimental video. His is an Assistant Professor of Art + Technology in the School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida.
Jack's work addresses issues related to our socio-culturally constructed "reality." He is interested in the forms and means with which ideology is embedded, particularly how meaning is manipulated and transcoded in "place." To this end, his work explores the construction of a "hybrid subject;" a subject neither entirely human nor machinic.
FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013.