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Michel van Dartel

photo: Carina Hesper

Michel van Dartel

Director of V2_ and Research Professor at CARADT

Michel van Dartel (b. 1976) is Director of V2_Lab for the Unstable Media and Research Professor at the Avans Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology (CARADT). He holds an MSc in cognitive psychology and a PhD in artificial intelligence. 

Alongside his work at CARADT and V2_, Michel also acts as an advisor and independent curator. As an advisor, he sat on committees of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Taskforce for Applied Research (SIA), Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Amsterdam Fund for the arts, Creative Industries Fund NL, Mondriaan Fund, Dutch Culture, Van Beek-Donner foundation, Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart institute, ShanghaiTech University, Festival Ars Electronica, Future Everything, the Nam June Paik Art Center and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre. His curatorial work includes the thematic group exhibitions Data in the 21st Century (V2_, 2016), The Value of Nothing (TENT, 2014, co-curated with Jesse van Oosten), The Progress Trap (The New Institute, 2014, co-curated with Boris Debackere and Michelle Kasprzak) and The Power of Things (Dutch Electronic Art Festival, 2012, co-curated with Alex Adriaansens and Michelle Kasprzak).

Michel also is a manuscript reviewer for conferences and journals including the Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA), Balance-Unbalance and Leonardo, and he is the editor and author of numerous scientific and artistic articles and books, including Aesthetics in the Wild (2016), The Vibrancy Effect (2012, edited with Chris Salter and Harry Smoak), New Aesthetic, New Anxieties (2012, with David Berry, Michael Dieter, Michelle Kasprzak, Nat Muller, Rachel O’Reilly and José Luis de Vicente) and the artist publications Machines Will Make Better Choices Than Humans (2016, with Douglas Coupland) and The Iron Ring (2014, with Cecilia Jonsson).

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