Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture


Lindsay Caplan specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century art, with a focus on the intersections of art, technology, and politics. Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues, edited collections, and journals including Grey Room, ARTMargins, Art in America, The Scholar & Feminist Online, and e-flux. Her research centers on the ways that artists have drawn on computers and cybernetics to envision new models for social engagement and communal life. Her current book project shows how early computer artists in Italy deployed new technologies to probe the relationship between subjects and their environment and to explore the nature of human agency, turning artistic questions regarding medium, authorial creativity, and spectatorship to the service of reimagining society. 

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