|Claudia Costa Pederson|
|Scholar of history, theory of art and social activism, with a focus on digital arts.|
Claudia Costa Pederson received her Ph.D from the Art History and Visual Studies Department at Cornell with a dissertation entitled“Gaming the System” on contemporary artists using videogames to intervene in the cultural and economic conditions of globalization. Her research combines interests in the history and theory of art and social activism, with a focus on the digital arts in the United States and Europe, and beyond, as currently emerging, in cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural perspectives. Her most current projects include, a second edition of her most recent publication, a short book entitled Declaration of Sentiments/Gün(2011) written with a group of Turkish women working in cultural fields, from electronic media, to politics, music, literature, and the visual arts; and an essay on Latin American artists working in media arts, which are extensions of social struggles around environmental issues. Her work in various forms can be found online.