In 2008, Zia served as torchbearer in San Francisco for the Beijing Olympics and in 2010 was a witness within the federal marriage equality case argued earlier than the U.S. Saralegui’s household fled her birthplace, Havana, when she was 12 to flee Fidel Castro’s regime, settling in Florida.
Influences on new media art have been the theories developed around interplay, hypertext, databases, and networks. Important thinkers in this regard have been Vannevar Bush and Theodor Nelson, whereas comparable ideas can be discovered in the literary works of Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Julio Cortázar. In 1983, Roy Ascott launched the concept of “distributed authorship” in his worldwide telematic project La Plissure du Texte for Frank Popper’s “Electra” on the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. In Geneva, the Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine or CIC coproduced with Centre Georges Pompidou from Paris and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne … Read More