Ebon Fisher received a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a Master of
Science in Visual Studies from MIT in 1986. He taught media at MIT's Media
Lab in the mid-80's at its inception, and now teaches cultural studies
online at The New School in New York City. He is creating "The AlulA
Dimension" from his studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Fisher has developed a series of "Media Rituals" which attempt to bring the
human body and mind into a ceremonial relationship with technology and
information. These rituals have been conducted at a variety of venues
including abandoned warehouses in Brooklyn, rock clubs, The Kitchen, and
Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art. Many of Fisher's insights into the
moral and behavioural relations between human beings and technological
systems have evolved into a series of iconic diagrams called "The Bionic
Codes" which "float" in a variety of media (t-shirts, the internet,
stickers, even a tattoo on a Canadian biker's shoulder).
Fisher has given lectures in media at MIT's Media Lab, Columbia University,
the Massachusetts College of Art, the University of Iowa, and the New
School for Social Research. His works have been discussed in The Drama
Review, Flash Art, Newsweek, and Wired Magazine.
Fisher's post-art manifesto, "Wigglism," is now circulating in the
internet, and on telephone poles in Brooklyn.