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  • EXHIBITION: I will be exhibiting and presenting at IDA’s Diversity in Tech and Science: Smashing Stereotypes conference as a part of Women in Hardware (DK). 09.12.20 // Copenhagen, Denmark
  • SPEAKING: I will be presenting at Immersive Days at Inter Arts Center at Lund University on the topic “Design Ethics in Immersive Experiences.” Attendance limited to invited guests. 11.11.20 – 11.12.20 // Lund, Sweden
  • INTERVIEW: I talked to Alicja Peszkowska of The Fix about the future of AI and journalism – “AI and journalism ethics: a conversation with Mirabelle Jones” // 10.26.20
  • RESIDENCY: From September 1 – October 31st I will be Artist-in-Residence at Catch: Center for Art, Design, and Technology in Helnsingør, Denmark. The residency will result in both a physical and virtual exhibition in mid-November 2020. The residency is concerned with the subject of New Technological Futures and calls for the consideration of underrepresented voices and values in the creation of innovative technologies. My project will investigate the creation of several “future technology” objects taken from science fiction stories written by non-white, non-male authors. 09.01.20 – 11.01.20 // Helnsingør, Denmark
  • RESEARCH: I am currently serving as a Research Assistant in the Human-Centered Computing section of the University of Copenhagen. In this capacity, I will be investigating the introduction of an ethical component into the existing Introduction to Machine Learning curriculum working with professor Irina Shklovski. 09.01.20 – present // Copenhagen, Denmark

The Past

2020

  • INTERVIEW: I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Greater Spaces—a series by Majken Overgaard and Vanessa Julia Carpenter—for Denmark’s principal technology media outlet Ingeniøren about the intersection of art, technology, and ethics. You can read the interview in English on Medium: https://lnkd.in/eyvW4ky or the original in Danish: https://lnkd.in/eavX8q2  // 09.22.20
  • SPEAKING: I will be speaking on the subject of Queer Technology for Women In Hardware: a nordic network for women and non-binary individuals creating with hardware. Visit the Women in Hardware website to sign up. 10.18.20 // Online
  • WORKSHOP: Interactive Media Art with Light and Sensors (HackadayU) – This class includes pre-recorded content that you can access whenever you wish plus one optional office hour a week for one-on-ones with the instructor! Students will learn how to work with sensors (light, motion, sound, touch) to trigger shifts in lighting and sound output using Arduino. This is a great class for artists and performers who want to work with Arduino / interactivity but have been too shy to try! More info. / sign up here: https://hackaday.io/project/174179-interactive-media-art-with-light-and-sensors TICKETS:
  • WORKSHOP: LED Programming with Arduino and FastLED (HackadayU) – Cathy Laughlin (current Senior Designer Developer at Meow Wolf) and I are teaming up for this very unique class on LED programming! This class will cover how to work with onboard LEDs of the Circuit Playground and work up to using LED matrices. More info / sign up here: https://hackaday.io/project/174150-led-programming-with-arduino-fastled TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hackadayu-intro-to-leds-using-arduino-and-fastled-tickets-115758892965
  • RESEARCH: I attended Mini Batch #7 at the Recurse Center this September 2020. For my project, I created a guide to algorithms for individuals coming to Computer Science from non-Computer Science backgrounds. Additionally, I performed a written examination of issues of fairness and discrimination in the interviewing process within the field of Software Development including white-boarding and “live” algorithm testing methodologies 09.21.20 – 09.25.20 // Online
  • WORKSHOP: BUILDING INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS (Codame) – I taught a 5 session Interactive Arts course for Codame Art & Tech. In each 2 session, students learned to work with Arduino (Circuit Playground) and / or TouchDesigner to build interactive art and installations with specific projects depending on each class. We covered how to create a wide range of interactivity using sensors and combining video input and feedback systems. Class details: http://codame.com/events/series-building-interactive-installations  09.03.2020 – 09.27.2020 // Online
  • PRODUCTION: I co-directed the immersive theater experience called Industria in Copenhagen, Denmark which ran from September 9th – September 30th. The experience took place aboard the artist ship Illutron. Participants encountered performances, installations, and a blending of past and present in this unusual immersive experience which takes inspiration from the novel Hard Times as well as the history of the Refshaleøen shipyard. More information: https://industria.illutron.dk/  09.09.2020 – 09.30.2020 // Copenhagen, Denmak
  • EXHIBITION / RESEARCH: I exhibited Zoom Reads You – an interactive WebRTC computer vision facial expression and hand gesture-based creative composition system as part of the Nordic Summer University’s Cybiosis symposium. This project is supported by a grant from Nordic Summer University. 07.29.20 // Online
  • WORKSHOP: I taught a free workshop for portfolio development for creatives at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (online / streaming). Creatives learned how to curate their work to produce a web portfolio, write an artist statement, CV, and bio, apply for grants and other funding, apply for residencies, and heard advice from curators and other working artists on how to strengthen their presence in the arts. More information is on Gray Area’s website. 07.14.20 // Online
  • WORKSHOP: I lead this year’s 2020 Summer Camp at Catch in soft electronics. The workshop, a part of the feral labs network, was in collaboration with Catch’s own Majken Overgaard and Julie Østengaard as well as sound roboticist Helen Leigh and Deborah Hustic of Zagreb-based maker space Radiona. The camp was a week-long series of workshops exploring microcontrollers, e-textiles, actuators, LEDs, sound, conductive materials, inputs / output systems, and covering everything beginner to advanced students need to know in order to develop their own interactive arts projects. The workshop culminated in an exhibition of student works at Catch on Saturday. 08.18.20 – 08.22.20 // Helsingor, Denmark.
  • SPEAKING: I lead a discussion on new approaches to embodied technologies as part of the Catch Alternative Tech Futures Symposium. 06.24.20
  • SPEAKING: I presented at Virtually Maker Faire on the subject of Interactive and Immersive Art & Design in the Time of Social Distancing. May 23, 2020
  • PRESS: Thank you to Cronkite News and PBS Arizona for interviewing me about Art Against Assault and my work towards trauma recovery through art. Feb. 18, 2020.

2019

  • PUBLICATION: A documentation of To Skin a Catcaller was recently published in Beaver the Exhibition the Book curated by Naomi Elena Ramirez and available for pre-order here.
  • RESIDENCY: A week-long residency at the University of Illinois from February 15th, 2019 – February 21st, 2020 as part of the Unit One guest artist-in-residence programming. The residency will include a durational open-participatory project as well as smaller workshops and discussions for students.
  • PRESS: My recent interview with Galit Ariel about interactive and immersive art was quoted in “From Stem to Steam” in DAMN Magazine (print and web edition) November 2019
  • SPEAKING: Art Against Assault visits the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presenting two workshops and an interactive installation as part of their Red Zone Initiative. October 17th, 2019
  • EXHIBITION: “Mirabelle Jones: An 80 Year Retrospective” at Etiquette in Santa Fe, NM. Featuring the performance “The Artist Has Presents” July 31st, 2019
  • COLLABORATION: “The Memory Room” – an immersive performance installation by Joanna Garner, Michael Rau, and Mirabelle Jones has been shortlisted for the Opera Beyond First Sessions Competition in Helsinki by the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. May 29th – 31st, 2019
  • SPEAKING: Art Against Assault visits the University of Kentucky for a presentation on how to turn your passions into creative projects as well as a bystander intervention workshop as part of their Green Dot Programming. April 15th 2019.
  • INTERVIEW: with Alex Merlin-Glow of Hackster.io about biosensors, Meow Wolf, and Art Against Assault on March 7th, 2019.
  • SPEAKING: I will be visiting the University of New Mexico on February 26th, 2019 to speak about my own work as well as my work with Meow Wolf.
  • SPEAKING: I will be visiting the University of Wisconsin-Madison to present on her newest projects which use biosensors to combat street harassment as part of their Stalking Awareness Month programming on February 18th, 2019.

2018

  • EXHIBITION: 111 Minna Gallery presents The Art of Survival- a selection of artist’s works benefiting local sexual assault survivor supportive organizations. August 4th, 2018.
  • SPEAKING: Art Against Assault will be leading a trauma recovery zine making workshop at the University of Utah on April 13th and 14th, 2018.
  • SPEAKING: For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Art Against Assault will visit Diablo Valley College for a workshop on April 23rd, 2018.
  • EXHIBITION: Museum Meermanno presents The Reading Laboratory (Laboratorium van het Lezen) 18 November 2017 – 5 March 2018. Opening November 17, 2017. Exhibition organized by The House of the Book: a collaboration of Museum Meermanno and the National Library of the Netherlands.
  • EXHIBITION: B4B3L4B Gallery presents the porcupine interactive wearable a collaboration with Anouk Wipprecht and students of CCA. October, 2018.

2017

  • EXHIBITION: San Francisco Center for the Book presents Degrees of Innovation, an exhibition dedicated to exploring the works of graduates of the MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing program of Mills College. Opening: October 13, 2017 6pm to 8pm. Exhibition: October 13, 2017 – January 14, 2017.
  • PRESS: “On the RT Radar: California-Based Multi-Disciplinary Artist Mirabelle JonesRoundtable Journal August 2017
  • SPEAKING: “Anti-Street Harassment Design Workshop” at B4B3L4B Gallery July 30th 6pm – 9pm.
  • COLLECTION: the books of JARRING III have been acquired by the University of Northern Texas special collections.
  • COLLECTION: the books of JARRING III have been acquired by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill‘s special collections
  • COLLECTION: the books of JARRING III have been acquired by the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. All proceeds from this sale will go towards Bay Area Women Against Rape.
  • SPEAKING: Maryland College Institute of the Art hosts a presentation of the JARRING III books by visiting artist Mirabelle Jones founder of Art Against Assault. 04.22.17
  • SPEAKING / COLLECTION: Syracuse University presents a lecture by Mirabelle Jones on behalf of Art Against Assault alongside an exhibition of the JARRING III books which will be added to the university’s collection to benefit local survivor resources. 04.24.17
  • VISITING ARTIST: Rhode Island School of Design presents Art Against Assault: a presentation by founder Mirabelle Jones and a pop up exhibition of student survivor artwork curated by RISD’s Title IX Office. 04.26.17
  • SPEAKING: Hollaback! LA organizers Mirabelle Jones and Genevieve Danger Berrick will be discussing street harassment on KPFK’s Feminist Magazine Radio 03.14.17 from 2pm to 3pm PST. Tune in online or at 90.7 FM Los Angeles 98.7 FM, Santa Barbara, 99.5 FM Ridgecrest/China Lake & 93.7 FM San Diego: http://www.feministmagazine.org/
  • EXHIBITION: New photographic works will be included in L.A. Artshare “High Priestess” Show http://artsharela.org/event/high-priestess-gallery-opening-art-share-l-a/
  • EXHIBITION: Make / Shift at the Craft Alliance Center for Art and Design in St. Louis: January 13 – February 26th, 2017 Opening: January 13 6pm – 8pm https://craftalliance.org/exhibitions/make-shift
  • COLLECTION: the books of JARRING III have been acquired by the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. All proceeds from this sale will go towards Bay Area Women Against Rape.
  • EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCE: Trocadero Gallery, Melbourne. Curated by Casey Jenkins: Feb. 20th- March 11th, 2107 http://www.trocaderoartspace.com.au/
  • EXHIBITION: Visual Art Selections Featured in the Women’s March on Washington // Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, WA Feb. 2 – 25th, 2017 http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/current/hear-our-voice/

2016

  • RESIDENCY: 05.16 – 10.16 CODAME LABS art + tech residency at B4BEL4B in Oakland, CA collaborating with artistic director Anouk Wipprecht and Associate Creative Director Tiare Ribeaux.
  • COLLECTION: the books of JARRING III have been incorporated into the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
  • EXHIBITION: 20 / 20 Vision at San Francisco Center for the Book https://sfcb.org/20-20-Vision
  • COLLECTION: The Los Angeles vigil for Orlando pride flag has been accepted into the collection of the One Archives where it will be preserved as a part of LGBTQAI* history for generations to come.
  • PRESS: An LA Artist Created a 600 Square Foot Gay Pride FlagLA Weekly 06.27.16
  • PUBLIC ART: Pride / Visibility Flag at LA City Hall Vigil for the Orlando Shooting 06.13.16
  • PERFORMANCE: “Violence and Visibility” at Rainbow Shift 2.0 // Montalban Theatre Gallery // 06.24.16 7pm – Midnight
  • ARTIST’S TALK: 06.01.16 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm featured presenter at OPEN SHOW LA #34. Presentation and discussion of the Portraits of Unacceptable Women series at The Gallery Presents in Hawthorn, CA.
  • PRESS: “Bearing the Untold: Why We Need to Hear Stories of Sexual Assault” a first-hand account of the JARRING III book tour in Ms. Magazine.
  • VISITING ARTIST: 04.20.16 Visiting artist lecture & presentation of the JARRING III books at the School of the Art Institute Chicago 37 S Wabash 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
  • EXHIBITION: 04.16.16 Pace University: New York, NY features performances by Mirabelle Jones in Artivism Exhibition for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • EXHIBITION: 04.16.16 Center for Performance Research: Brooklyn, NY. BEAVER the Exhibition a feminist retrospective features To Skin a Catcaller (remix) interactive installation.
  • PRESS “Getting Your Gear Off and the Purpose of Performance Art” in Addicted Art Gallery
  • VISITING ARTIST: 04.07.16 Mills College in Oakland, CA. JARRING III Art and Advocacy visiting artists Book Arts. Presenting at the Graduate School of Business 04.07.16 at 7pm.
  • VISITING ARTIST: 04.04.16 Presenting JARRING III and Art Against Assault at Maryland Institute College of the Art as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 1:00 – 3:00 Leake Lecture I.
  • PRESS: “Mirabelle Jones’ JARRING III Book Collection Redefines Sexual Assault Awareness” a review of the JARRING III project in Bustle.
  • PERFORMANCE: Performing at WET SILK at BASIC FLOWERS GALLERY // March 26, 2016 // 7pm – Midnight

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2012

  • PERFORMANCE: “Undead Business Lunch” performance by Mirabelle Jones .:. Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco .:. November 2, 2012 .:. Press: SF Gate by SF Chronicle, Yahoo Local News, SF Fun Cheap
  • EXHIBITION: CODAME Art & Tech Festival exhibits “Installation for Jazz Bar: Berlin, 1990” installation by Total Destruction of the Optic Nerve (Carlos Oblivion & Mirabelle Jones)
  • PERFORMANCE: San Francisco Center for the Book presents ROADWORKS 2012 with live performance by Mirabelle Jones .:. September 22, 2012 .:. View Documentation of “I Am Not A Cat” .:. Purchase Anti-Catcalling Cards & Poster Here
  • INTERNSHIP: Books Received Reader & Journal of Artist’s Books Offset Printing Internship .:. Journal of Artist’s Books, Chicago .:. July 2012 .:. See videos of Books Received here .:. Order JAB 32 here
  • EXHIBITION: Transparent / Opaque 2 exhibits “San Francisco / Berlin” .:. June 15 – July 28, 2012 .:. Abecedarian Gallery 910 Santa Fe #101 Denver, CO
  • PERFORMANCE: Uncharted Books presents “The Man & The Potato” a live performance by Mirabelle Jones starring Kerri Mullen & Josh Samuels .:. August 8, 2012 .:. Uncharted Books, Chicago, IL
  • PERFORMANCE: The Exit Theatre & Erica Blue present “Deux Ex Machina” a performance by Mirabelle Jones & Michelle Fugate .:. May 15, 2012 .:. The Exit Theatre, San Francisco
  • EXHIBITION: Mills College MFA Book Arts Retrospective exhibits “To Wave” .:. May 11th – August 2012 .:. Mills College Book Arts Gallery Oakland, CA
  • EXHIBITION: Mills College Print on Demand Exhibition presents “Jarring II” .:. February – May 11th 2012 .:. Mills College Book Arts Gallery Oakland, CA
  • EXHIBITION: Mills College Library presents “Nothing In That Drawer” .:. February – May 11th 2012 .:. Mills College Library Oakland, CA
  • EXHIBITION: Electromagnetic Jellyfish Installation by Total Destruction of the Optic Nerve (Mirabelle Jones & Carlos Oblivion) .:. April 10th 2012 .:. The Moonlight Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
  • VISITING ARTIST: The Academy of Art welcomes Mirabelle Jones as Guest Lecturer for Graduate Intro to Book Arts .:. March 20, 2012 .:. The Academy of Art, San Francisco
  • VISITING ARTIST: The Exploratorium welcomes Mills MFA Book Arts students to Open Make .:. February 17th, 2012 .:. The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA