Melanie Hoff


My current research is focused on understanding the relationship between cooperation and ideology as it scales from interpersonal exchange to state governance. I engage technological objects as cultural artifacts and use computation to play with systems that mediate and control society. I believe in installation that moves away from art-contexts and towards the processes of everyday life. My work investigates social conventions, political rhetoric, and the ways in which representation actively shapes our interactions and consciousness.


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Current & upcoming

11.2.-11.3.2017
Books in Browsers: The Edge of Storytelling Conference
Artist Presentation
Curated by Peter Brantley
Berkeley, CA, US

1.12.–3.26.2017
Alt-AI Exhibition
Pulse Festival
With Dhruv Mehrotra
Telfair Museum
Curated by Harry Delorme
Savannah, GA, US



Past

3.29.2017
Guest Lecturer: Social Software
SUNY Purchase College
Organized by Tega Brain
Purchase, NY, US

4.2017
Artist Talk: WordHack
Babycastles
Curated by Todd Anderson and Claire Donato
NYC, NY, US

2.6.2017
TRYTOBEGOOD Podcast: Small Data Squad
Small Data Squad’s Internet Reincarnation Autobiography Research Service
With Dan Taeyoung
Curated by Fei Liu

1.12.2017
Artist Talk: Pulse Art + Technology
Pulse Festival
Telfair Museum
Curated by Harry Delorme
Savannah, GA, US

11.6.2016
Internet Yami-ichi
yami-ichi.biz
Small Data Squad and Yami-ichi Bank
With Dan Taeyoung
Knockdown Center, Queens, NY, US

8.6.-8.7.2016
Society for Power Control
Exhibition Page
School for Poetic Computation
NYC, NY, US

7.23.2016
Artist Talk: WordHack Biennial
Babycastles
Curated by Todd Anderson and Claire Donato
NYC, NY, US

9.10.-10.18.2015
Solo Show: 15,000 Volts
Exhibition Page
Curated by Bettina Forget
Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, BC

11.2013-2.2014
Radiolab Live
Apocalyptical
Pepto Bismuth on 4 month tour with Radiolab



Selected Press

Quiet Lunch: Artist Interview
Curated by Jared Oppenheim and Alannah Farrell

Fast Company: Partisan Thesaurus
By Katharine Schwab

The Observer: Small Data Squad and Yami-ichi Bank
By Brady Dale

Motherboard: Decodelia
By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

IEEE: Artist Interview
By Nicolette Emmino

Motherboard: Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon
By Cecilia D’anastasio