Museums and the Web 1999

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Published: March 1999.


Randall Packer

Director of Multimedia
San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market St.
San Jose CA
95113 USA

Randall Packer's work as a composer, media artist, producer and educator has focused on the integration of music, technology and the interdisciplinary arts. From the revival of avant-garde music theater to the creation of new interactive media work, he has bridged current issues in art and technology with seminal interdisciplinary ideologies from throughout the 20th century. As founding Artistic Director of Zakros InterArts in San Francisco, he has produced and created critically acclaimed interactive theater works. He produced two CD-ROMs of computer animation that were premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival. Most recently he completed the collaborative sound-text work, Through Invisible Cities, performed at the Yerba Buena Center For the Arts in San Francisco. Packer has served as Director of San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program. Currently, he is Director of Multimedia for the San Jose Museum of Art and visiting lecturer in digital media at the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, where he teaches the history, theory and practice of interactive media.

Randall participated in a Panel Discussion on Audiences, Artists and Museums in the Digital Age