Paul Guzzardo is a lawyer and media activist/artist.
His new media praxis probes the effect of emerging digital information
archives on the design and occupation of public space. His work
examines the relationship between this current wave of digital
information technology and the street.
He uses the recursive “loop-cut-paste” grammar of
digital information systems to activate the public sphere. For
the last ten years he’s examined the performative dynamics
of new communications technologies; in a nightclub, a media lab,
in theatres, documentary films and in various public installations
and projections. He believes the street is a good place to examine
how digital information technologies change us. His work is situated
in the communication’s discipline of Media Ecology.
- Founder and currator of the MediaARTS Lab. The Lab’s mission
was to support artists and projects which engaged in a critical
investigation of the impact of emerging information technologies
on public culture and public place.
Club Cabool - Conceptor, and owner /
operator of Club Cabool. Cabool was a St. Louis new media nightclub
which operated in 1997 and 1998. Cabool explored the language
of emerging digital information networks within a nightclub setting.
Virtual Jockeys mixed selected web sites with live and prerecorded
videos, while simultaneously projecting the mix on screens in
the Cabool. Cabool was the subject of many architectural publications.
- In addition to CLUB CABOOL, Paul Guzzardo's LOFT CABOOL and
STUDIO 1709 have been published in various national and international
Light Rail - Retained
to study and design a state-of-an-art prototype media installation
in a light rail environment. The proposed was a scalable, flexible
system that could be adapted to various light rail station environments.
- the site was Grand Center St. Louis MO - design development