Jon Chambers
jonchambersart.com


Education
2012 MFA, New Media Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago
2005 BFA, Sculpture, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
2003 Summer Study Abroad, Kingston University, London


Exhibitions
2013 (Upcoming) The Wrong- New Digital Art Biennale, Internet, Organized in São Paulo, Brazil
2013 RAZR: Left Over Mythologies of the Best Selling Clamshell Phone, The Milk Factory, Chicago (Solo Show)
2013 #Programa La Plaza, Medialab-Prado, Madrid, Spain
2013 Error<415>, Internet, ArtPadSF, San Francisco, CA
2012 [STREET_TEAM:NYC], The Met in NYC, Internet, Davis, CA
2012 Torch Song: UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 400, Chicago
2011 Screenology: UIC New Media Arts Exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
2010 Dis.place.ment, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 Cranbrook Academy of Art Film Festival, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2008 Digital Ritual, Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI


Professional Experience

2012-Present Web Developer, UIC, Chicago
I am currently working as a web developer for the college of Art and Architecture at UIC. 
My responsibilities include: HTML and CSS development, PHP development, JavaScript 
development, and Custom CMS development.2012-present Freelance
Freelance jobs include designing and developing websites and custom game development 
using Processing.


2011-2012 Research Assistant, Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), UIC, Chicago
Was EVL webmaster and responsible for audio and video documentation of EVL’s 
research projects. Specific activities included: worked with a back-end web developer to 
redesign EVL’s website look and function; experimented with and learned JavaScript,
jQuery, CSS3, and HTML5; made touch-screen applications using Processing for CyberCommons, a 20-foot LCD tiled display wall with PQ Labs touch overlay; learned 3D video workflow; documented projects created by EVL faculty, staff and students. 

 

2010-2011 Graduate Assistant, Instructional Technology Lab, UIC, Chicago
Assisted professors and students with technology problems, such as updating their 
websites, video conversion and editing, teaching them how to use a digital video camera,
and Blackboard help.


2004-2005 Teacher’s Assistant, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Advised students, led class discussions and critiques, and helped students with
fabrication. 


Professional Extracurricular Activities
2013 Presenter, Processing Chicago Workshop, Chicago
Presented a 45-minute workshop on Processing.js.


2013 Guest Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
Guest lectured for an Intro to Responsive Arts class at UIC. Topics covered included how 
to integrated DC motors and servo motors with the Arduino microcontroller. 

 

2012 Presenter, Processing Chicago Workshop, Chicago
Presented a 15-minute workshop on combining Arduino with the MP3 Trigger board: the 
electronics in my piece Call and Response. 

 

2011 Assistant and Videographer, Mobile Processing Conference, Chicago
Assisted with an “Intro to Processing” workshop and video documented some of the 
conference. 

 

2010 Videographer and Attendee, Processing Android Conference, Chicago
Helped video document the conference and attended various workshops. 

 

2007-2010 Board Member, Volunteer, Curator, Division Avenue Arts Collective, Grand Rapids, MI
The DAAC is an all-ages venue that supports the Grand Rapids creative community. 
Served as an elected board member, volunteer and curated art and music shows. Press 2013 Review of RAZR: Left Over Mythologies of the Best Selling Clamshell Phone on the Chicago Artist Writers blog (8/13)

2013 Bad at Sports Top 5 Weekend Picks (6/28-6/30)
 

Memberships
2011 - present College Art Association (CAA)
2011 - present New Media Caucus


Awards
2010 Board of Trustees Tuition Waiver, University of Illinois at Chicago
Computer Proficiency (Mac and PC)
HTML5; CSS3; Custom CMS; PHP; MySQL; Processing; Processing.js; Arduino; Adobe Suite; Website Wireframing; Final Cut Pro; Basic JavaScript; Basic jQuery; Mobile App Development using Processing for Android; Dreamweaver; Basic Drupal

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