Visiting Professor Jon Winet is an artist and professor in the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History Media | Social Practice | Design Area Intermedia Program. He directs Iowas Public Digital Arts Faculty Cluster Initiative.
His current research includes AIDS Quilt Touch, the digital expression of the 1.4 million square feet AIDS Memorial Quilt; and “Our Las Vegas, a cultural animation project. He recently directed Power 2016, a multimedia journalism project focusing on the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, working with writer and cultural critic David Levi Strauss and photographer Allen Spore.
He is in early research on the restaging of 1997 and 1998 interactive projects for public screens with fellow Xerox PARC alumni Anne Balsamo, Dale MacDonald, Margaret Crane, Scott Minneman, and with J.D. Beltran.
Recent collaborative media projects, installations and exhibitions have been presented at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY); La Mama Gallery, New York, George Mason University Fine Art Gallery (Fairfax, Virginia); Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR); Detroit Art Market; 2014 Life Is Beautiful Festival (Las Vegas, NV); and the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and American University Museum of Art (Washington, D.C.).
He serves on the advisory boards of Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Transformer Gallery (Washington, D.C). He also holds a fellowship at Provisions Library in Washington, D.C.