Ricardo Domínguez

Ricardo Dominguez (Las Vegas, 1959) is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group who developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in 1998 in solidarity with the Zapatistas communities in Chiapas, Mexico. His recent Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab project with Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll, and Elle Mehrmand, the *Transborder Immigrant Tool* (a GPS cellphone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S border) was the winner of the “Transnational Communities Award” (2008). This award was funded by *Cultural Contact*, Endowment for Culture Mexico–U.S. and handed out by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. CALIT2 and the UCSD Center for the Humanities also supported TBT. *Transborder Immigrant Tool* has been exhibited at the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Toronto Free Gallery, Canada (2011); Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands (2013), as well as at a number of other national and international venues. The project was under investigation by the U.S. Congress in 2009-2010, and was also reviewed by Glenn Beck in 2010 as a gesture that potentially “dissolved” the U.S. border with its poetry. Dominguez is an Associate Professor at UCSD in the Visual Arts Department, a Hellman Fellow, and Principal/Principle Investigator at CALIT2 and the Performative Nano-Robotics Lab at SME, UCSD. He is also co-founder of *particle group*, with artists Diane Ludin, Nina Waisman, Amy Sara Carroll. *particle group* presented an art project about nano-toxicology entitled *Particles of Interest: Tales of the Matter Market* in the House of World Cultures, Berlin (2007), the San Diego Museum of Art (2008), Oi Futuro and FILE, Brazil (2008), CAL NanoSystems Institute, UCLA (2009), Medialab-Prado, Madrid (2009), E-Poetry Festival, Barcelona (2009), Nanosferica, NYU (2010), and SOMA, Mexico City (2012).


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