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Randall Packer and Ken Jordan

Randall Packer

Randall Packer is a composer and media artist and one of the foremost authorities on the history and theory of multimedia. Packer's work has focused on the integration of live performance, technology and the interdisciplinary arts. In 1988 he founded Zakros InterArts in San Francisco and has since produced, directed and created interactive multimedia works for most genres including: performance, CD-ROM, installation, and the Internet.

His work has been shown and performed internationally including: the San Francisco International Film Festival, ZKM Center for Art and Media in Germany, InterCommunication Center (ICC) in Japan, Radio France, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has held positions as Director of the San Francisco State Multimedia Studies Program and Director of Multimedia at the San Jose Museum of Art. He has served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco State University, University of California, Davis, and the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, where he now teaches. Currently he resides in Washington, DC.


Ken Jordan

Ken Jordan recently co-founded and launched, the first Web portal dedicated to the global media. Previously, Mr. Jordan led the development of the first multimedia music webzine, SonicNet, where he was the founding editorial director. SonicNet was named best Web site of 1995 by Entertainment Weekly, and is now a property of MTV. In 1996 Jordan became creative director of Icon New Media, publisher of two pioneering independent online magazines: the general interest webzine Word, and the sports site Charged. Later he established the interactive department for the advertising agency Anderson and Lembke New York, a division of McCann-Erickson. He is currently working with the New England Foundation for the Arts to launch an online network that will serve the dance and performing arts communities. Mr. Jordan collaborated on the book "Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater" (Pantheon, 1992) with the playwright and director Richard Foreman.

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