Patrick Lichty is an internationally recognized technological artist, writer, curator, educator, and activist who has investigated how media shapes how humanity perceives reality since the late 1980s. Lichty is known for his solo work, collaborations with his partner, Negin Ehtesabian, and collective work as part of the activist groups RTMark, The Yes Men, the principal of the virtual performance group Second Front, and collaborator with Pocha Nostra, Critical Art Ensemble, Terminal Time, Morehshin Allahyari, Cao Fei, and Techspressionism.com.
As a writer and editor, Lichty edited the New Media Journal Intelligent Agent for ten years, published by Whitney Digital Art Curator Christiane Paul. He is also published by numerous presses, including MIT, Oxford, and Blackwell. He has books and chapters with the Institute for Networked Culture in Amsterdam. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Digital Media at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.
He has an MFA in Computer Art from Bowling Green State University, is a Herb Alpert/Calarts Fellow, recipient of the New Century/New Media award from the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and a Golden Nica Honorable Mention from the prestigious Ars Electronica Festival.
To this end, he has also been featured in the Whitney, Venice, Maribor, Yokohama, and Melbourne Design Biennials and shown at SIGGRAPH, ISEA.l.