Cynthia Goodman is museum director, curator, multimedia producer and author, with an international reputation for pioneering the implementation of new technologies in both corporate and museum exhibits. Former Director of the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, where she organized the landmark Computers and Art exhibition, her accompanying publication, Digital Visions: Computers and Art, serves as a textbook in the field. Recently, Goodman was Co-Director with Nam June Paik of the InfoART Pavilion at the Kwangju Biennale in Korea, an international exhibition that showcased the top artists in the multimedia art field. Her recent publications include the widely acclaimed and exhibited CD-ROM, InfoART: The Digital Frontier from Video to Virtual Reality, produced at Rutt Video Interactive, NY. Also active in museum automation, she participated in the John Paul Getty Trust Museum Prototype Project and was based at the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y.
Goodman has acted as advisor to corporations including IBM, Polaroid, and Time Warner. Appointed Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she was Director of Arttransition '90, an international conference on art, science and technology. She was also one of the Directors of Artec '91 in Japan, the first international biennial of art and technology. She has served as Juror for the annual SIGGRAPH art show and was recently on the Advisory Committee for Women and the Art of Multimedia, an international conference at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
She has organized and installed exhibitions for numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the IBM Gallery of Science and Art; the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. In addition, she has lectured widely at numerous museums, universities and conferences including The Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Everson Museum, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Mt. Holyoke College, Columbia University, the College Art Association, SIGGRAPH and NCGA.
Cynthia Goodman received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. She has written numerous books, exhibition catalogs, and magazine articles. These include Hans Hofmann as Teacher: Drawings by His Students, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979; Hans Hofmann, Abbeville Press, 1986; "The Digital Revolution: Art in the Computer Age", College Art Journal, 1990; Thomas Shannon, Contemporary Arts Center, 1993; InfoART, Sam Shin GaK, 1995; "Virtual Lascaux" in 21C, 1996.
Her recent publications include: "Art and Technology: The Ineluctable Liaison," in Art @ Science, Springer Verlag, 1997; "Capturing the Elusive Interactive Artwork Via CD-ROM," in Selected Papers, La Louvre, Archives and Museum Informatics, 1997; and "Adventures in a Virtual Wonderland: The Interactive Universe of Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau," in The Electronic Space, Kunsthalle, Bonn, 1997.
Dr. Goodman has received extensive press coverage in both print (New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Wired) and electronic media (The Today Show, Improvisations on Channel 13 and the Joe Franklin Show).