Meredith Hoy

Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Meredith Hoy is Assistant Professor of Art Theory in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in the School of Art at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010 in the department of Rhetoric. Her first book, entitled From Point to Pixel: A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics, was published by the University Press of New England in 2017 in the series Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture. Hoy’s interdisciplinary research considers increasingly complex webs and intersections between technological, ecological, scientific, and social systems. She identifies connecting threads between “old” and emergent technologies, and maps tectonic shifts in geographies of knowledge and material culture. Her current book project is provisionally entitled “The Fate of Nostalgia in the Age of Big Data and Digital Memory.” This body of research considers the impact of digital stored memory systems on affective, cognitive, phenomenological, and (possibly) neurological dimensions of human memory. In addition to her monograph, Hoy’s writing is included in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 2014), edited by Prof. Michael Kelly (UNC Charlotte & Dir. of the Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation); a forthcoming volume (Bloomsbury Press, 2021) entitled Dada Data: Contemporary Art in the Era of Post-Truth Politics,  co-edited by Sarah Hegenbart and Mara Koelmel; several journals including Leonardo, Media-N: The Journal of the New Media Caucus;  and in various exhibition catalogs. She acted as co-Editor in Chief with Dr. Kris Paulsen (OSU) of Art & Infrastructure, a 2014 special issue of Media-N, and has served as Associate Editor of two additional journal issues. She has co-curated exhibitions including Water, Climate, Place: Reimagining Environments, held in 2015 at ASU in as part of the 4th International Conference Balance/Unbalance; Mathematical Rhymes, sponsored by Leonardo Electronic Almanac and held at Boston Cyberarts in 2013; and Mediating Place, held at the Harbor Art Gallery at UMass Boston in 2011. Hoy’s concomitant interests in art history, visual culture, sciene and media studies are reflected in her teaching and her wide range of course offerings on contemporary art theory, art criticism, art & technology, media archaeology, history and theory of new media, information ecology, digital memory & nostalgia, and space and spatial practice.

Education

PhD 2010 Deptartment of Rhetoric, University of California-Berkeley

BA 2001 Program in Humanities with Honors, Stanford University

Research Interests

  • Digital Art
  • Cybernetics and systems theory

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 586 Theories of Contemporary Art
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ARS 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
ART 680 Practicum
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 792 Research
ARS 795 Continuing Registration
ARS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ARA 489 Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 586 Theories of Contemporary Art
ARA 589 Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARS 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ARS 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 586 Theories of Contemporary Art
ART 592 Research
ARS 592 Research
ARS 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 586 Theories of Contemporary Art
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 599 Thesis
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 586 Theories of Contemporary Art
ART 592 Research
ARS 599 Thesis
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 586 Theories of Contemporary Art
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ARS 598 Special Topics
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 586 Theories of Contemporary Art
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 591 Seminar
ARS 592 Research
ARS 599 Thesis
EPD 792 Research

Expertise Areas