Mechthild Schmidt Feist

Clinical Professor

Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

  • MA, Art University Berlin, Germany
  • MA, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • MA, Hunter College, NYC
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Mechthild Schmidt Feist is Professor for Digital Communications and Media at NYU-SPS, DAUS. Building on fine arts and history studies in Berlin, Mechthild has worked in digital media since her DAAD graduate grant and Whitney-ISP Fellowship brought her to New York. She worked as an artist and award-winning designer for major studios and artists (Editel, HBO, ARRI-Munich, Alexander Kluge, Ornette Coleman, Nam June Paik) and is the designer of the German Filmprize award statue.

She has exhibited and lectured widely (Siggraph, NMC@Princeton, Bauhaus-Dessau). Her recent lectures
“Engaged Media” at NYU and universities in Asia (Singapore, HCMC, Fudan U Shanghai, ISEA Korea) explored themes of motion and time in digital Spaces connecting her interest in environmental and ethical use of media – in her art practice as well as her teaching.

In spring 2020 Mechthild is a Fulbright-Nehru fellow at the Srishti Institute for Art, Design + Technology in
Bangalore, India continuing her practice on environmental media art advocacy.

Apr 01 2008

"DER AVATAR ALS MEDIUM" in: "Verständigung über die Verständigung. Aspekte der Medienkompetenz" (Hg. Ursula Dreyer, Reiner Matzker)

By "Medienwissenschaft", Peter Lang Verlag in Bern
Apr 01 2008

Second Life Mirror Garden in: Space Between People. How the Virtual Changes Physical Architecture

By Stephan Doesinger (Ed.), Prestel Verlag
Jul 01 2002

¿Kunst und schnelle Zeit¿ (Art and fast Times), German, p. 197 ff

By Journal of Media Studies
Aug 01 1994

¿Gedanken zur Zeit¿ (Thoughts about Time), German, p. 55 ff

By ZDF Series, edition 50
Sep 01 1993

¿The Promiscuity of Time¿ Post Literate¿ edition, Autonomedia Publishers NY, p.72 f

By Felix Magazine
Sep 01 1991

Medienkunst: Wohin?¿ (Media art: New Developments) International comparison of Computer Art studies. Summary of lecture, German and English, p. 203

By ¿Medienkunst: Wohin?¿ (Media art: New Developments