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David Rueter joins the Department of Art as assistant professor in the Art and Technology Program. Prior to joining the College of Design, he served as visiting professor in new media arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His creative practice makes use of new technologies including custom software, custom electronics, data dumps and feeds, cartographic tools, and information systems in media forms including sculpture, video, and performance. Rueter was awarded a 2013 Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention in the category of interactive art. His work, including collaborative work with artist Marissa Lee Benedict, has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Northern, and has been exhibited internationally at galleries and festivals including Contemporary Art Brussels, the International Symposium on Electronic Art, EXPO Chicago, and Northern Spark. Rueter has an MFA in art and technology studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in politics from Oberlin College.