Tivon Rice is an artist and educator working at the intersections of visual studies, art, and technology. Based in Seattle (US) and Den Haag (NL), his work critically explores representation and communication in the context of digital technologies. His projects incorporate a variety of materials – both real and virtual – and examine the ways physical environments and mass media create images, and in turn, build histories around sites and communities. With recent projects in Taipei, Seoul, The Hague, and Seattle, Rice has focused on urban development, architecture, and preservation as key factors in determining how a city sees itself.
Rice holds a PhD in Digital Art + Experimental Media from the University of Washington, where he is currently a Visiting Artist and Instructor. He was a 2011-2012 Fulbright Researcher in South Korea, a recipient of the inaugural 4Culture Tech Specific Grant, and one of the first artists to collaborate with Google AMI - The Artists and Machine Intelligence research group.