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Robert Sweeny

Associate Professor, Art Education

Sweeny has published numerous papers and book chapters dealing with the topics of digital visual culture, new media art education, locative/social/ubiquitous media, video games, and the relationship between surveillance technologies and visuality. He is the editor of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education (2009–2011) and is the editor of Inter/Actions/Inter/Sections: Art Education in a Digital Visual Culture (NAEA Press, forthcoming).

Selected publications include “The Commons: Redistribution of Resources and Power” in Culture as Commons (T. Quinn, J. Ploof, and L. Hochtritt, Eds.) New York, N.Y.: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group (accepted for publication); Networked Art Educational Research Methods In Practice/Theory (M. Buffington & S. Wilson-McKay, Eds.) Reston, Va.: NAEA Press.(accepted for publication); “Art Ed 2.0?” in Stand(ing) Up for a Change (Ballengee-Morris, C., Tavin, K. Eds.) Reston, Va.: NAEA Press. (accepted for publication); Sweeny, R., Patton, R. (2009) “CitySneak: Play, Pedagogy and Surveillance” in Digital Cityscapes: Merging Urban and Digital Playspaces (de Souza da Silva, Ed.), New York, N.Y.: “Peter Lang; Unthinkable Complexity? Art Education in the Network Society” in Educating Artists in a Digital Age (M. Alexenberg, Ed.) Intellect Press, New York; “Pixellated Play: Practical and Theoretical Concerns Regarding Videogames in Art Education” in Studies in Art Education 51(3). Reston, Va.; “There’s No “I” in YouTube: Social Media, Networked Identity, and Art Education” in Journal of the International Society of Education through Art; and “The Pedagopticon” in Journal for Social Theory in Art Education, Pennsylvania State University.

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MFA from Maryland Institute
BS and PhD from Pennsylvania State University

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