Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and PerformanceDepartment of Art and DesignCollege of Liberal Arts

Shannon McMullen

  • Associate Professor, Art and Design and American Studies

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Art and Design // Rueff School // Faculty
American Studies // SIS // Faculty
Design, Art, and Performance // Faculty

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  • Specialization

  • new media art and culture; intersections of nature and technology; algorithmic visual culture

    Art, Culture & Technology, American Studies

  • Shannon McMullen is a jointly appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Design and in American Studies at Purdue University. She received a PhD in sociology from the University of California, San Diego in 2007.

    Dr. McMullen engages in social inquiry at the intersection of nature, art and technology through a practice that can be defined as critical or speculative gardening. As McMullen_Winkler, she works collaboratively with Fabian Winkler (Assoc. Prof. Art & Design) to create new media installations that respond to emerging forms of algorithmic visual culture and the politics of nature.

    McMullen’s creative projects have been shown internationally at venues such as Science Gallery, Dublin, IE; Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany and DocLab, Amsterdam. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and Purdue University. 

    In addition to her creative endeavors, Dr. McMullen brings artistic and material culture strategies to interdisciplinary social science research projects as a way to provide experiential learning, develop experimental methods and communicate findings.


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