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Craig Kalpakjian
Among the first artists in his generation to employ digital software in the creation of art objects, Craig Kalpakjian (born 1961 in Huntington, New York State, lives and works in New York) engages with both historical art discourses and contemporary issues. In his work, Kalpakjian focuses on the seduction of technology and digital space from a critical position, questioning utopian ideals and suggesting darker implications.
(external link: www.kalpakjian.com)

English edition
Sternberg Press
Craig Kalpakjian is a pionneer in the use of digital software for artistic purposes. This first monographic book is an in-depth look at Kalpakjian's work Black Box, an installation featuring a robotic dog taking pictures. The artist examines this work in cunjunction with declassified CIA and Army Intelligence interrogation manuals. The publication includes an interview with Bob Nickas, and essays by curator Paul Wombell and Gilles Deleuze.