Lisa Jevbratt

MAT and Art
University of California, Santa Barbara

Lisa Jevbratt is a Swedish born artist and a professor in the Art Department and in the Media Art Technology program at University of California, Santa Barbara. For more than a decade she explored the expressions and exchanges created by the protocols and languages of the Internet and the Web, often manifesting as visualization software. She is now applying her understanding of these unintentional collaborations onto exchanges with animals of other species and their experiences of the world around them. In her ongoing endeavor "Interspecies Collaboration" she invites students to collaborate with individuals of other species and her current software-art project Zoomorph is software generating simulations of how non-human animals see.

Jevbratt's work has been exhibited extensively in venues such as The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), The New Museum (New York), The Swedish National Public Art Council (Stockholm, Sweden), and the Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); and it is discussed in numerous books, for example "Internet Art" by Rachel Greene, "Digital Art" by Christiane Paul and "Art + Science Now" by Stephen Wilson (all Thames and Hudson). Jevbratt also publishes texts on topics related to her projects and research, for example "Inquiries in Infomics", a chapter in the anthology "Network Art - Practices and Positions" ed. Tom Corby (Routledge) and "Interspecies Collaboration, Making Art Together with Nonhuman Animals" in Tierstudien [Animal Studies] Issue 1 (Neofelis Verlag, Berlin, Germany). Her current project ZooMorph -is supported by a Creative Capital grant.

Selective Bibliography


An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture, Randy Malamud, Palgrave Macmillan.


Animals in Art: Nonhumans Benefit from Responsible Representation, Marc Bekoff, Psychology Today (online).


Art + Science Now, Stephen Wilson, Thames & Hudson, London, UK.

Lenticular Galaxies: The Polyvalent Aesthetics of Data Visualization, Sara Diamond, Code Drift: Essays in Critical Digital Studies,

From Feminism to Speciesism and Back Again or How We Are Becoming and How We Collaborate... , Marietta Radomska, Obieg/Artmix (Journal from Warsaw Centre for Contemporary Art).

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Jeremy W. Crampton, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.


The Nordic Pioneers of New Media Art , Björn Norberg, Ars Hypermedia, Issue 1.


Image, Data and Environment: Notes on Watching the Sky , Mitchell Whitelaw, Photographies 1(2) 205-220, Sep 2008, UK.

Art Against Information: Case Studies in Data Practice , Mitchell Whitelaw Fibreculture issue 11, Fibreculture Publications, Australia.

Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database, Alan Liu, University Of Chicago Press.


Lisa Jevbratt - Infome Imaging , Mitchell Whitelaw (School of creative Communication, Canberra, Australia), in blog "The Teeming Void: Generative and Data Aesthetics".


Materializing New Media: Embodiment in Information Aesthetics , by Anna Munster, University Press of New England.


Internet Art , Rachel Greene, Thames & Hudson, London, UK.

Digital Art , Christiane Paul, Thames & Hudson, London, UK.


Data Visualisation as New Abstraction and Anti-Sublime (doc), Lev Manovich, (First publication with the title "The Anti-Sublime Ideal in New Media" in: Chair et metal/Metal and Flesh. Vol.7. 2002).


Atlas of Cyberspace , Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin, Addison and Wesley.

Lev Manovich: How to Speak New Media , Lev Manovich interviewed by Daniel Palmer, Real Time, Issue 44, August-September, 2001, p25.


Mapping the Terrain of Cybersurveillance David Goldberg, ArtWeek, September.

Why Have There Been No Great Net Artists? Steve Dietz, WebWalker issue 28 (published in multiple online and print publications).

Selected Interviews

Creando y manipulando el infome (ecosistemas de codigo, ordenadores y redes)(English version) , in Net.Art Practicas esteticas y politicas en la red, by Laura Baigorri and Lourdes Cilleruelo, Brumaria and Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 2006.

Perl is My Medium, Alex Galloway, Rhizome, Feb. 2001.

Lifelike, Nora Raggio, Switch, issue 16, 2001.

The Stillman Projects Interviewed By Steve Dietz, Feb. 1999.

Eine Menge Arbeit, um damit nichts zu sagen... , (Translated to English: A lot of effort to say nothing...) Tilman Baumgärtel, Telepolis, Feb. 2000.