Michael James Becker (b. 1994, St. Louis) is an artist working in and around digital media. His poetry, essays, performances, software, installations, and interactive environments utilize poetics intertwined with computational technologies as a site of cultural research and knowledge production. Current areas of research include the intersections of computation with poetry + performance, political + economic futures, alternative data visualization, and tangible interfaces.

Becker has curated, organized, and participated in arts events and exhibitions in the US and internationally, including the 2018 edition of Cairotronica in Cairo, Egypt. He is a cofounder of the creative conglomerate 65ETICA, whose activities have included activating a rooftop exhibition in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

Becker has also worked as a design consultant and brand strategist for corporate clients in the US and abroad, including a one month residence at Star Dragon Films in Zhuhai, China. He earned his B.A. from the Design | Media Arts program at UCLA in 2017, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Contact: mjbecker14@gmail.com | @mjamesbecker
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