In The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age, artist and educator Mel Alexenberg offers a prophetic vision of a postdigital future that reveals a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture. The author surveys new art forms emerging from a postdigitial age that address the humanization of digital technologies. He ventures beyond the digital to explore postdigital perspectives rising from creative encounters between art, science, technology and human consciousness.
Mel Alexenberg is an artist, educator, writer, and blogger working at the interface between digital culture, creative process, and biblical consciousness. His artworks are in the collections of more than forty museums worldwide. Alexenberg was professor of art and education at Columbia University, head of the art department at Pratt Institute, dean at New World School of the Arts in Miami, and research fellow at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. In Israel, he is professor emeritus of art and Jewish thought at Ariel University, head of Emunah College School of the Arts, and former professor at Bar-Ilan University and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
He is the author of the books: Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media, Photograph God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life, The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness, and Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology and Culture.
Born and educated in New York, Alexenberg earned degrees at Queens College, Yeshiva University, and New York University.