Joel Slayton is a pioneering artist, researcher, and curator with over 35 years of experience involving art and technology. His work engages a wide range of practice including media, installation and performance and has been featured in over 100 exhibitions around the world. From 2008-2016 Joel was Executive Director of ZERO1, a Silicon Valley based arts organization where he was responsible for emerging the ZERO1 Biennial, an international exhibition program celebrating creativity and innovation in the arts. Joel is Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University where he was Founding Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media. He is currently is a collaborator at the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University where he is establishing a new artists fellowship program. Joel will be curating the 5th L.A.S.T, Exhibition (Life, Art, Science, and Technology) in 2018 hosted by SLAC National Accelerator at Stanford University. Joel Slayton serves on the Board of Directors of LEONARDO/ISAST (International Society for Arts, Science, and Technology) where he was Editor-In-Chief for the Leonardo-MIT Press Book Series from 1999-2005. He served as Academic Chair for the 2006 International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) hosted by ZERO1. Joel Slayton is a Senior Fellow of the Silicon Valley American Leadership Forum.