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Professor of the Practice
Jon McKenzie is Dean’s Fellow for Media and Design and Visiting Professor of English at Cornell University. He is the author of Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance, which focuses on cultural, organizational, and technological performance in post-disciplinary societies. He is co-editor of Contesting Performance: Global Sites of Research, and founder and former director of DesignLab, a design consultancy for higher education. McKenzie has also produced a number of experimental video essays and gives workshops on performative scholarship and smart media. His work has been translated into a half-dozen languages. In 2013, HOBO Art Foundation and the New Theatre of Warsaw co-produced Disastronauts, an experimental theatre work with dance and Theremins based on Perform or Else and his video The Revelations of Dr. Kx4l3ndj3r.