Scott Paterson, Marina Zurkow, Julian Bleecker, Adam Chapman
Scott Paterson is an architect and artist currently in practice as an Information Architect and Interaction Designer in New York City. He explores architecture as an interface protocol between the activity of our daily lives and the space of digital networks. Paterson studied architecture at the University of Minnesota CALA and Columbia University GSAP. He is on the faculty of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Parsons School of Design where he teaches Interface Design, Multimedia and Thesis Studios in the MFA in Design and Technology Program.
Marina Zurkow is a polymedia artist whose work draws from visual languages, character and narrative development in several contexts: the animated cartoon, the physical object, and interactive spaces. Her work, including the award-winning web episodic Braingirl, has been featured at Sundance, the Rotterdam Film Festival, Ars Electronica, bitforms, the Brooklyn Museum, and SFMOMA, as well as on MTV and PBS. She is currently a Rockefeller New Media Fellow, and received grants in 2001–2002 from Creative Capital Foundation and the Jerome Foundation. She teaches “Narrative + Context” at Parsons School of Design.
Julian Bleecker is a Technologist and Ph.D. candidate at the History of Consciousness Board at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studies the social and cultural implications of science and technology. He is a professional technology consultant and teaches Design and Technology for Mobile Experiences at Parsons School of Design. His Masters of Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, is an interdisciplinary emphasis on Computer Science, Computer-Human Interaction, and Cultural Studies of Technology. He has a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Adam Chapman is an artist, writer, designer, and programmer. His work has been presented and shown internationally at museums, festivals, and galleries, including: the DeCordova Museum, the American Museum of the Moving Image, the New Museum's Z-Media Lounge, the Whitney's artport, SVA's Digital Salon, D.U.M.B.O. Film and Video Festival, and SIGGRAPH. He is Art Editor for the magazine CROWD and currently teaching in the MFA in Design + Technology program at Parsons School of Design. He holds an MFA in fiction from the New School University.
The original PDPal was meant to be run on PDA's using an application beamed from a physical site, and the associated website pdpal.com appears to be in a mixed state of repair. More descriptions of the project are available from Creative Time, MoMA, and Rhizome among others.
Every month from March 2001 to February 2006 an artist was invited to present their work in the form of a “Gate Page” on artport. Each of these pages functioned as a portal to the artist's own sites and projects.
Wherever necessary and possible, these works are made functional through emulation and reconstructions from the Internet Archive. Not all of them have been restored to their original state and their conservation is ongoing. You can also view the original Gate Pages archive to see how they were presented at the time of their creation.
See more on artport, the Whitney Museum's portal to Internet and new media art.