Jon Phillips (www.rejon.org) is an Open Source developer, artist, writer, educator, lecturer, and curator with 13+ years of experience creating communities and computing culture. His involvements with mixing culture and software development have been presented internationally at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (2006), Sun Yat-Sen University (2006, Desktop Developers Conference (2005), SFMoMA (2004), University of Tokyo (2004), Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (2004), UCLA Hammer Museum’s Digital Storytelling Conference, UC-Berkeley’s 040404 Conference (2004), USC Aim Festival IV (2003), and the ICA London (2002). He is a core Open Source developer on Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org), a scalable vector graphics editor, the Open Clip Art Library (http://openclipart.org), and is writing/producing a book, “CVS: Concurrency, Versioning and Systems.” Currently, he is visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute (www.sfai.edu) in the Design+Technology department and is community developer for the Creative Commons (www.creativecommons.org).
Phillips completed his MFA in June of 2004 at the University of California, San Diego, where he studied with Lev Manovich (http://www.manovich.net/) and additionally with Sheldon Brown, Geof Bowker, Jack Greenstein and Joseph Goguen. He completed a BFA, New Media, at the Kansas City Art Institute where he studied with Patrick Clancy (http://www.patrickclancy.org/). He is affiliated with San Francisco Art Institute, Overlap (http://overlap.org), FreeCulture.org (http://freeculture.org) and various free and open communities.