Jon McKenzie

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.

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