Cripping Cyberspace Curator Acknowledgments
Cripping Cyberspace: A Contemporary Virtual Art Exhibition would not have been possible without the incredible commitment and support of Jay T. Dolmage, Editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, and Geoffrey Shea and Libby Shea from the Common Pulse Intersecting Abilities Art Festival and Symposium. I thank them tremendously for inviting me to curate this project, through which my skills and ideas around curating have most certainly been challenged. I am also grateful to Jay for collating all the exhibition materials and formatting the special issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies in order to showcase Cripping Cyberspace, and providing the artists with technical advice. Libby and Geoffrey have been efficient administrators of the artist and curator contracts, travel arrangements and finding the appropriate resources.
It has been an honor to work with artists Katherine Araniello, Cassandra Hartblay, Sara Hendren and m.i.a. collective (Arseli Dokumaci, Antonia Hernández, Laurence Parent and Kim Sawchuk). Thank you for being willing guinea pigs in this wonderful experiment in cyberspace, and participating in the additional Skype artist interviews and audio description process.
Finally, I am grateful to Alexandra Haagaard for providing the excellent written transcripts of the Skype artist interviews.