Rick Valentin

"I am interested in the capture, compression and preservation of information and experience
and how the use of digital technology impacts individual and collective memory"

Rick Valentin is a teacher, artist and musician living in Bloomington, Illinois. As a founding member of the bands Poster Children and Salaryman, he spent over a decade performing throughout the United States and Europe and has released 13 albums of original music. When time permits he co-hosts the proto-podcast Radio Zero with his wife and creative partner Rose Marshack.

Rick holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MFA in New Media at UIUC (thesis). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Arts Technology in the School of Art at Illinois State University.