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Steve Dietz is a new media curator and director of ISEA 2006 Symposium ZeroOne San Jose International Festival of Art and Technology; 1996–2003 he was curator of new media at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, where he founded the New Media Initiatives department, the online art Gallery 9, and the digital art study collection; he also co-founded, with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts the award-winning educational site ArtsConnectEd, and the artist community site mnartists.org with the McKnight Foundation; prior to the Walker Art Center, Dietz was founding Chief of Publications and New Media Initiatives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and editor of the scholarly journal, American Art. Dietz has organized and curated many new media exhibitions, including some of the first online exhibitions «Beyond Interface: net art and Art on the Net» (1998); «Shock of the View: Artists, Audiences, and Museums in the Digital Age» (1999); the traveling exhibition «Telematic Connections: The Virtual Embrace» (2000–2002) for Independent Curators International; «Translocations» (2003), part of «How Latitudes Become Forms» at the Walker Art Center; «Database Imaginary» (2004) Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre; curator of the section «Public Sphere_s» for «Media Art Net» in conjunction with the ZKM exhibition «Making Things Public» (2005).