James Coupe is an artist who works with installation, video, internet and public art, exploring themes of surveillance, privacy, and most recently, crowdworking. He was born in Blackpool, UK and lives in Seattle, USA. He received an MFA from the University of Edinburgh in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Digital Art and Experimental Media from the University of Washington in 2009. He is an Associate Professor in the DXARTS program at the University of Washington. His work has been commissioned by numerous organizations, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Henry Art Gallery, and the Abandon Normal Devices Festival. He has received grants and awards from Creative Captial, the Prix Ars Electronica and New Contemporaries. His work has been exhibited worldwide, including venues such as Camden Arts Centre, ZKM, Parsons The New School for Design and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Further documentation of his work can be found at http://jamescoupe.com