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Steve Rushton (1959) is a writer, editor and educator based in Rotterdam.

Rushton is currently working on the ongoing wiki project The Fabulous Loop de Loop: A cybernetic discourse as read through seven feedback machines[1] and on the experimental novel Megafauna.

Publications include: Signal Noise Bulletin 1, AIR Berlin (2010); the series How Media Master Reality for First / Last Newspaper, issues 1-6, Dexter Sinister (2009); New Walden, HB2, Issue 1, CAC, Glasgow (2008); Experience, Memory, Re-enactment, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam/Revolver, Frankfurt (with Anke Bangma and Florian Wuest) (2005); The Milgram Re-enactment, Revolver, Frankfurt (2003). He has written for a variety of art magazines including Dot Dot Dot, Metropolis M, Mute, Casco Issues. Rushton is founding co-editor of London-based everything Magazine (1992-2001).[2]. The magazine emphasised the activities of artist run initiatives and commissioned texts and art pieces by artists. In 1996 Rushton founded Everything On-line (with Luci Eyers), which became a commissioning agency for web-based art projects [3]

Rushton is a founding member of Signal:Noise (2011-2012) an experimental cross-disciplinary research project that aimed to explore the influence of cybernetics and information theory on contemporary cultural life by testing out its central idiom, “feedback”, through debates, artworks, publications, performances, events and exhibitions. [4] Rushton has been a writer for a range of projects with artists, including Closed Circuit (Rod Dickinson in collaboration with Steve Rushton 2010), [5] Who, What, Where, When, Why & How (Rod Dickinson in collaboration with Steve Rushton 2009), [6] A Short Film About War (script in collaboration with Thomson & Craighead 2009), [7] the Channel 4 project Flat Earth (script in collaboration with Thomson & Craighead 2007). [8]

Rushton has taught on the MA arts programme at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam; on the MA Fine ART (2004-2018),[9] MA Lens-Based Media /Network Media (2010-present)[10] and MA Experimental Publishing (2018-present) [11] as a thesis supervisor in the Graduate Research Seminars,[12] and as leader of the Reading, Writing and Research Methodologies seminar.[13]

  2. everything Magazine issue 2:4 The Creamy Issue (1998); Everything Magazine 3.4. ISSN 13617699 (2001) Note: The editorial collective Everything Editorial comprised Steve Rushton, Luci Eyers, Vivienne Gaskin and John Timberlake.
  3. Mute Issue Everything On Line (Digital Publishing Feature) By Josephine Berry, 10 January 1997.
  4. The project was led by Steve Rushton, Dexter Sinister (David Reinfurt and Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey ), Marina Vishmidt, Rod Dickinson and Emily Pethick. See: