xtine is a media artist, educator, and the co-author of Digital Foundations. Informed by the history of conceptual art, her practice includes digital tools common to social-networking. Using databases, search engines, blogs, and applications — often in combination with popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, or Mechanical Turk — she creates web projects and communities that foster interpretation and autonomy. She believes art shapes social experiences by mediating consumer culture and envisioning imaginary practices. As an educator, she is interested in bridging the gaps between art and design histories, theories, and practices. xtine’s blog is DesignEducator.info.