Debora Bernagozzi

Who We Are

Signal Culture, Inc. is an experimental media art organization founded in 2012 in upstate New York by Debora Bernagozzi, Jason Bernagozzi, and Hank Rudolph. Our mission is to encourage the creation of new work, building of community, and preservation of history in the field of experimental media art by providing artists, researchers, and innovators with residencies, resources, and exhibition opportunities.


Signal Culture has created an environment where innovative artists, toolmakers, curators, critics, and art historians who are contributing to the field of media art have time and space to make new work and to interact with one another. We host a researcher and either a toolmaker or researcher concurrently to encourage dialogue and to build community.


We have built an experimental media studio with real-time analog and digital image processing equipment, custom made hardware and software, and a variety of interactive interfaces and alternative imaging devices configured in a modular studio setup.


In addition to the residency program we have curated public exhibitions and talks at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, the Everson Museum of Art, and Davis Gallery at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. We have created an on-site research center dedicated to documenting the history and material practices driving experimental media art. Former board member Tammy McGovern edited the Signal Culture Cookbook, a collection of techniques and creative practices employed by artists working in the field of media arts. Jason Bernagozzi and Eric Souther developed a series of realtime video processing tools, the Signal Culture Apps. Our Vimeo page has app tutorials, but also free video interviews with important artists, toolmakers and curators in the field, performances, and artist talks.


We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, mediaThe foundation, and individual donors.