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Joan K. Smith
Cultural critic, editor, technophile, and artist
Joan K. Smith is a cultural critic, editor, artist, and marketing consultant with a special focus on digital media. She currently serves as Project Director for the mobile apps “ici,"Camtango," and "Agilezoom." Smith has been an active organizer in the Philadelphia cultural scene for over 25 years, particularly as a proponent of interactive visual art in non-traditional venues; her current focus is the intersection of social media, technology, and the arts. For ten years she was Associate Director and Managing Editor of the web-based arts organization InLiquid.org , and more recently served as Director of Marketing and Associate Publisher for Artspan.com. She has also been an art critic for The New Art Examiner and Eye magazine; contributing writer on arts and culture for the Philadelphia City Paper; guest essayist for The Photo Review; animation art correspondent for InToon Magazine; and an editorial / marketing communications consultant for both nonprofit and private sector clients.