Jon Winet is a New Media artist, researcher and educator, and serves as director of DSPH - The University of Iowa Digital Studio for the Public Humanities, launched in August 2011. He joined the faculty of The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History in 2002. In 2006 he was appointed director of the Experimental Wing of The University of Iowa Virtual Writing University. He is also a member of the faculty of International Programs.
He previously taught at the California College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, University of California, Davis, San Francisco State University, and University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
He directs "The University of Iowa UNESCO City of Literature Mobile Application Development Team," an interdisciplinary research project spotlighting Iowa City's UNESCO City of Literature designation. In October 2010 the team launched City of Lit, an app for Apple mobile devices.
He is currently working on "Our Las Vegas," a networked electronic public art project for the Las Vegas Arts Commission. He is also in pre-production on "First in the Nation," a New Media documentary project on the run-up to the 2012 Iowa Caucuses and U.S. presidential election.