WENDY HUI KYONG CHUN
Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
Keynote: Approximate Repetitions: Latent Big Data
Nov 24th, 10:00 am
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT, 2006), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT 2011), and Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT 2016).. She is co-editor (with Tara McPherson and Patrick Jagoda) of a special issue of American Literature entitled New Media and American Literature, co-editor (with Lynne Joyrich) of a special issue of Camera Obscura entitled Race and/as Technology and co-editor (with Anna Fisher and Thomas Keenan) of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader, 2nd edition (forthcoming Routledge, 2015). She is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, ACLS and American Academy of Berlin Fellow, and she has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Wriston Fellow at Brown. She is also the Velux Visiting Professor of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School; she has been the Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon, Visiting Professor at Leuphana University (Luneburg, Germany), Visiting Associate Professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard, of which she is currently an Associate.
Emeritus Research Professor, Oxford University
Keynote: Computerising Leonardo: a visual dialogue from 1988 to now
Nov 25th, 06:30 pm
Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University. He has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day. He speaks on issues of visualisation and lateral thinking to a wide range of audiences. Leonardo da Vinci has been the subject of books written by him, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press 2004). He has published on imagery in the sciences of anatomy, natural history and optics, including The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale University Press).
He was trained in Natural Sciences and Art History at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He was British Academy Wolfson Research Professor (1993-98). For more than 25 years he was based in Scotland (University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews). He has held visiting posts in Princeton, New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles and Montreal.
He has curated a series of exhibitions on Leonardo and other themes, including Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery in London,Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006 and Seduced: Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2007. He was also guest curator for Circa 1492 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 1992.
Professor of Digital Museology, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Keynote: Postdigital Pasts
Nov 25th, 10:00 am
Professor Dr. Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Her internationally exhibited and critically acclaimed works amalgamate cultural heritage and new media in the fields of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. Most recently, Kenderdine was the founding director of the Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre) at UNSW Australia, where she pioneered new visualization frameworks for medicine, engineering and the arts. In 2017, she was appointed Professor of Digital Museology at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where she is building a new laboratory to explore the convergence of aesthetic practice, visual analytics and cultural data.
RYSZARD W. KLUSZCZYNSKI
Full Professor, Head of Department of Electronic Media, University of Lodz
Opening Keynote: Monument as Archive: artistic strategies from anti- to meta-memorial
Nov 23rd, 09:00 am
Kluszczynski (PhD, media art scholar, writer and curator) investigates issues of new media arts and cyberculture, contemporary art theory, avant-garde, and recent art practices with the focus on interactions between art, science and technology. His recent book publications: Human Traits. Patrick Tresset and the Art of Creative Machines (2016); Guy Ben-Ary: Nervoplastica. Bio-robotic Art and its Cultural Contexts (2015); Ken Feingold: Figures of Speech (2014); Meat, Metal & Code / Contestable Chimeras: Stelarc (2014); Robotic Art and Culture. Bill Vorn and His Hysterical Machines (2014); Wonderful Life: Laurent Mignonneau + Christa Sommerer (2012); Crude Life. The Tissue Culture & Art Project: Oron Catts + Ionat Zurr (2012); Towards the Third Culture. The Co-Existence of Art, Science and Technology (2011); Interactive Art. From Artwork-Instrument to Interactive Spectacle, 2010.
In 1990-2001 Kluszczyński was a Chief Curator of Film, Video and Multimedia Arts in the Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. In 2010 co-curated with Tsutomu Mizusawa Beyond Mediations, the main exhibition of The Second International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Poznan, Poland. Since 2011 he has held the position of the Artistic Director of Art + Science Meeting Project in the Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk. His most recent exhibition there has been Masaki Fujihata’s Augmenting the World (2017).
Associate Professor, Aalborg University
Keynote: Archive Agencies. Tracing the Implied Producers of Media Art Collections
Nov 23rd, 05:00 pm
Morten Søndergaard (MA & PhD) is Associate Professor and Curator of Interactive Media Art at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is a member of the Media Art Histories Faculty and the co-founder and AAU-coordinator of Erasmus Master in Media Arts Cultures. He is the co-founder (with Peter Weibel) of ISACS – International Sound Art Curating Conference Series and (with Laura Beloff) the upcoming EVA-Copenhagen symposium. He was deputy director and curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark 1999-2008. As Media Art Curator, he has operated in mixed and public spaces since 1995. Upcoming curatorial projects includes C / Borg – Parliament of Robots by Ken Rinaldo at the DIAS Gallery, which is situated in a S-train station in Copenhagen. His latest research is published / under publication at MIT Press, Routledge, De Gruyter, Continent.cc, MT Press (Copenhagen University), and Mediekultur.dk (among others). www.sondergart.dk