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CMAI Autumn Public Lecture - Hybridity in Media Arts

Professor Spielmann will discuss impure and heterogenous forms of interplay in the digital that are considered hybrid. These hybrid forms refer not to distinct media but to already mediated elements that can be seamlessly combined in simulation. The lecture will also consider approaches in media studies and cultural studies which agree that artists themselves are promotors of radical and critical hybridity when they reflect culural-aesthetic multiplicity and difference. With examples of Japanese media arts that are also circulating within Europe, Spielmann will then explore approaches to aesthetics that reflect Eastern and Western cultural traditions, the modern and the traditional, and the creative use of new technologies.

About Professor Spielmann
Professor Yvonne Spielmann (Ph.D. habil.) is Chair of New Media at The University of the West of Scotland, previously Professor of Visual Media at Braunschweig School of Art. She is author of the German language monographs "Eine Pfütze in bezug aufs Mehr. Avantgarde" (1991), "Intermedialität. Das System Peter Greenaway" (1998), and "Video. Das reflexive Medium" (2005). The English edition "Video. The Reflexive Medium" is published by MIT Press, 2008, the Japanese edition is forthcoming from Sangen-Sha Press, Tokyo on 2010.

She is currently writing a new book on hybridity in digital media.

Find more information about Professor Yvonne Spielmann (opens an external site).

6 May 2010
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