On Thursday, Feb. 10, at 4pm EST, the VCUarts Department of Kinetic Imaging is pleased to present a visiting artist lecture by Afroditi Psarra.
This event is open to everyone! The lecture will be held on Zoom at https://vcu.zoom.us/j/92461862828
Afroditi Psarra (Athens, 1982) is a transdisciplinary artist and an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the art and science interaction with a critical discourse in the creation of artifacts. She is interested in the use of the body as an interface of control, and the revitalization of tradition as a methodology of hacking existing norms about technical objects. She uses cyber crafts and other gendered practices as speculative strings, and open-source technologies as educational models of diffusing knowledge. She holds a PhD in Image, Technology, and Design from the Complutense University of Madrid. Her dissertation entitled Cyberpunk and New Media Art focuses on the merging of science fiction ideas and concepts with performative and digital practices, and offers a philosophical, sociological, and aesthetic analysis of the influence of new technologies in the contemporary artistic process.
Her work has been presented at international media art festivals such as Ars Electronica, Transmediale and CTM, Eyeo, Amber, Piksel, and WRO Biennale between others, and published at conferences like Siggraph, ISWC (International Symposium of Wearable Computers), DIS (Designing Interactive Systems), C&C (Creativity and Cognition), and EVA (Electronic Visualization and the Arts).